Christians Who Counsel
Ray S Anderson has written this book as a theologian with a keen interest in helping Christian counsellors fulfil their task more effectively by enabling them to see that task more clearly. Too often, even counsellors who achieve effective results...
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Ray S Anderson has written this book as a theologian with a keen interest in helping Christian counsellors fulfil their task more effectively by enabling them to see that task more clearly. Too often, even counsellors who achieve effective results are beset by what Anderson calls "an uneasy conscience" - the realisation that for some reason "a little transactional analysis once a week works better than a month of Sundays in curing the souls of troubled parishioners". This book seeks to put that uneasiness and ambiguity to rest by helping counsellors see their work as a means of grace. Christians who counsel has three parts, involving building a foundation for Christian counselling, exploring the spiritual dynamics in counselling, and describing counselling in a distinctly Christian mode. Written without either theological or psychological jargon, this book is for all Christians who counsel, whether pastors, lay counsellors, psychotherapists or family therapists.
Ray S. Anderson (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is senior professor of theology and ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he has taught since 1976. He is also a contributing editor to Journal of Psychology and Theology. He has written many books, including Judas and Jesus: Amazing Grace for the Wounded Soul (2004), The Soul of God: A Theological Memoir (2004), Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament: A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers (2003), Dancing with Wolves While Feeding the Sheep (2002), The New Age of Soul: Spiritual Wisdom for a New Millennium (2001), The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis (2001), Living the Spiritually Balanced Life (1998) and The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God's People (1997). Anderson's articles and book reviews have been published in a wide array of scholarly and popular periodicals.