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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Endorsements

December 5, 2012

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Previously we announced the Biblical Counseling Coalition and Harvest House Publishers partnership in the production of our upcoming book Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. We also released the list of authors and chapter titles.

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is scheduled to release in February 2013. If you would like updates over the next few months, please click here to sign up for our BCC email updates. If you would like to be put on a list for information about pre-orders, email us at [email protected] with the subject line: Pre-Order Information.

Today we’d like to share with you some of the Endorsements for Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling.

Endorsements

“The rise of the biblical counseling movement is one of the most helpful and hopeful developments in the recent history of the Christian church. This movement has returned counseling where it belongs, in the church and in the Scriptures. In this massively important new book, some of the leading figures in the biblical counseling movement set forth a wealth of wisdom. We have needed this book for a long time.”—Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“As a pastor I am constantly on the lookout for the kind of material that helps me in dealing with the care of my congregation. Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a wonderful compendium of godly wisdom which is a vital resource for a busy pastor. I commend it warmly.”—Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is more than a book about a topic. It represents new friendships that are forming around a common vision for discipleship and counseling permeated by the grace of the gospel, by the wisdom of Scripture, and by the centrality of the local church. This is a new development within our time, but its roots can be seen all through church history. This book captures a worldview. It maps deep truths that shape Christian care. It is a significant start and a reminder that we have much more work to do until the entire body of Christ is captivated by this common vision.Dr. Tim S. Lane, CCEF President and Faculty, Author of How People Change

Christ-centered Biblical Counseling is a much needed resource that will set a frame of reference for your existing biblical counseling ministry or deepen a paradigm that might already exist in your church. It is vital that the church take seriously the call to disciple their own through Christ-centered counsel.—Matt Chandler, Pastor, The Village Church, Author of The Explicit Gospel

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is warm, personal, gentle, always wanting to listen and know the person, confident in the Spirit’s working through the Word of Christ… Biblical counseling is in good hands as it moves to the next generation.—Dr. Ed Welch, CCEF, Faculty, Author of Shame Interrupted

“Those of us who are seeking to help needy, hurting people find hope in Christ, owe a great debt of gratitude to those who contributed to this rich resource. It will make us more biblically grounded in our counsel and inspire us to believe that He really can transform lives!”—Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author, Host of Revive Our Hearts Radio, Niles, Michigan

There is a growing interest among Christians in using the Word of God to resolve serious troubles of the soul. And it is evident that the Bible is the final authority for all Bible-believing Christians. But does it contain the necessary theological sophistication to address these deep problems of the soul in a definitive way? Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling answers this question in an affirmative and robust way. Readers will not be disappointed with the insights provided by the authors, who themselves, are among the leaders in biblical counseling. The emphasis that is placed upon bringing counseling back to the local church is especially refreshing since it is not the model used by the current psychotherapeutic world. Readers who have a high view of God’s Word will find this book to be an invaluable read.Dr. John D. Street, President, National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, Chair, MABC Graduate Program, The Master’s College and Seminary

“If you love Jesus and want to be used by Jesus to help people through the personal ministry of the Word, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is an absolutely amazing resource.”—Mark Driscoll, Founding and Preaching Pastor of Mars Hill Church, Founder of Resurgence, Co-Founder of Acts 29

This multi-author handbook represents a new consensus that is emerging in biblical counseling. Still based in Scripture and helping people to experience victory over sin, Christ and His gospel are pervasively put forward as God’s primary means of soul healing, with an irenic spirit and nuance regarding the role of biology and relationships in spiritual problems and how to help.—Eric L. Johnson, Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY


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