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Cross Talk: Where Life and Scripture Meet Paperback – November 10, 2009
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--Tremper Longman III, Ph.D., Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College, author of Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind
Are you, like me, unsatisfied with your ability to link passages to problems or people? With poignant insights shaped by years of teaching and counseling, Mike Emlet helps us connect the dots between Scripture and permanent change. If you hunger to apply the Bible to life, or to help other people gain an appetite, then feast on this book!
--Dave Harvey, D.Min., Sovereign Grace Ministries and author of When Sinners Say I Do
In CrossTalk, Mike Emlet is serious about applying all of Scripture to all of life. Mike teaches us how to weave together the story line of Scripture with our own stories. And Mike gets the story right. It is a gospel story. Mike's passion for the immediacy and centrality of the gospel story comes through on every page.
--Paul Miller, Author of Love Walked Among Us and A Praying Life
About the Author
- Publisher : New Growth Press (November 10, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1935273124
- ISBN-13 : 978-1935273127
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
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- #4,455 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Books)
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The Negative: I was concerned with what isn't said. When describing sin the book is seriously lacking. The book is very weak in addressing sin. I found the writing about sin in the "sinner" section limited and lacking. It was not focused on seeing sin as an offense against a holy God. This was by far the biggest concern I have with the book. Other concepts were explained in ways that seemed lacking or too general to be helpful. I often didn't find the explanations of concepts concrete enough to be helpful in practical situations. If you are someone who is familiar with biblical counseling and have read Tripp, Powlison, Heath Lambert, etc you may found, as I did, that this book may not be of much help beyond what is listed above. While I appreciated the inclusion of case studies in the book, Counseling the Hard Cases provided case studies that gave much more depth and insight in how to help individuals.
Overall I thought the conceptual framework put forward is really helpful but found some of what was not said concerning or not particularly helpful. I was disappointed because I have really appreciated other talks and writings from Emlet in the past especially regarding medicine and counseling. I am very thankful for the conceptual framework he provides of saint, sinner, sufferer and recommend people familiarize themselves with this approach.