A vibrant ministry of counseling is sorely needed in the church today: a ministry in which believers in Christ demonstrate biblical love to one another within a gospel-centered, truth-driven, and grace-dispensing church environment. Solidly rooted in the belief that the Scriptures are sufficient for every soul-related struggle in life, and fully committed to the truth that the Holy Spirit is competent to accomplish the work of sanctification, this paradigm-shifting book will challenge every believer to be a part of the process of discipleship in the lives of their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Counseling One Another biblically presents, and thoroughly defends, our responsibility to work together towards God s goal to conform each of us to the image of His Son – a goal that will not be reached apart from a targeted form of biblical discipleship, most often referred to as counseling.
All Christians will find Counseling One Another useful as they make progress in the life of sanctification and as they discuss issues with their friends, children, spouses, and fellow believers, providing them with a biblical framework for life and one-another ministry in the body of Christ.
This book gets it right! Comprehensive and convincing, Counseling One Another shows how true biblical counseling and preaching fit hand-in-glove. Those who preach, teach or counsel regularly are sure to benefit greatly from this helpful resource. —Dr. John MacArthur
Paul Tautges is fast becoming one of the major names in biblical counseling and pastoral ministry. His Counseling One Another blog and his blog posts and book lists at the Biblical Counseling Coalition are much sought-after resources. They are on the cutting edge of what the church needs today to advance God s work in our broken world. —Bob Kellemen, Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition
Counseling One Another addresses a serious deficiency in the discipleship ministry within the church. It advocates a radical departure from the status quo and a return to an authentic personal ministry of the Word among Christians through discipleship-counseling. It effectively lays the theological foundation for Christians regaining the New Testament priority of addressing personal soul troubles with biblical counsel. —John D. Street, Chair, Graduate Program in Biblical Counseling, The Master s College and Seminary
About the Author
Dr. Paul Tautges serves as senior pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, he served as a pastor in Wisconsin for twenty-two years. He is the husband of Karen and father of ten. Paul is also an adjunct professor of biblical counseling and a conference speaker. Paul serves as the series editor for the LifeLine Mini-Books, and is the author of eight books including Comfort Those Who Grieve, Discipline of Mercy, and Brass Heavens. Paul is also a teaching fellow with ACBC (formerly NANC).