This Summit Institue forum aims to equip disciples with a Christian perspective on mental illness.
This is an issue that for many people is a very real part of everyday life that affects us, our loved ones, and our culture at large. Yet many of us struggle to understand the many factors that contribute to mental illness. Is the cause strictly biological? Is it primarily spiritual? The Summit Church and the Sam James Institute want to equip local believers with the knowledge of how to engage this issue in our local communities from a Christian perspective.
In these videos, Summit Church Pastor, Brad Hambrick, teaches the steps for developing a proper Christian perspective. By rethinking the questions we are asking when we approach mental illness we can learn how to be humble in how we engage. By defining key terms and getting comfortable with how we use them we can have the knowledge to assess each situation more carefully. Finally, a panel of professionals from the various fields discuss the subject of mental illness.
MAIN SESSION WITH BRAD HAMBRICK
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If you would like to know the biographical information of each of the panel members you can find out here.
One of the final questions in this panel discussion involved the panelists recommending books. Below is a list of the books they recommended and a few they wished later they had added to the list.
- The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
- Addiction & Virtue by Kent Dunnington
- Saving Normal by Allen Frances
- Blame it on the Brain? by Ed Welch
- Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand by Paul Tripp
- How People Change by Paul Tripp and Tim Lane
- On the Threshold of Hope by Diane Langberg
- The Wounded Heart by Dan Allender
- How To Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell
- Wished Recommended (added by panelist latter)
- The Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompso
- In His Image and Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Phillip Yancey and Paul Brand
- Strong Women, Soft Hearts by Paula Rinehart
- When Kids Hurt, and Disconnected by Chap Clark
- Cutting by Steven Levenkron
- Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders by Gregory Jantz