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Here is a guide to Christian Counseling written specifically for laypeople. Jay E. Adams, a pioneer in the field of counseling, has taken the most essential elements of counseling and packaged them in this thorough but nontechnical volume. The result is neither simplistic nor superficial, but a complete, systematic course, useful for study groups, Bible colleges, church leaders, and individual study. Although this is a previously-published P&R title, it is now under a newly designed cover.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Who Should Counsel?
  2. Goals, Attitudes and Dangers
  3. What is Counseling?
  4. Ready to Restore
  5. What About Unbelievers?
  6. The Counseling Process
  7. Twenty-Five Basic Principles
  8. Discipline: A Two-edged Sword
  9. Help on Data Gathering
  10. A Biblical Analysis of the Problem
  11. Finding the Biblical Solution
  12. Implementing a Biblical Plan
  13. Follow Through: Working the Plan
  14. Using Homework
  15. Problems Frequently Faced
  16. How to Grow As a Counselor

Appendix A: The Personal Data Inventory

Appendix B: The Counselor's Topical Worklist


Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is known for his many books on counseling and frequent appearances at conferences on Christian living and counseling issues. He served for many years on the faculties of Westminster Theological Seminary and Westminster Seminary in California. He is currently the dean of the Institute for Nouthetic Studies, a distance-learning institution that provides international training in biblical counseling.