Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community
by David Powlison
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You probably speak 20,000 words a day, give or take, and each one influences those who listen. No wonder God has so much to say about our words. We are all counselors, whether we realize it or not!
Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ. The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extend to marriage, family, friendship, business, and the church.
Have you ever wondered how to be a more effective counselor?
Have you ever looked for a better way to talk to difficult people?
Have you ever wanted to express faith and love more naturally in your relationships?
Practical in its approach yet comprehensive in its scope, Speaking Truth in Love is sure to become required reading for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a counselor or anyone else who longs for ways to redeem relationships.
David Powlison, MDiv, PhD, (1949–2019) was a teacher, counselor, and the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He wrote many books and minibooks, including Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context; Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness; Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken; and God’s Grace in Your Suffering. David was also the editor of The Journal of Biblical Counseling.
"Speaking Truth in Love is a winsome, readable handbook that delves into the heart of how God would have us relate to one another. It's not only an essential for the Christian counselor's library; it is also must-reading for any believer who wants to build great and godly relationships."
Joni Earekson Tada, Best-selling author; founder of Joni and Friends International
"This wonderful volume from David Powlison is a gift to the body of Christ that will help us use God's Word more skillfully in what he calls "significant, life-rearranging mutual counseling." If we are really committed to genuine community in the church, this is the biblical pathway that will lead us there."
Bob Lepine, Cohost, FamilyLife Today