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Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community

Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community
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Powlison, David


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Publisher's Description

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 extend to marriage, family, friendship, business and the church.

  • Have you ever wondered how to be a more effective counselor
  • Have you ever looked for a better way to talk to difficult people?
  • Have you ever wanted to express faith and love more 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.

About the Author

David Powlison is a popular speaker, writer and faculty member of the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation's School of Biblical Counseling. He also teaches at Westminster Theological Seminary and edits the Journal of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Powlison has also written Seeing with New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture. In addition, he has written Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare, and numerous articles on counseling.

Book Details

193 Pages
Publisher: Punch Press
Publication Date: 2005
ISBN 10: 0977080714
ISBN 13: 9780977080717

“Most of us struggle to incorporate the truth of the Bible regarding relationships. Powlison's follow-up to Seeing with New Eyes instructs how to lovingly weave such truth into personal interactions by demonstrating the person of Christ to those we seek to help. By wisely connecting scripture with practical living, he teaches how to ask questions that communicate care, how to examine our listening, and how best to be prepared to help others in need. Powlison's vision for biblical counseling is vividly portrayed in chapters such as "How Do You Help a 'Psychologized' Counselee?" and "Why I Chose Seminary for Counseling Training." While written for counselors, anyone interested in applying biblical truth to relationships will benefit from this book.”
- Nick Darrell, Bookstore Staff, December 2005

Speaking Truth in Love is a winsome, readable handbook that delves into the heart of how God would have us relate to one another. It's not only an essential for the Christian counselor's library, it is also must reading for any believer who wants to build great and godly relationships.”
- Joni Eareckson Tada, JAF International

“This wonderful volume from David Powlison is a gift to the body of Christ that will help us use God's Word more skillfully in what he calls 'significant, life-rearranging mutual counseling.' If we are really committed to genuine community in the church, this is the biblical pathway that will lead us there.”
- Bob Lepine, Co-Host, FamilyLife Today