Abuse is a growing problem, and those who have been abused need help. This booklet equips the reader to offer compassionate biblical counsel to a victim of abuse. As well as providing practical instruction on how to help the victim gain safety and deal with the abuser in a biblical way, it points to the victory possible in Jesus Christ, who was abused for his people and who has compassion on all hurting people who turn to him.
Jim Newheiser: MA, DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary. Jim has been practicing biblical counseling for over 20 years is a NANC Fellow and has served as the director of IBCD since 2006. He has been a pastor at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, CA since 1990. Many of GBC’s former interns are serving as missionaries, seminary professors and pastors. Jim is a founding member and Executive Board member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals. He is an international retreat and conference speaker. Jim is author of “Opening Up Proverbs” and co-author of “When Good Kids Make Bad Choices” and “You Never Stop Being a Parent”.
I wholeheartedly recommend this series of booklets by Day One!
• They explain the very real problems that people face in life from a solidly biblical perspective.
• They describe these problems experientially by using true stories and illustrations.
• They present the biblical solution to these problems, making it clear how God wants to solve them by changing the hearts of the people involved. These booklets accomplish this through Word-based, Gospel-driven applications to life and by encouraging people to make the changes that will enable them to walk in faith and obedience to Christ.
• I will certainly use these booklets as homework for my counselees and will recommend them to my students.
Wayne Mack, Professor of Biblical Counseling at Grace School of Ministry in Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa, Member of the Academy in NANC, author of many books on Biblical Counseling and Christian life issues, www.noutheticmedia.com