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Monday, October 2, 2017

Book Review: Counseling Under the Cross: by Bob Kellemen

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this  book, free of charge,from Litfuse, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.

In time for the celebration of the anniversary of the Reformation, you can revolutionize your understanding of soul care by studying Martin Luther’s reformed theology in Bob Kellemen’s new book, Counseling Under the Cross. 

 cover Counseling Under the Cross


Martin Luther not only reformed theology, but his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care.
In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen explains how Martin Luther's gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care transformed his own approach to soul care.
As Kellemen mines Luther's own writings and other first hand accounts, readers will gain a new understanding of how Luther richly, relevantly, robustly, and relationally applied the gospel to suffering, sin, sanctification, and our search for peace with God. Counseling Under the Crosswill guide pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a rich understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others.
Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others so together they find their hope and help in Christ alone.

This review came from Dad, who has been a Lutheran Deacon, 
so I felt he was best to review it:

Being a lifelong Lutheran, it has been a very pleasant experience for me to read this book. Now that I have finished this book I feel a great deal of happiness knowing that there are other people in different educations, that have read the writings and history of Martin Luther, and apply them so well to their own lives.

About 429 years before I was even born Luther nailed his 95 thesis on the Church door in Wittenberg, Germany stating what he believed to be wrong with the Church of his time. Those theses he wrote down 500 years ago are still used in the modern day Lutheran Church, as well in many others. It gives me great pleasure that Dr. Kellemen has chosen to inform the world of Dr. Luther’s long standing beliefs, that the Holy Bible tells its readers of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. By using the bible as a guideline for personal ministry, pastors and liaety have a great reference book at hand.

Luther wrote about the love of the Father for all his creations by sending his Beloved Son Jesus Christ to live and die, and be resurrected, that we may all be able to go to Heaven. I highly recommend that this wonderful book be read by all who have any desire to know what is necessary for each and every one of us for eternal life with God in Heaven.     
About the Author:

Robert W. Kellemen, PhD, is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chair of the Biblical Counseling Department at Crossroads Bible College and the founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. He is also the author of many books, including "Gospel-Centered Counseling" and "Gospel Conversations." Bob and his wife Shirley have two children and two grandchildren. Find out more about Bob at http://www.rpmministries.org.

Courtesy of http://www.reverendluther.org/

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