War, poverty, economic crises, unemployment, addictions, violence, divorce, abortion, immorality, fatherlessness, teen pregnancy, increasing depression, information overload... we surely live in a world of overwhelming stress and atmospheric anxiety. Our world is in desperate need of relief and healing. Where can people find help? How about in the ancient words of Holy Scripture? Scripture shares God's desire to liberate and restore all of creation through the healing power of his Word. It is the truth of God's Word that exposes and expels darkness and reveals God's healing love and infinite potential for new life, and it all begins in our thought-life. Truth Therapy is a devotional method for processing Scripture that can help anyone to renew their mind and their life with the truth. Truth Therapy also makes the connection between personal renewal and social transformation as we carry out God's Word in every area of our lives. Scripture promises nothing less than a new creation in Christ to all who believe. Peter Bellini is a mission theologian and serves as Senior Pastor of Westville United Methodist Church and Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at United Theological Seminary in Ohio. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has served in urban ministry for 21 years. Dr. Bellini has been a leader in every facet of ministry, including new church starts, church turnarounds, mergers, local church renewal, discipleship and leadership training, inner city and global missions and several marketplace ministries. He received his B.A. in English from the Ohio State University, the M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary with a specialization in Urban North America. Peter is married to his wife of 17 years, Mariuccia, and has two children Pietro Aaronne and Paola Arianna.
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7Rs METHOD REFLECT Adonai AFFIRMATION & DECLARATION Attribute bless church Confess and Declare contemplate God's Word creation in Christ creation truth declare it boldly deed the Truth El Elyon Elohim Give each thought God's truth grace healing Holy Spirit Identify the lies Jesus Christ Let him nail lies and turn lies to believing lies with truth lives manifest this Word Meditate/Contemplate mind and shine mind unravel slowly monitor your thoughts NAMES OF GOD NKJV peace person planting the Word Pray that Jesus prevenient grace previous five steps rehearsal strengthen remember & repeat Renounce the lies repeat God's Word repeat the process Repetition and rehearsal repetition from thought»to resolutions to manifest rience righteousness salvation sanctified sins strengthen the Truth strengthen your commit things thought-life thought»to word»to deed Truth becomes experiential truth of God's Truth Therapy unwind your mind uproot the lies wisdom and solid Word in concrete Yahweh