Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

by Matthew S. Stanford. IVP Books, 2017.

This resource balances medical information and scriptural insights to help congregations minister effectively to individuals and families impacted by mental illness.


up-to-date information on various forms of mental illness, symptoms and treatment, clinical research, scriptural insights, common faith-based misperceptions, fruitful ministry approaches

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Provide support for families and individuals impacted by mental illness by sharing this resource with congregation leaders.
  • Learn more about mental illness through a spiritual perspective while addressing common faith-based misconceptions.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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