Almost anyone with a desire to help others can be a people helper, but often those Christians who feel most called to counsel are unsure of how to use the Bible to ease another person’s problems. This book will guide you to a practical, working knowledge of Scripture, the character of God, and the basics of the Christian faith―the core of what Christian counselors must know to be truly effective in helping others.
This is a comfortable, intimate book to read. Highly recommended for 'people helpers' who are seeking strong spiritual guidelines in their work. (Off the Shelf, Spring 1995)
Very impressed, particularly good for Christian counselors without a theology background. -- Dr. Austin Stouffer, Christian Info News, January 1995
ARE YOU A PEOPLE HELPER? Virtually anyone with a desire to help others can be a people helper, says noted Christian psychologist Dr. Gary Collins, but often those Christians who feel most called to counsel are unsure of how to use the Bible to ease another person’s problems. The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers will guide you to a practical, working knowledge of Scripture and the basics of the Christian faith-the core of what Christian counselors must know to be truly effective in helping others. “Most of the problems we encounter in counseling are far too diverse and complex to be solved by quoting a Bible verse or by applying some pat biblical formula,” writes Dr. Collins. “But certainly the Bible, God’s revelation, gives a number of specific directions and many clear principles that can give us a framework for counseling and can form the basis of our Christian worldview.” If you need expert guidance in how to best guide others, turn to Gary Collins. And let The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling equip you to serve faithfully as a Christian people helper.
GARY COLLINS is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is the author of more than two hundred articles and more than fifty books, including The Biblical Basis for Christian Counseling (NavPress) and Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Third edition published in 2007) and Christian Coaching (NavPress). Gary served for twenty years as professor of psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, was president of the 15,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors, and was founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine. He is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Coaching at Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University in Virginia. He writes a weekly newsletter on coaching and counseling and frequently travels overseas and within North America to speak on issues relating to Christian counseling and coaching.