In 1973, coinciding with his 80th birthday, Dr. Karl Menninger, the famous Christian psychiatrist, often called the "Kansas Moralist," released his most significant book as "his last word" to humanity. This book was titled What Ever Became of Sin? Since that time most have either forgotten or ignored Dr. Menninger's message. He saw the Bible with its priciples of Christian morality as the foundational basis for emotional and mental health.
The authors, Colin Stanish, a psychologist, and his twin brother, Russell, a physician, believe that true biblical principles have the complete answer to the escalating emotional and social issues confronting society today. True mental health is greatly enhanced by dependence upon God. At a time when humanistic and New Age concepts are dominating psychiatric theory and practice, the Standish brothers have presented compelling reasons that God, the Creator of man, is interested in every aspect of His created beings. Therefore, the perfect answers to man's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs are to be found in the Word of God. They believe the Bible should not only be used for spiritual guidance in human lives, but as guidance in every area of life.
This book presents the powerful promises of the Bible as weapons against guilt. The authors believe that a large percentage of psychiatric wards could be closed if the issue of guilt were addressed from a Christ-centered perspective. They examine the issues of depression, conflict, and frustration while addressing the perils of modern counseling and the use of mind control and hypnosis. They address motivation, habit formation, and the physical factors affecting mental health. Like Menninger, they address the moral issues of mental illness.
This recently updated and refreshing Christian perspective is a major challenge to the popular therapies that have their roots in paganistic and New Age philosophies. Those seeking God's way for contentment and emotional peace will find many valuable solutions to their lives...FOR DEPRESSION, GUILT, AND MENTAL ILLNESS.