Global Training Network believes the Christian life is the greatest adventure a person can experience. We also believe our Lord calls on every Christian to be a witness to His transforming grace. To make our Lord’s life changing truths transferable to others and to equip Christians for greater service, GTN is developing uniquely designed and biblically based materials to train Christians in biblical counseling, aid them in developing a victorious walk, as well as equipping them to disciple others. It is our prayer these helpful tools, based upon the sufficiency of Christ and His Word, will enhance your own life and the lives of others.
It was sin that separated man from God. It was sin that brought death. It was sin that turned man against his Creator, man against man, and man against his environment. It was sin that made man love himself above God and declare war against the One who cherished him. Man has always tried to either rationalize his sin away or to ignore it. Man refuses to see himself as evil. In his own mind and in his own way, man has become his own god, a god who is powerless to deal with his own sin. Great religions have been created by man, yet none of them deal with man’s basic problem of sin. As incomprehensible as it seems, God, in one decisive moment in history, took man’s sin—the sins of the world—and put them upon His Son, Jesus. There on the Cross, the penalty of sin, death was removed, the power of sin broken, and God’s righteousness was freely given to man. Consequently, as our Lord Jesus dealt once and for all with the issue of sin, so He also made possible the free gift of God’s forgiveness. At the Cross, forgiveness becomes not ours to seek, but ours to possess!
A Treasury of Basic Biblical Counseling Principles
This unique book, A Treasury of Basic Biblical Counseling Principles,consists of insightful values, ethics and practical applications which have been developed from decades of personal counseling experience and observation.Jim Craddock, author, lecturer, counselor,and educator, is sharing 500 life-changing values and principles that have guided his life, counseling, and ministeries over the last fifty years. This is an incredible tool for those involved in Biblical counseling, but is a valuable read for everyone.
Fiddling With the Fleece
(Discovering the Will of God For Your Life)
Is it really possible to know, and know for certain, God’s direction for your life? In a day and age where job security and career opportunities are vague and uncertain, does the Bible offer any input to give us guidance? The answer to both of these questions is yes. The author answers these questions by taking you to the Bible, using the life of Gideon, and showing you how he asked, “How can I know God’s will?” God never intended for you to live in limbo nor in ignorance of His purpose and design for your life. As the author demonstrates, there are ways that will help you in ascertaining God’s purpose for your life. By following the applications in seeking God’s will, the assurance of peace will come.
Finding Meaning in a World of Madness
When people fail to find meaning, especially in meaningless situations, it can create profound emotional and spiritual problems. Lack of logical meaning causes people to question God, while others turn away from God. However, there are some who actually seem to grow during crisis and trauma. They are at their best when the situation seems at its worst. It is this truth, that we can find meaning in this world’s madness, that is being investigated in this book. The author introduces us to the book of James and explains that only God can bring meaning to meaningless events. So if you want to learn to be at your best when the situation is at its worst, it’s time for Finding Meaning in a World of Madness—and for discovering how the Bible is an oasis in the turmoil of your life.
Man: The Incomparable Creation
Have you ever wondered what being created in the image of God means? Have you wanted to understand what makes man act the way he acts? Jim Craddock, author, counselor, lecturer and educator, answers these questions and others by giving us a fascinating understanding of the Biblical view of the creation of man. He helps us understand God’s intention when He created man, and explains why it is so important that we know God personally to fully understand man, as God created us to be. In addition, this book gives biblical insight in explaining who man is by using the example of the Old Testament Tabernacle in the Wilderness, and relating it with man’s nature (body, soul, and spirit). It also shows us how our nature relates to man’s world-consciousness, selfconsciousness and God-consciousness. This book is written for those who are in biblical counseling, but is a valuable read for everyone.
The Torah Syndrome
In this book, Jim Craddock, author, counselor, lecturer and educator, introduces what he has found to be one of the most destructive forces in the life of a Christian which is living a life under law (or legalism) rather than through grace. He calls it The Torah Syndrome. This book explains the effects of law on the Christian’s walk and ministry, revealing the correlation between the law and sin and resulting damage when one tries to live this kind of life. It also explains the remarkable freedom that comes when one truly finds living a life of grace as God intended. This book is highly recommended for those in biblical counseling, but is a valuable read for everyone.