Encouragement: The Key to Caring

Encouragement: The Key to Caring

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by Larry Crabb
     
 

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Encouragement. It's more than a compliment or a pat on the back. According to Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender, it is the most basic form of counseling -- a skill that can be mastered by laypeople as well as counselors. What must we know in order to fulfill the biblical exhortation to 'encourage one another'? Encouragement: The Key to Caring tells you. Part one

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Encouragement. It's more than a compliment or a pat on the back. According to Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender, it is the most basic form of counseling -- a skill that can be mastered by laypeople as well as counselors. What must we know in order to fulfill the biblical exhortation to 'encourage one another'? Encouragement: The Key to Caring tells you. Part one deals with understanding encouragement, and part two explores the process of encouragement, including such practical how-tos as - developing a careful selection of encouraging words - cultivating active listening skills - using biblical fellowship to move beyond superficial smiles and shallow greetings - recognizing subtle opportunities for encouragement -- Without the encouragement of a caring community, biblical truth taught in church tends to just thicken people's defense layers. But authenticity, freedom, and greater love for God and others are the fruit of encouragement, and evidence of the tremendous power God invests in individuals and churches who practice it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310872122
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
440 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Encouragement. It's more than a compliment or a pat on the back. According to Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender, it is the most basic form of counseling—a skill that can be mastered by laypeople as well as counselors. What must we know in order to fulfill the biblical exhortation to "encourage one another"?
Encouragement: The Key to Caring tells you. Part one deals with understanding encouragement, and part two explores the process of encouragement, including such practical how-tos as
* developing a careful selection of encouraging words
* cultivating active listening skills
* using biblical fellowship to move beyond superficial smiles and shallow greetings
* recognizing subtle opportunities for encouragement
Without the encouragement of a caring community, biblical truth taught in church tends to just thicken people's defense layers. But authenticity, freedom, and greater love for God and others are the fruit of encouragement, and evidence of the tremendous power God invests in individuals and churches who practice it.

Author Biography: Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known speaker, author of numerous best-selling books including God of My Father, Finding God, and Men and Women, and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Colorado Christian University in Morrison, CO.;Dr. Dan B. Allender is the founder of Wounded Heart Ministries. Dan is the author of The Wounded Heart, Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, and Intimate Allies. He and his wife, Rebecca, Bainbridge Island, Washington with their three children.

Meet the Author

Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminary speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and Visiting Professor of Spiritual Formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and his wife of forty-six years, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado area. For additional information please visit newwayministries.org

Dr. Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. Currently, Dan serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology and Founding President at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, WA. A therapist in private practice, he is a frequent speaker and conference leader. He and his wife, Rebecca, are parents to three adult children and grandparents of two grandsons and one granddaughter. SPANISH BIO: Dan B. Allender recibio su Maestria en Divinidades en la Academia Teologica Westminster y su Doctorado en Consejeria y Sicologia en la Universidad de Michigan. En la actualidad es profesor de consejeria en la Escuela de Graduados de Mars Hill cerca de Seattle, Washington. Es terapista, conferencista y lider de seminarios. Ademas, el doctor Allender es autor de varios libros incluyendo Corazon Herido, Liderando con imperfecciones, Amor Intrepido y Aliado intimos. el y su esposa, Rebecca, son padres de tres hijos.

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