To See Ourselves

Counseling Christian Workers by Louis McBurney, Word, $12.95

Reviewed by Randy Alcorn, pastor of small group ministries, Good Shepherd Community Church, Gresham, Oregon

Four years ago when my doctor took my blood pressure, he said, "Wow!" followed by "This can't be right." Unfortunately it was. My life was an endless string of insomnia, rashes, chest pains, and stomachaches.

Louis McBurney helps people like me-professional Christian workers who draw from energy reservoirs until nothing is left but sludge. He helps us see ourselves as we are, and in the process discover how to refill that depleted reservoir.

Since 1974 more than seven hundred Christian workers have come to Marble Retreat Center near Aspen, Colorado. They stay for two weeks, usually with three other couples and Louis and Melissa McBurney, who serve as cotherapists. When all you do is counsel Christian workers, you pick up insight along the way. McBurney shares these insights in Counseling Christian Workers.

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