In this book video, BCC Executive Director, Dr. Bob Kellemen interviews author and counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick about what it means to counsel others with the comfort and freedom available from the cross of Jesus Christ. In the interview, you’ll learn about principles from Elyse and Dennis Johnson’s book, Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ.
Elyse and Dennis wrote Counsel from the Cross to aid churches in ministering to broken and hurting people. The authors of Counsel from the Cross present a counseling model based on Scripture and powered by the work of the wonderful counselor, Jesus Christ. Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, they demonstrate how to provide consistently biblical, gospel-centered counseling and explain why it is important to do so. The authors’ combined backgrounds—one, a woman trained in biblical counseling and the other, a male professor of practical theology—bring balance to this work, making it relevant for those who counsel as part of pastoral ministry and for all involved in mentoring or discipleship.