The Christian Counselor's Medical Desk Reference
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The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference, 2nd Edition
About The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference, 2nd Edition

Dr. Charles Hodges Jr. and a team of contributing physicians, health care professionals, and biblical counselors answer questions and offer solid biblical principles about counseling individuals with medical issues and address a variety of specific problems.

Biblical counselors and pastors often have questions when a counselee is struggling with a mixture of physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties. The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference 2nd Edition helps counselors understand how some medical conditions impact counseling needs. Inspired by Dr. Bob Smith’s first edition, this book will help to guide counselors in offering specific reminders of gospel truth to counselees as they journey the road ahead.

The first section offers guidance for the extra challenges inherent with certain medical diagnoses. The second section examines the challenges associated with a variety of physical and mental conditions such as autoimmune disorders, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and more, helping counselors better understand the specific counseling needs that often accompany each condition. 

·      Written by an experienced team of doctors and health care professionals with biblical counseling experience.

·      Learn about specific conditions along with how to counsel beyond labels and address the whole person.

·      Gain confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture to bring hope and help to sufferers. 

(Releases February 20, 2023)

About the editor:

Charles Hodges Jr., MD, is a family physician and biblical counselor who serves as the Executive Director of Vision of Hope and is a counselor and instructor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry.  He is the author of Good Mood Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, editor of The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference, 2nd Edition, and is a contributing writer for Caring for the Souls of Children. He and his wife, Helen, have four children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

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