What do you get when you combine the Bible, with psychology, and great coffee? Coffee Shop Conversations: Psychology and the Bible, is a highly-caffeinated book for Christ-followers that will help you live, love, and lead well!
Solving The Love Problem
Loving others is easy when people act nice and life is smooth. When life gets messy, it takes wisdom to love well.
Christian’s know that love is important. In Matthew 22:38-39, Jesus summed the Old Testament laws and prophets with the word “love.” We know that we are supposed to love God, and love others. Unfortunately, Christians are often better a talking about love than putting love into action.
Sadly, Christ-followers may be better known for a judgmental attitude than for their love. We are good at boycotting department stores, and refusing to bake cakes from people who believe differently than we do. Yes, we still have much to learn about love.
Coffee Shop Conversations: Psychology and the Bible, is not about getting down on the church. It is about solving our love problem by examining what it takes to live, love, and lead well in the midst of complex and messy situations. In this book, you’ll see that wanting to love is not enough–wisdom is required too!
What Is Coffee Shop Conversations?
I grew up in the church–literally. My dad was a youth pastor when I was born, and the church sanctuary is where I took my first steps. Growing up, I attended Sunday school every week, and church was a big part of my life. The body of Christ has helped me grow closer to God and provided an enormous amount of value.
Then the storms of life hit. I went to the church leadership seeking wisdom. I was advised to:
- Pray more
- Read the Bible
- Attend Church
- And trust God for the results
As I honed-in on the spiritual disciplines, my faith grew strong and my problems grew worse. It was miserable!
What am I doing wrong!
Is God mad at me?
Is He punishing me?
Why isn’t this situation getting better?
Have you ever asked questions like this? I have! In my search for answers, I returned to the Seminary that I had graduated from a few years earlier. I discovered how seven, well-known counseling theories team-up with Scripture to provide practice tools for addressing life’s most common challenges.
Coffee Shop Conversations: Psychology and the Bible, is all about applying sound wisdom–from both psychology and the Bible–to common relationship difficulties. It’s a book for leaders, married couples, parents, and everyone who wants to level-up their life!
In this book, you’ll discover:
How science and Scripture team-up: Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to choose between faith and logic. Psychology and the Bible really do go hand-in-hand. Modern-day psychologists have discovered that God has been right all along! Coffee Shop Conversations, shows how our best counseling theories, align with foundation Biblical truths–which is exactly why these theories work so well!
How to love when live gets messy: Loving babies is easy. Loving imperfect people is difficult. Coffee Shop Conversations, is all about learning to live, lead, and love well, in the midst of life’s messy nuances. It’s about giving up a one-size-fits-all approach to problem-solving, diving deep into Scripture, and using the sound minds that God has given us. It’s about learning to treat individuals as the unique, God-designed individuals they are, and about apply individualized wisdom to unique problems.
My Journey of Faith
My journey took me from the church, to psychology, and ultimately back to Scripture. I loves the church. Yet, I became so frustrated with the one-size-fits-all answers that I left for two years. Today, I am passionate about helping the church close it’s back-door by embracing messy people and messy situations.
This is a message that I believe in so strongly, that I’m giving this book away! I wrote Coffee Shop Conversations: Psychology and the Bible as a supplemental textbook for the theological foundations of Counselling class I teach at the seminary. Its also a way of sharing my story, in hopes that other Christ-followers will be able to avoid the pain that I went through. It is by far the most well researched and most personal book that I have written. In short, Coffee Shop Conversations is pro-Bible, pro-psychology, and pro-you!!!
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I would love to hear from you! Have there been times in your live where you have seen that wisdom is needed in order to love others well? What do you think about the idea of helping the church “close it’s back door,” by providing individualized wisdom, as opposed to one-size-fits-all answers? I look forward to continuing the conversation in the comments below!