Grace-Based Counseling: An Effective New Biblical Model (Paperback)

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You speak God’s truth when you counsel. But do you also communicate His grace?

The Christian counselor or pastor plays an important role in helping people process the trauma they’ve experienced. Too often, a client leaves the counselor’s office with feelings of guilt and shame. They feel the heavy burden of what they did wrong. But somehow, they’ve missed the grace of God that makes things right again.

A counseling model that stays true to a biblical worldview will overflow with grace . . . not cheap grace, but real grace that acknowledges sin while offering a hopeful path to redemption and healing. In Grace-Based Counseling, professional counselors Richard Fowler and Natalie Ford offer a model that blends the truths of Scripture, the science of psychology, and the everlasting hope of the gospel. In this book you will find:

  • New, grace-based counseling model
  • Detailed application of the model, with case studies
  • Practical toolbox with surveys, assessments, and counseling helps

A Christian counseling model can’t just be about admonishment. That approach only leads to shame and human efforts that are doomed to fail. But when the gospel is brought to bear in the counseling relationship, real life change is possible. Then the counselor becomes an instrument of divine grace in the hands of a faithful God.

About the Author


DR. RICK FOWLER, son of missionary parents, has for over forty years served in a variety of capacities, including as pastor, licensed counselor, university professor of psychology and sociology, and head basketball coach. Dr. Fowler is currently a member of the graduate faculty of psychology/professional counseling at Truett McConnell University. In addition, he has been a frequent speaker at numerous seminars and Bible conferences across America and overseas. He is the author of thirteen books and has been a featured guest on FOCUS ON THE FAMILY and the 700 CLUB. Married for 52 years, he and his wife Jen have two children and eight grandchildren.

DR. NATALIE FORD (B.A., Mercer University; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Liberty University) is Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Degree Counselor for the Masters in Counseling at the Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling at Truett McConnell University (TMU). Prior to serving at TMU, Dr. Ford served as the director of Catalyst Christian Learning Center and as a missionary with the North American Mission Board. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and practices at a community counseling center. She wrote Tears to Joy: Finding Hope in the Presence of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide. She lives in the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, Jeff, and her daughter, Jorjanne.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802423238
ISBN-10: 080242323X
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English