Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community

You probably speak 20,000 words a day, give or take, and each one influences those who listen No wonder God has so much to say about our words We are all counselors, whether we realize it or not Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extendYou probably speak 20,000 words a day, give or take, and each one influences those who listen No wonder God has so much to say about our words We are all counselors, whether we realize it or not Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extend to marriage, family, friendship, business and the church Have you ever wondered how to be a effective counselor Have you ever looked for a better way to talk to difficult people Have you ever wanted to express faith and love naturally in your relationships Practical in its approach yet comprehensive in its scope, Speaking Truth in Love is sure to become required reading for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a counselor or anyone else who longs for ways to redeem relationships.
Speaking Truth in Love Counsel in Community You probably speak words a day give or take and each one influences those who listen No wonder God has so much to say about our words We are all counselors whether we realize it or not Speak

  • Title: Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community
  • Author: David A. Powlison
  • ISBN: 9780977080717
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community”

    1. The first half of this book was an excellent guide to personal spirituality, prayer, and the way in which humans deal with identifying the presence of God in difficult times. The second half was disappointing, as it sought to get into the explanation and defense of "Biblical Counseling" over and against other forms. While I certainly do believe that the Bible ought to be foundational in all forms of counseling, these kinds of discussions always tend to conflate the content of the Bible with meta [...]

    2. While I disagree at some points, especially in the last two chapters, this is one of the best books I've read about biblical counseling.

    3. This was a fairly helpful book to read. While this book is perhaps specifically targeted to biblical counselors, it has a lot of solid advice for the layperson as well, since, honestly, all of us are called to informally counsel another in one way or another. I got more from the first half of the book than I got from the latter half, which may be due to the latter part being less practical, or which may be due to waning interest in the latter half. Nevertheless, I really appreciated Powlison's t [...]

    4. I would give this a 2.5 out of 5, but that's not an available rating! I liked the beginning-middle of this book, but towards the middle/end Powlison really pushed for the Biblical Counseling movement, which I do not agree with. Yes, Biblical Counseling (unlike secular counseling) deals with the problem of sin ("soul healing" as Powlison calls it), but it completely rejects all Psychological advancements. We were given the intelligence to delve into the problems of the human mind and heart, and t [...]

    5. The chapter on Psalm 119 was spectacular and inspiring. The rest, as is common among this tradition of counseling, was rather shallow (identify presenting problem, address, but it seems never explore why it is a PP in the first place).

    6. An excellent practical and vision oriented book on Biblical counselingPowlison writes with conviction and skill to address the needs of Gods word to reach a human heart as well as providing a confessional vision for counseling within the church.

    7. I was working on a poem based on Psalm 119 and was inspired to finish it while I was reading this book. cinderellasang/201

    8. This was a good intro to biblical counselling. I recommend most of its content. It's practical, clear, and has a lot of good guidance for those who want to learn about sharing biblical truth effectively with others. I liked that part of this book a lot (and it constitutes the vast majority of the book).However, the issue that I could not get past in this book was it's extremely diminished view of secular psychology. There is obviously a long-standing battle between biblical counselling vs. secul [...]

    9. Since we actually each do some counseling in our family and among our friends, just by the mere fact that we interact with them and are involved in their lives -- caring about the ups and downs of their lives -- this is good for all Christians to read. It sets the stage and directs the thoughts toward what good and godly counsel should look like and established the principles and source of the layperson's ministry.

    10. Powlison is not an easy read. The first couple of chapters are the most difficult to get through. The writing is a little cumbersome but the subject matter is relevant and he has a lot to offer in the way of insight once you decipher the content. I read this in preparation for biblical counseling training and the case studies within are helpful in that regard. I'd say it's a good starting place for those considering counseling anyone from a biblical perspective.

    11. I read this book 4 years ago, but now I have my own copy and am going thru it with a highlighter. I am seeking to speak God's truths into the lives of several people now, so this is a timely tool. I'm excited about what I will be reminded of as I read it (and know that it will probably benefit me personally far more than anyone I speak to!)

    12. We are all counselors. Every day and in every conversation, we are either leading people in a positive or negative direction. Read this book to understand our role in counseling and the ways to positively impact those around us.

    13. Really loved this book. Some chapters are nitty-gritty, others are more heady but all point to practical ways to help people. Would be we'll worth rereading.

    14. A fantastic introduction to biblical counseling and a compelling case for biblical counseling within the church.

    15. A difficult way of writing to get used to. The author is saying many good things but they are lost in the writing.

    16. Helpful and Interesting ReadQuite a helpful read to help equip us to minister to others but also to grow in a mature faith ourselves.

    17. Powilson is great wise, practical, pastoral and loving in this book on how to counsel biblically and through the lens of the Gospel.

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