Category: Book Review

A Small Book About a Big Problem

A Small Book About a Big Problem

Every day of our lives we are surrounded by anger. From impatient drivers to impatient people in a line, to conflict in personal relationships, anger is everywhere. In the counseling work that I do, I see the damage that anger does in the lives of countless people. Thankfully, many excellent books have been written about this subject that have been of invaluable help in counseling

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The Beyond Suffering Bible: A Review

The Beyond Suffering Bible: A Review

When I first began my training to become a biblical counselor, I purchased Jay Adams’ Christian Counselor’s New Testament and Proverbs. It was a helpful tool as I began to familiarize myself with the most-used verses and passages for biblical counseling. I’m glad I have it, but honestly, I don’t use it much anymore. Since it is just the text of the New Testament and Proverbs, once I’d memorized those most-used passages, and honed my own skills at finding applicable Scripture, it mostly sits on the shelf. Beyond Suffering Bible But now, there is a new Bible available that...

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Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Diagnoses and Medications

Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Diagnoses and Medications

If you are a counselor, it is highly likely that you are helping someone who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Mental health professionals use the Diagnostic Statistic Manual, or DSM, to describe, categorize, and diagnose such disorders. Have you ever wondered how to help people who have been diagnosed and what your view should be of the psychoactive medication they are usually prescribed? In Descriptions and Prescriptions, Mike Emlet attempts to provide us with a framework for how to view both the DSM and psychoactive medication.

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Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life

Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life

Martin Luther not only reformed theology, he reformed pastoral counseling. Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, Counseling Under the Cross equips us to apply the gospel richly, relevantly, and robustly to suffering and sin so that we find our hope and help in Christ alone. Anne Dryburgh recently reviewed Bob Kelleman’s newest book:

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