The Christian Counselor’s Manual
The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling
The companion, sequel volume to the Jay Adams’s landmark work, Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor’s Manual is the comprehensive work takes the approach of Nouthetic counseling introduced in the first volume and comprehensively applies it to a yet wider range of issues, topics and techniques in counseling.
Immensely helpful to the counselor, pastor, or even for the Christian family seeking to biblically work through their own problem areas. It has some material on nearly every topic that could arise in counseling anyone, covering the subjects, issues, trends, and techniques in counseling.
Key Subjects of The Christian Counselor’s Manual:
- Who is qualified to be a counselor?
- How do people experience real change?
- How does the Holy Spirit work in lives?
- What role does hope play?
- How do we ask the right questions?
- What often lies behind depression?
- How do we deal with anger?
- What is schizophrenia?
These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this an outstanding reference book for all who wish to be useful in providing Christian counseling.
About the Author
Jay E. Adams received his formal training at Reformed Episcopal Seminary (B.D.), Johns Hopkins University (A.B.), Pittsburgh-Xenia Seminary, Temple University School of Theology (M.ST.), and the University of Missouri (Ph.D.). He is a former director of advanced studies and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor’s Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.
The Table of Contents covers several pages, but some of the key matters covered are:
- The Persons involved in counseling, including the presence of the Holy Spirit
- Presuppositions and Principles, including the necessity of hope, the help of prayer, and the need for reconciliation
- Practice and Process, including sin, love, motivation, change, and more