Post-traumatic stress disorder, a profoundly intense response to profoundly dangerous experiences, manifests itself in fear, terrifying vulnerability, and lack of a sense of control. While these responses are often involuntary, Jeremy Lelek reminds us that they are still responses . . . and, thus, different responses are possible.
Here he relates the narrative of creation, fall, and redemption to the experiences of PTSD, reminding us that the gospel speaks to our experiences with danger as part of its redemptive message. He points to the wisdom of God in our suffering and reminds us of the saving grace offered by Jesus, guiding readers to the peace and contentment found in seeking God’s glory.
Jeremy Lelek is president of the Association of Biblical Counselors and of Metroplex Counseling in Dallas, Texas; adjunct professor at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas; and council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
"Jeremy Lelek in his remarkable booklet explores Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder inside and out, helping us deal with the unknowns and instructing us how to extend the healing and soothing love of Christ. Our ministry, Joni and Friends, works with many who are struggling with PTSD - we are so grateful to have an excellent resource like this and will recommend it to all!" - Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center