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This book preceded to discuss several different topics of interest which have been commonly asked questions of clients regarding Christianity. Most of these questions prefaced include: Who Christ is and what he or she did for us to enjoy a life with him inside heaven and on earth, correct and thorough interpretation in the Bible, How God is incorporated into counseling, Being human and how it is used to illustrate a working comprehension of The almighty, Sin, Guilt and forgiveness in counseling, The Holy Spirit, Supernatural agents, The church in unity by using counselors as the Body of Christ, New Age Counseling, and Spiritualty, and Counseling. As supplementation to these topics, how the earth view of a counselor effects clients and the different ways that many of us assess other people and apply this learned knowledge are usually discussed.
Our world view in counseling affects how we read and process information, our techniques used, and even your emotions. Different methods are discussed in detail such as treatments, past experiences (The subconscious drives and desires), As well as Systems theoretical basis, and the physiology of the human body designed for treatment. Different points of view are needed to form an motley or prescriptive form of treatment for clients. “It can be popular to assume that using a variety of approaches is healthier. Since no two counselors, clients, or problem predicaments are identical, shouldn’t we develop an assortment of techniques that is pulled out and adapted to each unique counseling situation? (Collins, G; pp. 13-14).
How to test and choose a world check out are imperative in how we counsel our patients. One can find 5 different methods that are discussed which include using, factor, contemplating past experiences, checking/ comparing with other people, thinking about the data, and testing it out. This process can aid in the adjust of our world view and identity as Christian experts. “Christian counselors need a basic understanding of what they believe together with why they believe” (Collins, G; pp. 19).
The particular Bible was discussed in its relevance and application that will counseling in conjunction with how we observe the world around us inside chapters 2 and 3. There were two types of great time-saver that form the basis for God’s counsel. General exposure which is how God communicates through what we observe across the world and universe. Special revelation is another type that are text of God recorded in the Bible. Through- out the ebook, Collins interprets how counselors can use the words of bible simultaneously with what we observe in nature about Lord. The verification of the Bible is discussed in detail the manuscript evidence, the internal evidence, and the external evidence. Among the list of discoveries marked by a non-Christian Archaeologist asserts that there is virtually no evidence that contradicts of disputes the statements on the bible and that an impressive body of literature supports the consistency of Biblical statements (Collins, G, pp. 38-39).
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To sum it up, theorizing the basic premise of this book, The Holy character and the role of the church are discussed as many Christians discount the role or even comprehend who the Holy Spirit is in the Trinity. How we are to use and experience our observations in nature and human behavior with the living word of God via the Bible are generally described in expansive detail through-out the book. Typically the role of counselors and how we test and verify information and facts to form our world view is addressed.
Many people feel, this book is relevant to my world view as well as way I will counsel my clients. An excellent point we will ascribe to is using various methods of Christian theology in conjunction with the counseling methods such as Rogerian, Adlerian, and Intellectual Behavioral Theories. I agree that these theories are can be built in along with the Holy words of God through- out the scriptures. Although many of the theories are not Christian based, I believe how they hold some “Surface level” truths that are vital to the understanding and application of counseling. For instance, even non- Christian believers recognize the beauty and splendor of God’s creation by way of observing the splendor of the stars and nature per se even if they do not ascribe to the one who is creator over-all.
In addition to how eclecticism was described, I enjoyed the fact that author discussed we often establish referral connections and online community resources. This is the same principle that should be applied as Alfredia counselors to use the Church as a source of exhortation and support in both our personal lives and our professional everyday life as counselors. The importance of the church and its role throughout counseling. As a Christian counselor it appears that the author does have well balanced view of how the Gifts of the Spirit and the natural/ supernatural all are integral parts of our relationship with God; nevertheless I do not agree that the gifts of the Spirit as well as supernatural experiences are limited as referenced by this article writer in page 243 “Discernment is important so that we discern between the unusual experiences that are genuinely from God circumstance that are not. The real essence of spirituality is living your Christ- pleasing life in the midst of our activities, far peeled off thoughts of ecstasy and excitement (Collins, G. delaware. 244). Although I do not believe we should rely alone on the gifts of the Spirit or supernatural experiences, nor knowledge alone; I believe that supernatural experiences should not be scary nor limited as we cannot keep God in a common box. It depends upon how open we are to his presence and then to the discretion of the Holy Spirit as to what gifts they bestows upon each of us.