The Love of God in Biblical Counseling
calls for a new theological and practical emphasis in biblical counseling that embraces a much deeper concept of the love of God than is currently presented in the field's literature. Such concept, as proposed by the author, contributes to the field by increasing the understanding of the dynamics of the human heart in the context of the outpouring of the divine love in the individual believer. The book includes a brief review of the theory and practice of biblical counseling from the days of Jay Adams to today, which points out the need to expand the current emphasis on motives and idols to address more directly the human heart. It then concentrates on the theological foundation of the divine love as the motive behind God's creation, self-revelation, incarnation, redemption and ultimate purpose for all humanity. Relying on the work of major theologians such as Karl Barth, Thomas F. Torrance, and Michael Jinkins, among others, the book explores the meaning and implications of the expression of the love of God in and through the believer.
From the Back Cover
"In presenting a careful, historical treatise on several key founders of the biblical counseling movement and the paradigms they promote, Dr. Cozzi upholds, and presents the effects of neglecting, the two pillars that must support any biblical movement: grace and truth. In reading this book, you will be strengthened in your resolve to minister the love of God."Bob G. Froese, PhDSenior Pastor of Faith Fellowship Church, Clarence, NY
Executive Board Member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors
"Pastor Cozzi does a wonderful job in presenting a sound theology of the love of God as the basis for the theory and practice of biblical counseling. In so doing, he provides a valuable contribution to that field. His work shows much promise for the improvement of the Christian counseling models currently circulating."Gary W. Deddo, PhDPresident of Grace Communion Seminary, Glendora, CA