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Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ

By Elyse Fitzpatrick, Dennis E. Johnson

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Format: Paperback

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Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ

By Elyse Fitzpatrick, Dennis E. Johnson

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Demonstrates the "why" and the "how" of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling, whether in the pastor's study or over coffee with a friend.

With the evermore apparent failure of modern psychotherapies and a discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the sufficiency and power of the Scriptures to change lives.

To aid churches in ministering to broken and hurting people, the authors of Counsel from the Cross present a counseling model based on Scripture, powered by the work of the Wonderful Counselor, Jesus Christ. Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, they demonstrate the "why" and the "how" of consistently biblical, gospel-centered counseling.

The authors' combined backgrounds-one, a woman trained in biblical counseling and the other, a male professor of practical theology-bring balance to this work, making it relevant for those who counsel as part of pastoral ministry and for those involved in friendship mentoring or discipleship.


Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse Fitzpatrick (MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is a counselor, a retreat and conference speaker, and the author of over twenty books, including Because He Loves MeComforts from the Cross; and Found in Him.

Dennis E. Johnson

Dennis E. Johnson (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California and associate pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of several books and contributed to the ESV Study Bible. Dennis and his wife, Jane, live in Escondido and have four children and sixteen grandchildren.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 10.5 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-0317-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-0317-7
ISBN-UPC: 9781433503177
Case Quantity: 10
Published: June 30, 2009

Table of Contents

1.  What Do You See? 
2.  Seeing Your Savior 
3.  God’s Immeasurable Love 
4.  God’s Love and Our Hearts 
5.  Gospel-centered Counseling 
6.  The Gospel and Our Sanctification 
7.  The Gospel and Our Emotions 
8.  The Gospel and Our Relationships 
9.  The Gospel Story and the Glory Story