Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life (New Growth Press, September 2017)
Martin Luther not only reformed theology, but his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care.
In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen explains how Martin Luther’s gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care transformed his own approach to soul care.
As Kellemen mines Luther’s own writings and other first hand accounts, readers will gain a new understanding of how Luther richly, relevantly, robustly, and relationally applied the gospel to suffering, sin, sanctification, and our search for peace with God. Counseling Under the Crosswill guide pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a rich understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others.
Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others so together they find their hope and help in Christ alone.
My opinion: For anyone who thinks that Martin Luther was just a man who caused Reformation in his own day and age and is not relevant to this day and age, this book will set you straight! Author Bob Kellemen brings Martin Luther's back to life and breathes life into them showing just how relevant and important they are today especially when counseling. I love how the insights and information are great not only for Pastors and counselors but for the average person who deals with giving advice to friends and loved one. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.