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What Your Counselor Never Told You: Seven Secrets Revealed-Conquer the Power of Sin in Your Life [Paperback]

By William Backus (Author)
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Pages   250
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.34" Width: 6.15" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.83 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2000
Publisher   Bethany House
ISBN  0764223925  
EAN  9780764223921  

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Finding the Root of the Problem * I'm tired of always comparing myself to others. * My husband and I can't stop fighting. * A friend of mine drinks too much. * Some people make my so mad. * My wife is constantly depressed. All of us have struggles in life. We try to change our ways or thought patterns. We try to understand why life isn't going the way it should. Perhaps you, your spouse, another family member, or a friend has needed some help. Visiting a counselor seemed to make no difference. No improvement. No breakthrough. When healing doesn't occur or last, it may be because the root of the problem hasn't been exposed. In What Your Counselor Never Told You, Dr. William Backus reveals the much ignored and denied basis for common emotional and psychological problems. Drawing from decades of research and practice, he shows that many distresses in life can be traced back to one of seven traits or characteristics, most commonly known as the Seven Deadly Sins. The key is understanding which of this traits are more dominant in your life, and therfore troublesome, and then learning how to embrace God's remedy.

Publishers Description
Discover the Power to Be a Better Christian

Dr. William Backus the respected clinical psychologist and author of Telling Yourself the Truth, returns with a groundbreaking book examining how sin is the basis of many common emotional and psychological disorders. Revealing the untold story of why we act how we act, the book is sure to join of the ranks of Christian counseling classics.

What Your Counselor Never Told You is a detailed look at the causes of various character traits and the reasons behind the actions we take. It is both a tool to help you overcome sin in your life, and a handbook for self-examination to lead a purer life. The book explains how the sin our lives affects our daily actions and even our character traits.

Ideal for self-use or by trained, counselors, What Your Counselor Never Told You takes the position that spiritual health goes hand-in-hand with mental and emotional health. It puts readers on the right road to recovery.

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More About William Backus

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. William Backus is founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, and an ordained clergyman in the Lutheran church. He is also a licensed Consulting Psychologist. He has a master's degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients, which show a 95 percent improvement rate, compared to a 67 percent success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "the truth of God as revealed in the Word."

In addition, he serves as an assistant pastor on the staff of North Heights Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota, where he has founded and directed a lay-staffed free counseling clinic. He and his wife live in Minnesota.

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Prepare to be changed  Mar 12, 2008
Talk about eye-openers! Dr. Backus claims that most of our problems are the result of (brace yourself, I'm going to use that ghastly word) sin - pride, envy, anger, greed, sloth, lust, gluttony, and all the rest. Believe it or not, he's right. He even includes a "sin test," which I took upon first reading the book in 2001 and again not long ago; it was humbling to be reminded that I still have miles and miles to go.

Biblical, practical, and wise  Nov 28, 2000
I have not yet read this entire book, but I did read a chapter excerpted in "Cornerstone Magazine" this month (November, 2000). I have also read several of Backus's other books, such as "The Hidden Rift With God," which was excellent.

The chapter I read was on the sin of sloth. Backus address the psychological, spiritual, and moral dimensions of depression as it relates to the "deadly sin" of sloth. I found it to be balanced, biblical, and historically grounded in that the author refers to spiritual doctors of the church who have addressed matters of sin and righteousness in the Christian life. He also used a case study to illustrate how "telling ourselves the truth" about our situations and God's character leads to spiritual liberation. This is the main theme of Dr. Backus's works over the years.

The book addresses "the seven deadly sins" and how to overcome them in the Christian life. From what I read in the excerpt, and from what I have read before, I'm sure this is a fine book. I plan to get it and read it soon. Maybe I'll give another review then.

Douglas Groothuis


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