Announcing the First Distinctively Christian Introductory Psychology Textbook in 60 Years and the First Ever for Christian High School Students -- Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition
Contact: Dr. Tim Rice, 706-455-7061, [email protected]
BLUE RIDGE, Georgia, Jan. 7, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Every year thousands of Christian students leave home for college. When they arrive, they will probably take an Introductory Psychology class. For most, it will be their first exposure to Psychology. Dr. Tim Rice, LPC, author of Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition, thinks that is risky.
Dr. Rice states, "Surveys suggest that as many as 75% of Christian students 'walk away' from their faith within 12 months of entering college. If that statistic is accurate, and if it has anything to do with the teaching in college, it is because Christian students are unprepared for the worldview challenges embedded in modern Psychology's theories and schools-of-thought."
Why are Christian students unprepared? Dr. Rice states, "Among Christians, Psychology is controversial and our disagreements are often contentious. Many Christians see Psychology as an idolatrous and ungodly rival religion and are concerned that there is no room for faith in its study. Some have called Psychology 'the great seduction in preparation for the antichrist.' Others believe that God created Psychology when He created Man and that we have a duty to study it." According to Rice, "because the disagreements about Psychology are so contentious no one has taken on the task of covering this subject at the worldview level, especially in a way that supports high school students, until now."
Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition offers a comprehensive overview of Psychology. It is appropriate for high school students -- challenging, but understandable, with interesting case studies and examples. It has 15 chapters, 265 pages, review questions at the end of each chapter, and an available Teachers' Guide with fill-in-the-blank quizzes, answer keys, and links to information for further study.
Whatever you think about Psychology, the time to deal with it is before students go to college. Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition equips parents and teachers to help students to recognize psychology-specific worldview issues, and to introduce them to the study of the wonders of God's greatest creation; the human mind.
Publisher's website: www.homeschoolpsych.com/Psychology-AChristianPerspective.html
For media inquiries and interviews contact: Dr. Tim Rice – [email protected]