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, PhD, served as the founding executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and has pastored four churches. He is the author of over twenty books, including Grief: Walking with Jesus; Gospel-Centered Counseling; Gospel Conversations; Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling; and Gospel-Centered Family Counseling.

Steve Viars is the Senior Pastor of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN);  ACBC Fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition board member; Vision Of Hope board member; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; married with three children; B.S., Bible, Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit, PA); M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min., Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary.

He is the author of Putting Your Past in Its Place; Loving Your Community; Overcoming Bitterness; Do You Believe What God Says about You? as well as several other works.

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