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In Effective Biblical Counseling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Dr. Larry Crabb presents a model of counseling that can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church. He asserts that counseling is simply a relationship between people who care and that its goal is to free people to better worship and serve God. This book will show you how to help p In Effective Biblical Counseling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Dr. Larry Crabb presents a model of counseling that can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church. He asserts that counseling is simply a relationship between people who care and that its goal is to free people to better worship and serve God. This book will show you how to help people achieve obedience and character growth in their lives, and establish a sense of personal worth and security along the way. Dr. Crabb says, "I believe that God has ordained the local church to be his primary instrument to tend to his people's aches and pains. In writing this book I have tried to be of practical help to Christians who want to be more effective in ministering to their suffering brothers and sisters."


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In Effective Biblical Counseling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Dr. Larry Crabb presents a model of counseling that can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church. He asserts that counseling is simply a relationship between people who care and that its goal is to free people to better worship and serve God. This book will show you how to help p In Effective Biblical Counseling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Dr. Larry Crabb presents a model of counseling that can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church. He asserts that counseling is simply a relationship between people who care and that its goal is to free people to better worship and serve God. This book will show you how to help people achieve obedience and character growth in their lives, and establish a sense of personal worth and security along the way. Dr. Crabb says, "I believe that God has ordained the local church to be his primary instrument to tend to his people's aches and pains. In writing this book I have tried to be of practical help to Christians who want to be more effective in ministering to their suffering brothers and sisters."

30 review for Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Russo

    Right in the first paragraph of the Introduction, Crabb had my interest. Crabb writes: My purpose in writing this volume is to think through a model of counseling which can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church. In my view, any approach to counseling which is truly biblical will work most effectively when carried out in the context of the local body of believers. His "Spoiling the Egyptians" approach (I won't explain where the name comes from) basically is to take the b Right in the first paragraph of the Introduction, Crabb had my interest. Crabb writes: My purpose in writing this volume is to think through a model of counseling which can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church. In my view, any approach to counseling which is truly biblical will work most effectively when carried out in the context of the local body of believers. His "Spoiling the Egyptians" approach (I won't explain where the name comes from) basically is to take the best of secular psychology and use those ideas with accepted biblical truths. Personally, what I see happening next is a Christianization of Maslow's Hierarchy. Crabb's dislike of Adam's nouthetic approach is obvious. His irritation is not well concealed. Later in the book, however, he does give some genuinely kind nods Adams' direction, which came as a pleasant surprise. The charts and diagrams were my least favorite part of the book. They're dated looking and make his theories look contrived. So, three stars it is.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Apryl Anderson

    I thoroughly respect Dr Crabb's insight, knowledge and wisdom, so reading this early work (1977) added to my own understanding. It wasn't an easy read, as he was still more of a clinical psychologist at that point. There was a lot of justification over why the layperson needs to step up as preliminary counselor. It seems to me that's a well-established fact by now--at least, I hope so. pp.13-14, "Effective (Christian) body life however produces its own problems. When Christians begin to experienc I thoroughly respect Dr Crabb's insight, knowledge and wisdom, so reading this early work (1977) added to my own understanding. It wasn't an easy read, as he was still more of a clinical psychologist at that point. There was a lot of justification over why the layperson needs to step up as preliminary counselor. It seems to me that's a well-established fact by now--at least, I hope so. pp.13-14, "Effective (Christian) body life however produces its own problems. When Christians begin to experience the thrill of true acceptance and begin to taste the possibilities of deep fellowship both with the Lord and each other, it often happens that long and deeply hidden problems begin to surface." His later books address particular issues, but this one lays an excellent basic framework for the renewing of our minds, and suggests the actions to facilitate the growth that yields maturity.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Jankowski

    This is Crabb's second book written in '77. It is consistent with his current writings. I really enjoyed it and think it would be of benefit to most. This is Crabb's second book written in '77. It is consistent with his current writings. I really enjoyed it and think it would be of benefit to most.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Timmy Cham

    Found this book thoroughly absorbing; I ended up writing a dozen-page review of it... Here's a link to the Review of Effective Biblical Counseling, by Larry Crabb> full review Here's the review's introduction: Crabb’s Model of Christian Psychology By: Tim Chambers (email: [email protected]) September 2020 (A) Introduction: If the Bible is a reliable source of truth, then this would carry some intriguing consequences for our understanding of human psychology. As a sample, consider the following ve Found this book thoroughly absorbing; I ended up writing a dozen-page review of it... Here's a link to the Review of Effective Biblical Counseling, by Larry Crabb> full review Here's the review's introduction: Crabb’s Model of Christian Psychology By: Tim Chambers (email: [email protected]) September 2020 (A) Introduction: If the Bible is a reliable source of truth, then this would carry some intriguing consequences for our understanding of human psychology. As a sample, consider the following verses: · Jeremiah 17:9-10: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” · 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” · Ephesians 4:22-24: “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” · Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” · Philippians 4:6-7: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” · Romans 7:22-23: “For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my member.”. · John 8:34: “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” What functional model of human psychology could validate such verses? This essay sketches and examines one such model, proposed by Christian counselor Lawrence J. Crabb, Jr., (Crabb 1977). Along the way, we’ll see how Crabb’s model offers psychological accounts of the above verses. We then conclude this essay with some questions and closing remarks. Full review here: Review of Effective Biblical Counseling, by Larry Crabb

  5. 4 out of 5

    Justin Gaynor

    Dr. Larry Crabb’s book on developing a community that is capable of offering valuable counsel to its members was both helpful and practical. Gentlemen, this book can benefit you in at least the following ways... 1️⃣Understand how speaking the truth in love to others can benefit from secular insights without corrupting the purity of Scripture 2️⃣How to examine why you think the way you think, and if you truly believe what you say you believe3️⃣How to move OVER and UP into your purpose and then ho Dr. Larry Crabb’s book on developing a community that is capable of offering valuable counsel to its members was both helpful and practical. Gentlemen, this book can benefit you in at least the following ways... 1️⃣Understand how speaking the truth in love to others can benefit from secular insights without corrupting the purity of Scripture 2️⃣How to examine why you think the way you think, and if you truly believe what you say you believe3️⃣How to move OVER and UP into your purpose and then how to help others do the same. Follow us on Instagram @gentlemanspurposeofficial www.gentlemanspurpose.com

  6. 4 out of 5

    austin tucker

    This book is a priceless resource for Christian Counselor The book has a great book with some very helpful insights. I love how the author brings psychology under the lenses of the Bible and not the Bible under the lenses of psychology. This book is both clinical and extremely practical

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tina Parry

    This is exactly what it claims to be: a great tool for lay counseling. I thought he did a great job explaining theories in light if a biblical context without getting too bogged down. Lots of real-life scenarios to help you grasp the process.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Allan Shearer

    An excellent introduction to an important theme. Thoroughly biblically grounded and pastorally warm. Highly recommended.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin

    Naturally, there is some friction in enjoying the book since it is so dated. I noticed a lot of other people commenting on that as well. However, I would like to say that this book was incredibly helpful **introducing** me to the meaning of counseling and its practice. In a very 1970's way, the book gives the teleology of biblical counseling and some tools in order to materialize that teleology. Now, of course, the language of the book is tailored for the lay-counselor so it would be unfair to j Naturally, there is some friction in enjoying the book since it is so dated. I noticed a lot of other people commenting on that as well. However, I would like to say that this book was incredibly helpful **introducing** me to the meaning of counseling and its practice. In a very 1970's way, the book gives the teleology of biblical counseling and some tools in order to materialize that teleology. Now, of course, the language of the book is tailored for the lay-counselor so it would be unfair to judge the book in any other regard than that. Any complaint that the book is too simple or plain is not so much a complaint about the work itself but the poor ability of the reader to choose the suitable book. I would point any evangelical Christian wanting to sharpen their understanding of lay-counseling to this book as an introduction.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bill Larson

    Having been written in 1977 and still being used today as an accurate resource for Christian/biblical counseling, it is safe to assume the content of the book is fantastic. I wholeheartedly concur, if your focus is Christian/biblical counseling. I do not see how his theory/technique of "Spoiling the Egyptians" can be successfully implemented in a non-Christian counseling environment or with a non-Christian client, particularly if the client has expressed their disinterest in integrating theology Having been written in 1977 and still being used today as an accurate resource for Christian/biblical counseling, it is safe to assume the content of the book is fantastic. I wholeheartedly concur, if your focus is Christian/biblical counseling. I do not see how his theory/technique of "Spoiling the Egyptians" can be successfully implemented in a non-Christian counseling environment or with a non-Christian client, particularly if the client has expressed their disinterest in integrating theology or spirituality as part of the sessions. This was read as part of the required textbooks for a graduate level course in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Liberty University.

  11. 5 out of 5

    David

    Crabb's book covers the basics of Christian counseling for laypeople and pastors. Crabb's writing is accessible, concise and practical. Crabb is fairly balanced in his overall view of psychology and the balance between medication and counseling. However, because of his audience this book focuses on counseling techniques and practices which non-professional counselors would find helpful. Crabb's approach to counseling, as advertised in the title, emphasizes heavily the role of the Bible, prayer, Crabb's book covers the basics of Christian counseling for laypeople and pastors. Crabb's writing is accessible, concise and practical. Crabb is fairly balanced in his overall view of psychology and the balance between medication and counseling. However, because of his audience this book focuses on counseling techniques and practices which non-professional counselors would find helpful. Crabb's approach to counseling, as advertised in the title, emphasizes heavily the role of the Bible, prayer, the Church (community of faith), and the Holy Spirit in the healing process and Christian maturity as the ultimate goal.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    The authors model of counseling mainly consists of identifying how people are trying to address their need for purpose or security apart from Christ. Is someone acting out due to a lack of acceptance from another person? I like how the author seeks to identify what needs are being met or not met through the person's actions and changing thoughts. Sometimes actions have to precede emotions. I did wonder if how you would ethically counseling using this model if the person didn't believe in the Bib The authors model of counseling mainly consists of identifying how people are trying to address their need for purpose or security apart from Christ. Is someone acting out due to a lack of acceptance from another person? I like how the author seeks to identify what needs are being met or not met through the person's actions and changing thoughts. Sometimes actions have to precede emotions. I did wonder if how you would ethically counseling using this model if the person didn't believe in the Bible?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This books' central idea is that one's thinking must be changed in order to have any impact on one's inputs of significance and security. Dr. Crabb explains that he believes there are four approaches to integration. He advocates for the last view of "Spoiling the Egyptians." This is a viewpoint of taking from the field of psychology that which will be helpful, but not in conflict of a Christian worldview. This books' central idea is that one's thinking must be changed in order to have any impact on one's inputs of significance and security. Dr. Crabb explains that he believes there are four approaches to integration. He advocates for the last view of "Spoiling the Egyptians." This is a viewpoint of taking from the field of psychology that which will be helpful, but not in conflict of a Christian worldview.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Shera

    Crabb creats a very biblical theoretical framework for the person. The book however is very geared toward church ministries and the Christian counselor. Some of his thoughts could be hard to be used in secular settings. However, it always helps to read something so rich and text that identifies what man is, how we operate, etc. If you are a Christian counselor it is great to read this book and to see how Crabb creates "the peron" as children of Christ. Crabb creats a very biblical theoretical framework for the person. The book however is very geared toward church ministries and the Christian counselor. Some of his thoughts could be hard to be used in secular settings. However, it always helps to read something so rich and text that identifies what man is, how we operate, etc. If you are a Christian counselor it is great to read this book and to see how Crabb creates "the peron" as children of Christ.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    This is a great book for any Christian who is pursuing counseling. It is even great for any Christina to read, just for insight into how to help others. It is not simply a book written for learned counsellors and professionals, but also to make layman counsellors within the Body as well. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to help their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to be all He has called them to be. Plan to read more of his work.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Fisher

    So this book took me a pretty long time to read because the first half was painful... the second half was a lot more applicable and in that regard better. There were some useful concepts in this book but overall Crabb seems to advocate a view of pastoral counseling that relies on way too many sessions to be useful in most ministry situations.

  17. 4 out of 5

    J

    This was a college text book for a Pastoral Counseling class I took. While I enjoyed this book as much as one can enjoy a book one is assigned to read, I did not like subsequent books by this author near as much.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    Nice overview of various theories.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Karla Goforth Abreu

    decent enough book on counseling methods

  20. 5 out of 5

    Martha

    I think this is a great book. Dr. Crabb offers a great concept for "Spoiling the Egyptians" for Christian Counselors to follow. I think this is a great book. Dr. Crabb offers a great concept for "Spoiling the Egyptians" for Christian Counselors to follow.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    Intro to Counseling textbook. Found it very interesting, it had a lot of good things to say.

  22. 5 out of 5

    David

    Clearing up the confusion about Biblical counseling

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kelli

    My first assigned reading for my program: I found it chock full of useful information, a great resource for a beginning counselor, if not for the excessive "Biblical" part. My first assigned reading for my program: I found it chock full of useful information, a great resource for a beginning counselor, if not for the excessive "Biblical" part.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Silas Forrester

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cherie Muise

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dr. Clements

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kakheto Sumi

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