Mental Health Ministry: The Struggle Is Real (Paperback)
There is an unprecedented mental health crisis sweeping the globe. People are hurting in more ways than ever and in epidemic numbers. This unique and innovative resource is designed to inspire and activate faith communities to meet the real-world challenges of this overwhelming crisis. Biblically based and clinically proven, this book demonstrates practical ways that Christian ministries can make a powerful difference for those experiencing mental and relational health difficulties.
"We have an unprecedented mental health crisis in this country. This innovative resource is a practical toolbox that shows churches how to effectively minister to hurting people. Jared's counsel is biblically sound, clinically solid, and right on time. Every pastor and church leader needs this book "
-Dr. Tim Clinton President of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Forest, Virginia
"Highly recommended as must reading "
-Rev. Siang-Yang Tan PhD, Senior Professor of Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor Emeritus, First Evangelical Church, Glendale, California
"This is a unique, one-of-a-kind, biblically-based, research-informed, and real-world proven collection of practical ways that Christian ministries that can make a very real difference in impacting hurting people's lives. This is an invaluable resource that you'll refer to many times in the years ahead. It's that practical. It's that relevant. It's that good."
-Dr. Gary Oliver Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology, John Brown University Siloam Springs, Arkansas
"This book is a wake-up call for the church to minister to the mental health crisis currently facing the world."
-Rev. Brad Hoefs Author and Founder of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, FreshHope.us, Pastor of Community of Grace Lutheran Church, Elkhorn, Nebraska
"A masterpiece for preventing, healing, and recovering from the torments of mental health issues This is the book that every elder, deacon, and pastor-along with their families-should not only read but heed. This is a genuinely indispensable resource. If you're looking for wisdom, practical help, and scholarship, you'll find all of them in this book. So well done "
-Rev. Michael Anthony Author, Speaker, and Founder of CourageMatters.com, Greenville, South Carolina