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Stuart Scott is associate professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also authored The Exemplary Husband and is a board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Heath Lambert is associate professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and its undergraduate institution, Boyce College. He also serves as pastor of Biblical Living at his church overseeing the counseling and marriage ministries.
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  • Hardcover: 366 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Academic (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433672227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433672224
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
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This book illustrates the effectiveness of Biblical Counseling. In chapter one Stuart gives us a short history of the Biblical Counseling movement and explains the differences between secular, Christian and Biblical Counseling. The following chapters are examples of extremely difficult counseling cases that were resolved through the caring, compassionate, effective application of God's Word and Biblical counseling technique.

As a Biblical Counselor myself, I found it refreshing and encouraging. I highly recommend this book if you are thinking about entering the field of counseling or are already involved in counseling. In my opinion it ranks among the top "must read" books for Biblical Counselors. It should be on the shelf of every Biblical Counselor along with "Competent to counsel" by Jay Adams and "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands" By Paul Tripp.

I have found that Biblical counseling is more effective and provides more hope and healing than any other form of counseling, period. This book explains the reasons I can make such an audacious claim.
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In recent years, some of the hottest debates among Christian academics have been contested over counseling theory, specifically the relationship between Scripture and secular psychology. The biblical (or nouthetic) counseling position advocates that every tool necessary for effective counseling may be found in the Bible (i.e. it is "sufficient") and that counseling should focus on underlying "heart issues." Unfortunately, this position has been often mischaracterized and misunderstood. The recent book Counseling the Hard Cases, edited by Stuart Scott and Health Lambert, should help clarify how biblical counseling theory translates into practice and affects the lives of real people. Scott and Lambert, both professors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, have brought together ten case studies demonstrating how practitioners of biblical counseling have counseled real individuals with difficult and complex personal issues. The book is well written and often quite moving, and it will serve as a useful resource for theorists, students, and practitioners on the front lines of Christian ministry.

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The first chapter, written by Lambert, provides an introduction to the case studies that follow. Lambert reiterates that the distinguishing feature of biblical counseling is its contention that Scripture is "sufficient" for counseling. This belief in scriptural sufficiency is brought to bear in several ways. First, biblical counselors avoid "secular diagnostic categories" (7) and attempt to reframe problems in biblical categories and terms. Second, they pay careful attention to the biblical text and seek to apply its principles and prescriptions to counselees' personal problems.
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Counseling the Hard Cases is a collection of ten counseling case studies drawn from the experience of ten biblical counselors. Some of these case studies were conglomerations of multiple counseling cases, while others were specifically related to one particular case. The unifying attribute of each case was that each was considered "hard." The goal is to show the sufficiency of Scripture in counseling even the most difficult of situations.
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"Authentic biblical counseling is simply biblical wisdom, properly applied by spiritually mature counselors." (ix) With that overriding principle stated in the foreword the rest of the book sets out to show how that Biblical wisdom was applied in ten specific situations. To overview the book the preface states, "This is not only a book about people with problems; it is also a book about how God uses his Word to guide his people to become instruments of grace in the lives of those with very serious problems, bringing restoration, hope, peace, and healing to them." (xi)
The first chapter sets the stage for what will occur throughout the rest of the book. In order to properly understand what is going on in the different Biblical counseling cases one must first have an understanding of what Biblical counseling is and how it came to be. Heath Lambert states the case for Biblical counseling as a question, "Is Scripture sufficient to inform all the possible counseling situations in this fallen world?" (2) Those who contributed to this book believe the answer to be a resounding, "Yes!" How that question stirred the hearts of Jay Adams, Ed Welch, and many more Biblically minded individuals to pursue change in how counseling would occur amongst believers is mapped out in the rest of the first chapter.
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The eleven chapters of the book consist of stories told by various Biblical counselors. These stories each explain various people who were aided by Biblical Counseling. Their problems include: sexual abuse, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, postpartum depression, fear, anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, dissociative Identity Disorder, Homosexuality, addictions, and anxiety. The book serves the purpose of giving pastors and laypeople hope in helping people with the power of Christ and His Word instead of turning them over to secular psychologists.
The first chapter serves as an introduction to Biblical Counseling, and the various views that Christians have towards psychology and counseling. In this chapter people are divided into three different groups. First, are those in secular psychology who feel that the Bible has no place in counseling. Second, there are those involved in Biblical counseling who believe that the Bible is sufficient and critical for counseling. Third, there are those who believe that the Bible is relevant in counseling but not sufficient for it. This third view represents most in the Christian counseling movement (5).
In each story the Gospel was central to each person’s healing. These counselors did not promise every answer, or even for miracles to happen. However, they preached what Christ had done for these individuals, helped reveal their sin, led them to repentance, and allowed the sanctifying work of Christ to take place. Secular psychology told many of these people that their problems weren’t their fault, but all of our hearts are sinful at the core. In chapter 2 Mariana had been sexually assaulted as a child, but she dealt with that pain in inappropriate ways as an adult.
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