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Helpful Truth in Past Places

The Puritan Practice of Biblical Counselling [Paperback]

by Mark A. Deckard

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      Mark A. Deckard

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      Christian Focus Publications

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      January 2010

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    Helpful Truth in Past Places

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    Has secular Psychology left you stumped? Yet you still need advice on how to comfort and counsel those who are struggling with difficulties each day, be it struggling with sin; finding purpose in life, emotions that you dont know what to do with. The Puritans have much advice to give us today as they sought to make their teaching relevant to those facing issues such as poverty, loss of children, abuse and alcoholism. The truths they proclaim are as relevant to us today as they were then whether you are the one struggling or the one counselling. At the same time they did not allow experience to be their final authority but Scripture. Mark Deckard uses specifically chosen Puritan books and seeks to apply their principles to Biblical Counselling concerns to a contemporary setting.


    • Author

      Mark A. Deckard

    • Book Format


    • Publisher

      Christian Focus Publications

    • Published

      January 2010

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      138 x 214 x 13 mm

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    • Author/Creator: Mark A. Deckard

    • ISBN: 9781845505455

    • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications

    • Release Date: January 2010

    • Weight: 265g

    • Dimensions: 138 x 214 x 13 mm

    • Eden Code: 2709932



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    12 years ago

    Helpful Truth in Past Places

    This is a book on Biblical counselling. Its aim is help those involved with counselling to help those who are suffering psychological problems, such as fear, anxiety and depression.
    There are many such books today, but what makes this book special is that the author bases his advice on the writings of leading Puritans such as John Owen, Jeremiah Burroughs, and Jonathan Edwards.
    Each chapter is a distillation of the teaching contained a well known Puritan book and seeks to answer a specific issue such as: “Why is this happening to me?” and “No one understands my problems”.
    As you read this book you will realise that the world of the Puritans was not that different from ours: the stresses and strains are the same; all that has changed is the labels we give them.
    You will also soon conclude that the Puritans were masters at applying Biblical truth and principles to the difficulties of life. They wrote with deep compassion and an understanding of the human condition. Their advice is sane, realistic and above all scriptural. Dr. Deckard has unearthed a goldmine of wisdom. All Christians, but especially pastors and counsellors will benefit from reading this work. Highly recommended.

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