An important new book on the need for prayer in counseling, entitled Transformed In His Presence, has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, IN.
Written by Roger Peugh and Tammy Schultz of the Grace College and Seminary faculty, the book fills a much-needed gap in the training and practice of Christian counselors. Its subtitle is “The Need for Prayer in Counseling.”
In the preface, the authors say, “Most Christian caregivers have received beneficial training in skills, theories, and practices of counseling . . . However . . . it is our conviction that so many of us are trying to do naturally what can be done only supernaturally.”
Written for caregivers and helpers everywhere, the book will be a challenge and help to counselors, pastors, and anyone who seeks, in Jesus’ name, to help the hurting.
Each chapter uses scripture to teach about topics relevant to caregivers: the essence of prayer, counseling, suffering, waiting, burnout, the need for supportive friends, and a vision for renewal. The authors have a combination of more than 50 years of counseling, pastoral experience, and working in mental health settings from which to draw their observations and concepts.
Roger Peugh, M.Div., is Associate Professor of World Missions at Grace Theological Seminary. He previously was chaplain at Grace College and Seminary and spent 20 years as a church planter in Germany.
Tammy Schultz, Ph.D., LMHC, is Department Chair of the Graduate School in Counseling & Interpersonal Relations at Grace College. She has taught in the U.S. and Canada and has been active in counseling practice.
The 136-page paperback includes helpful reflection exercises and notes following each of the ten chapters. The book’s ISBN number is 0884693007 and it retails for $10.99. The book is available online through www.bmhbooks.com