Journey into the Divided Heart is a must read for anyone looking for true lasting change in counseling, as well as a role defining text for counselors and pastors that are looking to integrate cutting edge clinical counseling with an unwavering faith based non-religious approach to working with the broken hearted.
About the Author
Steve Fair is a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) and Certified Addiction Counselor who has worked in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field for over 24 years, specialized to work with many diverse populations. Mr. Fair earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees at the University of Michigan and started his career working with Substance Abuse Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder Assessment and Treatment, and play therapy with kids. Mr. Fair then oversaw clinical services for some of the most difficult cases in our county at a set of Crisis Residential Homes for children and teenagers. He has a passion for helping marriages and families, focusing on the scriptural premise that before we look at “fixing” our relationships, we need to first individually “take the plank our of your own eye, before you can see the speck in your brother’s.” Steve has seen great success with some of the most treatment resistant cases when his clients allow him to help them integrate their faith into their healing process. Mr. Fair is trained in Inner Healing Prayer models, and helps people to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually! He has also served as a pastor and has a ministry degree from Morningstar School of Ministry. He presently oversees Renewal as the Director, as well as maintaining clientele in both the Port Huron and Mount Clemens locations.
"I believe that all of us have a divided heart to one degree or another. As such, this book is not only for those who find themselves seeking healing for emotional pain, but it is also for those reading this book cover and thinking that they do not need it! Steve provides a lens for examining one’s heart and healing through an experiential and wonderful relational connection with God. His book contains a very practical guide to exploring how we protect our own hearts and thereby block our healing and a wholehearted love of God rather than ultimately allowing God to be our protector. Steve then takes a fresh look at biblical interventions and other suggestions that can be a huge help to anyone on this journey."Rev. Canon Andrew Miller, LCSW, Director of HeartSync Ministries
What others are saying...
"Journey into the Divided Heart is about a critical life journey into the emptiness and brokenness of our day. Steve knows that our emotional freedom, one of our greatest needs, is anchored in relationships, both with God first and foremost and with those we hold close. Get the relationship piece right and you will be blessed... get it wrong and you will hurt."Dr. Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors
"Journey into the Divided Heart creates a warm and thoughtful invitation into life-changing relationship with God and people. We tend to want either private healing with God or human connections with others. Steve Fair combines the love of God and the love of people into one way of life and transformation. "Rev. Jim Wilder, PhD, Shepherd's House/Life Model Works
"Steve does an excellent job of unpacking and simplifying complex emotional issues and pain to help you identify the reason we struggle to overcome them. He then guides you through the practical process of turning these issues over to God for true healing, which goes far beyond our own efforts and limited understanding."Bob Dutko, Christian Radio Talk Show Host
"As a leader in the faith community, I believe the message in this book is vital for people to hear, understand and apply to their lives. We all have to deal with difficult times. Most of us don’t do it well. This book provides the key to supersede the negative defense mechanisms and thought patterns we often turn to. By recognizing that Jesus Christ is the foundation to build on, the healing process can begin and ultimately bring transformation to one’s life."Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Seppo, D.Min., Executive Director, Operation Transformation