Gospel-Centered Counseling might be one of the most complete philosophies of counseling I have ever read.
We learn to become effective biblical counselors by giving and receiving biblical counseling in community.
Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives by Robert Kellemen was by far the best book on biblical counseling I read in 2014.
I’m happy to commend GCC to any, and all biblical counselors, counselors-in-training, pastors, small group leaders, and anyone interested in learning how the Gospel of Jesus Christ moves in and through the human heart, reconciling man to God, and man to his neighbor.
I found Gospel-Centered Counseling to be warm and comforting, like having a conversation with a friend. The tenor of the book reflects the heart of a Pastor/Teacher/Counselor who longs to impart loving, biblical truth to the reader.
Counselors and “average Joe Christians” alike will find much truth here—simply stated and beautifully written—to point their fellow sojourners to the Great Physician. Kellemen quotes Puritans and Reformers; draws spiritual truth from Clint Eastwood films and Smurf cartoons; introduces us to real people, and reminds us—like the Apostle Paul—that we are never alone. Gospel-Centered Counseling is a truly inspiring and helpful book to assist both reader and counselee growing in grace.