Book Review of Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends by Brad Hambrick

Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo

Brad Hambrick has written a helpful book for Christians as they think through their interactions with individuals within the LGBT community. This book challenges us to make friends and love others as Jesus loves. Brad takes a humble approach that stands firm on the Word of God, while giving us both theological reasons and practical ways to love others. Continue reading

Book Review of Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness by David Powlison

Shannon Kay McCoy

Shannon Kay McCoy

When life goes wrong and angry takes over, what do you do? David Powlison has written an eye-opening and unexpected response to that question in his book, Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness. Whether you struggle with little irritations or outright, volatile anger, this book provides biblical wisdom in how to deal fruitfully and honestly with your anger. Continue reading

Book Review of Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications by Mike Emlet

Nate Brooks

Nate Brooks

Most biblical counselors come from a background of theological training. This is good, as theology and biblical application are the foundation of wise biblical counsel. But that relative uniformity of training makes those who are experts in other fields who also share a biblical vision for counseling doubly valuable. Mike Emlet’s new book, Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications exhibits the kind of wisdom that enhances our knowledge of medical matters and raises the quality of our care for others. Continue reading

Why I Wrote Anger and Stress Management God’s Way

Wayne Mack

Wayne Mack

Anger! Stress! These are two words that are used frequently in the course of our daily lives. They are so commonly used because they describe a very common phenomenon. Who of us has not been on the giving and receiving end of anger? Unfortunately, the same is true of stress. We all know people, or perhaps we are the people, who have been “stressed out.” Whether it’s anger or stress, we are all too familiar with the experience. Who of us has never observed or even been a participant in the devastating consequences of either of these two destroyers? Continue reading