Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction

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Enrich your personal ministry with Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction.

Dr. Archibald Hart, AACC Executive Editor, said it well: "Much of Christian counseling is theologically bankrupt."

Soul Physicians is the resource you will return to year after year to reclaim the richness of biblical theology for Christian counseling.

Soul Physicians is not a shallow psychobabble manual. It is a rich theology of counseling that teaches you how to counsel and disciple confidently. Read it to:

*Understand and use a scriptural view of people, problems, and solutions.
*Diagnose what’s wrong in people’s lives from a biblical perspective.
*Prescribe God’s cure for suffering and sinning people.
*Apply God’s Word to daily life issues and personal relationships.

Though comprehensive, Soul Physicians is practical and dynamic. Read it and find:

*Nearly 100 charts to help you to help people to grow in grace. *Over 150 counseling implication ideas.
*Over 200 personal application exercises.

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Master Christian counseling with Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction.

Theology has laryngitis in Christian counseling, pastoral discipleship, and lay spiritual friendship. God’s truth has lost its voice as post-modern ministry has relegated theology to the sidelines.

For a quarter-century, Dr. Kellemen has probed what God’s Word and Church history say about the personal ministry of the Word--counseling, pastoral care, spiritual friendship, personal discipleship, soul care, and spiritual direction.

Soul Physicians addresses the questions: "What truth do we need to know to counsel and disciple effectively?" "How are we to apply those truths in counseling and discipleship?"

It answers these questions by exploring:

*Creation/People: How God originally designed the soul.
*Fall/Problems: How sin depraved God’s original design.
*Redemption/Solutions: How salvation restores God’s original design.

Soul Physicians applies the answers to these questions to the relational issues people face. It teaches how to change lives with God’s changeless truth.

Soul Physicians provides a sanctification model that is not content with changing circumstances or simply relieving symptoms. Instead, it teaches how to use God's Word in personal ministry to help people to commune with Christ and conform to Christ so that God is exalted as they love Him and others.

Soul Physicians fills the glaring void for a theology of counseling and discipleship recognized by diverse pastors and Christian counselors such as John McArthur, John Piper, R. C. Sproul, Archibald Hart, Larry Crabb, and Jay Adams.

Written from a pastor’s heart, a theologian’s mindset, a counselor’s sensitivity, and a professor’s classroom experience, Soul Physicians carefully explains the relationship between truth and practice by addressing ten core biblical categories.

Soul Physicians develops each topic directly from Scripture, integrates them with historical theology and practice, and illustrates them with relevant examples. Each chapter contains two built-in study guides for individual or group use, one focusing on personal implications, the other on professional applications.

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Learn how to relate God's truth to human relationships with Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction.

When suffering batters people you love, you want to know how to relate God's truth to their struggles. When sin besets people you minister to, you want to know how to dispense Christ's grace to heal their disgrace.

Soul Physicians offers you insight into the Scripture and the soul so you can diagnose heart issues and encourage others to exalt and enjoy God in the midst of their complex and confusing world.

Soul Physicians will help:

*Competent professional counselors practice truly Christian counseling based upon a biblical view of people, problems, and solutions.

*Caring pastors reclaim the forgotten arts of soul care and spiritual direction in their personal ministry of the Word.

*Loving lay counselors become powerful spiritual friends who perceive life with spiritual eyes so they can direct people to Christ and the Body of Christ.

*Undergraduate and graduate students needing a text that helps them grapple with God's text and people's context so they can speak the truth in love.

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