About the Book
Book: Soul Mend
Author: Luann Dunnuck
Genre: Christian Non-fiction, Christian Personal Growth, Counseling
Release Date: April 12, 2019
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SOUL MEND was written to break people out of their emotional chains! I know first hand what such things as anxiety, strife, guilt, and unforgiveness feel like. I know first hand how devasting these emotions can be on the physical body. After walking through some of these issues and recovering from a debilitating diagnosis I decided it was time to go back to school, get my counseling degree, and help other people! In SOUL MEND I cover the three sources of negative thinking and how they impact our emotional and physical health. There are chapters on; a broken heart, stress, guilt, self-reproach, anxiety, and anger/bitterness. Each chapter contains study questions to help the reader identity and heal from toxic emotions. The book ends on a uplifting and encouraging note on how God created you to walk in His destiny and His goodness. There is always a purpose in your pain and the Bible is clear that what the enemy meant for evil God promises to turn around for God when we seek Him (Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28). I am excited to go on this journey with you and help you discover the healing and destiny that awaits you.
In Mark 2:17, Jesus says, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” The Bible is full of examples demonstrating physical and emotional healing, and much of Jesus’ earthly ministry included healing. We all need healing in one way or another, even if we don’t necessarily realize it, and Luann Dunnuck’s “Soul Mend” concentrates on emotional health as the foundation for physical health.
Dunnuck begins by setting forth three steps toward healing from negative emotions: ascertaining why you are struggling with that particular emotion, working through the emotion until it no longer plagues you and then releasing it to God, and refusing to fall under the influence of that emotion again. She addresses many of the common negative emotions that we all tend to fall prey to at one time or another and offers an academic breakdown of terms and examples before entering into their spiritual impact. I appreciated how she interweaves science and Scripture, explaining how our body’s responses to our emotions influence our spiritual health and vice versa, and how the enemy of our souls plays on our fears and past experiences to keep us in bondage. One of the best points Dunnuck makes, in my opinion, is that we need to come out of agreement with the enemy and come into agreement with God by turning to God’s Word and His promises. After all, as she points out, “Our true identity is found in God and what He says about us.”
Each chapter concludes with questions to reflect on and a prayer, and there is a section at the very end that contains all of the prayers given throughout the book. One issue that I had was the number of grammatical errors. This is one of my pet peeves, and while I know that books will have errors, I admit that I struggled with a lack of necessary commas and periods, as well as some significant misspellings (“relieve” instead of “relive” and “alter” instead of “altar”, for instance), which disrupted and slowed my reading experience. I also didn’t agree 100% with the Pentecostal viewpoint. However, I thought that she truly did a skillful job of keeping “Soul Mend” centered around Scripture, at times explaining the original meaning of certain Hebrew words to emphasize their meaning. In so doing, she highlights an essential practice for overcoming negative emotional health: “A principle that I advocate throughout this book is to acquire scriptures that replace the lies with the truth.” Regardless of our individual hurts and sicknesses, our God, Jehovah Rapha, is the God Who Heals. Praise God for that!
I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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