“The best overall book on showing the different aspect of biblical counseling. This series is very helpful for the pastor or anyone involved in a teaching or counseling ministry (elders, biblical counselors, bible teachers, etc.) Highly recommended!”

“Just finished this book today! Without a doubt, this is definitely one of the best introductory books on biblical counseling out there. The textbook discusses the history, theory, and methodology of biblical counseling, as well as its significance to church ministry. It is an immense asset to the one desiring to learn about biblical counseling. Pastors and counselors: this definitely needs to be on your bookshelf!”

“Great introductory resource for learning the history, theology, practice, and ministry of biblical counseling.”

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically


Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically

by John MacArthur, Wayne A. Mack

What do the Scriptures say about counseling? What is the biblical basis for using Scriptures in counseling? What does it mean to think biblically about counseling-related issues?

At the root of this book is the confidence that Christ and His Word are not only sufficient for effectively handling the personal and interpersonal challenges of life, but are superior to the resources found in the world.

Written to pastors, elders, deacons, seminary students, and laypeople; well-known pastor John MacArthur and contributors present a system of biblical truth that brings together people, their problems, and the living God. This kind of counseling is based on the convictions that:

  • God’s Word should be our counseling authority.
  • Counseling is a part of the basic discipling ministry of the local church.
  • God’s people can and should be trained to counsel effectively.

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically provides biblical guidelines to counsel people who are struggling.

The contributors represent some of America’s leading biblical teachers and counselors, including: Ken L. Sarles, David Powlison, Douglas Bookman, David B. Maddox, Robert Smith, William W. Goode, and Dennis M. Swanson.