Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ

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Crossway Books, 2009 - Religion - 236 pages
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Demonstrates the “why” and the “how” of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling, whether in the pastor's study or over coffee with a friend.

With the evermore apparent failure of modern psychotherapies and a discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the sufficiency and power of the Scriptures to change lives.

To aid churches in ministering to broken and hurting people, the authors of Counsel from the Cross present a counseling model based on Scripture, powered by the work of the Wonderful Counselor, Jesus Christ. Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, they demonstrate the “why” and the “how” of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling.

The authors' combined backgrounds—one, a woman trained in biblical counseling and the other, a male professor of practical theology—bring balance to this work, making it relevant for those who counsel as part of pastoral ministry and for those involved in friendship mentoring or discipleship.

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The gospel motivates burdenless obedience I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It drives home the gospel to practical real-life situations that 'we are more sinful and flawed then we ever dared believe ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

ELYSE M. FITZPATRICK holds a masters in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She is a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, is a retreat and conference speaker, and is the head of Women Helping Women Ministries. Fitzpatrick has authored nearly a dozen books, including Because He Loves Me.

DENNIS E. JOHNSON (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California and associate pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church.

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