This book analyzes the contemporary self-esteem movement from a biblical perspective. It discusses its secular philosophical and psychological backgrounds, explains how it has infiltrated the evangelical worldview, and examines the various arguments used to demonstrate that it is compatible with Scripture. It concludes that the concept of self-esteem propagated by secular and evangelical sources is not biblical, but instead is doing substantial damage to individuals and relationships. It offers and supports an almost universally overlooked alternative that is thoroughly biblical in nature and that promotes behavioral, emotional, and relational health. This book can be used effectively as a self-help manual, as a textbook, or as a personal guide to understanding contemporary culture.
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The author was born and reared in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He graduated from West Point and served in the Army for four years in Germany and Vietnam. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary, a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. from New Your University in Religious Education. He served as dean of Word of Life Bible Institute, as President of Citadel Bible College, as pastor of Tulsa Bible Church, and in full-time counseling, both in private practice and on a pastoral staff. He has spoken from coast-to-coast in seminars dealing with counseling-related issues.Review:
"I can't love others if I don't love myself first." .... This popular, contemporary concept is erroneously based on Jesus' statement..." -- Albert James Dager: Media Spotlight
Brownback simply compares Scripture with the current self-esteem teaching in most churches and the churches come up wanting. -- A reader from Portland, Oregon
Psychology teaches that man cannot love others until he learns to love himself. This excellent books reexamine this popular myth. -- Christian Information Bureau
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Book Description Moody Pr, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110802420680
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