Wednesday, January 25, 2012
WHY DO I CARE?
Answer to the Big Questions In life
By Edward T. Welch
OVERVIEW: Peer pressure, codependency, shame, low self-esteem--these are just some of the words used to identify how people are controlled by others' opinions. Why is it so important to be liked? Why is rejections so traumatic? Edward T. Welch's insightful, biblical answers to these questions show that freedom from others' opinions and genuine, loving relationships grow as we learn about ourselves, others, and God. This interactive book includes questions for individual or group study and is suitable for teenagers and young adults.
AUTHOR: Edward T. Welch, MDiv. PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has counseled for thirty years and is the best-selling author of many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; Running Scared: Fear,Worry, and the God of Rest; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. He and his wife Sheri have two married daughters and four grand-children.
MY REVIEW: This is a book I needed to read sixty-five years ago. I agree with Walt Mueller, Founder and President of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, who said, "This book is life-giving. And since God gives us limited years on his earth, it's a book for those who are young to read sooner rather than later!" This is especially for younger people but it will challenge people of every age. I especially like the way the author brings Scripture alive to help with this problem. The book is well written and easy to read. Most of us know people who are trying to win approval and escape rejection. You can bless them by giving them a copy of this book that just may challenge them and change their lives.
(Thanks to B & B Media Group, Inc. for giving me this book for review.)