Author: Ernie Baker
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About the book
In this book, my intention is to help you, the reader, to understand how a counseling theory is constructed. In addition, I want the book to be a reminder of the foundations and construction of a historic biblical-counseling approaching to life issues. I am hoping this will demonstrate the beauty of Scripture and help us grow in discernment as we hear the claims of other proposed models. Of course, this is all for the glory of God and the good of His people through the power of the gospel. —From the Introduction
…In a clarion call for discernment, Baker reminds us of the groundwork that Jay Adams and David Powlison laid with the sufficiency of Scripture and Christ. He provides a theological paradigm to evaluate belief systems, and shows the beauty of ministering the Word in the church setting with the “one anothers.”
—Jenn Chen: Lecturer in Biblical Counseling; Former Clinical Instructor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; ACBC Certified Counselor
Adapting a classic framework from Dr. Powlison, Ernie Baker helps us see with a biblical lens. Counseling psychology and the accompanying methods demand biblical analysis. This is a tool that every biblical counselor should utilize to biblically discern ideas saturating our therapeutic culture.
—Dr. Dale Johnson: Executive Director, ACBC
Ernie gives us an indispensable resource that provides an accessible, usable, and practical approach for growing in biblical discernment.
—Andrew Rogers: Executive Director, OIC; ACBC Fellow and Board Member
If you are a counselor who desires to be biblical, you will find this book to be a wonderful help!
—Dr. John D. Street: The Master’s University & Seminary; President, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Board of Trustees
About the author
Ernie Baker, D.Min. (Westminster Theological Seminary), has the privilege of serving the Lord at First Baptist Jacksonville as the Pastor of Counseling Supervision and Equipping. In addition, he has the privilege of chairing the online undergraduate degree in biblical counseling at The Master’s University, serving as an adjunct in the graduate program in counseling and as Director of Training for Overseas Instruction in Counseling.
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