The Counsel of Heaven on Earth provides a helpful introductory look at the principles of biblical Christian counseling based on models found in the books of Genesis and Isaiah. It also includes extensive survey research plus insight from personal counseling experiences that author Ian F. Jones encountered at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where a gunman killed seven people and wounded many others in September 1999.
Broadening his audience, Jones also addresses the debate between biblical/nouthetic counselors and Christian/integrationist counselors, inviting all professionals to consider his fresh biblical Christian counseling approach.
Ian F. Jones, Ph.D., was born in Sydney, Australia. With degrees in sociology, Christian ethics, psychology and counseling, and religion, he now chairs the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.