Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310829546
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 7/13/2009
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 603,466
  • File size: 786 KB

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2014

    Awesome book

    Very good book for the chritian counselor

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    After being subjected to domestic abuse for many years, I went t

    After being subjected to domestic abuse for many years, I went to my church for help. They sent me to Nouthetic counseling and it was a complete nightmare. They did not address the issues that I dealt with which were legitimate fear, and later diagonosed, PTSD. I believe their main thrust was to guilt me into taking down boundaries that I had set up to protect myself and children from my abuser by trying to convince me how sorry he was. I finally had to walk away after spending several thousand dollars on Nouthetic counseling because it bacame obvious to me, they do not know what to do in a domestic violence situation. They made matters worse. Whereas my abuser was willing to negotiate a divorce settlement prior to counseling, after three counseling sessions, he was empowered and began threatening my life. See an accurate review of this book and Nouthetic counseling at Jeff Crippen's website crying out for justice. Type Nouthetic counseling in the search. When will the church wake up and stop sending domestic violence victims to this dangerous counseling? Probably only after someone is killed and a lawsuit is filed-I can see that is a real possibility. I filed a complaint with the state professional liscensing board, and suggest that anyone subjected to an incompetant Nouthetic counseling service do the same.

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