Many of us read our Bibles and pray, but we can still feel fragile, tired, and defeated. This is the book we've longed for.
We need a breakthrough. We need healing. From our pasts. And from our present battles. But sometimes we feel stuck or despairing—as if nothing is ever going to change. Dr. Marcus Warner shows us the pathway to healing and maturity.
Breakthrough! goes beyond the usual one-size-fits-all answers. Written from a Christian perspective, this book takes the Bible and brain science—with the Holy Spirit—and provides an integrative approach to building emotional resilience that changes lives.
As you explore five strategies—Be aware of your body, unleash your beliefs, increase your belonging, listen to the Spirit, and defeat demons (BUILD)—you will discover a breakthrough. Our memories and hearts can heal. We can mature and grow in Christ. Whether you're at your end or simply in need of some spiritual vivacity, this book will not disappoint.
Breakthrough! is an excellent resource for Christian counselors, providing essential tools and helpful exercises. It is also for the brokenhearted and those ministering to the weary and brokenhearted. Discover and develop a hope-filled pathway to Christian maturity.
"This book will set off enough light bulbs to make your brain look like a Christmas tree. You will be giving away copies."
—Jim Wilder, Author and neurotheologian
"Marcus is the son of spiritual giants who were trailblazers that passed the torch so he could lead the way for people to find hope, healing, deliverance, and joy. Marcus has run full speed ahead and given us a brilliant book! In Breakthrough!, Marcus has taken a lifetime of study, observation, experience, and practice then woven it into one marvelous project. Breakthrough! is the book our world needs! Marcus shares profound stories of life-change that captivate the reader. Breakthrough! is a journey that includes antidotes and insights with wisdom, expertise, brain science, Scripture, and transformation to cast a vision of what's possible for a life that is full and abundant in Christ. You will love this book! You will want to share this with everyone you know. You will gain a captivating road map that details true essentials for lasting change. Our families and communities need Breakthrough! so we can develop ways to grow, heal, mature, and become the people God created us to be. We can learn to express this life with depth and clarity in ways that draw others to the living God."
—Chris M. Coursey, President of THRIVEtoday; author of The Joy Switch
"What a treasury of wisdom and insights as Marcus shares the things he has learned over the decades of working with people in pain. His solid biblical worldview and unique ability to make the complex simple makes this book accessible to anyone. Thank you, Marcus."
—Alaine Pakkala, Lydia Discipleship Ministries
"Breakthrough! is a great read for anyone who is ministering to God's hurting people and also helpful for those looking for support. Marcus takes the lid off a number of counseling models and shares their strengths and weaknesses along with how to employ them wisely to bring freedom to many. He is spot on when clarifying that one method does not fit all situations. He doesn't offer a simple formula but a toolbox of skills to help hurting people get around the roadblocks that hinder them from connecting to God and to others around them. Marcus once more takes complicated concepts and presents them in an easy-to-understand way. Whether you are a student learning about counseling or have been practicing for over twenty years, there are nuggets of truth here that will enrich your ministry."
—Bob Hardin, Director, Northwest Biblical Counseling Center
"It's always refreshing for me to find a book on personal growth that gets out of the shallows of symptom reduction and addresses the goal of all good therapeutic work: developing maturity. In Breakthrough!, Marcus Warner leads us on a journey toward maturity that aligns with God's goal for all who love Him—to make us more like Jesus (Rom. 8:28–29)."
—Dan Rumberger, Clinical Psychologist
"What do people do when they are 'stuck' in life or in their walk of faith, fight discouragement and defeat, face overwhelming obstacles in seeking the right solutions . . . and wonder how to hear God's voice in the middle of it all? They often look for the right pathway to guide the journey. Psalm 119:105 tells us that God's Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. What an encouraging metaphor to describe Breakthrough! by Marcus Warner. The pages and chapters provide a biblical and practical compass and road map for Christ followers to find their way."
—Eric Scalise, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Hope for the Heart