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Christian Coaching (2nd Edition)

by Dr. Gary R. Collins
Hardcover, 416 pages
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Dr. Gary R. Collins, a well-known author in the field of counseling, takes the successful principles of coaching and gives them a God-centered application. Broader in scope than either mentoring or discipling, Christian coaching helps people find God’s vision for their lives and learn to live accordingly.

Through stories, insights, and interviews with influential coaches, Collins presents a model of Christian coaching. The principles can be used to bring vision, passion and a sense of purpose to your own life, as well as equip you to guide others. You may want to become a professional coach or simply use coaching in your personal ministry or church. Christian Coaching will help you learn the characteristics of an effective coach, how to build those characteristics into your life, and how to coach and lead others with the same leadership style Jesus demonstrated—servant leadership. Price $27.99

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by Dr. Gary R. Collins
Hardcover, 416 pages
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Christian Coaching by Gary Collins is a well-rounded introduction to the world of coaching by a prolific author and well-known figure in the Christian coaching movement.

From the Back Cover
Coaching is a widely respected and highly effective way of helping people get unstuck. Companies, churches, families, and individuals are turning to coaches for help in navigating life’s transitions, obstacles, relationships, and more. This second edition of Christian Coaching is a revised, expanded, and updated version with significant new material to reflect current trends and standards in the coaching field. Dr. Collins offers you biblical principles, how-tos, and practical forms and tools to enhance your coaching skills. You’ll learn how to:

  • Refine your listening and questioning skills
  • Apply coaching principles in various facets of life, including church, the workplace, and marriage
  • Use the reproducible forms in the back of the book to enhance your coaching
  • Be more effective in helping people discover and live out God's purpose for their lives
Though used widely as a respected textbook and reference for Christian leaders, pastors, and counselors, this may also be the most entertaining book you will read on coaching. It is full of life wisdom and riveting stories that will equip you to help people get from where they are to where they want to be.

About the Author

Dr. Gary Collins is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is the author of more than two hundred articles and more than fifty books, including The Biblical Basis for Christian Counseling (NavPress) and Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide. Dr. Collins served for twenty years as professor of psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, was president of the 15,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors, and was founding editor of Christian Counseling Today magazine. He is president of the International Christian Counseling Alliance and frequently travels overseas and within North America to speak on issues relating to Christian counseling and coaching.

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"Dr Gary Collins takes all the vital elements of coaching and brings them together into one valuable resource. This book is essential for anyone--not just Christians--who want to make a difference in the lives of others."

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager

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