Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1957.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by Samuel Southard: "To Matthew Patton / with best regards / Samuel Southard / May 28, 1989." 7 1/2" X 5 1/8". 96pp. Bound in full tan cloth over boards, with spine lettered in fred. Mild edgewear to binding, firm, tight, and sound. Bookplate of Matthew H. Patton to front pastedown. Very occasional and inobtrusive mark to pages throughout. A solid and presentable signed first printing of the work of pastor, missionary, professor and scholar Samuel Southard (1925-2017), who served as Professor of Psychology of Religion at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Director of Research for the Presbyterian Church, U.S., lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Director of Georgia Mental Health Institute, and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, penning 27 books and over 100 articles in publications such as Pastoral Psychology, Journal of Pastoral Counseling, Religion in Life, East Asia Journal of Theology, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Chapters include: Foreword, Preface, Recognizing Mental Illness, Mental Illness as a Problem-Solving Experience, Family Crises Resulting from Illness, The Family Seeks Help, Deciding on Treatment, Treatment from the Family Point of View, New Faith for the Family, and References. Good. Item #8735