Do circumstances control you? Do you worry about your next career move? Are you overworked or missing deadlines? Are you unsure of the next step? Life is full of problems that can bring us down. As Christians, however, we know that Jesus overcame the world, and by his power at work within us, we can as well.
In Down, But Not Out, Wayne Mack brings biblical counsel to people suffering from worry or spiritual burnout—two major problems that knock us down. Other chapters treat "downers" such as self-pity, discontentment, discouragement, perplexity, and hopelessness.
About the Author
ayne is a graduate of Wheaton College (BA); the Philadelphia Seminary (MDiv, Greek); the Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min - Research project on marriage and family counseling).
• He has also been involved extensive graduate studies in various subjects at several graduate schools (psychology at LaSalle University; counseling, theology and church history at Eastern Baptist Seminar; theology and Bible subjects at Wheaton graduate school and Trinity Evangelical Seminary).
• Wayne has been married to his wife, Carol, since 1957. They have four adult children and 21 grandchildren.
• From 1958 to 1976 Wayne served as a pastor in local churches. From 1976 to 2004 he taught college and graduate school courses in biblical counseling at The Master's College and Seminary; Westminster Theological Seminary, Biblical Seminary and the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.
• During this time, Wayne conducted seminars and conferences all over our country and around the world. He has also functioned as the Director of a Counseling Center and Training School and done extensive counseling.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Worry: Public Enemy Number One
1. The Seriousness of the Problem
2. Legitimate Concern Versus Sinful Anxiety
3. Strengthening and Using Your Faith
Part 2: Spiritual Burnout: Rekindling the Flame
4. A New Word for an Old Problem
5. The Bad News about Burnout
6. The Good News about Burnout
7. Talking to Your Heart
Part 3: Other Problems That Knock You Down
8. Feeling Sorry for Yourself
10. Perplexity and Confusion
"This book is greatly needed and immensely helpful. There is a supernatural way to overpower trouble, to live in contentment with a deep down peace and an unassailable joy. Every believer can enjoy triumph in trouble. In fact, that is what God wants for us. Wayne Mack shows us how."
"What a timely message for a troubled age. Wayne Mack writes with the wisdom of a seasoned counselor and the knowledge of a biblical scholar. This book will be a great blessing to people in trouble and those trying to help them."
"Down, but Not Out is written with the theological integrity and biblical practicality that you have come to expect from one of the world’s foremost Christian counselors. This is a book that worriers (and those who want to help them) have been waiting for."