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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God's Changeless Truth (Macdonald)

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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a comprehensive guide that will equip God’s people to use biblical truth to change lives. More than that, this book will increase people’s confidence in the sufficiency and relevancy of God’s Word to address real-life issues in a multitude of counseling situations. Readers of this book will:

  • Understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counseling
  • Be encouraged to trust God’s Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challenges
  • Enjoy the relevant, pastoral, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, John Piper, Mark Dever, and Elyse Fitzpatrick

The 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise. The first half of the book emphasizes a practicaltheology of biblical counseling; the second half highlights a practical methodology of biblical counseling.

Though accessible to all Christians, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, students, and educators.


Table of Contents: 

Part 1: A Practical Theology of Biblical Counseling

1. The Glory of God: The Goal of Biblical Counseling – John Piper and Jack Delk

2. The Power of the Redeemer – Ernie Baker and Jonathan Holmes

3. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit – Justin Holcomb and Mike Wilkerson

4. The Unity of the Trinity – Kevin Carson and Jeff Forrey 

5. The Grand Narrative of the Bible – John Henderson

6. The Sufficiency of Scripture – Steve Viars and Rob Green 

7. The Spiritual Anatomy of the Soul – Bob Kellemen and Sam Williams

8. The Influences on the Human Heart – Jeff Forrrey and Jim Newheiser

9. The Problem of Sin – Robert Jones and Brad Hambrick

10. The Centrality of the Gospel – Robert Cheong 

11. The Gospel in Balance – Stuart Scott

12. The Pursuit of Holiness – Lee Lewis and Michael Snetzer 

13. The Weapons of Our Welfare – Bob Kellemen and Dwayne Bond

14. The Hope of Eternity – Nicholas Ellen and Jeremy Lelek 

Part 2: A Practical Methodology of Biblical Counseling

15. The Biblical Counseling Ministry of the Local Church – Rob Green and Steve Viars

16. The Health of the Church and Biblical Counseling – Deepak Reju and Mark Dever

17. The Personal, Private, and Public Ministry of the Word – Kevin Carson 

18. The Transformational Tie Between Small Group Ministry and Biblical Counseling – Brad Bigney and Ken Long 

19. The Goal and Focus of Spiritual Formation – Robert Cheong and Heath Lambert

20. The Importance of Multiculturalism in Biblical Counseling – Rod Mays and Charles Ware

21. The Nature of the Biblical Counseling Process – Randy Patten and Mark Dutton

22. The Central Elements of the Biblical Counseling Process – Randy Patten and Mark Dutton

23. The Diagnoses and Treatment of Idols of the Heart – Howard Eyrich and Elyse Fitzpatrick

24. The Power of Confession and Repentance – James MacDonald and Garrett Higbee 

25. The Power of Forgiveness – James MacDonald and Garrett Higbee 

26. The Ministry of Soul Care for People Who Suffer – Bob Kellemen and Greg Cook

27. The Biblical Understanding and Treatment of Emotions – Jeff Forrey

28. The Complex Mind/ Body Connection – Laura Hendrickson 


General Editor

James MacDonald is senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, a multisite church in Illinois. In addition, his Walk in the Word broadcast reaches more than three million people weekly. James’s ministry also includes a biblical counseling center, a training center for pastors, and a Christian school.



“In this massively important new book…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, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is warm, personal, gentle, always wanting to listen and know the person, confident in the Spirit’s working through the Word of Christ.” – Dr. Ed Welch, CCEF faculty