Counseling: The John MacArthur Pastor's Library

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418500054
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/23/2005
  • Series: MacArthur Pastor's Library Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 262,060
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

1 Rediscovering Biblical counseling 3
2 Biblical counseling in recent times 18
3 Why Biblical counseling and not psychology? 31
4 The godward focus of Biblical counseling 51
5 Counseling and the sinfulness of humanity 64
6 The work of the spirit and Biblical counseling 79
7 Spiritual discipline and the Biblical counselor 88
8 Developing a helping relationship with counselees 101
9 Instilling hope in the counselee 114
10 Taking counselee inventory : collecting data 131
11 Interpreting counselee data 147
12 Providing instruction through Biblical counseling 162
13 Biblical counseling and inducement 176
14 Implementing Biblical instruction 190
15 Preaching and Biblical counseling 203
16 Spirit-giftedness and Biblical counseling 212
17 Biblical counseling and the local church 222
18 Resources for Biblical counseling 231
19 Frequently asked questions about Biblical counseling 244
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