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by Edward T. Welch

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  • ISBN 0739457748
  • ISBN13 978-0739457740
  • Language English
  • Author Edward T. Welch
  • Publisher P & R Publishing; Book Club Edition edition (1997)
  • Pages 339
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  • Category No category
  • Size ePub 1199 kb
  • Size Fb2 1144 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Need people less, love people more. That's the author's challenge. He is 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. Welch proposes an antidote:the fear of God..the believer's response to God's power, majesty and not least his mercy.

Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) serves both the Christian . This book is very effective in helping people let go of their fear of men and look t. .

Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) serves both the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and Westminster Theological Seminary. At CCEF, he is director of counseling and academic dean, as well as a counselor and faculty member. At Westminster, he is professor of practical theology. He is author of Blame It on the Brain and When People Are Big and God Is Small and has contributed to several other books and journals, including the Journal of Psychology and Christianity. This book is very effective in helping people let go of their fear of men and look to God for all our needs. 2 people found this helpful.

When God and spirituality are reduced to our standards or our feelings, God will never be to us the awesome Holy One of Israel. With God reduced in our eyes, a fear of people will thrive

When God and spirituality are reduced to our standards or our feelings, God will never be to us the awesome Holy One of Israel. With God reduced in our eyes, a fear of people will thrive. Edward T. Welch, When People are Big and God is Small. Yet if our use of the term "needs" is ambiguous, and its range of meaning extends all the way to selfish desires, then there will be some situations where we should say that Jesus does not intend to meet our needs, but that he intends to change our needs. Welch, When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man.

This book would be useful to any pastor who is willing to have numerous and extended conversations with his people. Welch’s book is a discussion of a sin that is common to everyone probably in one form or another-the fear of man. This has been a popular topic even in secular psychology lately, only it is called codependency if you’re an adult, or if you’re a teenager, it’s peer pressure. The problem is not most essentially one of psychology, though, argues Welch. It is one of sin and of rebellion against God. Don’t pick this book up expecting to read it for someone else’s benefit.

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Need people less, love people more. When People are Big and God is Small. com User, December 29, 2009. The book came within the timeframe that it was suppose to and was in excellent shape. Excellent Book on God's Greatness! By Thriftbooks. com User, May 10, 2003.

In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?" So sings the Psalmist. Here Welch offers biblical insight and solutions for a pervasive weakness in today's church. But quote that to a crime victim or a junior high student and they'll tell you fear of "mortal men" can prove a formidable obstacle! Here Welch offers biblical insight and solutions for a pervasive weakness in today's church. Ed Welch is a good physician of the soul. This book is enlightening, convicting, and encouraging. I highly recommend it. Ask a Question.

Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a.

Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others. Related Media Listen to a lecture by Ed Welch entitled Fear God, Love Others. Source: Sermon Audio. 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.

Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing in what the Bible calls fear of man. show more. Dimensions 14. 1 x 21. 7 x 1. 3mm 27. 6g. Publication date 01 Jun 1997. Publisher P & R Publishing Co (Presbyterian & Reformed). Publication City/Country Phillipsburg, NJ, United States. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

A fear of people is simply elevating humans higher than God. Instead of responding to people out of our love for . Mild excitement breathed beneath the surface as I finally sat down to read the book When People Are Big and God is Small

A fear of people is simply elevating humans higher than God. Instead of responding to people out of our love for God, we often live out of a fear of people. com. and-god-is-sm. radi-call. Mild excitement breathed beneath the surface as I finally sat down to read the book When People Are Big and God is Small. Fully expecting that this book would be predictable while still upbuilding. adi-Call.

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Anyshoun
I don't have enough time to write the quality of review that this book deserves. No book can ever replace Scripture, and reading it alone is sufficient. Yet God has gifted certain men to put the understanding He has given them of Scripture on paper and allowed it to bless us with the insight He has given them. This is one of those books.

Most people have a very basic understanding of the fear of man. We experience one form of it often when presented an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel. Even those that boldly stand on the corners and preach to the passing crowds will often tell you about the butterflies they get prior to starting their proclamation.

However, this book will open your eyes to a number of other ways you may fear man. I did not understand that much of my life was controlled by that fear. I am grateful for the people that kept on pressing me to read this.

It is hard for me to read most books cover to cover. It's easy to read three or four chapters, and then skip to the end to see what the final diagnosis or recommendation is. This is not a book you should or will want to do that with. I am starting through it for the third time soon because it is so fantastic. Everything he teaches is put on the bottom shelf and you don't have to be a scholar to understand it, but there is so much packed into this that you either need to go super-slow and meditate on both the Scripture he references and the point he's making, or go through it once thoughtfully and come back to study the points that pertain more to your situation.

Either way, this is a very worthwhile study. I can't recommend it enough.
Buzatus
I'm probably going to retread this book after I write this review because it has been so transformational in my thinking.
I am the children's ministry director at my church. I have made the observation that the perspective of the curriculum makes a huge difference in theology for our kids. When we focus on the Bible characters and how we can be like them or glean nuggets of how to follow God from their stories, the kids get mired in works-based theology. No matter how much we would point to the cross, the kids would hear works. Then we changed our curriculum that had a solid God focus: Who is God? What is He like? How should I act towards Him? This perspective started a liberation from works for our kids. But I could never figure out why.
This book really explains why: we were finally teaching the right and proper fear of God. When we spend a whole year camping out on His attributes, we were looking at Him with the joyful fear and awe that frees us from the fear of everything else.
To say that I have been convicted by this book is an understatement. But it is a joyful gratitude that permeates it. I'm so grateful for the keen awareness I have when I am being fearful of things that are not God. I am learning, through the Holy Spirit's power, to let go of that fear as one lays aside a heavy weight I never knew was there. The freedom is immense. Being free to not fear and love deeply instead is glorious--it is something I have searched for for many years. I'm so glad that God has so graciously revealed Himself to me in this way. Simply monumental.
Fenrikasa
HIGHLY recommend this book if you recognize the problems that people pleasing have caused in your life. Excellent biblical book on this very important topic. I bought it the same time that the so-called #metoo crisis hit Hollywood/politics/culture, etc. and based on the stories of these women they are some of the perfect examples of the devastating consequences of people pleasing. I bought this book for a friend as well.
Mardin
Ed has skillfully exposed a core problem in American culture. We all fear what others think of us, but Ed explains clearly how that fear prevents us from being all that God has called us to be. It prevents us from bringing glory to God! Worth re-reading.
monotronik
This book was referred to me by a friend who is a Chriatian counselor who recommends it to all his clients. It's a great book and really makes you look at your life. So glad I read it.
Adokelv
I liked this book but there were places with sentences that were structured such that I had to read them twice.

Very good content!

Gets to the heart of people worship. And most don't even realize they are doing it!
greed style
Sound theology about the need to trust God more in the midst of our fears. However, the author appears to have an odd ax to grind against the field of psychology and tries to throw the baby out with the bathwater, which I think is unnecessary, inaccurate, and distracting to the reader.
This was the most helpful book I have read. It explained shame in a way I never realized before and in a way that freed me from the shame I was harboring. It revealed God in a BIG way and helped me to take my eyes off myself and to gaze rightly at God instead. This book is very effective in helping people let go of their fear of men and look to God for all our needs.