Have you ever lost something or someone of infinite value to you? Have you ever been wounded in a profound way? You are not alone. The majority of us will confront times when we feel lost, vulnerable, and in need of a helping hand: someone who will stretch out their hand and say, "Rise up!" Yet not everyone will have access to a trained professional or the financial resources to access those services--and this is especially the case for the poor and downtrodden in our world today.
So many of us yearn to experience the healing of our souls; encountering a shepherd-helper with a caring spirit can lead us on the pathway to the other side of pain. The average person can show compassion and grow in that ability if they are equipped to do so. This book offers people of faith the lay counseling skills that will enable the church to help others in their brokenness and pain, with the goal of strengthening many, joining Christ in his work among the marginalized.