BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind., is pleased to announce the release of It’s Only a Demon by Dr. David Appleby of the Liberty University counseling and psychology staff.
The book, subtitled “A Model of Christian Deliverance,” is based on more than 25 years of ministry experience by the author in dealing with helping people get released from control of dark spiritual forces.
“Counseling and deliverance can be two sides of the same coin,” says Appleby. Reflecting on his years as a counselor and pastor, he adds, “I am convinced that deliverance has a valuable role to play in the world of counseling and that counseling has a valuable role to play in the world of deliverance. Neither … is a cure-all for the individual … the two practices can work hand in hand so that people can truly be set free.”
Appleby received a B.A. degree from the University of Delaware, an M. Div. from Denver Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. He received a second Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. In addition to his teaching and counseling practice, he was in the pastoral ministry for 16 years. He is currently professor in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Each of the 17 scripturally-based chapters is followed by a gripping true personal story of someone who has been set free from spiritual bondage. Chapter topics include “Can a Christian Be Demonized?,” “Doorways: Points of Entry,” “What Actually Happens in Deliverance?” “Deliverance in Children and Adolescents,” and others.
“David Appleby walks where angels fear to tread. And he does it well,” says Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors, says. “He takes a hard look at spiritual warfare and engaging the enemy. Offering a fresh look at a practice that we otherwise tend to deny altogether or obsess about far too much, this book is a balanced, excellent resource I highly recommend it.”
The 331-page paperback retails for $19.99 and is available through bookstores everywhere, from bmhbooks.com, or by calling 1-800-348-2756. The ISBN number is 978-884690948.
Further information on Dr. Appleby’s ministry is available at spiritualinterventions.org.