Joanna McGrath and Alister McGrath subject self-esteem to a Christian evaluation which introduces the important biblical themes of sin, grace, the cross, wholeness and the Fatherhood of God. This practical and pastoral book is rich with insights from both psychology and theology.
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- Author MCGRATH, ALISTER, DPHIL, DD
- Pub Date 20/07/2001
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 160
Self-esteem is a problem for many people today, including Christians. Low self-esteem can hinder people from achieving their potential, and prevent even the most dedicated Christians from fulfilling God's purpose in their lives. Yet properly understood, the gospel provides an important answer to low self-esteem. In this important book, Joanna McGrath, a psychologist, and Alister McGrath, a theologian, explore a number of crucial questions, including; what is self-esteem?; are Christians allowed to have positive self-esteem?; what about sin and humility?; are psychological approaches to counselling anti-Christian?; how can I nurture self-esteem in myself and in other people?
They demonstrate the centrality of the cross to a Christian understanding of self-esteem, and the importance of secure parental attachment to God in Christ for an authentic experience of self-worth. Their analysis also provides a sure-footed guide through current secular approaches in psychology and psychotherapy, revealing some of the strengths and weaknesses of these views.