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Looking for Reviewers for Consider Your Counsel
counseling is not an easy calling. How do you effectively
communicate the gospel to hurting people? Theological
training and learning from other counselors are both key to
growing in the wisdom, love, and
skill needed to apply Scripture
to yourself and others. Preparation is key,
but sometimes the most effective training
comes after you’ve jumped into the ring—when a coach puts his
arm around your shoulder and helps you take a look at what
you’ve done well and where you can grow.
Your Counsel, Bob Kellemen comes alongside
counselors and shares where he and others have missed the
mark. Drawing on more than three decades of counseling supervision
experience, he unpacks ten of the most common missteps that he has
noticed in his own counseling, as well as those he has
teaching before listening to targeting sin but not
suffering, Kellemen helps counselors of all ages see where
they may need to reassess their methods and continue to grow. Each
chapter briefly discusses a typical counseling mistake,
then delves into a discussion
of alternative approaches and practical suggestions
for maturing as biblical counselor. This uniquely
helpful book will help readers do an honest assessment of
their counseling and encourage them to grow as
counselors and friends.
What Others Are Saying
has hit the nail on the head! Every biblical counselor should review
this book annually. Every counselor in supervision should be required
to read to it. It is not a critique—it is a self-evaluation tool that
will aid the counselor in maintaining biblical excellence while
providing competent, consistent under-shepherding. This book is
rather like the pastoral epistles focused on one aspect of ministering.
This is one of those books I wish I had written. Having supervised
about 300 counselors towards certification, I’ve touched on all of
these issues more than once.” ~ Howard Eyrich, Director of Doctor of
Ministry Program, Birmingham Theological Seminary; ACBC fellow
pace at which a counselee changes is often a reflection of how
skillfully the counselor models the compassion of Christ and ministers
the Word of God. In Consider Your Counsel, Bob
Kellemen provides wise, insightful, and practical advice to biblical
counselors in ten areas where we can easily err. The concise chapters,
exposition of Scripture, and questions for evaluation at the end of
each chapter make this book ideal for personal or group study. The
historical quotations and stories are powerful. This is a valuable
resource for every counselor who wants to keep sharpening their ministry
skills.” ~ Randy Patten, Director of Training
Emeritus, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC);
founder and president of TEAM Focus Ministries
upon years of experience in training and supervising biblical
counselors, Bob Kellemen highlights the mistakes and imbalances he has
observed in both young and seasoned counselors (including himself!) in
order to provide a ‘supervision in writing’ for his readers. In so
doing, he implicitly demonstrates the growth and development of the biblical
counseling movement over time. Particularly helpful are his reflections
on the relationship between the sufficiency of Scripture and the
competency of the biblical counselor.” ~ Michael R. Emlet, Dean of Faculty and
counselor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF);
author of Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners
About the Authors
ThM, PhD, is Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and Professor of
Biblical Counseling at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Bob
is also the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries, through which he speaks,
writes, and consults on biblical counseling and Christian living.
Dr. Kellemen served as the founding Executive Director of the
Biblical Counseling Coalition. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have been
married for forty years and have two adult children and three
granddaughters. He is the author of twenty books, including Gospel-Centered
Counseling, Gospel Conversations, and Consider
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