Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling

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Zondervan, Jul 13, 2009 - Religion - 320 pages

A Classic in the Field of Christian Counseling Competent to Counsel has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems. Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As Dr. Jay Adams points out in his introduction, "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles. . . . There have been dramatic results. . . . Not only have people’s immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well." Since its first publication in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It establishes the basis for and an introduction to a counseling approach that is being used in pastors’ studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around the world

 

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I love that Jay Adams insists on taking a Biblical View on life matters. He realizes that in all circumstances, the Word of God is our standard and tool for life. In this book, and in his series on ... Read full review

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This book was required reading in a class on biblical counseling through Master's International School of Divinity. Although I was remotely familar with Jay Adams' work, I found this book to be an excellent resourse for pastors involved in nouthetic counseling. Read full review

Contents

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND COUNSELING
THE PASTOR AS A NOUTHETIC COUNSELOR
CONFESS YOUR SINS
SOME PRINCIPLES OF NOUTHETIC TECHNIQUE
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHERS AS NOUTHETIC COUNSELORS
FOOT NOTES
INDEX OF NAMES
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Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is a 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 Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor’s Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.

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