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About Dr. Paul Meier

Dr. Meier’s Latest Books

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The Struggle is Real: Modern Parenting

Throwing temper tantrums. Swallowing indigestible items. Coloring on walls. Breaking expensive things. Going over data limits. Sound familiar? At one point or another, you’ll have to face a stubborn, uncooperative child and attempt to bend him or her to your will. That’s when you know that the struggle is real. As a 21st century parent, you try to figure out which tactics to use out of the many you’ve heard of, including those shared by your parents, your friends and parenting experts. At this point, you’ll try almost anything. Drs. Paul Meier and Alicia La Hoz understand the struggle of raising holistic children while taking into account their development, personality, and social and emotional growth. In this book, they share insights based on research and theology to help you: -Raise confident children -Foster your child’s spiritual growth -Motivate your child -Provide appropriate discipline -Help your child cope with their feelings and emotions -Know when to seek professional help for mental health concerns Think of this book as a guide for navigating through your toddler’s, teenager’s or young adult’s emotions and behaviors. You’ll learn how to turn the struggle into a success. You and your children will be all the better for it.

Be Strong and Surrender: A 30 Day Recovery Guide

Be Strong and Surrender is a 30 day recovery guide that will transform your life. Combining their over 80 years of professional clinical ministry experience, the authors come alongside those on the recovery journey with a wealth of warmth and wisdom. Power-packed practical principles for victorious living abound in this unique and heart-hitting guide to healing and growth. Whether you are currently overwhelmed within the throes of an addictive struggle or are well along the pathway to recovery, this book will encourage, educate, equip and empower you as you seek wholeness.

For every copy sold of these books, 10% will go to the Meier Clinics Foundation.

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Rooted in Peace: Uprooting Anxiety in Your Life by Dr. Paul Meier and Nancy Brown

A Message from Paul Meier, M.D.

Life is difficult and will certainly have sometimes of pain, but I know from over thirty years of practice that at least half the pain we go through is unnecessary. And you know what? We can learn and grow into better people from the half that is unavoidable.

In 1976, I co-founded a clinic to address mental health and relational issues of those who were looking for counseling care that did not conflict with their Christian beliefs–a safe haven where people could receive counsel and medical care from highly trained professionals who would use the skills and knowledge they had learned from years of schooling but that was based on fundamental Christian beliefs.  Clients coming to us didn’t have to worry that we would take a secular approach to their problems but could have confidence that God’s Word would have final authority.  They could speak with caring professionals who would help them use spiritual tools such as the Bible and prayer, and who would incorporate God’s love, grace, and forgiveness, to find true answers to their problems.

Some people prefer to hear truth, others to see it, and others to read it. Our goal is to shoot it straight with each of you and to convey the truth to you in the most loving way possible. Forget the superficial, we go for the truth. We resolve deeper root problems. We see many who have been horribly abused all their lives and relieve their pain by taking them into it first. You may have moments of sadness and grief during the healing process, but it was Jesus who said that those who mourn are blessed because they will be comforted. I am all about positive thinking and positive feelings, but not denial of painful realities.  We hope to enable you to find hidden treasures in secret places.

If you are interested in having me come for a speaking engagement, just give my office a call at 972-437-4698 or toll-free at 888-550-8922. One of my caring staff will be happy to speak with you to arrange an appointment with me or one of our other committed staff members.

You do not need to make your journey through life alone! You can have Hope and Peace, and enjoy life again!

In Christ’s Love,
Paul Meier, M.D.


Paul Meier is an MD, Psychiatrist, and an Ordained Minister who is the founder of the Meier Clinics. He has authored or co-authored over 80 books, mostly Christian self-help books like Love is a Choice and Happiness is a Choice, and also a series of Bible Prophecy novels, including The Third Millennium. He has been on many secular and Christian TV and radio shows, including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Snyder, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Joni Eareckson Tada, Joyce Meyer, and many others. He has traveled to countries all over the world to train both professional and lay counselors, as well as missionaries and pastors, in the field of Christian Counseling. He taught full-time for twelve years at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he spent lots of extra time discipling promising young students like Tony Evans, John Trent, John Townsend, Henry Cloud, and many others.

He has lectured at seminaries around the world including Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, the Baptist Seminary in Cuba, and the Greek Bible Institute and Seminary in Athens. In 1985, he was the team physician for a mountain climbing expedition of Mt. Ararat with American astronaut Jim Irwin to find Noah’s Ark. Dr. Meier’s team was chased away by terrorists.

The Meier Clinics have launched many ministries throughout the years. Countless people have trusted Christ through various Meier Clinics counseling sessions and ministries that have branched off from Meier Clinics. Over 100 Christian psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, coast-to-coast, see thousands of clients each week, and they provide hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in charitable care.

Dr. Meier’s daily prayer partner is Dr. Jean-Luc Bertrand, of Paris. Dr. Meier’s previous daily prayer partner, Dr. David Larson, died of a heart attack in March of 2002. A permanent Chair (scholarship) was named after Dr. Larson in the Library of Congress because over half of the medical schools in the United States now have courses on spirituality that Dr. Larson designed. The only other permanent Chair in the Library of Congress belongs to Henry Kissinger. The American Association of Christian Counselors honored Dr. Meier in 2003 as a father of the Christian Psychology movement, and Christianity Today Magazine has called Dr. Meier a “Modern Day Reformer” for moving Christianity more toward an openness to admitting faults, getting counseling, being less legalistic, and even a willingness to take psychiatric medications if necessary.

Dr. Meier has been a guest speaker at Awakening, an annual weekend retreat designed as an opportunity for business and political leaders to exchange ideas, examine trends and learn from leading authorities and policymakers in a variety of fields. Dr. Meier was honored and acknowledged in 2007 by President George Bush, members of the U.S. Congress and the NRCC as a Physician of the Year Honoree.

PUBLISHED BOOKS AUTHORED OR CO-AUTHORED BY PAUL MEIER MD (These books have sold more than 8 million copies in more than 30 languages

  1. The Angry Man
  2. Ask the Doctors – Questions and Answers
  3. Be Strong and Surrender
  4. Beating Burnout – Balanced Living for Busy People
  5. Beating the Clock – A Guide to Maturing Successfully
  6. Before Burnout
  7. Beyond the Millennium (fictional novel)
  8. Blue Genes – Breaking free from the chemical imbalances that affect your moods, your mind, your life, and your loved ones
  9. Breaking Through Depression
  10. Bruised and Broken – Understanding Psychological Problems
  11. Caring for Aging Loved Ones
  12. Childrearing
  13. Choices of Champions 
  14. Christian Child Rearing and Personality Development
  15. Compelled to Achieve
  16. The Complete Book of Baby and Child Care
  17. The Complete Life Encyclopedia
  18. Counseling and the Nature of Man
  19. Crazymakers 
  20. Don’t’ Let Jerks Get the Best of You – Dealing with Impossible People
  21. Experiencing God Outside the Box  
  22. The Fakers – Exploding the Myths of the Supernatural
  23. Family Foundations  
  24. Fear Less for Life   
  25. Filling the Holes in our Souls
  26. Effective Small Groups
  27. Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain
  28. First Time Parents 
  29. The First Two Years
  30. Formula for a Happy Marriage 
  31. The Fourth Millennium (fictional novel) 
  32. Free to Forgive – Daily Devotions for Adult Children of Abuse 
  33. Getting The Best of Your Anger Before It Gets The Best of You
  34. Guérir à jamais de la dépressionet et des coups de blue (French book on genetics by Dr. Paul Meier and Dr. Jean-Luc Bertrand)
  35. Growing In Step – Your Guide to Successful Step-parenting
  36. Growing Stronger – 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour Into Your Greatest Victory
  37. Happiness Is A Choice – A Manual on the Symptoms, Causes, and Cures of Depression
  38. Happiness Is A Choice for Teens 
  39. Happy Holidays – How to Beat the Holiday Blues
  40. The Healthy Christian Life (Available in English and Indonesian)
  41. The Healthy Pastor
  42. Hiding from Love
  43. How to Beat Burnout – Help for Men and Women 
  44. Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (A College Textbook) 
  45. Love Hunger – Recovery from Food Addiction
  46. Love Hunger Weight-Loss Workbook
  47. Love Is A Choice – Recovery for Codependent Relationships
  48. Love Is A Choice Workbook 
  49. Managing Stress and Workaholism 
  50. Mastering Your Moods
  51. Meaning in Life (with Keith Cobern)
  52. Meditating for Success
  53. Mega Millennium Series (fiction)
  54. Me Too and You: Healing Together from Personal Trauma
  55. Miracle Drugs – How They Work and What You Should Know About Them
  56. The Monster Within – Overcoming Bulimia
  57. Mood Swings  
  58. The Money Diet  
  59. A Mother’s Choice – A Guide to Responsible Parenting
  60. Mut zur Liebe (German audiobook on Love is a Choice)
  61. Obtaining Peace
  62. Overcoming Loneliness 
  63. The Path to Serenity  
  64. The Postpartum Survival Guide 
  65. The Power of a New Attitude Raising Your Child – From Birth to Twelve
  66. Raising Your Child (From Birth to Twelve)
  67. Renewing Your Mind in a Secular World
  68. Rooted in Peace: Uprooting Anxiety from Your Life (with Nancy Brown)
  69. Safe Places – Finding Serenity in the Passages of Life
  70. The Secret Code (fictional novel) 
  71. The Serenity Bible (Paul Meier and the Meier clinics editing team)
  72. Seven Secrets for a Happy Family
  73. Sex in the Christian Marriage
  74. Sexual Addiction
  75. A Solitary Sorrow (Foreward)
  76. The Spiritual Life Guide
  77. The Stress Factor
  78. The Struggle is Real (Modern Parenting)
  79. Surviving Toddlerhood
  80. Surviving Traumatic Stress
  81. Sweet Dreams – A Guide to Productive Sleep
  82. Taking Control
  83. Substance Abusers and Their Families
  84. Teen Health
  85. The Third Millennium (fictional novel)
  86. Toddlerhood 
  87. Unbreakable Bonds – Practicing the Art of Loving and Being Loved 
  88. Walk With the Serenity Prayer – Daily Devotions for People in Recovery
  89. Walvoord: A Tribute
  90. 100 Ways to Defeat Depression
  91. 100 Ways to Live a Happy and Successful Life
  92. 100 Ways to Obtain Peace – Overcoming Anxiety
  93. We Are Driven
  94. What I’ve Learned Since I Knew It All 
  95. What They Didn’t Teach You in Seminary 
  96. When Life Isn’t Fair
  97. Why Be Lonely?–A Guide to Meaningful Relationships
  98. Windows of the Soul – A Look at Dreams and Their Meanings
  99. Winning is a Choice
  100. The Workaholic and His Family
  101. Worry-Free Living – Turning Anxiety into a Positive Tool
  102. WWJD? – The Question that Will Change Your Life (devotional) 
  103. You Can Measure Your Mental Health
  104. You Can Measure Your Spiritual Health
  105. You Might Be a Narcissist If…

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