Friday, September 29, 2017

Counseling Under the Cross By Bob Kellemen

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 Cross will 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.

Pick up your copy here...
Robert W. Kellemen, PhD, is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chair of the Biblical Counseling Department at Crossroads Bible College and the founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. He is also the author of many books, including Gospel-Centered Counseling and Gospel Conversations. Bob and his wife Shirley have two children and two grandchildren.

My Thoughts...
Are you struggling with spiritual trials? This is a helpful book for you if you answered yes.
Learn how to counsel folks in different walks of life with different problems. In a Christ like way.
Learn how Martin Luther counseled with a pastors heart to those in need.
It's a different read for me but it has so much information to learn and take in.
I gave this book 4 stars. Give it a try.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I appreciate your review of this book Mary.

  2. Sounds like a book history buffs will like reading.

  3. This might be interesting to the right reader.

  4. Sounds like a very helpful book for those that counsel. Nice review Mary!

  5. As a Lutheran, I know some of Luther's sayings. He took a lot of time mining the Scriptures. He has a lot to offer. I'm glad to see that this book is available, especially during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! Thanks!

  6. Like the sounds of it.Blessing, DanaGirl

  7. I majored in counseling in college so I want to read this so badly. Great review!