Grace Bible Church Library Catalogue

Counseling : how to counsel Biblically /

MacArthur, John, 1939-

Counseling : how to counsel Biblically / John MacArthur and Wayne Mack with the Master's College faculty. - xiv, 300 pages ; 25 cm - The John MacArthur pastor's library . - John MacArthur pastor's library. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- Introduction -- Part I the historical background of Biblical counseling. Rediscovering Biblical counseling / John MacArthur -- Biblical counseling in recent times / David Powlison -- Why Biblical counseling and not psychology? / John Street -- Part II the theological foundations of Biblical counseling. The Godward focus of Biblical counseling / Douglas Bookman -- Counseling and the sinfulness of humanity / John MacArthur -- The work of the Spirit and Biblical counseling / John MacArthur -- Spiritual discipline and the Biblical counselor / Roger Smith -- Part III the practice of Biblical counseling. Developing a helping relationship with counselees / Wayne A. Mack -- Instilling hope in the counselee / Wayne A. Mack -- Taking counselee inventory : collecting data / Wayne A. Mack -- Interpreting counselee data / Wayne A. Mack -- Providing instruction through Biblical counseling / Wayne A. Mack -- Biblical counseling and inducement / Wayne A. Mack -- Implementing Biblical instruction / Wayne A. Mack -- Part IV the ministry of Biblical counseling. Preaching and Biblical counseling / John MacArthur -- Spirit-giftedness and Biblical counseling / John MacArthur -- Biblical counseling and the local church / William W. Goode -- Resources for Biblical counseling / Dennis M. Swanson and Wayne A. Mack -- Frequently asked questions about Biblical counseling / John MacArthur and Wayne A. Mack, editors.

Solid theological foundations of biblical counseling are clearly presented in contrast to humanistic and secular theories of psychological counseling. A practical, proactive, and relevant book for students, church leaders, and lay people. This collection of writers represents some of America's leading biblical teachers and counselors. This groundbreaking book presents a system of biblical truth that brings together people, their problems, and the living God. It is founded on three convictions: That God's Word should be the counseling authority of Christians helping people with broken lives; That counseling is a part of the essential ministry of the local church; That God's people can and should be trained to counsel effectively. Dr. John MacArthur has teamed with Dr. Wayne Mack and their collegues to produce a book for all God's people -- pastors, elders, and lay people. - Publisher.

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Pastoral counseling.
Discipling (Christianity)
Pastoral psychology.

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