The New Christian Counselor : A Fresh Biblical & Transformational Approach

1161 Words Sep 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Tincye Edwards
Hawkins and Clinton Book Review
Liberty University

Hawkins and Clinton Book Review
Summary
Definition of Counseling
Hawkins and Clinton (2015) book, “The New Christian Counselor: A Fresh Biblical & Transformational Approach” outlines the important aspects of Christian counseling (Hawkins & Clinton, 2015). The book starts with the definition of Christian counseling. There is a clear overview of Christian counseling principles throughout the book.
Definition of Christian Counseling
“Christian counseling is a dynamic, collaborative process involving at least three persons – the counselor, the client, and the triune God of the Bible – aimed at transformational change for the purpose of producing higher levels of emotional, psychological, and spiritual health in persons seeking help” (Hawkins & Clinton, 2015, p. 41) Processes include methods involving Christ, the client and the counselor. Throughout these phases, Christ is at the forefront or assessment, goal setting, change, implementation and evaluation. Effective Christian approaches through the challenging task of counseling troubled individuals are the central scheme of Hawkins and Clinton (Hawkins & Clinton, 2015).
Purpose of Counseling The purpose of Christian counseling is discussed in Hawkins and Clinton (2015) book. Christian counseling is essential because without the guidance of Christ, there is no clear leader to follow. Mankind actions can be improved with directions and…

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