Dr. Tim Clinton recommends essential resources for those interested in Christian counseling (0:10), and Dr. Ronn Johnson discusses the doctrine of atonement (2:20).
Dr. Clinton’s top Christian counseling resources
Take a look at these three counseling books recommended by the president of the American Association of Christian Counselors:
Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide
This proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, and attention to urgent needs such as AIDS, eating disorders, homosexuality, and violence. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling. Dr. Bob Kellemen says “the text now stands as a classic, and one historical researchers will cull for years to come.”
Get Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide.
The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling
Hurting people need help. But sometimes those who are faced with helping the hurting could use a little more information about the problems people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling provides the answers.
This A–Z guide gives pastors, counselors, and everyday believers the information they need to help congregants, clients, and friends in a wide array of situations.
Get The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling.
Love and Respect—only $9.99
Based on Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended.
Get Love and Respect.
Learn more about atonement
In Introducing Bible Doctrine III: Humanity, Sin, and Salvation, Dr. Carl Sanders and Dr. Ronn Johnson discuss the theological importance of humanity’s creation in the image of God, separation from a relationship with God because of sin, biblical concepts of atonement and justification, and the ultimate destiny of believers. The course also considers theological approaches to related issues such as corporate human relationships, gender, race, and the value of work.
Together, these two professors want you to:
- Be familiar with how theology informs our understanding of humanity and human relationships
- Grasp the impact of sin on the relationship between God and humankind
- Be able to think theologically about humanity’s estranged relationship to God
- Understand God’s plan for human salvation
- Understand the consistency between the OT and NT concepts of salvation
- Be familiar with various views of the atonement
- Understand God’s goal in glorification of those humans who embrace his salvation