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9Marks Explained : A Letter From Mark Dever

Biblical Counseling: Just one book please!


As a pastor, you just don't have much time to read.  I understand that quite well.  So, it's not surprising that the most common question I get asked is, "If I have time to read just one book on biblical counseling, what should it be?"

Here is my choice:  Paul Tripp's Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands.

Using Christ's example, Tripp describes four basic steps (Love-Know-Speak-Do) that show believers how to use God's word to help others.  The book covers lots of helpful topics such as: identifying with the sufferer; clarifying responsibility; asking 'heart-piercing' questions; etc.   

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