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The Christian Counselor's Manual


Zondervan 1973

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The Christian Counselor's Manual is a companion and sequel to the author's influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling:

  • Who is qualified to be a counselor?
  • How can counselees change?
  • How does the Holy Spirit work?
  • What role does hope play?
  • What is the function of language?
  • How do we ask the right questions?
  • What often lies behind depression?
  • How do we deal with anger?
  • What is schizophrenia?

These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for Christian counselors.

Learn different techniques and principles basic to counseling with the Logos Bible Software edition of The Christian Counselor's Manual. 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 "hope."

Key Features

  • Contains key principles in Christian counseling
  • Bibliographical references and appendices are included in this resource

Product Details

  • Title: The Christian Counselor's Manual
  • Author: Jay E. Adams
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 476

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.