Counseling One Another Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  March 29, 2016
Counseling One Another: A Theology of Interpersonal Discipleship Book Cover Counseling One Another: A Theology of Interpersonal Discipleship
Paul Tautges
Shepherd Press
February 29, 2016

A vibrant ministry of counseling is sorely needed in the church today: a ministry in which believers in Christ demonstrate biblical love to one another within a gospel-centered, truth-driven, and grace-dispensing church environment. Solidly rooted in the belief that the Scriptures are sufficient for every soul-related struggle in life, and fully committed to the truth that the Holy Spirit is competent to accomplish the work of sanctification, this paradigm-shifting book will challenge every believer to be a part of the process of discipleship in the lives of their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Counseling One Another biblically presents, and thoroughly defends, our responsibility to work together towards God s goal to conform each of us to the image of His Son - a goal that will not be reached apart from a targeted form of biblical discipleship, most often referred to as counseling.

All Christians will find Counseling One Another useful as they make progress in the life of sanctification and as they discuss issues with their friends, children, spouses, and fellow believers, providing them with a biblical framework for life and one-another ministry in the body of Christ.

Over the next two weeks the Cross Focused Reviewers are sharing their thoughts on Counseling One Another: A Theology of Interpersonal Discipleship by Paul Tautges (Shepherd Press, 2016).

“Tautges provides a theological and practical foundation for what Biblical Counseling looks like and is.”
Reviewer: Harold Cameron
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is one of those books that I wish every Christian would read. It is succinct, well-written, easy-to-read (though convicting!), and powerful… it was so good! So I encourage you to read it for yourselves.”
Reviewer: Debi Martin
Rating: 5 Stars

“As a result of reading this book, I feel more confident in my role as a mentor to other women and youth and I feel that I will be better able to disciple others as a result of the ideas that I’ve processed in this book.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is very readable, full of biblical insights, and transitions smoothly from topic to topic. It will be an often used present and future reference. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“Tautges goes deep and really gets to the core of discipleship. He doesn’t beat around the bush, but plainly lays out how the Word of God applies to us.”
Reviewer: Heather Hart
Rating: 4 Stars

“Tautges provides a solid theological vision for discipleship…”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book helps the lay person know how to love others well and disciple them toward Christ-likeness.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“I think this book is useful for giving an account of how discipleship can incorporate the one-anothers of the New Testament. As believers in the local church are better equipped to give wisdom counsel in the mundane moments of everyday life, crisis counseling might be less needed.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne
Rating: 3 Stars

“I think that it is a very important book on a very important topic, and one that many in our churches — pastors and lay people alike — should be reading to equip themselves to participate in biblical discipleship. I give it my wholehearted recommendation to it as a book that I will definitely be using for myself and those I lead in the very near future.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“Tautges helps us develop into responsible Christians who take their mission of discipleship seriously and with compassion.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“In a world full of self-help books Counseling One Another is a breath of fresh Biblical air that will surely be beneficial to all who read it.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“Tautges does not go around in circles, he applies relevant authors and quotes as well as uses scripture as a backbone for a plan for discipleship.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“Paul Tautges shows that in order to counsel one another biblically we must be confident in the sufficiency of Scripture and live under the authority of Scripture all within the context of the local church. Counseling One Another provides the Bible basics to accomplish this aim and equip Christians to grow in sanctification but to counsel others too as well.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“Five Stars and two thumbs way up!”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re looking for a counseling how-to book, you’ll be disappointed, but if you’re wanting to see how counseling integrates with disciple-making, then pick up this book!”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, the author covers the topic of “Counseling One Another” from a Christian perspective well. I appreciate all of the scriptural references highlighting the importance of Biblical counseling and how the book steps through the experience of salvation and the process of sanctification. The book also does not shy away from sensitive topics such as homosexuality and cohabitation. The book addresses issues like this from a Biblical perspective and mentors the Christian on how to address these issues during counseling.”
Reviewer: Michael Brown
Rating: 4 Stars

Counseling One Another is a helpful resource for those wishing to assist others as they seek to overcome indwelling sin…”
Reviewer: Elizabeth Hankins
Rating: 3 Stars

“It might sound cliche but I think every believer would benefit from this book. Certainly anyone involved in ministry and discipleship should read this valuable resource. I pray that this book will receive much exposure and in doing so will benefit the church for the glory of God.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re interested in exploring in a deeper way the link between preaching and counseling and the importance of community in the life of discipleship, then this is a solid read.”
Reviewer: Bo White
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book is a very positive move in fostering biblical health and growth in the church. May her tribe grow.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“…convinced that the church can be and should be and must be a community of believers in relationship to the Lord and to one another and encouraging one another to love and to holiness, correcting one another, comforting one another, everyone engaged together on the goal of arriving at holiness and likeness to Jesus. It’s a great vision, and it makes for a great book.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 4 Stars

“I’ve read several books on counseling lately, and each one is driving home the point that the American church, by and large, is totally disconnected from itself. This is an issue that must be addressed, and this volume by Dr. Tautges is a great place to start.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Counseling One Another is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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