Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, And The Fear of Man.
Overly concerned about what people think of you?
Pride, oversensitivity, defensiveness, avoidance of others, easy embarrassment, people pleasing, needing approval...
You'll be surprised to learn how the fear of others controls you - and what you can do about it.
Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.
About the author:
Ed Welch is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; and When I am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.
“Need people less. Love people more. That’s the author’s challenge. . . . He’s talking about a tendency to hold other people in awe, to be controlled and mastered by them, to depend on them for what God alone can give. . . . [Welch] proposes an antidote: the fear of God . . . the believer’s response to God’s power, majesty and not least his mercy.” ~Dallas Morning News
“Biblical and practical. The readers does not need a problem with peer pressure or codependency to profit from this book. Opens our eyes and directs us back to God and his Word to overcome the fear of man.” ~The Baptist Bulletin
“Much needed in our own day. User friendly as a resource for Sunday School or home bible study. Here is a volume that church libraries and book tables ought to have. Its theme is contemporary. Its answer is thoroughly biblical.” ~The Presbyterian Witness
“Refreshingly biblical. . . . brimming with helpful, readable, practical insight.” ~John F. MacArthur Jr.
“Ed Welch is a good physician of the soul. This book is enlightening, convicting, and encouraging. I highly recommend it.” ~Jerry Bridges
“Readable and refreshing. . . . goes to the heart of an issue immobilizing the church. Exposes and repudiates the trivia of therapeutic theology with wisdom and compassion.” ~Susan Hunt