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Number of Pages: 287
Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Jay Adams Library
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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 biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles. . . . There have been dramatic results. . . . Not only have peoples 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
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 Counselors Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.
Karen5 Stars Out Of 5Biblical Counseling at it's bestOctober 5, 2014KarenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a very in depth study of the bible as a guide to any kind of counseling. It is everything I already believed in but at a deeper level of study of the scriptures and biblical principles than I have had in the past. While it is not a fast, easy read... it is of utmost value. I believe I will refer back to this book throughout my lifetime for counseling purposes and to deepen my own understanding of biblical principles.
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Joseph HuffAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5August 29, 2011Joseph HuffAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I highly recommend this book to anyone who has been exposed to secular theories of counseling for dealing with the issues of malfunctioning human nature.
KarenSuffolkVAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Know someone with a problem? You need this bookAugust 13, 2011KarenSuffolkVAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This text was on a recommended reading list for counselors at the crisis pregnancy center when I serve. The focus is that most problems Christians deal with in their personal lives are a result of personal life choices or attitudes. As Christians, we are given the Scriptures to address those issues. Remembering our standing with God, and releying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are critical to every day and every decision of our lives, as this text explains. Rather than blame outside factors, we are responsible only for our responses to those factors and God have given us the power to respond as Jesus would have done. "Must read" for counselors, but every Christian should read this text. We all know someone who is trouble or comes to us for advice. The author wrote several other texts which explain practical application of the Christian principles, and how to help in specific situation. If you are interested in counseling, you should order every text by Jay Adams!
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