The Bible vs Self-Help Philosophies

How to Evaluate Today’s Programs Biblically

Self-Help Philosophies: A Biblical Evaluation

Online Course 

Want to learn more about the various self-help ideas in the world today, including both secular groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Christian self-help groups like Celebrate Recovery, but from a biblical perspective?

This is a great place to start!

Taught by Dr. Mark E. Shaw, this course will equip the learner to think critically about the types of counseling and support groups available and if the Bible agrees with them.

This course will help you discern worldly “spiritual” ideas that aren’t biblical in order to defend your faith and help those who are believing lies.

What’s Included?

The course has 5 audio lessons along with handouts for each lesson. Within the course, you’ll also have access to post comments and contribute to discussions with others.

What Topics are Discussed?

Topics include:

  • Comparison of Counseling Approaches
  • Comparing Idolatry and Addiction
  • Myths of Addiction and the Biblical Rationales
  • A Biblical Critique of Secular and Christian Self-Help
  • How to Graciously Counsel a 12-Stepper
  • …Plus a bonus unit!

Is a Textbook Required?

The only required resource you’ll need for this course is your Bible.

How Do I Get Commissioned and Trained with TAC to be an Addictions Counselor?

Great question! While this course is not required to get started with Commissioning, it may help you as you learn and grow. Read more about Commissioning HERE!

How Much Does This Course Cost?


Can’t afford it? Submit a request for a scholarship with your name, ministry/church affiliation, and a little bit about yourself to [email protected]. Tell us what a scholarship would mean to you.

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