FAITH NEWS SERVICE – We find much of mental illness, or the inability to cope in a healthy way with stress, is rooted in family dynamics. Children learn by watching their parents; they watch their reactions when stressed. For example, one client frequently watched her mom and dad drink heavily and then sink into depression leading to violence every two weeks or so, right after dad came home with an insignificant paycheck. Along with learned behavior from long term exposure to traumatic incidents, others become trapped in a mindset which they have learned. Counseling can show them alternatives. It can often be a long and arduous process. Knowing how to help in an effective manner is a skill that can be taught… and that is the purpose of this book.
Pastoral Counseling (ISBN-13: 979-8663124584) Trade Paper, $17.99; 252 pages, from Vision Publishing www.booksbyvision.org, and is also available from amazon.com and www.tvlewisbooks.com. The book can also be purchased as a part of an Academic Bundle. The bundle comes with a textbook, course syllabus, PowerPoint, student study guide, final exam and grading key. More information on Pastoral Counseling “An Introduction to Pastoral Care” can be found at www.tvlewisbooks.com.
About the Author
Dr. Lewis is the founder and president of Christian Bible Institute and Seminary. He also serves as Senior Pastor of the Dwelling Place of God Christian Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Lewis has earned both Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees, a Ph.D. in Theology, and a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. Dr. Lewis is a Certified Christian Counselor, Anger Management Specialist, Integrated Marriage and Family Therapist, Christian Chaplain and Biblical Life Coach. He is also the author of The Wife He Wants “What A Godly Man Seeks In A Wife “and Word Potential “Essays On The Faculty Of Spoken Words”.
He is happily married to Dr. Carla D. Lewis. First Lady Lewis, an anointed psalmist, and author who works closely in ministry with Dr. Lewis. They are the proud parents of three wonderful children, Tony, Timothy and Breanna. For more information on Dr. Lewis, visit www.christianbibleinstitute.net.
About the Publisher:
Vision Publishing (www.booksbyvision.org) is a Christian publishing company helping authors edit their manuscripts, publish, print and successfully market their books nationwide.
Dr. Tony V. Lewis