How People Change
What does it take for lasting change to take root in someone’s life? If you have ever tried, failed, and wondered why, this is perhaps the book for you – or those you counsel. It explains the Biblical patterns which make for serious, lasting change in lives. It’s not just a formula based on some advice from the Bible.
“Change doesn’t happen overnight for the Christian. It’s a lifelong journey. Paul Tripp and Tim Lane masterfully guide us along the Biblical path that points us to the cross and a lifestyle of faith and repentance. I recommend this book all Christians who desire to grow in their relationship with God.” — Tremper Longman, Westmont College
It’s encouraging to know that, in God’s hands, the winds of adversity that batter our lives are also agents of fruitful change in us. Paul Tripp and Tim Lane have done us all a favor by leading us down that path of change and teaching us how to embrace God’s transforming work in our hearts. — Carolyn Custis James, author of When Life and Beliefs Collide
“This book is applied theology. It’s about heat, thorns, the cross, and fruit. It’s about present grace. In sixteen short and well-illustrated chapters, the wonderful prospect of change for the good is held out for the reader. We are called to consider our circumstances and our responses to them, and beneath that to examine our hearts desires and to turn afresh to Christ’s cross.” –Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
About the Authors
Timothy S. Lane, M. Div., D. Min. is the President of the Institute for Pastoral Care and Paul David Tripp, M. Div., D. Min. is the President of Paul Tripp Ministries. They are both counselors, speakers and teachers in various seminaries. They both served as faculty members at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania and are lecturers in practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Both men have served as pastors: Tim in Clemson, South Carolina and Paul in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Tim and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of two daughters and two sons. Paul and his wife, Luella, are the parents of three sons and a daughter. Paul is the author of the books Age of Opportunity; War of Words; Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands; and Lost in the Middle. Both men write extensively on biblical counseling and lead church-based counseling training courses using the Transformation Series that they co-authored.