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Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry [Paperback]

By Siang-Yang Tan (Author) & Gary R. Collins (Author)
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A handbook on lay counseling including an overview and how-to information for leaders and lay counselors, Reverend Siang-Yang Tan's helpful book also includes a forward by Gary R. Collins.

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This is a handbook for the architects, the supporters, and all the various workers who make a lay counseling program work. In it one will find all the information needed to begin, to continue, and to revise the program one has chosen. Lay Counseling is not itself a program. It directs people to appropriate structures, plans, programs, and resources. It is a book that allows one to see the whole terrain of lay counseling, to make appropriate choices, and to begin or continue the process of building. Lay Counseling includes many useful resources such as appropriate forms and questionnaires as well as the most comprehensive survey of programs, literature, and resources that are currently available.

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 5, 1991
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  031052931X  
ISBN13  9780310529316  
UPC  025986529314  

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More About Siang-Yang Tan & Gary R. Collins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Siang-Yang Tan (Ph.D., McGill University) is professor of psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as senior pastor of First Evangelical Church of Glendale in Southern California. He is the author of Lay Counseling and Rest and the coauthor of Disciplines of the Holy Spirit.
John Ortberg (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the best-selling author of The Life You've Always Wanted and If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. He serves as a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Northern California.

Siang-Yang Tan was born in 1954.

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Lay counseling  Jan 21, 2010
This is a classic book on Christian lay counseling, suitable for a college-level course. I did not care for the layout because the print was very small and hard for me to read. The content was very comprehensive and covered other books on the subject I have read and enjoyed.
The best book on the topic on Lay Counseling  Aug 1, 2004
I have thoroughly enjoyed Tan's work. There is very little information on this topic in print. There are alot of goofballs out doing seminars but his offers some of the best and sound advice out there. Dr Tan brings a very thorough researced approach to this very needed ministry. It should not be considered comprehensive since it is dated and lay counseling is subjective to state law. I have researched several lay counseling ministries and found that the information given here is extrememly helpful.
An excellence work  Jun 15, 2004
A reader who comes to this book with a desire to help others grow in their ability to help others (and open mind, obviously) will benefit from this work of Dr. Tan. It is practical in the material covered; this includes the gamut from paraprofessional counselor selection to training and supervision - even the easily neglected area of evaluation. He also provides useful resources (sample questionnaires) and other organizations which one might contact for further assistance. Tan's survey of the writings in this field is not comprehensive and is weaker in the area of research support. However, when this was written there was less work done than there is now, and I understand research not only supports what he has written, but that he plans to ipdate his book and include this material in a new edition. The reader below is clearly trying to play an immature joke on someone or is simply prejudiced and antagonistic to people having differing beliefs than his or her own.
counseling???  Oct 3, 2003
I can't believe the content of this book. It is sick. Please don't buy it!
Best Book about this Topic to date  Sep 21, 2000
I have read several books and heard countless speakers on this difficult and confusing topic. I have to say, this book by Dr. Tan, is the most intelligent and well balanced book on the sudject to date. I recommend it to anyone who is considering getting involved in this area in one's local church. I also recommend it to any pastor considering starting up a Lay Counseling program in his/her own church. This is a very difficult and emotionally laden topic to discuss, and Dr. Tan has done a superb job. Well Done!

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