Editors: James MacDonald, Bob Kellemen & Steve Viars
Changing Lives with God's Changeless Truth
Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a comprehensive guide that will equip God's people to use biblical truth to change lives. More than that, this book will increase people's confidence in the sufficiency and relevancy of God's Word to address real-life issues in a multitude of counseling situations.
Readers of this book will:
- Understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counseling
- Be encouraged to trust God's Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challenges
- Enjoy the relevant, pastoral, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, John Piper, Mark Dever, and Elyse Fitzpatrick
The 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise. The first half of the book emphasizes a practical theology of biblical counseling; the second half highlights a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Though accessible to all Christians, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, students, and educators.
About the editors:
James MacDonald is the founding and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in northwest Chicago, Illinois. His “Walk in the Word” program is heard daily on over 650 radio stations around the United States. In addition, one thousand broadcasters carry “Listen Up,” his one-minute radio feature. His books include Downpour, Gripped By The Greatness Of God and Lord, Change My Attitude (Before It’s Too Late). MacDonald holds degrees from London Baptist Bible College (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.), and Phoenix Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He and his wife, Kathy, have two sons and one daughter.
Robert Kellemen is the Executive Director Biblical Counseling Coalition; Chairman and Professor MACCD Capital Bible Seminary; Founder/CEO RPM Ministries; three pastoral ministries; author of several books including Equipping Counselors for Your Church; B.S. Pastoral Ministry Baptist Bible College; Th.M. Theology and Biblical Counseling Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Counselor Education Kent State University.
Steve Viars is the Senior Pastor of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition board member; Vision of Hope board president; 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 as well as several other works.
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