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Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality

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Coaching has expanded beyond athletics to almostevery aspect of life that requires accountability, encouragement,and a commitment to growth.

Dr. Gary R. Collins takes the successful principles of coachingand gives them a God-centered application. Broader in scope thaneither mentoring or discipling,Christian Coachinghelps people find God?s vision for their lives andlearn to
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 6th 2001 by NavPress (first published December 2001)
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Dennis Podryadchikov
Collins offers a comprehensive guide into a recently originated realm of coaching and its domain Christian coaching. Drawing from his background in psychology, the author skillfully discusses the topic, offers strong approaches, and deals with potential abuses. Additionally, there are many practical advices and exercises, including the ones in a number of appendices. Because of its down-to-earth but adequate language, this work makes a solid textbook for introductory classes. Besides students, C ...more
May 15, 2010 Cafelilybookreviews rated it liked it

If you’ve heard about “coaching” but aren’t sure what it means in today’s terms, this book is the perfect resource. According to Fortune magazine, coaching is the hottest thing in management.

Although author Gary R. Collins, PhD states that coaching has become a revolution that shows no signs of slowing down, Christian coaches seem to be few and far between.

So what is coaching? First and foremost it is not counseling or therapy, nor is it about healing or reactive looking back. Coaching helps i
Whether you are a counseling, pastor, life coach or just something that is good with listening this is a keeper for your permanent shelf. Basically a text book, this manual breaks things down and answers a lot of question. It is even a valuable tool for someone just curious about what Christian Coaching is. I have to admit, when this arrived on my doorstep (again another one that I say is due to my non committal of a genre) I assumed it was another book about sports. So I put it on the back burn ...more
Stacey Daze
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Being the first book on coaching I have read with nothing to compare it to:

I thought it was very thorough and comprehensive. The book covered what coaching is, the skills a good coach needs, why someone would go to a coach, specialties in coaching, and the future of coaching. I pulled a lot of good information out of it, and I think much of what it talks about can be used in all relationships, not just for coaching.
In this introduction to Christian coaching, Collins presents a case for the relevance of coaching, a paradigm for its implementation, and an overview of trends and specializations within this growing field. Collins walks the reader through a seven-part coaching model – issues, awareness, vision, strategy, action, and obstacles – all the while providing principles, illustrations, assessment tools, and outside resources. Collins’ work is a helpful introduction and a useful reference towards “help ...more
Nov 08, 2014 Zeke rated it really liked it
Great reminders.
Rachel Olsen
Jul 14, 2012 Rachel Olsen rated it it was amazing
Collins knows his craft. While this is an older book, and therefore some of the examples are a bit dated, the information within was helpful. Foundational even. This book was part of the required reading in the training program I went through to become a certified biblical life coach.

{If you are interested in knowing more about my life coaching practice, visit and click on the "personal coaching" tab.}
John Kenworthy
Jun 10, 2013 John Kenworthy rated it really liked it
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In spite of its title, you don;t have to be Christian to benefit from this book and you don;t have to be coaching Christians.
A through examination of the coaching profession and some excellent tools to develop a coaching culture.
John Compton
Feb 08, 2013 John Compton rated it really liked it
Bringing the world of coaching to the Church, Collins provides another vehicle for disciple in the 21st century.
Matthew Moore
Apr 25, 2013 Matthew Moore rated it really liked it
Excellent resource for the topic that I'll go back to again.
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A good & comprehensive coverage of the title.
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