Common Care Counseling Handbook Author:Terry D. Edwards and William R. Kimball This book is a valuable guide and reference source that will equip concerned Christians to effectively minister to others in those areas of care or need that are "common to man" (1 Cor. 10:13). Because of this we have entitled it the "common Care Counseling Handbook". Its purpose is to prepare the believer in the aspect of counseling that is i... more »ncluded in what the Bible refers to as the "ministry of reconciliation" (II Cor. 5:18).
Most of what we term "common counseling problems" of church members are usually not viewed as serious enough to take to the pastor or the counseling staff of the church. Instead, the individual often chooses to work through the situation himself or attempts to get help from another Christian that he or she feels close to.
This book offers basic instruction and guidelines to assist the lay counselor in providing help to others with these kind of counseling needs. It also offers a brief buy thorough coverage of 22 common counseling need areas. These different subject areas are introduced and printed in such a way that they lay counselor can easily read them with the person they are trying to help. This method has proven to be very effective in bringing insights, understanding and spiritual breakthrough to those in need. The subjects included in this book are the following: