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Scripture And Counseling: God's Word For Life In A Broken World
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Scripture And Counseling: God's Word For Life In A Broken World

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Zondervan 2014

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Gathering Interest

Overview

The modern church faces a lack of confidence in the sufficiency and reliability of the Bible. This is just as true for the pastor offering counsel in his office as it is for the layperson talking with a friend at a coffee shop, or the small group leader unsure of what to say to a hurting group member. Scripture and Counseling seeks to confirm our confidence in God’s Word as sufficient to address the real life of ever day. We need to understand how the Bible equips us to grow in counseling competence as we use it to tackle the complex issues of life.

20 ministry leaders develop a robust biblical view of Scripture’s sufficiency for life and assist readers in learning how to use Scripture in the counseling process. The contributors blend theological wisdom with practical expertise, valuable for pastors, church leaders, counselors, and students—equipping them to minister with the truth and power of God’s word in the context of counseling, leadership, and pastoral care.

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Key Features

  • Features the contributions of 20 respected ministry leaders
  • Teaches readers how to use Scripture in counseling
  • Blends theological wisdom with practical expertise

Contents

  • “Introduction: The Preacher, the Counselor, and the Congregation” by Kevin DeYoung and Pat Quinn
  • “The Richness and Relevance of God’s Word” by Kevin Carson
  • “Sufficient for Life and Godliness” by Paul Tautges and Steve Viars
  • “Where Do We Find Truth?” by Jeffery Forrey
  • “What Is Psychology?” by Jeffrey Forrey
  • “Scripture Is Sufficient, but to Do What?” by Jeremy Pierre
  • “The Christ-Centeredness of Biblical Counseling” by Robert Jones
  • “A Counseling Primer from the Great Cloud of Witnesses” by Bob Kellemen
  • “What about the Body?” by Sam Williams
  • “Caution: Counseling Systems Are Belief Systems” by Ernie Baker and Howard Eyrich
  • “The Bible Is Relevant for That?” by Bob Kellemen
  • “The Rich Relevance of God’s Word” by Bob Kellemen
  • “The Practicality of the Bible for Becoming a Church of Biblical Counseling” by Garrett Higbee
  • “Uncommon Community: Biblical Counseling in Small Groups” by Garrett Higbee
  • “Speaking the Truth in Love” by Jonathan Holmes and Lilly Park
  • “The Competency of the Biblical Counselor” by Brad Hambrick
  • “Relating Truth to Life: Gospel-Centered Counseling for Depression” by Jeremy Lelek
  • “Using Biblical Narrative in the Personal Ministry of the Word” by John Henderson
  • “Using Wisdom Literature in the Personal Ministry of the Word” by Deepak Reju
  • “Using the Gospels in the Personal Ministry of the Word” by Rob Green
  • “Using the Epistles in the Personal Ministry of the Word” by Heath Lambert
  • “Conclusion: Lessons Learned through Counseling Experience” by Randy Patten

Praise for the Print Edition

Robert Jones says it well, ‘The Bible does not merely inform our counseling . . . the Bible drives our counseling.’ I believe he is exactly correct. The contributors to Scripture and Counseling encourage, teach, and show us how this happens as we pursue and develop a robust biblical strategy in ministry to hurting, confused, and broken people.

Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

I commend this significant work to anyone who looks to Scripture to help people make sense of life in a broken world.

—Jack Delk, pastor for counseling, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

Because we live in a culture that considers the Bible to be at best irrelevant, or even ridiculous, there has been a growing question even among serious Christians as to its sufficiency, especially for counseling the serious problems of the soul. Scripture and Counseling provides the framework for a profitable discussion of this issue and helps us appreciate the richness of God’s Word in helping people who are hurting.

—John D. Street, chair, Biblical Counseling Graduate Program, Master’s College and Seminary

Scripture and Counseling is both theologically robust and pastorally helpful.

J.D. Greear, pastor, The Summit Church

Product Details

  • Title: Scripture And Counseling: God’s Word For Life In A Broken World
  • Editors: Bob Kellemen and Jeffery Forrey
  • Series: Biblical Counseling Coalition Series
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Christian Group: Evangelicals
  • Pages: 480
  • Resource Type: Introductions
  • Topic: Counseling

About the Editors

Bob Kellemen is the vice president of institutional development and chair of the biblical counseling and discipleship department at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of over 100 published articles and 13 books including Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, Equipping Counselors for Your Church, Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure, Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes, and Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling.

Jeffery Forrey has been a counselor and trainer for the Center for Biblical Counseling and Education in St. Louis, MO, and Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights, IL. He has taught biblical counseling for Evangelical Theological College, Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary.

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