"What we need is less head knowledge and more heart knowledge."
"Our main problem is 'idols' of the heart." (Ezekiel 14)
"Just look into the heart of your counselees to discover what is wrong and correct it."
Have you ever heard such statements? Have you ever made them? Before I learmed better, I have had similar things myself. Well, we were wrong--very wrong, because we misunderstood the biblical concept of of "heart." In addition, there seems to be little understanding of the "new heart" that God promised through Ezekiel (36:26, 27) abd upon which he told Jeremiah that He would write His laws (Jeremiah 31:33).
This volume should help biblical counselors everywhere grasp the true biblical idea of "heart," with the confidence that as they do they will be able to deal with the hearts of their counselees as God intends. When understood and practiced biblically, counseling can become one of the most exciting, rewarding, and even joyful activities!
Jay E. Adams
For over 40 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. Happily, many have heeded his call and over the years a movement, both deep and wide, has developed, consisting of pastors and other Christian workers who have been trained in and are practicing the kind of truly biblical counseling God intended for His people to receive. Jay Edward Adams was born in Baltimore on January 30, 1929 and was born again about 15 years later 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 denominational official, a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, the director of the Doctoral program at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and then as a church planting pastor in South Carolina. He was also the founder of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Philadelphia, the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, and Timeless Texts which now publishes his books. In 1999 Dr. Adams retired from the pastorate of the church he had planted in South Carolina and has devoted his time to writing and lecturing. In the fall of 2001 the Redeemer Biblical Counseling Training Institute (RBCTI) was established at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, SC to provide a vehicle by which Dr. Adams could continue teaching.
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Category: Christian Living
Format: Book (Paperback) (79)
Publisher: Timeless Texts
Date Published: Oct 08, 2009
Dimensions: 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.25 (in)
Weight: 4.70 oz