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Friday, October 12, 2018

"Personal Counseling Journal" by Witt and Savage. A Review

Personal Counseling JournalPersonal Counseling Journal by Rush Witt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Honestly, it's unfair to say I "read" this "Personal Counseling Journal." Instead, the 104 page paperback is a methodical series of blank, lined pages broken down into twelve counseling sessions with loads of room for counselees to jot down notes and observations from counseling sessions and homework. The top of the first page gives space to write down the date and location. Then at the bottom of the second page is room to scribble out the "Growth Assignments" for the specific session, along with aids for Scripture memorization. The next four ruled pages are intended for the person to inscribe observations, reflections, and thoughts about the "Growth Assignments and Additional Notes." There's a workbook section of several pages with two columns. One column prompts with "Put Off: Ungodly thoughts, words, and actions" and the other cues with "Put On: Godly thoughts, words, and actions." Finally, there is a "Topical Scripture Index" to aid both the counselor and counselee, that covers subjects ranging from anger to worry and worthless feelings. It's a very straightforward resource meant to be an easy-to-use aid.

Rush Witt, lead pastor of Paramount Church in Bexley, Ohio, and Greg Savage, associate pastor of Reynoldsburg Baptist Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, have give counselees and counselors a very usable tool to help in the counseling and disciple-making process. If you're looking to "work smarter, not harder" this may well be the thing for you and those you're desiring to help. I happily recommend it.

You can pick it up here: P & R Publishing

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