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Competent to Counsel


Zondervan 1970

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A classic in the field of Christian counseling, Competent to Counsel has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems. Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As Dr. Jay Adams points out in his introduction, "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles . . . There have been dramatic results . . . Not only have people's immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well."

Learn how to be a positive part of the change in peoples lives with the Logos Bible Software edition of Competent to Counsel. All Scripture passages are linked to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of "counseling" or "discipline."

Key Features

  • The introduction written by the author states his personal experience and journey to counseling others
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Product Details

  • Title: Competent to Counsel
  • Author: Jay E. Adams
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 287

About Jay E. Adams

Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is Former Director of Advanced Studies and Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include How to Help People Change, Preaching with Purpose, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.

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