Caring for People God’s Way

Topic: Discussion Question from Caring for People God’s Way – Chapter 3

A position addressed in Chapter 3 supported the perspective that cognitive-behavioral models of counseling are “necessary but insufficient for full Christian counseling”, that “changed thinking is not enough – a changed heart is also required,” and that a “purely cognitive therapy lacks the Spirit’s fullness and power.” Based on your analysis of Chapter 3, discuss how your developed insights into the nature and work of Jesus and the Spirit of God help you understand how God transforms an individual’s heart.