4-MAT Review of Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity
Summary In his book Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, David N. Entwistle explores the necessity of integrating psychology and Christianity, the worldview issues, philosophical foundations, models of integration and discusses the difficulty in doing so. It is often thought that there are secular jobs, such as a psychologist or counselor, and there are ministry jobs. Entwistle points out that God has gifted each with abilities and those abilities are best used to serve God and others. …show more content…
He cautions readers that the work of integration is difficult but very rewarding and all must be done for the glory of Christ.
Reading this book reminded me of my decision to enroll at Liberty University. Five years ago, at the age of 37, I decided to go back to school and finish my Bachelor’s degree in accounting started many years ago. I began researching schools, financial aid options, and if any prior classes were still transferrable. The more I researched the more something did not feel right. My heart was telling me this was the wrong course to take in school so I prayed about it and did some soul searching. I came to the conclusion that I needed a career in helping others and believed I could use my personal experiences to help others. I talked to my mom and a close friend both of which suggested seeking a degree to become a counselor. After praying and some more soul searching this felt right with one exception, I wanted a degree from a Christian university and did not know of any that offered Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Master’s degrees in counseling. It was then God put a current Liberty student in my path who was seeking her Bachelor’s in psychology. She told me all about Liberty and the online courses. I logged on to Liberty’s website and applied that same day. I started classes a few weeks later and have never doubted this is the path God intended me to be on. I knew