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    Post  Paeter on February 1st 2017, 12:09 pm

    I've recently decided I'd like to better equip myself to connect with folks who are dealing with some of the more common emotional problems like anger/bitterness, depression, anxiety, insecurity, etc. At the very least, I'd like to build up a list of books that I can recommend. But since I always hesitate to recommend books I haven't read entirely myself, I want to start reading some respected authors on these issues.

    For the books I'm looking for, I specifically want authors who hold up the Bible as their highest authority but also have counseling or psychology credentials. I realize there are authors that are very helpful that don't fit that description, so I'm not closed to them. But I'd like to weed out the fluffy self-help kinds of books filled with nice ideas but lacking experienced-based wisdom.

    Any recommendations?

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    Post  AdamCollings on February 1st 2017, 5:12 pm

    My first thoughts go to Wayne Kerrison who is a (mostly retired) pastor at my church. I believe he fits the description. He has written two books on dealing with grief and loss. Wayne is a qualified counselor, and somebody I consider to be very wise.

    I'm not sure how much he references the Bible in these books, as I believe they are written for a wider audience than just the church, but he definitely holds up the Bible as the highest authority.

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