Can teachings in the Bible be mixed with wisdom found in the world around us? In this book Owen Ashely claims that since the Bible points to authorities beyond itself as useful, then yes Christians can use knowledge from outside the Bible – as long as wisdom from other sources does not contradict with Scripture.
He explores important issues in understanding human nature and how to help people with challenges they face in life. Containing a model for understanding human nature, each chapter considers where our knowledge comes from, explores healthy personalities, looks at what causes problems and advises how we might go about helping people overcome them. Owen Ashley’s PhD, originally published by CWR under the title, A Theological and Practical Evaluation of CWR’s Waverley Christian Counselling Model, has now been adapted for a broader readership.