Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling


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A Classic in the Field of Christian Counseling Competent to Counsel has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems. Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As Dr. Jay Adams points out in his introduction, "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical ...

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Apr 2, 2007

Excellent Christianity

I can't say enough about this book. More Christians need to read this. It may be written for the counselor but all Christians should read this. Jay Adams shows something that few Christian teachers and preachers seem to be aware of. That is, the problems we have in our personal lives regarding our physical or mental health is the result of our sin. This is not revolutionary but it is truth non-the-less. It is a shame that too few Christians understand what Jay Adams makes plain in this book. This is a great read.

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