A small book for people who are experiencing suicidal emotions, or for those offering them counsel
Suicide is not new, but its acceptability and even popularity are quite new. Statistics indicate that more than 101 people take their own lives every day. However, those who work in the field of crisis intervention also testify that a significant number of suicides are preventable provided help is available. This mini-book will help you to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thinking and increase the possibility of giving hope to a suicidal friend before it’s too late.
- Family members / friends of people going through trials and difficult circumstances
- People who counsel those who suffer
- People who feel overcome by life
- Those who counsel people who are suicidal
- Pastors, chaplains, counselors, school counselors and emergency responders
- 1. What is Suicide?
- 2. Suicide and Scripture
- 3. Help Your Suicidal Friend
- 4. Hope for the Hopeless
- Personal Application Projects
About the Author
Jim Newheiser: MA, DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary. Jim has been practicing biblical counseling for over 20 years is a NANC Fellow and has served as the director of IBCD since 2006. He has been a pastor at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, CA since 1990. Many of GBC’s former interns are serving as missionaries, seminary professors and pastors. Jim is a founding member and Executive Board member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals. He is an international retreat and conference speaker. Jim is author of “Opening Up Proverbs” and co-author of “When Good Kids Make Bad Choices” and “You Never Stop Being a Parent”.
"These mini-books are exactly the kind of books you'd want to have available to you at church - short, biblical, and inexpensive enough to give away." - Tim Challies, blogger