Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ
Demonstrates the "why" and the "how" of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling, whether in the pastor's study or over coffee with a friend.
With the evermore apparent failure of modern psychotherapies and a discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the sufficiency and power of the Scriptures to change lives.
To aid churches in minis...more
I also appreciated the distinction made between different forms of counseling--secular psychol...more
The writers have done an excellent job of showing how to assist people from a Biblical, Gospel centred point of view. It is an easy to understand read with a good number of pertanant illustrations.
Not only is this book beneficial for learning how to better help others, it is personally quite therapeutic and uplifting. Elyse and Dennis have presented a healthy balance between biblical truth...more
This wonderful, gospel-centered book is all about how God's love impacts our broken lives. While the title leads one to think that it is about counseling others, there is much in this book that will resonate within the heart of the reader.
I enjoyed the entire book, but especially appreciated the chapters on how the gospel applies directly with our sanctification, emotions, and relationships. After reading other books on the topic of the daily transforming grace of the gospel, these 3...more