The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams (Foreword by David Powlison) - eBook
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|Title: The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams (Foreword by David Powlison) - eBook|
By: Heath Lambert, David Powlison
Format: DRM Free ePub
|Publication Date: 2011|
Stock No: WW23277EB
People inside and outside of the biblical counseling movement recognize differences between the foundational work of Jay Adams and that of current thought leaders such as David Powlison. But, as any student or teacher of the discipline can attest, those differences have been ill-defined and largely anecdotal until now.
Heath Lambert, the first scholar to analyze the movements development from within, shows how biblical counseling emerged from, and remains rooted in, a commitment to the sufficiency of Scripture and the need to give practical help to struggling people. He identifies contemporary leadersincluding Powlison, Ed Welch, Paul Tripp, and Wayne Mackwho emphasize the sinner as sufferer, the heart as key to motivation, and the need to interact humbly with critics. Demonstrating how these refinements in framework, methodology, and engagement style are characteristic of a second generation of biblical counselors, Lambert contends this new wave of counselors is now increasingly balanced in their counseling methods.
With a substantial foreword from David Powlison and strong support from prominent biblical counselors, this book will help all Christians interested in the fundamentally theological task of counseling to think carefully and biblically about how it is taught and practiced.
Heath Lambert (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, is a founding council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and sits on the review board for The Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He previously served as executive director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and as associate professor of biblical counseling at Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
David Powlison (19492019) was a teacher, a counselor, and the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and was also the senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He wrote a number of books, including How Does Sanctification Work?; Making All Things New; and God's Grace in Your Suffering.
-Stuart W. Scott,
Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, Southern Seminary; author, The Exemplary Husband and Biblical Manhood
Like any significant church movement throughout ecclesiastical history, the biblical counseling movement has been subject to many changes and considerable growth. It has become a worldwide, multi-cultural agent of change for the Church of Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert has written an amazing account of key influences that God, in his perfect sovereignty, has brought about in this movement. This factual account is an important contribution to understanding how and why the biblical counseling movement has had such a profound and lasting impact. It is a must read for anyone who desires to understand this movement.
-John D. Street,
Chair, MABC Graduate Program, The Masters College and Seminary
This book is an excellent resource for explaining the history of the biblical counseling movement, including the successes and failures along the way. Heath Lambert presents a great framework for all who want to grow and advance biblical counseling.
Program Manager, Hebron Center Addictions Recovery Program
A thoughtful analysis of the development of a growing discipline, The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams offers a careful assessment of the intriguing history of the biblical counseling movement. Dr. Lambert goes to great lengths to help the reader understand the rich heritage of biblical counseling, transitions in its development, and wise recommendations for its future. Definitely an insightful read!
President, Association of Biblical Counselors
I deeply appreciate the impact Jay Adamss teaching has had on my life, writing, family, and ministry. His emphasis on progressive sanctification, of continually growing and changing as followers of Christ, has been especially meaningful. This volume is a fascinating story of how Jays students, building on his remarkable foundational work, have caused the biblical counseling movement to grow and change for Gods glory. Thanks, Heath!
Executive Director, National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC)
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