Dr. Emlet on Family Life Today

October 14, 2010

Dr. Michael Emlet was on the radio program, Family Life Today on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Dr. Emlet is a Counselor and Faculty Member at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Westminster.  He spoke about his book, Cross Talk: Where Life and Scripture Meet

Click on one of the following links to hear both of Dr. Emlet's interviews:

Sept. 30: What the Bible Is and Isn't

Oct. 1: Saints, Sufferers and Sinners

 About Cross Talk: Where Life and Scripture Meet:


Publisher's Description: An Antidote to “Take Two Verses and Call Me in the Morning”

Your friend just left his wife. You catch your child posting something inappropriate on the Internet. Someone in your small group is depressed. A relative was just diagnosed with an incurable disease. When those you know and love experience trouble, you don't want to hand out pat answers or religious platitudes. Instead, you want to offer real hope and help from God's Word. You know it’s true, but how does an ancient book, written thousands of years ago, connect with our twenty-first century problems?

Cross Talk

In CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, Michael R. Emlet gives you the tools to connect the Bible to your life and to the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. You will learn to understand people and God’s Word in ways that promote gospel-centered, rich conversations that help you and those you know grow in love for God and others. This book will make the whole Bible come alive to you. Instead of platitudes, you can offer a cup of living water to those who are struggling in this broken world.


"Many authors can tell you what the Bible is, and how to read it. Many others can offer wisdom to face life’s problems. Few can do both. Mike Emlet wonderfully bridges the two worlds. CrossTalk not only gives us numerous examples of applying the Scriptures to daily life but models how to go about it on our own. This book is a marvelous resource for anyone who wants to know how to navigate the often troubled waters of personal experience. It is well-suited for lay people and professional ministers alike."
- William Edgar, D.Theol., Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, author of Truth in All Its Glory

"If you want to see how the gospel works in your life, transforming you by the renewing of the mind (the principle on which Jesus and the apostles "fixed" broken lives) then here is a very good place to begin. Rather than offer you a prescription "to get you through the next few weeks," Dr. Emlet writes one that transforms deeply and lasts a whole lifetime."
- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ph.D., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary; Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.

"Ministry of the Word happens somewhere in between the proof-text snippet and the broad generalities of redemptive history. God’s person, promises, purposes, actions, and commands catch fire in a person’s struggle with personal sins and situational struggles. Mike Emlet probes for the places truth ignites and probes for the ways Christ indwells hearts and conversations. "
- David Powlison, Faculty and Counselor, CCEF, and author of Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love

Visit the Westminster Bookstore to get your copy!