The Christian Counselor's Manual   -     By: Jay E. Adams
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The Christian Counselor's Manual

Zondervan / 1986 / Hardcover

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A companion and sequel volume to Competent to Counsel, this volume includes indexes, a detailed table of contents, and many diagrams and forms, all of which make this one of the best reference books for Christian counselors.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 031051150X
ISBN-13: 9780310511502
UPC: 025986511500
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Series: Jay Adams Library

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Publisher's Description

The Christian Counselor’s Manual is a companion and sequel to the author’s influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: *Who is qualified to be a counselor? *How can counselees change? *How does the Holy Spirit work? *What role does hope play? *What is the function of language? *How do we ask the right questions? *What often lies behind depression? *How do we deal with anger? *What is schizophrenia? These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for Christian counselors.

Author Bio

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 Counselor’s Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.

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  1. R A Lay
    Texas
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book for counseling principles
    November 22, 2013
    R A Lay
    Texas
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    The book has excellent biblical references but the author appears on many areas to go "extreme" in how he applies them in counseling. One gets the impression that his approach is rather simplistic - "this is what the Bible says, so it should work, don't try anything else or go anywhere else". On the other hand one must understand that Dr. Adams stands on a confrontational (nouthetic) platform in all of his counseling methodology and that is perhaps why he comes across as taking a hard stance on his opinions. I recommend this book for learning about counseling biblical principles but would balance the study with other books, still biblically based, but more sensitive on the application side. Good book as part of a collection to increase counseling knowledge.
  2. Thomas Stiver
    Elkhart, IN
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excelllent
    May 19, 2011
    Thomas Stiver
    Elkhart, IN
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A tremendous read. Dr. Adams speaks from years of experience and study of God's Word. This is a tremendous work. I do not "buy into" his positional stand on Reformed Theology; however, very little of that comes forth in this Book.
  3. Yeduthun
    Gyeonggido, South Korea
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A must for every pastor and church leader
    December 14, 2010
    Yeduthun
    Gyeonggido, South Korea
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is a classic in Biblical Counseling. Despite coming out decades ago, the issues it deals with are just as relevant today as then. Dr. Adams knows what he's talking about from both the counseling side and Biblical side. He knows his Word and how to apply it to hurting, sinful people!

    One of the great travesties in the modern church is the myth of "Christian Psychology." Jay Adams makes an excellent argument (both in this book and many others) that the two simply don't go together. Although there can be "organic" problems, the vast majority of what is considered psychological "disease" can be taken care of by the Word of God being lovingly applied through the power of the Holy Spirit.

    One caveat with this book, however, is that Adams occasionally brings in his very staunch reformed theology. This is particularly troubling when he talks about demonic possession, but don't let his few theological quirks keep you from reading an essential masterpiece on caring for souls.
  4. Donald
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 20, 2008
    Donald
    I'm not sure why someone has to "beware of end time events" to quote the other review. This book is a must for any pastor who truly desire to counsel the members of his flock in a biblical way. Adams provides amazing insights and gives many practical ways to implement them into a church.
  5. Rancy Sharp
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    September 18, 2000
    Rancy Sharp
    His view of end time events effects his counseling views - beware!
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