Surrender to Love by David Benner

Summary Primary Goal Benner’s goal of counseling is wrapped up in his definition of repentance and conversion. For Benner (2015), repentance is turning away from the world and simultaneously turning to Jesus; while conversion is “the lifelong...

Hurt People Hurt People by Sandra Wilson

Summary Primary Goal Wilson’s (2001) Law of Relationships states, “Hurt people hurt people” often to feel better about themselves which results in causing shame, a sense that the individual is not good enough or worthless (pp. 15-16). Accordingly,...

The Biblical Counseling Movement by David Powlison

Summary Primary Goal David Powlison (2010) explains that, for Jay Adams, the primary goal of counseling is righteousness (p. 102). Distinct from a forensic righteousness, Adams’s focus on righteousness centers around behavioral change into the likeness of Christ...

Effective Biblical Counseling by Larry Crabb

Summary Primary Goal Larry Crabb’s goal of counseling revolves around one word; maturity. Crabb (2013) states that the goal of counseling is “to free people to better worship and serve God by helping them become more like the Lord” (p. 24). According...

Spurgeon

Bibliographic Entry Spurgeon, C. H. 2010. Lectures to My Students. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson. Summary Lectures to My Students is a compilation of Charles Spurgeon’s lectures to students of the Pastors’ College, a college Spurgeon (2010, vii) opened in 1856...

MacArthur

Bibliographic Entry MacArthur, John, and the Master’s Seminary Faculty. 2005. Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. Summary In Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically, John MacArthur and the faculty of Master’s...