When People are Big and God is Small
Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man
Do you find yourself so often too concerned about what people think of you? Welch will show you that there is a spiritual side to this – a defect of thinking and in the heart which makes us “people-pleasers”, and points the way to a whole different approach to life, through a more correct knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.
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. Welch proposes an antidote: the fear of God – the believer’s righteous response to God’s power, majesty, and not the least, His mercy.
“Ed Welch is a good physician of the soul! His book is enlightening, convicting, and encouraging. I highly recommend it.” — Jerry Bridges
“Refreshingly Biblical. Brimming with helpful, readable, practical insight.” — John MacArthur Jr.
“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
About the Author
Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.