Everyone was created by God for a purpose, maintains Martin Israel. The human responsibility is to seek to grow in spirituality in order to discover the identity and purpose God intended. How is this possible, and how can others be helped and guided?
The Holy Spirit is central in the work of the counsellor, explains the author. 'The spirit of counsel imparts power and instruction to those in need, and it is the primary function of the counsellor to be open to God in prayers so that the word that released his clients from the bondage of fear and invidious past may be uttered definitively and with authority.'
Martin Israel has been described bu the Church Times as 'one of the most sought-after spiritual guides in this country.' In The Spirit of Counsel, he explores sensitively and incisively 'the way in which spiritual understanding can relieve the budens of the perplexed soul and lead it to its full rest in God'.