Punctuation and wording correct in every category, and overall just great readability that caused great understanding and interest. A guide for fear completely! There's a punch of wonder within these pages, I'll tell you. Here is steps, examples, and recommendations page is most definitely me, just for extra info. It's beneficial not only because of the great amount of info, but because now you'll know how to put it into action! God's will is first and foremost. That truth was illustrated on walls of white here--complete and bright!
That is the truth, and our help when fear has knocked us off our feet don't worry, this book can help you up! I truly enjoyed this book. I'm someone who likes a short, to the point, helpful, informative book with God's love and peace shown--this is exactly what this is!
Fear is a hard thing that I believe everyone deals with at one point or another or for me, most of the time. There can be peace though, and sometimes that's exactly what you need to be told. With this, help is at the tip of your fingers. Sometimes, help doesn't come with a prescription, and there are some outstanding methods you could be putting into use. I'm rating this 5 stars because I love this book; it speaks with compassion, and hands you the tools for success! Will you grab them? These pages will stay in memory, and this book is going on my favorites shelf! Really, read this; it's a help!
Over time, trust will grow and it becomes easier to trust in God. The Lord [be] with you all. Jesus loves you!
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Plan for a blog review sooner than later at www. Dec 28, Tamara Sinnamon rated it really liked it. A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear by Stanley Popovich is a very helpful book for those struggling with any sort of fear in their lives. It goes through a series of options to use when trying to manage your fear, those include basic mental approaches, non-resistant methods, as well as prayer and asking God for help.
The author uses many illustrations and examples throughout the book to show how his suggestions would work in an everyday situation. They were all very well done, although I think I w A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear by Stanley Popovich is a very helpful book for those struggling with any sort of fear in their lives. They were all very well done, although I think I would have preferred less because they started to get overwhelming for me. This is the only negative I had while reading this book though, and other people may think differently about it than I do.
I loved the distinct Christian message of the story, and commend the author for stressing the point of approaching God in prayer and asking Him for His help when it comes to fear. I loved that he pointed out that whatever God wants to happen will happen and that He's totally sovereign over your life. Fear can't control your life if God control's your life, this gives peace to any believer who is struggling with fear.
The author also made it clear that all the approaches listed can be combined in anyway and that the process and results will be different for each person. He also recommends going to a psychologist along with or instead of some of these approaches. Everyone struggles with some sort of fear in their lives, I know I do, and that's why I recommend this book to anyone who is willing to change their lives and start by managing their fear. Also, when you read this book, write all the methods down and start applying each, or a few of them, whenever fear starts to take hold.
It may not always work, but trying is better than worrying or giving up. Jul 10, Anna del C. Dye rated it it was amazing. I was curious about this book since we have all feel fear in our lives. I wanted to see where Stanley Papovich was going with it. What I found is that he described me in many ways. I enjoyed seen the similitudes and the ways he helps the reader to take steps to become whole. Critical Thinking and Deductive Reasoning is one of the three steps that Stanley Papovich discusses throughout his book.
Papovich said that imagination is a wonderful gift. For some, imagination has a dark side, generating te I was curious about this book since we have all feel fear in our lives. For some, imagination has a dark side, generating terrifying thoughts and anxiety. When I was married for eight years, I remember waking my husband in the middle of the night to go to the restroom with me. I was afraid of going alone.
It only lasted for a month but it was crazy to feel scared by my imagination. You will also find some referrals to places where you could find medical help if you need it. This book is not a replacement for treatment nor is intended to take the place of a professional diagnosis. However, it is a good start for you to manage some of your fears and give you the confidence to keep going until you can conquer many or all of your fears.
I know that it could happen, because it happened to me. May 13, Lois rated it it was amazing. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a common sense booklet accessible to all ages. Popovich explores three different approaches to managing fear: practicing general counseling techniques, asking for God's help, and using non-resistant methods, which, when combined, can serve as a powerful tool in fear management. Popovich argues in favor of using critical thinking and deductive reasoning to manage fear, by A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a common sense booklet accessible to all ages.
Popovich argues in favor of using critical thinking and deductive reasoning to manage fear, by first identifying its source and then determining its root cause. By establishing how rational a particular fear is, one can evolve solutions and options to manage it. Through numerous case studies throughout the book, Popovich shows how to overcome fear and anxiety step by step. Providing not only his own insights into fear-filled situations, Popovich also relies upon experts in the field to express their thoughts about the problem. Father Howard Campbell, a systematic theology and divinity master's graduate, discusses how the disabling effects of fear can manifest as anxiety or a phobia, while Larry Sutton, a clinical psychologist with a Ph.
An ideal text for any graduate beset with the difficulty of finding work, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods shows how to break down the otherwise formidable task of job searching into a series of relatively small, undaunting steps. Popovich shows how harnessing determination and commitment can lead to the motivation to succeed.
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Positive reinforcement and self-imagery are seen as a way through any crisis. This balanced text considers both the downside and the upside of imagination: the downside, as a source of fear, and the upside, as an aide in positive visualization exercises.
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Apart from considering the cognitive aspects of the techniques he explores, Popovich also explains the importance of physical exercise for the development of a positive mindset. He encourages the reader, when in doubt, to consider both mental health practitioners and other experts in the medical field. Popovich shows how using non-resistant methods empowers the individual to reduce the strength of what might otherwise be overwhelming fear, thereby making it easier to manage. Making friends with God and developing a foundation of trust in the Lord is the third option that the author presents for the overcoming of fear.
He explores the power of prayer both in and outside church, as well as the strengthening of will that comes from reading the Bible and other inspirational books. Holding a religious symbol can provide tangible comfort, too. Popovich also shows how Father Howard has been able to counsel those facing life-threatening illnesses to find the root cause of their fears. Popovich closes A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear with a short list of organizations that can provide help and guidance for dealing with fear and other mental health issues, followed by some key Bible verses on how to deal with fear, as well as how to trust in God.
He concludes by urging the reader to develop his or her personal strategy for coping with problems. Aug 07, Kingdom rated it it was amazing. Many interviews with mental health professionals have also been integrated into this book to create an enjoyable read offering encouragement and hope for those trapped by fear, panic, worry and anxiety.
This book offers a well-rounded approach, several methods, to include asking God for help that gives insight and knowledge to readers. With an additional note section in the back, the author further encourages readers to write down their experiences and strategies to help manage their fear.
We written, easy to read and filled with insight this is a highly recommended book for anyone that is dealing with fear or anxiety. It would also make a wonderful gift for a family member, friend, co-worker or anyone else that is dealing with such issues. Aug 20, Black Christian Book Review rated it it was amazing. Fear is an emotion that everyone is familiar with. But, not everyone knows how to deal with fear. The many forms of fear are laid out and a three-pronged approach to managing this emotion is espoused.
Each of the five chapters is divided into sub-sections and there are plenty of eye-catching bulleted lists, quotes, and practical advice throughout. The tone is not condescending, but informative, friendly, and genuinely helpful. At only fifty pages, it is concise and accessible, and concludes with a handy summary of the principles the reader will learn as well as a section for personal notes. Before I read the book I read all the one-star reviews from quote-unquote professionals who hated it. Sometimes the professionals do not know how to present in a concise manner real wisdom, like a caring soul that wants to share what works for them.
I loved the book because it didn't work everything out, however it gave a lot of really great tools and resources so people coul A GREAT book This book had multiple very clear and very easily understood modalities for managing fear Stress and Anxiety. I loved the book because it didn't work everything out, however it gave a lot of really great tools and resources so people could explore and figure things out for themselves.
There is a lot of food for thought in this short, easily digestable book even if you do not suffer from anxiety or depression or anything like that. Five stars! Dec 15, Lois rated it it was amazing. Stan argues in favor of using critical thinking and deductive reasoning to manage fear, by first i A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a common sense booklet accessible to all ages.
Stan argues in favor of using critical thinking and deductive reasoning to manage fear, by first identifying its source and then determining its root cause. Through numerous case studies throughout the book, Stan shows how to overcome fear and anxiety step by step. Providing not only his own insights into fear-filled situations, Stan also relies upon experts in the field, who express their thoughts about the problem.
Stan shows how harnessing determination and commitment can lead to the motivation to succeed. Positive reinforcement and self imagery is seen as a way through any crisis. This balanced text considers both the down and up side of imagination: the down side, as a source of fear, and the up side, as an aide in positive visualization exercises. Apart from considering the cognitive aspects of the techniques he explores, Stan also explains the importance of physical exercise to the development of a positive mindset.
Stan shows how using non-resistant methods empowers the individual to reduce the strength of what might otherwise be overwhelming fear, thereby making it easier to manage. Making friends with God and developing a foundation of trust in the Lord is the third option that Stan presents for the overcoming of fear. Stan also shows how Father Howard has been able to counsel those facing life-threatening illnesses to find the root cause of their fears. Stan closes his book with a short list of organizations that can provide help and guidance for dealing with fear and other mental health issues, followed by some key Bible verses on how to deal with fear, as well as how to trust in God.
Aug 04, Allbooks Review International rated it really liked it. Fear is a state of mind or emotion when we sense personal danger. Some people are more prepared than others to rationalize their fears. It can prevent us from harm by removing us from the situation, but can also cause unbearable, immobilizing anxiety. Someone living with fear may make unhealthy life choices because they are afraid that they are incapable of forming a well balanced decision. Gener Fear is a state of mind or emotion when we sense personal danger. General Counseling Techniques encourages critical thinking and deductive reasoning.
In order to make an informed confident choice, facts must be gathered first, and well researched. Then with common sense reasoning determine what is most important. Non-Resistant Methods of dealing with fear is more of a defensive approach. Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Belief in faith can provide a powerful foundation for problem solving. FEAR is an introduction for readers who yearn to control their negative reactions.
Stanley Popovich provides basic but exceptionally valuable steps in learning how to personally manage negative situations. Along with detailed stories the reader is provided with websites dealing with fear, twelve pertinent suggestions and several Biblical scriptures that provide support. As the title suggests, it may be used as a guide and empty pages are provided for your own notations.
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Stanley Popovich has used his writing skills, analytical talents, interviews and diligent research in an attempt to educate readers. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and has used these approaches in his own life. I am no stranger to fear. In the past I had allowed myself to become controlled by it. I have completed several, adding a new confidence to my life. One is unable to enjoy a fulfilling life when fear is ever present.
Reading this guide is a first step into the rest of your life. Highly Recommended. Here is a guide to Christian counse. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ready to Restore , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. Jan 30, Jamie rated it liked it Shelves: shelf , on-my-bookshelf. A short read, but dense with information. So that we may restore other Christians to full usefulness in the church. The prevalence of those remarks begs the question, should I have just read one of these other books to begin with? Jun 23, Tim rated it liked it Recommends it for: Those interested in helping people with there problems. I thought this was a pretty helpful book in some respects. It gave good advice on how to approach difficult situations and how to counsel someone when they are going through a hard time spiritually.
However, although he attempts to make the book suitable for the layman and says that anyone should be able to counsel, he goes on through the book telling how much we need to be able to understand in order to counsel people in the right way. There were many times that he gave a brief synopsis of some I thought this was a pretty helpful book in some respects.
There were many times that he gave a brief synopsis of something that was in one of his other books preceded by an advertisement for that other book and an excuse that the full explanation would take up more space than was warranted in a book this size. At the end of the book he has a sizable number of pages dedicated to further reading. I think this is a good thing but it was presented in such a way so that one would come to the conclusion that Jay Adams must be the recognized authority on counseling.
This may be true, but it doesn't seem right that Jay Adams is portraying himself that way. Apr 23, Peter Jones rated it really liked it. An excellent basic introduction to counseling. It would benefit any Christian who is looking for a some guidelines on how to lead people to change.
His 25 points in chapter 7 are worth the price of the book. I have Competent to Counsel, but have not read it yet.
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I would like to compare the two books. Shelves: counseling. This is a great book that sets a foundation for Nouthetic counseling. To sum it up: we need to restore people back to usefulness in the church. Our counseling is straight from the word of God and we are really giving them God's counsel. The ultimate goal of counseling is not to solve problems or situations, but to help others be obedient to God and see that He is the ultimate goal.
Jan 08, Andy added it Shelves: owned. Oct 10, Tim Senter rated it really liked it Shelves: on-the-shelf. Enjoyed this quick reference. Aug 08, Steve Hailstone rated it really liked it Shelves: practical-theology. Feb 26, Victor Chininin rated it really liked it. An excellent survey of the principles of biblical counseling for Christians. Very accessible and very useful.
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