Biblical Counseling Basics: Roots, Beliefs and Future
Drawing from a wide range of resources and experts in Christian soul care, this book is a well-researched, easy-to-read, and practical guide for students and counselors both inside and outside of biblical counseling to better understand its aspects, methods and goals. Biblical Counseling Basics equips readers with practical skills for one-another ministry and engages them with their divine call to counsel.
Since God first spoke words of life to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, counseling has been a foundational to God’s people. Many of the most basic questions of psychology—who we are, why do we do what we do, and how do we change—are informed by the Bible that speaks profoundly to each and every one.
In Biblical Counseling Basics, Dr. Jeremy Lelek offers a comprehensive approach to biblical counseling, beginning by retracing the movement’s history, then exploring its basic tenets, and finally providing helpful insight for the future of biblical counseling.
Helping to connect the dots between soul care and theology, and including real life case studies, readers are encouraged to apply theology to current issues and the here and now needs of others.
Also offering way forward, Biblical Counseling Basics encourages counselors that the use of the Bible is central to their practices and development. Offering the Bible as the preeminent resource to address even the most complex mental and emotional struggles, Biblical Counseling Basics exposes readers to the finished work of Christ as the greatest hope for all believers.
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