A Escritura é sobre aconselhamento. É sobre diagnóstico e cura face a condição humana. É sobre o amor confiável, que se faz conhecido pelos outros, um crescente conhecimento de si mesmo. Dando sentido às circunstâncias da vida, um processo interpessoal, específico de mudanças pessoais. É sobre como você entende ou não entende a vida, como se comportar ou não se comportar. É sobre o que você acredita, deseja, tem medo, confia e dá valor. É sobre como você deve agir, falar e sentir. É sobre o seu relacionamento com os outros e com aquEle que é.
TYLER, David. God's funeral: psychology: trading the sacred for the secular. Bemidji, MN: Focus, 2009. 134 p.
There has been a subtle and increasing change in the theology of the Christian Church today. Our taste for anything psychology appears to be insatiable, and has led the Church, with disastrous consequences down the road of accommodation and compromise. This book is a call to return to the sufficient words of God found in Scripture, and to seek help from biblical counselors when life's problems overwhelm us.
POWLISON, David. The biblical counseling movement: history and context. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press: 2009. 352 p.
This book is an invaluable resource for those who want to understand the biblical counseling movement. The core chapters were originally a Ph.D. dissertation in history of science and medicine (University of Pennsylvania). This new edition adds a lengthy appendix, containing articles by Dr. Powlison. These extend and deepen the history, giving a fine-grained analysis of developments within the biblical counseling movement and in its relationship to evangelical psychotherapists. The author also freely expresses his point of view and personal convictions regarding the history he has carefully described.
PEACE, Martha. Psychologized man: a biblical perspective. Bemidji, MN: Focus, 2003. 26 p.
If our minds are to be transformed to think Scriptural beliefs about God, we must also have a biblically accurate view of man. The evolution of psychology as detailed in this booklet, focuses on men and women and their needs rather than God. We must evaluate our thinking of ourselves as "Psychologized Man Most High."
OWEN, Jim. Christian psychology's war on God's word. Stanley,NC: Timeless Texts, 2004. 220 p.
Are we victims of our past? Are we suffering from the ravages of low self-esteem? Do we need “Christian” psychology to rescue us? Owen calls believers back to the all-sufficient Jesus Christ. He urges them to trust fully in Christ’s provisions, the power of the Holy Spirit and the sure guidance of God’s Word.
JOHNSON, Eric L. (Edit.) Psychology & Christianity: five views. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010. 320 p.
Psychology has exploded across the academic and popular landscape in the last hundred years. Dozens of schools of thought have arisen and thousands of books have been written on the nature of our personalities, our development, our relationships and our inner well-being. All of this has been of interest (and sometimes of concern) to Christians because of the importance we place on a correct understanding of human nature. Psychology often seems disconnected from, if not antithetical to, Christian perspectives on life. In this book are gathered four models of the relationship of psychology and Christianity. David Powlison offers the biblical counseling model.
HINDSON, Ed (edit), EYRICH, Howard (edit). Totally sufficient: the Bible and Christian counseling. Eugene, Ore.: Harvest, 1997. 299 p.
Christian counselors agree that the Bible's message of salvation can radically change lives. Scripture can lead even the most unlikely people to faith but when it comes to everyday problems - is the Bible really enough? Here we have more than a dozen highly trained counselors, medical experts and pastors who are highly respected in their fields. Every one has at least one doctorate relevant to the area they examine in this book. Their answers to the question stated above are enlightening, thought provoking and surprising.
GRECCO, Stephen (edit), JOHNSON, Eric L. (edit.). Counseling and Christianity: five approaches. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012. 256 p. This volume explores how five major perspectives on the interface of Christianity and psychology would each actually be applied in a clinical setting. Respected experts associated with each of the perspectives depict how to assess, conceptualize, counsel and offer aftercare to Jake, a hypothetical client with a variety of complex issues. In each case the contributors seek to explain how theory can translate into real-life counseling scenarios.
GANZ, Richard. PsychoBabble: the failure of modern psychology and the biblical alternative. Westchester, Ill: Crossway, 1993. 176 p.
Psychobabble explains the dichotomy between secular and Biblical counseling and shows the danger of incorporating secular techniques into a Christian aproach. This book will prov
BULKLEY, Ed. Why Christians can't trust psychology. Eugene, OR: Harvest, 1993. 368 p.
Today's search for inner fulfillment has exploded into what is now called the Recovery movement, complete with twelve-step seminars, counseling programs, and self-help books. Thousands are looking to Christian psychology to help them attain victory over modern dysfunctions. Does that mean the Bible alone is no longer adequate for the problems faced by Christians today? Some say we need the Bible plus psychology. Others say the Bible alone is sufficient. Ed Bulkley presents the opposing sides of this issue - and offers trustworthy, biblical answers.
KELLEMEN, Robert (edit.). Scripture and counseling: God's Word for life in a broken world. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. 418 p.
Scripture and Counseling is divided into two sections of nine chapters each:
Part One helps readers to develop a robust biblical view of Scripture’s sufficiency for “life and godliness” leading to increased confidence in God’s Word.
Part Two assists readers in learning how to use Scripture in the counseling process. This section demonstrates how a firm grasp of the sufficiency of Scripture leads to increased competence in the ancient art of personally ministering God’s Word to others.
Andrew Rogers, A comparison of counseling philosophies | College Park Church
Garrett Higbee. Mental illness and faith-based counseling
"I have been hesitant to weigh in on the recent debate related to faith-based counseling and mental illness because it is not an easy issue to address in a blog or short amount of time. However the more I read, the more I am compelled to share some insights from my journey as a trained psychologist who now practices as a biblical counselor."
Wayne Mack. Involvement and biblical counseling | TMS
Attempts at biblical counseling sometimes neglect the important factor of establishing a facilitative relationship between the counselor and the
counselee. Such a relationship can come through a demonstrated compassion
such as Jesus and Paul had for people they ministered to, a compassion that is
possible for the counselor to develop through controlling his thoughts. The
necessary involvement can also develop if the counselor follows certain
guidelines in showing respect for his counselee.
The church's right to counsel from the Bible has been reconfirmed in
court rulings of recent times. Yet in many instances the church has surrendered that right and responsibility because of the professionalization" of the counseling ministry among Christians. This is tragic because the behavioral sciences are not, as is commonly believed, scientific. Neither have they proven effective in changing the human heart.
This course is focused on the specific areas of marriage and the family. Topics covered include the purpose of marriage, divorce and remarriage,
roles of husband and wife, physical intimacy within marriage, communication and conflict resolution, spouse and child abuse, stewardship of time and priorities, preventing and rebuilding after adultery, parenting, and family counseling (case studies are also discussed).
This course is designed for those desiring to pursue a more in-depth understanding of discipleship/counseling. Topics covered include anger,
worry, fear, depression, medical issues, counseling children, eating problems, decision making, incest, sexual abuse, crisis counseling, and other specific subjects (case studies are also discussed).
Matt Waymeyer. Is psychology the 67th book of the Bible?
"All truth is God’s truth, or so the saying goes. The problem with this seemingly axiomatic assertion is not simply its ambiguity, but the way it serves as a means to justify using extra-biblical sources (such as psychology) to deal with spiritual issues. "
John Street. Reclaiming the truth in psychology - Part 2