Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. Like one of these pithy books by renowned counselor H. Norman Wright. About the size of a postcard and only 100 concise pages long, each nonetheless contains a wealth of practical wisdom. I like that they’re small enough to tuck into a purse or a pocket, and that they provide space to jot your own thoughts and plans of action.
Personal side note: Of these three, I saved Discovering Who You Are and How God Sees You for last, thinking it would have the least to teach me. Yep, you can see where this is going. As so often happens when we think we know something, the very opposite was true. And what’s also true is that many of the concepts in this book plug into those taught in the other two books as well.
About these books:
Overcoming Fear and Worry. Everyone faces difficulties, but sometimes the fear and worry eats away at our lives and saps our energy. But we do not have to remain prisoners of fear, anxiety, despair, regret or stress.Dr. Norm Wright helps you combat negative thought patterns with the Word of God and gives you practical ways to develop resilience in the face of trials through positive self-talk.
Discovering Who You Are and How God Sees You. When we know who we are in God’s eyes – and
truly sense his love for us – our confidence won’t allow the ups and downs of life destroy our self–worth. Releasing our dependence on having the right job, the right possessions, and spending time with the right people will bring us a deeper sense of peace and satisfaction that no disappointment can take away.
Helping Your Hurting Teen. Find out how to help an adolescent struggling with anger, teen depression, grief, or loss with this easy-to-understand Christian parenting book by expert Dr. Norm Wright. Includes an overview of key symptoms and practical solutions.
Is your teen withdrawing, acting unusual, or distracted? Do you feel like you just don’t know your child anymore? Are you afraid it’s more than just a stage? Find out which responses are “normal” adolescent behaviors, and which ones indicate deeper issues related to loss, anger, or teen depression, with this easy-to-understand book.
Expert Dr. Norm Wright gives insight on how to reconnect with your child, understand their struggle, and never lose hope.
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About the author: (excerpted from his website) H. Norman Wright is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and he has taught in the Graduate Department of Biola University as well as the Talbot School of Theology. He currently is Research Professor of Christian Education at this same institution. He was in private practice for over thirty years. Most recently he has been focusing on grief and trauma counseling and critical incident debriefings. He is a chaplain and counselor for The Victim Chaplain Association and has worked in the aftermath of Katrina in Louisiana. He and his wife Joyce were married for forty-eight years and he lives in Bakersfield, California. His hobbies include bass fishing, gardening and training his Golden Retrievers, Shadow and Aspen, as therapy response dogs. You may find him online at www.HNormanWright.com.
After words: When you’re feeling low or seeking wisdom, to whom do you turn for help?