Two landmark Christian counseling texts that will help professional and lay counselors relate God’s truth to human relationships are in production at BMH Books. One, Spiritual Friends: A Methodology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, is now available. The second, Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, will be available later this fall.
Both are written by Grace Theological Seminary graduate, Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D., who is chairman of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship Department at Capital Bible Seminary in the Washington, D.C. area.
Spiritual Friends: A Methodology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction is a 374-page hardback workbook that accompanies Soul Physicians. Spiritual Friends provides a biblically relevant training manual and relationally practical workbook for relating God’s truth to human relationships. It is for the lay person, pastor, or professional Christian counselor and will equip the reader to master the personal ministry of the Word and spiritual friendships through thousands of illustrative interactions and hundreds of skill-building exercises.
Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, a 550-page hardback book, provides a relevant, in-depth theology of biblical counseling. Just as medical students examine the anatomy of the human body, so soul physicians need to understand the anatomy of the human soul. The book offers a theological foundation for the ministry of biblical counseling, soul care, and spiritual direction, equipping the counselor to make Christian counseling truly Christian. It will be released in early October.
The books were originally self-published by Kellemen, but have been completely re-worked and edited for the new BMH editions. Widely adopted as texts in Christian counseling programs, the books are also useful by pastors or lay counselors who wish to have a thoroughly biblical approach to their soul care and spiritual direction.
Dr. Tammy Schultz, who directs the graduate counseling program at Grace College, says, “Dr. Kellemen skillfully relates compelling life narratives that keep the reader turning pages to learn his grace-filled approach to teaching the ministry and art of helping relationships.
“Spiritual Friends,” Schultz says, “is brimming with biblical wisdom framed within the call to relationship.”
Available at Christian booksellers everywhere and at www.bmhbooks.com or by calling 1-800-348-2756, the hardback books retail for $39.99 each. The ISBN number for Spiritual Friends is 978-0-88469-256-0. The ISBN number for Soul Physicians is 978-0-88469-255-3