I’ve mentioned in the past how I believe the church should take back the discipline of counseling. Simply put, we’ve all got problems and the Word of God has sufficient answers (more could be said about this, but that’ll be for another post). On top of that, his people have the power of the Holy Spirit working through them to be a help to each other in the darkest of troubles.
In helping biblical counselors to be better equipped for the task, I am excited about many of the resources available these days, one of which is a new book coming out March 1: Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face edited by John D. Street with the foreword by John MacArthur.
I am particularly excited about this one, because our pastor, Dan Kirk, wrote the chapter on homosexuality. I got the privilege of helping him with some editing, and I must say that it is one of the most helpful things I’ve read on how the church can step up its ministry to men struggling with this issue.
The book is now available on Amazon for pre-order and you can view the table of contents. Some of the other issues the book covers are depression, anger, contentment, resolving conflict, the use of psychotropic drugs, the role of husband, the role of father, the role of grandfather, and more. Check it out and spread the word.
FYI – There is also a companion book that came out in 2010 titled, Women Counseling Women edited by Elyse Fitzpatrick.