Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life
This is a thorough biography of Martin Luther's life. It focuses on Luther's teachings of Biblical grace in daily life. As I mentioned, it is detailed, full of interesting information and history. Not only that, it includes Luther's beliefs and shares his Biblical insight and wisdom. Although this book took me some time to complete, I enjoyed it and learned from it. If you were not already aware, this year marked the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95-theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle and sparking the Reformation. Thus, Counseling Under the Cross is a perfect read for this year!
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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.