This book is really a text book for anyone involved or interested in Christian counseling. Both the authors teach the subject at a theological seminary in the States. Their influences include Jay Adams, a leading Christian psychologist, and Francis Schaeffer.
Section 1 helps to make a case for a different style of counseling, based on the Bible and on Christian principles. Only a Biblical framework can explain the "why?" of human behavior. The approach is therefore holistic as it tackles the heart of the human problem - the problem of the human heart.
Section 2 gives background as well as practical guidelines to those interested in becoming Christian Counselors.
Section 3 outlines the "Counseling Process" and give practical worksheets and guidelines for helping someone out of their situation.
This model of psychology is very much more prescriptive than anything in secular counseling, or in many Christian circles, but the authors are consistent in their approach and they have been teaching the material for many years. There are good appendices to aid the reader.
- The Need for a Biblical Approach
- The Need for a a Biblical Counselor
- A Model for the Counseling Process
Praise for the Print Edition
Drs. Eyrich and Hines present a truly biblical model of counseling, and do so in a comprehensive, comprehendible manner.
—Robert W. Kellemen, Capital Bible Seminary
. . . .outstanding! Their multi-dimensional approach helps the counselor be full-equipped to deal with every kind of problem situation.
—Ed Hindson, Liberty University
- Title: Curing the Heart
- Authors: Howard Eyrich and William Hines
- Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 201
About the Authors
Howard A. Eyrich founded the Center for Biblical Counseling and Education in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bill Hines is an ordained minister, teaches at the Masters International School of Divinity and is a board member for the International Association of Biblical Counselors.