When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man

When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man
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Welch, Edward T.

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Listen to a lecture by Ed Welch entitled Fear God, Love Others.
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Publisher's Description

Overly concerned about what people think of you? Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.

About the Author

Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for over thirty years and is the best-selling author of many books including Addictions; Depression; Running Scared; Blame It on the Brain; and Shame Interrupted. He and his wife Sheri have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

Book Details

240 Pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 1997
ISBN 10: 0875526004
ISBN 13: 9780875526003

“Ed Welch is a good physician of the soul. This book is enlightening, convicting, and encouraging. I highly recommend it.”
– Jerry Bridges, author, Trusting God Even When Life Hurts

“Readable and refreshing.... goes to the heart of an issue immobilizing the church. Exposes and repudiates the trivia of therapeutic theology with wisdom and compassion.”
– Susan Hunt, author, Heirs of the Covenant

“... refreshingly biblical.... brimming with helpful, readable, practical insight.”
– John F. MacArthur Jr.

“Much needed in our own day. User fiendly as a resource for Sunday School or home bible study. Here is a volume that church libraries and book tables ought to have. Its theme is contemporary. Its answer is thoroughly biblical.”
The Presbyterian Witness

“Biblical and practical. The reader does not need a problem with peer pressure or codependency to profit from this book. Opens our eyes and directs us back to God and his Word to overcome the fear of man.”
The Baptist Bulletin

“Need people less. Love people more. that's the author's challenge.... He's talking about a tendency to hold other people in awe, to be controlled and mastered by them, to depend on them for what God alone can give.... proposes an antidote: the fear of God ... the believer's response to God's power, majesty and not least his mercy.”
Dallas Morning News