Over the coming months we’re going to be featuring a number of excellent books from Christian Focus Publications you may never of heard about! We begin today with a much needed book on stress by Dr Gaius Davies, one of Britain’s leading psychiatrists.
Using examples from his experience in clinical practice, Dr Davies investigates the causes of breakdown and the many sources of stress that exist today: bereavement, guilt, personality problems, sexual tensions and the perennial problem of anxiety. He examines the ways and means by which we can cope with different kinds of stress, and even learn to utilize stress well, demonstrating the value of modern medical knowledge, while recognising that some afflictions can only be healed spiritually. What Dr Davies seeks to do above all else, is to help restore the Christian mind to its proper place in our lives, to achieve a healthy balance by which we can overcome life’s many stresses. This is a book to encourage those suffering from breakdown or stress, prevent others from succumbing to it, and provide invaluable help to counsellors, and friends.
Reviews on Stress by Gaius Davies
“Davies treatment of stress and what the care of those under stress involves has about it a down-to-earth circumspection that may seem low-key but will be found very salutary. Overheated super-spirituality, fouling up the conscience by treating all psycho-physical strain as a symptom of sin, unbelief or demon possession, still, alas, runs loose among us; this book, please God, will put salt on its tail – and none too soon. May these Christianly and professionally shrewd chapters find the ministry they merit.”
-J.I. Packer, Well known Author & Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
“The church has been waiting for a book like this for years.”
-R.T. Kendall, Previous minister of Westminster Chapel, London
About Gaius Davies
Dr. Gaius Davies, FRCPsych, M Phil, DPM, was a Consultant Psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital, London. He is a well-respected author.
Where to Buy:
Stress is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below: