Item description for Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling by Jay E. Adams...
Overview This is a classic in the field of Christian counseling. It 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 the author points out in his introduction. "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles . . . There have been dramatic results . . . Not only have people's immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well." First published in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It establishes the basis for an introduction to an approach to counseling that is being used in pastors¿ studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around the world.
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 counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles. . . . There have been dramatic results. . . . Not only have people s immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well." Since its first publication in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It establishes the basis for and an introduction to a counseling approach that is being used in pastors studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around the world"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1986
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series The Jay Adams Library
ISBN 0310511402 ISBN13 9780310511403 UPC 025986511401
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More About Jay E. Adams
For over forty years Dr. Jay Adams has been calling God s people back from their dalliance with unbiblical psychological theory to a renewed confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit and the sufficiency of God s Word to equip the man of God to help his people with problems of living and relationship. At approximately age fifteen he was born again in response to the reading of a New Testament that was given to him by a friend. He 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 pastored churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, served as a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, and as the director of the Doctoral program at Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He is also the founder of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Philadelphia and the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors."
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Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling Mar 23, 2007
In the beginning there was spiritual friendship, soul care, and spiritual direction dispensed by soul physicians. The Serpent entered and enticed Christians to sell their souls for a mess of secular psychological pottage. Adams charged in exhorting the faithful to faithfully use the Word of God which made every believer competent to counsel.
In the ensuing generation (four decades), thousands of biblical counselors, Christian counselors, and biblical psychologists have continued to call back and equip the Church to fulfill Her calling to speak God's Truth in love. Thus, while Competent to Counsel is not the proverbial be-all and end-all of ancient spiritual care, it was a ground breaking, foundation quaking, theory shaking, and movement making book.
Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of "Soul Physicians," "Spiritual Friends," and "Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction."
The Classic Work on Christian Counseling Mar 13, 2007
This is one of two books that every Christian Counselor must have. (The other book is The Christian Counselor's Manual by Jay Adams.) Competent to Counsel contrasts the various theories of Psychological/Psychiatrict Counseling with Christian Counseling. The conclusion is clear, Christians are more competent to counsel than psychologists and psychiatrists (if you do not believe me read the book). Moreover, the author then provides a Biblical Exposition of Counseling with practical tips and guidance on how to provide sound Biblical Counsel. If you are a pastor or Christian Counselor this book is a must read.
Competent to Counsel Jan 15, 2007
An outstanding book for anyone that is in the business or even has an intrest in helping others through the art of biblical counseling.
God's Word is Sufficent Apr 2, 2006
This book is incredibly relevant for Christians today. The church has been infultrated with worldly methods and systems of counseling that contradict the Word of God. Adams shows the need for Biblcial Counseling and how all Christians are called to this ministry in one form or another. This is a tremendous book on this subject and is a great starting place for one who wants to know more about what Christians Counseling should be.
Poor Mar 22, 2006
It seems the author tries to sound smart using words and phrasing that go over the readers head. Other students in a class who were required to read this book said the same thing. Additionally, the author NEVER truly explains what nouthetic counseling really is (does not give a definition). Found the book to be extremely poor for the subject.