Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken World

Overview

Today we face a tremendous weakening of confidence in the Bible. This is just as true for the pastor offering counsel in his office as it is for the person in the pew talking with a struggling friend at Starbucks or the small group leader who is unsure of what to say to a hurting group member. We need to regain our confidence in God’s Word as sufficient to address the real life issues we face today. We need to understand how the Bible equips us to grow in counseling competence ...

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Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken World

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Overview

Today we face a tremendous weakening of confidence in the Bible. This is just as true for the pastor offering counsel in his office as it is for the person in the pew talking with a struggling friend at Starbucks or the small group leader who is unsure of what to say to a hurting group member. We need to regain our confidence in God’s Word as sufficient to address the real life issues we face today. We need to understand how the Bible equips us to grow in counseling competence as we use it to tackle the complex issues of life.

Scripture and Counseling is divided into two sections of nine chapters each:

  • Part One helps readers to develop a robust biblical view of Scripture’s sufficiency for “life and godliness” leading to increased confidence in God’s Word.
  • Part Two assists readers in learning how to use Scripture in the counseling process. This section demonstrates how a firm grasp of the sufficiency of Scripture leads to increased competence in the ancient art of personally ministering God’s Word to others.

Part of the Biblical Counseling Coalition series, Scripture and Counseling brings you the wisdom of twenty ministry leaders who write so you can have confidence that God’s Word is sufficient, necessary, and relevant to equip God’s people to address the complex issues of life in a broken world. It blends theological wisdom with practical expertise and is accessible to pastors, church leaders, counseling practitioners, and students, equipping them to minister the truth and power of God’s word in the context of biblical counseling, soul care, spiritual direction, pastoral care, and small group facilitation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310516835
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Pages: 480

Meet the Author

Bob Kellemen, ThM, PhD, is the executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and the founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. Bob has pastored for over a dozen years and now serves as chair of the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Seminary (Maryland). He is the author of nine books, including Equipping Counselors for Your Church.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Invite Al Mohler)

Introduction: The Pulpit, the Pew, and the Neighborhood (Kevin DeYoung and Pat
Quinn)

Part One: How We View the Bible for Life in a Broken World
Chapter 1: The Richness and Relevance of God’s Word (Kevin Carson)
Chapter 2: Thoroughly Equipped for Every Good Work (Steve Viars and Paul Tautges)
Chapter 3: Where Do We Find Truth? (Jeff Forrey)
Chapter 4: Sufficient for What? (Jeremy Pierre)
Chapter 5: The Sufficiency of Christ (Robert Jones)
Chapter 6: Nothing New Under the Sun (Bob Kellemen)
Chapter 7: What is “Psychology”? (Jeff Forrey)
Chapter 8: What About the Body? (Sam Williams)
Chapter 9: Caution, Detour and Danger Ahead (Ernie Baker and Howard Eyrich)

Part Two: How We Use the Bible for Life in a Broken World
Chapter 10: The Bible Is Relevant for That? (Bob Kellemen)
Chapter 11: The Practicality of the Bible (Brad Hambrick and Garrett Higbee)
Chapter 12: Speaking the Truth in Love (Jonathan Holmes and Lilly Park)
Chapter 13: Uncommon Community (Garrett Higbee)
Chapter 14: Relating Truth to Life (Jeremy Lelek)
Chapter 15: Using Biblical Narrative in the Personal Ministry of the Word (John Henderson)
Chapter 16: Using Wisdom Literature in the Personal Ministry of the Word (Deepak
Reju)
Chapter 17: Using the Gospels in the Personal Ministry of the Word (Rob Green)
Chapter 18: Using the Epistles in the Personal Ministry of the Word (Heath Lambert)

Conclusion: What Now?: Impacting the World for Christ (Randy Patten)

Appendix 1: Frequently Asked Questions (The Team)
Appendix 2: The Biblical Counseling Coalition Confessional Statement
Appendix 3: The Biblical Counseling Coalition Doctrinal Statement
Bibliography of Sources
Index

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