Book Review / February 11, 2020
Book Review - The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

Connecting Christ to Human Experience
By: Jeremy Pierre

Book Reivew

****
2nd Time through
After reading this a second time, I have to give this book 5 stars. Jeremy's thorough handling of human complexity deepens biblical counseling in a great way.
****
Jeremy Pierre in The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life brings a fresh approach to biblical counseling. His premise of the "dynamic heart" is truly profound. Sometimes I have felt that Biblical counseling fails to take in the complexity of the human experience while at the same time criticizing those who do as being unbiblical. This is simplistic - I know. Yet, I think there is some validity to it. Jeremy brings some more breadth and depth to the handling of human experience in biblical counseling. He even briefly deals with the physical body and safety. This doesn't seem to be dealt with much in biblical counseling. Maybe I will stand corrected the more reading I do, but it seems that Jeremy feels the need to defend even bringing this up if you read the footnote number three in chapter 5 (page 248).

I thought that the third and last section of the book wasn't as good as the first two sections. It felt very repetitive and mechanical in such a "dynamic" book. I would call this section thorough though. If you want to get your mind going before a counseling appointment, skimming this third section would be helpful.

Book Review / Feb 11
Book Review - The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

Connecting Christ to Human Experience
By: Jeremy Pierre

Book Reivew

****
2nd Time through
After reading this a second time, I have to give this book 5 stars. Jeremy's thorough handling of human complexity deepens biblical counseling in a great way.
****
Jeremy Pierre in The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life brings a fresh approach to biblical counseling. His premise of the "dynamic heart" is truly profound. Sometimes I have felt that Biblical counseling fails to take in the complexity of the human experience while at the same time criticizing those who do as being unbiblical. This is simplistic - I know. Yet, I think there is some validity to it. Jeremy brings some more breadth and depth to the handling of human experience in biblical counseling. He even briefly deals with the physical body and safety. This doesn't seem to be dealt with much in biblical counseling. Maybe I will stand corrected the more reading I do, but it seems that Jeremy feels the need to defend even bringing this up if you read the footnote number three in chapter 5 (page 248).

I thought that the third and last section of the book wasn't as good as the first two sections. It felt very repetitive and mechanical in such a "dynamic" book. I would call this section thorough though. If you want to get your mind going before a counseling appointment, skimming this third section would be helpful.

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