Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling

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Editors: Robert Kellemen and Steve Viars

Subtitle:

Changing Lives with God’s Changeless Truth

Master the essentials of effective biblical counseling

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a comprehensive resource that will help you understand how to minister from God’s truth to change lives. With the cumulative wisdom of almost 40 contributors with exceptional credentials and experience, you’ll discover a valuable model for counseling that explains…

The Why of Biblical Counseling

Why the Bible is sufficient and relevant for addressing every issue we face
Why biblical counseling is so effective in helping people face life’s struggles in Christ’s strength

The How of Biblical Counseling

How you can lead struggling, hurting people to the hope and strength available only in Christ
How to counsel in a way that is Christ-centered and God-glorifying


Every chapter provides a wonderful blend of theological wisdom and practical expertise, and is written to be accessible to everyone who wishes to extend Christ’s love to others—pastors, church leaders, counseling practitioners, instructors, lay people, and students.

About the editors:

Robert W. Kellemen is vice president of strategic development, academic dean, and professor at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Founder of RPM Ministries, he also served as the founding executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and has pastored four churches. He is the author of nearly 20 books, including Gospel-Centered Counseling.

Steve Viars has served as a pastor and biblical counselor at Faith Church and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana, since 1987. A frequent speaker at conferences, colleges, and seminaries, he also serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, the Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation. The author of Loving Your Community, he and his wife, Kris, have three children and several grandchildren.

Endorsements:

In this massively important new book…leading figures in the biblical counseling movement set forth a wealth of wisdom. We have needed this book for a long time. ~Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is warm, personal, gentle, always wanting to listen and know the person, confident in the Spirit’s working through the Word of Christ. ~Dr. Ed Welch, CCEF faculty, author of Shame Interrupted