If you have been waiting for someone to write a practical and effective book on Biblical counseling, this book is for you! Christians today are seeking professional psychological services in increasing numbers. The local church has always been a community resource for people in emotional need, but Christian psychology has marginalized pastoral and Biblical counseling. It is time to return the ministry of pastoral counseling to the church. What Christian counselors need is a model of biblical counseling that is simple, doctrinally sound, and strategic. Dr. Burts says: I journeyed away from God because of confusion about my identity in Christ. Upon discovering these truths, I became impassioned to advance personal spiritual growth in the church through the ministry of Biblical counseling. I have used the principles of Strategic Biblical Counseling for many years with great success. People are changed as they understand who they are and what they have "in Christ."