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The Guilt Book

A Path To Grace And Freedom

Will Van der Hart and Rob Waller

208 pages
SPCK Group

'Here's a great resource which is well based in the Bible and contemporary counselling practice and yet is practical, manageable, and provides a step-by-step guide towards being set free from guilt, as Christ intends. 'Derek Tidball, Former Principal of London School of Theology

* Have you been forgiven but you still feel guilty?
* Does something from your past nag away despite all your best efforts to shrug it off?
* Do mistakes loom large in your thinking and do your conversations start with an apology?

Many people are paralysed with guilt. Guilt robs you of freedom, peace and joy. It can make you feel unacceptable or isolated. Jesus' forgiveness is the ultimate remedy for guilt, but even for those who believe, guilty feelings can still present a lingering problem.

The Guilt Book combines biblical theology and modern psychology, offering a fresh perspective and helping us differentiate between our true guilt, for which forgiveness is needed, and false guilt, for which a psychological approach will help.

Together, we will challenge entrenched cycles of guilt, with their associated feelings of hopelessness and despair. Freedom from persistent guilt is possible. Peace is worth fighting for.

Author Bio
Revd Will van der Hart is Pastoral Chaplain to Holy Trinity Church Brompton. He has broad experience of ministry within urban and sub-urban parishes in London and couples his deep understanding of emotional and mental health issues with orthodox biblical theology in order to express a liberating vision for Christians in this field.

Dr Rob Waller is a Consultant Psychiatrist working for the National Health Service in Scotland, an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the executive committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality Special Interest Group.