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Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible: A Fresh Look at What Scripture Teaches
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Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible: A Fresh Look at What Scripture Teaches

by Jay E. Adams

Narrated by Milton Bagby

If the church is going to use the Bible to decide whether divorce is legitimate in certain cases and whether divorced couples have the right to remarry with the approval and blessing of God’s people, then the Bible must be studied without prejudice toward a particular answer. The author examines the relevant passages in both the Old and New Testaments … Read more…

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Preaching with Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics
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Preaching with Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics

by Jay E. Adams

Narrated by Alan Taylor

"The amazing lack of concern for purpose among homileticians and preachers has spawned a brood of preachers who are dull, lifeless, abstract and impersonal; it has obscured truth, hindered joyous Christian living, destroyed dedication and initiative, and stifled service for Christ." –Jay AdamsPreaching needs to become purposeful, says Jay Adams, becaus… Read more…

How to Help People Change: The Four-Step Biblical Process
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How to Help People Change: The Four-Step Biblical Process

by Jay E. Adams

Narrated by Tom Parks

Change is the essential goal of the counseling process. How can a Christian counselor facilitate such change? The answer, of course, may be found in Scripture, specifically in 2 Timothy 3:14-17.Professor, pastor, and well-known counselor Jay E. Adams bases his whole approach on Scripture. This book provides an unparalleled opportunity to see how he discovers… Read more…

Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption
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Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption

by Jay E. Adams

Narrated by Milton Bagby

Discover how to connect sound biblical doctrine to the practice of effective counseling. Theology professor and Competent to Counsel author Jay E. Adams firmly believes that the Bible itself provides all the principles needed for understanding and engaging in holistic counseling.In order to bring the practice of counseling—whether by professional … Read more…

Christian Counselor's Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling
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Christian Counselor's Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling

by Jay E. Adams

Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia

The Christian Counselor's Manual is a companion and sequel to Dr. Jay Adams' influential Competent to Counsel, which first laid out a vision of "nouthetic" counseling—a strictly biblical approach to behavioral counseling and therapy. This practical guide takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it … Read more…

Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling
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Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling

by Jay E. Adams

Narrated by Milton Bagby

A classic in the field of Christian counseling, Competent to Counsel is one of the first works to fully articulate a vision of "nouthetic" counseling—a strictly biblical approach to behavioral counseling and therapy.Dr. Jay Adams defends the idea that the Bible itself, as God's Word, provides all the principles needed for understanding and engaging… Read more…

Ready to Restore: An Introductory Guide to Biblical Counseling

Ready to Restore: An Introductory Guide to Biblical Counseling

by Jay E. Adams

Jay E. Adams was a pioneer in the field of biblical counseling and the founder of nouthetic counseling—counseling guided by Scripture alone. In Ready to Restore, all of Adam’s expertise is bundled into an accessible, introductory volume that will teach even the most inexperienced readers the fundamentals required to counsel peers in need. With … Read more…

Shepherding God's Flock: A Handbook on Pastoral Ministry, Counseling, and Leadership

Shepherding God's Flock: A Handbook on Pastoral Ministry, Counseling, and Leadership

by Jay E. Adams

Shepherding God’s Flock is both a textbook for students of pastoral ministry and a handbook for pastors. Jay Adams is well-known for his practical and thorough approach to the many issues of Christian counseling. That same practicality and thoroughness is found in this unparalleled handbook on pastoral ministry. Not only does it offer pastors one of th… Read more…

Handbook of Church Discipline: A Right and Privilege of Every Church Member

Handbook of Church Discipline: A Right and Privilege of Every Church Member

by Jay E. Adams

This is a handbook for pastors, elders, and all Christians who want to see how Scripture presents the process of discipline that should operate in the Christian community. It was written in response to the various concerns that threaten to tear apart marriages, families, friendships, and congregations--concerns that call for a biblical approach to discipline… Read more…

Preaching with Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics

Preaching with Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics

by Jay E. Adams

"The amazing lack of concern for purpose among homileticians and preachers has spawned a brood of preachers who are dull, lifeless, abstract and impersonal; it has obscured truth, hindered joyous Christian living, destroyed dedication and initiative, and stifled service for Christ." –Jay Adams, from the book Preaching needs to become purposeful, says J… Read more…

How to Help People Change: The Four-Step Biblical Process

How to Help People Change: The Four-Step Biblical Process

by Jay E. Adams

“While touching on many aspects of counseling, this book . . . is specifically designed to elucidate the process of counseling. I have often mentioned and illustrated that process, but not in the focused and systemic way that the four-step biblical process is set forth here. . . . This book presents a fresh perspective not only on how to counsel, but also … Read more…

Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling

Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling

by Jay E. Adams

A classic in the field of Christian counseling, Competent to Counsel is one of the first works to fully articulate a vision of "nouthetic" counseling—a strictly biblical approach to behavioral counseling and therapy.Dr. Jay Adams defends the idea that the Bible itself, as God's Word, provides all the principles needed for understanding and engaging… Read more…