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Ready to Restore
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This accessible introductory volume brings Jay Adams’s counseling expertise to ordinary Christians who want to counsel peers in need. Redesigned for its fortieth anniversary and celebrating more than 60,000 copies sold, this edition includes updated lists of critical resources.
Temptation : Applying Radical Amputation To Lifes Sinful Patterns
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Christians are commanded to grow. Once we are saved, spiritual fruit should be a natural byproduct. If the fruit isn’t there, the growth we are supposed to display is not happening. Yet many Christians find it difficult to bear fruit because their branches are weak-the old patterns of sin and bad habits creep back in and choke off the growth that should be taking place.
So what do you do when your spiritual fruit isn’t what it should be?
You do what you would with the fruit of any type of tree: free it from what inhibits its growth by finding weak branches and cutting them off.
Here Jay Adams unpacks the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 5 and shows us how to use the principle of radical amputation to develop spiritual fruit, putting on holy patterns of living by putting off our sinful ones.
The Resources for Biblical Living booklet series addresses a wide range of practical life issues in a straightforward, down-to-earth, and most of all, biblical manner.
How To Overcome Evil (Revised)
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A practical exposition of Romans 12:14-21, exploring the nature of warfare with evil and laying out the path to victory and peace. An ideal book for personal counseling and group study.
Gives positive, personal advice about dealing with sinful attitudes. Ideal for personal counseling and group study.
Christ And Your Problems
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Do you have problems that seem too great to bear? Do you wonder if there is any way out of the mess you are in? This helpful booklet was written to put such problem cases into perspective. Showing first that no one’s problems are unique, Jay Adams offers genuine hope based on God’s promise in 1 Corinthians 10:13. Readers will gain the courage needed to take responsible action, knowing that a real solution is to be found in God’s way.
Handbook Of Church Discipline
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This is a handbook for pastors, elders, and all Christians who want to see how Scripture presents the process of discipline that should operate in the Christian community. It was written in response to an urgent need. In order to help church leaders deal with the sorts of problems that require the church to respond with discipline, the author has developed the book around the five steps of corrective discipline found especially in Matthew 18:15 — 17. Because there is not merely one kind or one stage of discipline, church leaders must learn how to discern. And once the right discernment has been made, then the right action can follow. This is a simple and very readable little handbook. The influence it can and should have on the church is, however, quite profound
Biblical View Of Self Esteem Self Love And Self Image
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1. What’s Going On?
2. A Demand for Change
3. What Brought This On?
4. Let’s Test It Biblically
5. More About Need
6. Love … As Yourself?
7. Of Infinite Worth?
8. Worthy of Salvation?
9. Passages Often Overlooked
10. What Does the Bible Teach?
11. An Accurate Self-Image
12. Real Life
The last 15 years has seen the rise of a powerful and influential movement within the church. Easily identified by labels such as self-image, self-esteem, self-worth, and self-love, this movement has one common denominator-the emphasis on self. Regardless of religious persuasion, everyone seems to be fighting what they perceive to be a shared enemy: low self-esteem.
How To Help People Change
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While touching on many aspects of counseling, this book . . . is specifically designed to elucidate the process of counseling. I have often mentioned and illustrated that process, but not in the focused and systematic way that the four-step biblical process is set forth here . . . . This book presents a fresh perspective not only on how to counsel, but also on what measures to take at what stages of counseling. (from the Preface) Change is the essential goal of the counseling process. And Christian counselors recognize, as the author is so concerned to remind us, Substantial change requires the alteration of the heart. How does a Christian counselor work in order to bring about this kind of change? The answer is found, of course, in Scripture — in 2 Timothy 3:14–17, to be specific. Jay Adams is well-known as a counselor who bases his whole approach to counseling on Scripture. This book offers the interested reader an unparalleled opportunity to see both how he discovers and applies biblical principles and the way in which Scripture functions as the basis of his approach to counseling. This book answers not only the question How does a counselor help people change? but also How does Scripture operate as the source of a counselor’s method? It is a book that has much to say about the ongoing discussion of the relationship between theology and psychology in the enterprise of Christian counseling.
Christian Counselors Manual
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The Christian Counselor’s Manual is a companion and sequel volume to the author’s influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: – Who is qualified to be a counselor? – How can counselees change? – How does the Holy Spirit work? – What role does hope play? – What is the function of language? – How do we ask the right questions? – What often lies behind depression? – How do we deal with anger? – What is schizophrenia? These and hundreds more questions are answered in this comprehensive resource for the Christian counselor. A full set of indexes, a detailed table of contents, and a full complement of diagrams and forms make this one of the best reference books currently available for Christian counselors.
Competent To Counsel
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This is a classic in the field of Christian counseling.
This book 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 of important scriptural principles….There have been dramatic results….Not only have people’s immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well?
This book establishes the basis for and 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 the world.
Theology Of Christian Counseling
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A Theology of Christian Counseling is a book that connects biblical doctrine with practical living. Salvation, that central concern of Protestant theology, is often too narrowly defined. It is thought to be being saved from the consequences of sin. But God is doing much more. He is making something new out of the old sinful nature. He is, in Christ, making new creatures. No counseling system that is based on some other foundation can begin to offer what Christian counseling offers . . . No matter what the problem is, no matter how greatly sin has abounded, the Christian counselor’s stance is struck by the far-more-abounding nature of the grace of Jesus Christ in redemption. What a difference this makes in counseling! In this book the reader will gain an insight into the rich theological framework that supports and directs a biblical approach to counseling. And the connection between solid theology and practical application will become compelling. This is a one-of-a-kind. Don’t ignore it!
Solving Marriage Problems
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Counselors unanimously find that marriage and family problems outnumber all other counseling problems combined, writes Jay Adams. For that reason alone, counselors should want to learn all they can about marriage counseling. This is a book to help counselors understand and deal with typical problems that arise in a marriage. The approach is to offer not merely solutions, but biblical solutions. Chapter by chapter, each problem that is brought into focus is addressed by Scripture, and a solution arising from Scripture is developed. Unless one understands what a biblical marriage is supposed to be, it is difficult to solve marriage problems. For that reason, Dr. Adams spends the first few chapters developing a biblical model. Then he treats many of the specific kinds of problems that typically arise: life patterns, priorities, children, sex-roles, in-laws, etc. This is a book that belongs on every pastor’s and every counselor’s shelf.
Marriage Divorce And Remarriage In The Bible
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The book succeeds at being exactly what the author wanted it to be: a comprehensive, lucid, accurate study presented in a readable and practical style It is a valuable resource for the pastor, the counselor, and the church leader, as well as other individuals who are struggling to understand and apply scriptural principles to the problems of divorce and remarriage.
Preaching With Purpose
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The amazing lack of concern for purpose among homileticians and preachers has spawned a brood of preachers who are dull, lifeless, abstract and impersonal; it has obscured truth, hindered joyous Christian living, destroyed dedication and initiative, and stifled service for Christ. (from chapter 1) Preaching needs to become purposeful, says Jay Adams, because purposeless preaching is deadly. This book was written to help ministers and students discover the purpose of preaching and the ways that the scriptures inform and direct the preaching task. Preaching with Purpose, like the many other books of Jay Adams, speaks clearly and forcefully to the issue. Having read this book, both students and experienced preachers will be unable to ignore the urgent task of purposeful preaching. And the people of God will be the better for it.