Seeing with New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition through the Lens of Scripture
Powlison, David A.
"Powlison urges counselors to speak directly to people rather than use abstractions. In this excellent book he takes a number of Bible passages and speaks them right into our hearts. Reading this is a rich experience for counselors and for everyone who wants to apply God's Word to his or her life."See All
Former Faculty, Westminster Theological Seminary
"Seeing with New Eyes will transform your perspective and focus your faith on the sufficient truth of Scripture and on our Scripture's God. I heartily recommend it!"See All
author of Idol's of the Heart
"With fresh insight and skillful creativity, Powlinson demonstrates that the Bible, when rightly understood, speaks with the full weight of God's authority. This book will help counselors and anyone who wants to live life and minister in a distinctly biblical way."See All
"David Powlinson has profoundly impacted my ministry by teaching me the discipline of seeing life through the lens of Scripture rather than the other way around. The crumbs from Dave's table - his most casual comments - have nourished me for years. This is a feast of biblical insight."See All
Does God have a take on counseling? Does his gaze have anything to say about the myriad issues counseling deals with? Has he communicated the way he thinks?
David Powlison helps us to see God in the counseling context, training us to see what God sees, hear what he says, and do what he does. As we look through this Scriptural lens, we will become more thoughtful in understanding people and more skillful in curing souls.
All counseling models—whether secular or religious—are essentially differing systems of "pastoral care and cure." When you include God in the picture, it changes the way we think about "problem," "diagnosis," "strategy," "solution," "helpful," "cure," "insight," and "counselor." Learn how the Bible's truth competes head-to-head with other counseling models and changes what we live for and how we live.