%This is a classic in the field of Christian counseling. It has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems.
%Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As the author points out in his introduction. "I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number if important scriptural principles. Immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well.
%First published in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It established the bases for an introduction to an approach to counseling that is being used in pastors' studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Dr. Jay E. Adams is Director of Advanced Studies and Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, California. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, his B.D. from the Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary, his S.T.M. from Temple University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. In addition to having served as a pastor and then a Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Dr. Adams has been the Dean of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Laverock, Pennsylvania, since its founding in the early 1970s. He has written over fifty books, translated the New Testament into English (The Christian Counselors New Testament), and lectured throughout the world. His books deal with many aspects of pastoral ministry and counseling as well as Bible study and practical Christian living --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
So much food for thought. Wether one agrees with every thing written or not, one has to agree it challenges us to think deeper and look at all of life and relationships in a more... Read morePublished 14 months ago by William
The book was in fairly good condition, but the cover was an outdated version, so the picture on the site was a little deceptive. And there was a library card slot in the cover.Published on March 3 2012 by EDL
I am sorry to say that J. Adams is very off in his remarks about professional counselling. The examples he uses are far too unusual a situation to have happened and far too... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2011 by Debora
This is one of the greatest books available on Christian Counseling. For those interested in Nouthetic Counseling, this work is an absolute must. Thank you Dr. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2009 by Dr. J.
My review has very little to do with the author, but more to do with the material offered. I am studying to become a counselor and this book has helped me to understand the current... Read morePublished on May 21 2002
Mr. Adams' has neither compassion nor curiosity. He judges and directs clients by "telling them what God requires of them."(xiii) Mr. Adams is "uncomfortable" (p. Read morePublished on July 16 2001
Contrary to what another reader wrote, I strongly believe in the relational aspect of counseling, and I believe the relationship between counselor and counselee is very important. Read morePublished on May 12 2000