Hope for Today's Problems: The 'How To' Book of Christian Living, Ralph E. Bass, Jr.
Bass writes: I wrote these chapters in an effort to help the many church members who have come to me for counsel from the Word of God. I found that I was covering the same material over and over again with one person after another. With that in mind, I decided to put in print the specific counsel I believed they needed and initially use that material as a handout to those with similar problems. This book is the product of that counsel and those handouts. As a result, these chapters are immensely practical. They provide specific 'how to' solutions to many serious problems. In doing that they give hope.
About the Author: Ralph E. Bass, Jr. has a B.A. in Bible from Bob Jones University, a M.A. in counseling from Webster University, a M.Div. in divinity studies from Erskine Theological Seminary, a Th.M. in theological studies from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Th.D. in Theological Studies from Reformation International Theological Seminary. An experienced biblical counselor, Mr. Bass is a member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors. He has several years of experience as a biblical counselor and pastor, as well as a teacher and school administrator in several Christian schools. He is married and has five children and twelve grandchildren. This book is an outgrowth of his years of counseling.
Review: This is a wonderful book - very simple and very timely. It is straightforward, and tells every Christian what they need to remember - that the Bible truly does hold the answers to all of life's problems. We need to be accountable to God, through His perfect word, and we need to submit to one another in love. A hard-hitting resource to help snuff out bad habits of all kinds by confessing them, THEN replacing them with disciplined godly behaviors that are practiced and practiced until they become the new habits. If you sense that something is wrong with your life (whether it's only the beginning of a downward slide or you are mired deep in sin), if you've been reading self-help books instead of your Bible, if everything you try doesn't work and you are slipping into despair - this book is for you. Get out your Bible, and use this book as a guide to look fully into the wonderful face of your Redeemer - face up to your sin, experience His forgiveness and start to implement His perfect guidelines for your life here on earth. -KDC, Florida