J CAMERON FRASER
Are you looking for a brief introduction to what the biblical counseling movement is and how it has changed over the years? In Developments in Biblical Counseling, J. Cameron Fraser turns a journalistic eye to this question and presents a concise assessment. Introducing us to the formative work of Jay Adams, Fraser outlines several themes of biblical counseling that became foundational for the movement as a whole and observes how the movement received criticisms from outside and made necessary developments from within. He points out that some of these developments have an affinity with Puritan approaches to counseling that Adams rejects but may point in a more consistently biblical direction.
‘Fair, compelling, and helpful. I hope the book sells very well, and that it advances the cause of Christ as the church grows up in maturity by increasingly learning how to speak the truth in love. It will be required reading in a course of mine.’- Heath Lambert, Executive Director, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Associate Professor of Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
‘I have so enjoyed reading Cameron’s book. It is written thoughtfully and helpfully.’ – David Powlison, Executive Director, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
‘Cameron Fraser has written a superb and concise analysis of developments in biblical/nouthetic counseling over the past fifty years. He accurately describes and fairly evaluates those who have led this movement, with many of whom I have had the personal privilege of studying and working in my years as a professor and president at Westminster Seminary. Anyone who reads this book will be well informed and deeply blessed by it.’ – Samuel Logan, associate international director, World Reformed Fellowship