“This book is an excellent and richly meaningful resource for the practice, learning, and teaching of pastoral counseling. Experientially focused, it joins theological and psychological theory and practice with the fruits of brain research in a compelling challenge to personal and professional integration and depth.” --Bonnie Niswander, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois
“James Ashbrook has collated forty years of experience and wisdom into a highly practical exposition of pastoral care. His book is full of ripe examples that illuminate coherent principles to guide the novice and gratify the expert professional.” --Robert Lyman Potter, M.D
About the Author: James B. Ashbrook is Senior Scholar in Religion and Personality at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary. Recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to pastoral counseling, he is also author of The Brain and Belief and Faith and Ministry in Light of the Double Brain.