This book will provide pastors, church leaders, and anyone else attempting to respond to a crisis with tools and knowledge needed to help the hurting through significant issues of life. A Biblical model of helping others is provided along with an overview of situations one may face when dealing with emotional and mental illnesses, grief and loss, addiction and depression just to mention a few. The author provides an extensive list of resources related to each topic including names of professionals in the field as well as website addresses. The book includes explanation of medical terms and an index of drugs used to treat people in various situation. Dr. Edward Moody speaks with a qualified voice to the subjects covered providing a useful tool to anyone faced with helping people through difficult times.
About the Author
Edward E. Moody Jr. has been a counselor educator at North Carolina Central University since 1995. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education. Moody also serves as pastor at Tippett’s Chapel in Clayton, NC. As a minister he has helped people with a variety of difficulties, and as a psychological consultant he has counseled troubled youth. He has a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in counselor education, an M.A. from Middle Tennessee State University in clinical psychology, and a B.A. from Free Will Baptist Bible College in pastoral training. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC as well as a Licensed Health Services Provider-Psychological Associate. His first book published was entitled First Aid for Emotional Hurts – Helping People Through Difficult Times and has become an excellent resource for ministers. Dr. Moody has also published several articles in scholastic journals and serves as a workshop leader for various events within the Christian community and counseling community. He and his wife, Lynne, live in North Carolina, along with their two children.