Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically (The MacArthur Pastor's Library)

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Author: John MacArthur

Solid theological foundations of biblical counseling are clearly presented in contrast to humanistic and secular theories of psychological counseling. A practical, proactive, and relevant book for students, church leaders, and lay people. This collection of writers represents some of America's leading biblical teachers and counselors.

Other contributors include: Ken L. Sarles, David Powlison, Douglas Bookman, David B. Maddox, Robert Smith, William W. Goode, and Dennis M. Swanson.

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Part I: The Historical Background of Biblical Counseling

  1. Rediscovering Biblical Counseling
  2. Biblical Counseling in Recent Times
  3. Why Biblical Counseling and Not Psychology?

Part II: The Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling

  1. The Godward Focus of Biblical Counseling
  2. Counseling and the Sinfulness of Humanity
  3. The Work of the Spirit and Biblical Counseling
  4. Spiritual Discipline and the Biblical Counselor

Part III: The Practice of Biblical Counseling

  1. Developing a Helping Relationship with Counselees
  2. Instilling Hope in the Counselee
  3. Taking Counselee Inventory: Collecting Data
  4. Interpreting Counselee Data
  5. Providing Instruction through Biblical Counseling
  6. Biblical Counseling and Inducement
  7. Implementing Biblical Instruction

Part IV: The Ministry of Biblical Counseling

  1. Preaching and Biblical Counseling
  2. Spirit-Giftedness and Biblical Counseling
  3. Biblical Counseling and the Local Church
  4. Resources for biblical Counseling
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about Biblical Counseling
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