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er to strengthen families and individuals, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling offers a new directive for those seeking counseling: participate with a heart open to the Lord and He, along with your counselor, will help to heal your pain. This book is a tremendous testament to the masterful power of God’s love—as it is revealed through one’s Christian counselor’s actions. The counselor is meant to be a guidepost during a time of at-times difficult emotional turmoil. The counselor is meant to be a friend, caring, compassionate, kind, loving, and trustworthy for all parties being counseled when there is some problem that must be resolved. Christian counseling, this book has revealed, is a great way to tackle problems that one finds faced with at any point in life. McMinn masterfully tells the tale of what counselors (and their clients) will go through in Christian counseling, highlighting the positives and the negatives of the experience. Of course, Christian counseling is not necessarily for everyone, but a Christian counselor can definitely refrain from being nonjudgmental and open to speak to people of all backgrounds and faiths. As such, they will not necessarily discriminate against or turn away a client just because the client is not Christian. Christian values are just the underpinnings of Christian counseling, and while it may not be an option that non-Christians are excited about, they must know that they will still receive excellent treatment if they decide to choose a Christian counselor. Whereas with other faith traditions one must have the same faith as the counselor, that is not true of Christian counseling. One need not be Christian in order to attend Christian counseling, but Christian values form the basis for the ethics in counseling to which the counselors adhere. That having been said, Christian counseling can be very effective depending on which counselor one has. Personalities vary from person to
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Ever since the beginning of the science and art of psychology, the large impact of this science on the lives of numerous psychiatric patients cannot be denied. However, in this modern era, using medical science alone may be insufficient to fully heal a person whose mind, though still a bit aware of the surroundings, needs a different form of healing.
Counseling is not an easy process and Christian counseling is no different. It requires thoughtful reflection, not to mention an understanding of basic practices like forgiveness, prayer, and Biblical living which are integral to understanding how to function in a world that is so broken.
He explains that counseling is all about change and urges the counselors first to understand the issue of change, which will enable them to serve their clients on adapting to changes in life. The writer explains that, it is extremely necessary for all counselors to build a solid foundation of their work as counselors, to be able to deliver quality guidance to the people.
Mcminn’s book Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Christian Counseling targets individual involved in counseling or offer counseling services and tries to bring a relation between these three aspects Psychology, Theology and Spiritualism. McMinn emphasizes the importance of always having to consider spiritual combination into our daily activities in this case counseling.
The book is a re edition of his earlier book Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers. The book is part of his three series book. The first book is Learning the Scripture with the Church Fathers and the second book is Praying with the Church Fathers. It makes a follow of his earlier book.
Vygotsky, and Jerome Bruner are the brightest representatives of this approach. Cognitive perspective emerged as a reaction to behaviorist views that dominated psychology a century ago. While behaviorists treated human being as a sort of processor responding to external stimuli by producing certain behavioral patterns, proponents of cognitive tradition emphasized what occurred inside the processor - the process of cognition, and how people organize, treat and interpret the information (Ormrod, 1995).
The thesis which he creates through this is to provide individuals in need with both psychological counseling as well as guidance through religious belief, all which is based on the needs and analysis of individuals
Within the Jewish apocalyptcism responses moved in tandem with the prevailing religious and political conditions. The aim of the book, according to the author, is not to join issues with any other studied and researched work published before.
The history of evangelism is one that has a global perspective; it is one that can be told of in different dimensions. One fact stands out: Evangelism has spread to almost every part of the world, thanks to missionaries and evangelical authors (Stanley
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