Dr. Jay E. Adams, the founder of the modern biblical counseling movement, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 14, 2020. Tributes to his life and ministry are pouring in. Here are links to tributes and to resources related to Jay’s life and ministry.
Tributes to Dr. Adams’ Life and Ministry
- Jay Adams: Deep and Compassionate, by Bob Kellemen (written in 2012 and updated in 2020).
- In Memory of Dr. Jay E Adams: From the Third Generation, by Kevin Carson.
- Martin Luther and Jay Adams, by Jim Newheiser (written in 2017).
- Pursuing Faithfulness Not Fame: My Tribute to Jay Adams, by Curtis Solomon at the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
- A Tribute to the Life of Jay Adams, by Brad Hambrick.
- Counseling Today: Standing on Jay’s Shoulders, by Rick Thomas.
Dr. Adams’ Foundational Works
For insight into Dr. Adams’ foundational works and for how others have built upon it, you can read:
- Arms, Donn, and Dave Swavely, Editors. Whole Counsel: The Public and Private Ministries of the Word. Jay Adams’ landmark book Competent to Counselwas first published 50 years ago, and it was the first of over 100 books that he has written. The editors and contributors in Whole Counsel hope that this volume will be used by God to spark a resurgence of interest in Dr. Adams’ teaching, and more importantly, a return to the timeless truths of Scripture on which it is based.
- Adams penned over 100 books, booklets, and pamphlets. Learn more about them at the bookstore of the Institute of Nouthetic Studies.
- 25 Years of Biblical Counseling: An Interview with Jay Adams and John Bettler, by David Powlison (written in 1993).
- The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context, by David Powlison.
- The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams, by Heath Lambert.
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