Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life, by Dr. Robert W. Kellemen {a book review}

About the book

Martin Luther not only reformed theology, but his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care.

In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen explains how Martin Luther’s gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care transformed his own approach to soul care.

As Kellemen mines Luther’s own writings and other first hand accounts, readers will gain a new understanding of how Luther richly, relevantly, robustly, and relationally applied the gospel to suffering, sin, sanctification, and our search for peace with God. Counseling Under the Cross will guide pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a rich understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others.

Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others so together they find their hope and help in Christ alone.

What I thought about the book

With the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses coming up the end of this month, this is a very appropriate time to read Counseling Under the Cross. I found the bits and pieces from the life of Luther, interesting. It helps you become a bit better acquainted with this great reformer/protester.

I think anyone involved with counseling will benefit from this book.

About the author

Robert W. Kellemen, PhD, is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chair of the Biblical Counseling Department at Crossroads Bible College and the founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. He is also the author of many books, including Gospel-Centered Counseling and Gospel Conversations. Bob and his wife Shirley have two children and two grandchildren.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to give you my honest opinion.

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