Introducing Our First Book: Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling
The Biblical Counseling Coalition and Harvest House Publishers are pleased and excited to announce the February 18, 2013 release of Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God’s Changeless Truth. Providing a positive presentation of the sufficiency of Scripture for progressive sanctification, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling seeks to become a catalyst for the return of God’s people to Gospel-centered one-another ministry in the context of the local church.
Contributing authors include James MacDonald, Bob Kellemen, Steve Viars, Mike Wilkerson, Mark Shaw, and John Piper. View a complete list of contributing authors, read endorsements from leaders in the field of biblical counseling, and even download a free sample chapter below.
The List Price for this book is 29.99, but we are making it avaiable at 35% off the List Price if you order on the BCC website. Copies will begin shipping on by February 18, 2013.
Download Free Sample Chapters
We're so confident that you will find Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling hepful that we're making the first chapter by John Piper and Jack Delk and the third chapter by Justin Holcomb and Mike Wilkerson available free of charge. As you will see, the focus of Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is truth applied to life. Readers will receive theological wisdom, practical expertise, and a robust, loving, best-practice guide to biblical counseling. Best of all, readers will be encouraged to trust God’s Word in the midst of suffering, relational conflict, and battles against besetting sins.
"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
"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
"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 that is a vital resource for a busy pastor. I commend it warmly.”
—Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Excerpt From the Foreword by David Powlison:
Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling paints the broad strokes of counseling. Just for starters, those broad strokes revolutionize the meanings that our culture attaches to the word counseling. These chapters do not intend to cover all counseling problems or topics—or to probe particular problems or topics in great detail. However, the discussion and case studies will give you a solid feel for how the Word of life speaks into the lives of troubled and troublesome people who face a world of troubles.
This book affirms that a good counselor is many things simultaneously: tender and firm, responsive yet purposeful, candid and tactful, patient yet urgent, attentive and instructive, profound yet practical, prayerful and hardworking, comforting yet challenging, empathetic and objective, flexible yet committed, faithful to Jesus Christ and relevant to any person facing any trouble…along with many other good and desirable qualities. While the ingredients of deft conversation are hard to capture on paper, the tone and content of what you read will give you a feel for how godly wisdom carries on a compassionate and constructive conversation.
It is no accident that this is the work of many contributors—a network, a coalition, a community of shared vision and mission. We are united in the conviction that the Christian faith speaks foundationally to the issues of counseling.
Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Endorsements December 5, 2012