Jeff Newman is an associate professor at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA where he teaches Biblical counseling and introductory Greek. The book is printed by Regular Baptist Press as part of their Bible Study series. It is a look at conflicts as the apostle Paul dealt with them in the book of Philippians. Dr. Newman has a refreshing and unique style of writing and bringing the reader into the biblical context. His constant admonition is to look to Christ for example and answers. It is difficult enough to find a trustworthy study in counseling, and this brings a welcomed help. Because the field of counseling opens the door to many outside contacts for which the average reader may be unprepared, pastors can’t be too careful in recommending counseling material. I appreciated the practical, chapter & verse approach.
The Bible Study format is good for group and class study. It has space for written responses and the author’s questions with answers in the back of the book.