Trust me, I am a bibliotherapist …

I have to admit it.

I laughed.

Quite a lot.

There was a lady describing herself as a ‘bibliotherapist’ on BBC radio 4 this morning, and the interviewer let her run then asked her whether she didn’t really mean ‘librarian’?
You can follow it up here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9663000/9663199.stm

The point is, in a secular society people still encounter all of the same sorts of trials and tribulations of life they encounter in more God-oriented lifestyles, but need help of the sort a clear faith would have given them in terms of insight and wisdom and comfort … in short, help.

Humanity encounters hardship and needs fresh light on its situation, support, encouragement … and that’s true whether we are spiritual or secular people.

Christians turn to the Bible, literary secularists turn to a bibliotherapist (who recommends a good book to take you out of yourself – apparently).

It’s made me think quite a lot about what a Christ-follower should be doing and how he or she should be relating to secular and spiritual people in a world short of support, insight, wisdom and encouragement.

Here’s my role.

I’m here to help people get to know God better.

How do we get to know God better?

By looking into what He says in His books … so my job is to get people into the book.

It’s not a bad idea.

Whether you are a believer or not, there’s still a lot in the Bible to guide, help, encourage and support a man when times are … perplexing … as well as when they are not.

I know this.

Trust me.

The locals call me ‘The Rev.’, but in fact (apparently) I am a Bibliotherapist.

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About welshrev

Simon is a church planting pastor and Rural Chaplain based at Grace Church Llandeilo and serving the Heart of Wales. He has a Facebook page as Rev Simon Bowkett and the Grace Church website has lots of information and resources at www.grace-llandeilo.org.uk Facebook page is 'Grace Christian Community Llandeilo' ... you would be welcome to drop by there for a chat!
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4 Responses to Trust me, I am a bibliotherapist …

  1. welshrev says:

    OK.
    So the heading’s here … but where’s the post gone?

  2. MIke says:

    From my experience; people whom are well read are not necessarily as well versed. What you read and when you read can effect the mind and not the soul. But the matter of the soul is of
    uttermost importance. Sorry for any mistakes as no spellcheck on fone

  3. MIke says:

    oh so there is more to come…. I just thought it was a heading to cause discusion…and a good heading to. Looking forward to the rest!

  4. welshrev says:

    Something wrong wth wordpress this a.m. for me!
    Frustrating!
    It’s LOST my carefully crafted BLOG!
    Watch this space … I’ll try to rewrite it tonight.

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