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DR. DAN MONTGOMERY COMMENDATIONS
  The following commendations appear in reference to the pioneering work of Dan Montgomery in developing Compass Therapy®, the Self Compass®, and Compass Psychotheology. They are found in these six books: Christian Counseling That Really Works; The Self Compass; Compass Psychotheology; Compass Therapy; Faith Beyond Church Walls; and Trusting In The Trinity.

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DIPLOMATE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  “In my forty-five years of work as a psychologist, I rate Dr. Dan Montgomery in the top 1% of professionals I have known in the mental health field. Dan is a brilliant theorist in the area of counseling and therapy.”

— Everett Shostrom, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Diplomate in Clinical Psychology

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REGENT COLLEGE
  “Dan Montgomery’s Christian personality theory is innovative and biblically sound.”

— Gordon D. Fee, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies

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YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL
  “Veteran counselor Dan Montgomery takes the mystery out of the helping work of the action-oriented counselor. His wisdom opens windows with helpful metaphors, like a torn-up Kleenex and a purple rhinoceros. He combines action techniques with empathic listening in a Christian context.”

— Rev. Gaylord Noyce, Emeritus Professor of the Application of Pastoral Theology

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WESTMONT COLLEGE
  “Dr. Dan and Kate Montgomery integrate their counseling method with a thoroughly biblical Trinitarian theology and the result is insight that can transform our life and our relationships. Trusting in the Trinity is a wide-ranging, intelligent, and provocative study that is clearly written. I recommend this book to all who want to take their faith and their soul seriously.”

— Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies

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PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  “Compass Therapy makes a very important contribution to Christian counseling and how the Christian faith and psychology can work together to bring healing into persons’ lives. Dan Montgomery uses a wide range of techniques including role-playing imaging, which are helpful and empowering to the client.”

— Rev. Abigail Evans, Ph.D., Charlotte Newcombe Professor of Practical Theology

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FULLER SEMINARY SENIOR PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY & MINISTRY
  “Building on Jurgen Moltmann’s social Trinitarian theology, Dan and Kate Montgomery develop a ‘divine psychology’ that shows through their Compass Psychotheology model how every aspect of the human person’s relation to self, others and to God is Trinitarian in nature. They suggest that there is a profound ontological ‘map’ of the whole of human experience seamlessly woven into the person of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

In Trusting in the Trinity pastors, churches, and Christian counselors will discover, perhaps for the first time, the therapeutic relevance of the divine Trinity as well as its criterion for an orthodox theology. Compass Psychotheology provides an invaluable tool for the complex and often fractured network of identity, intimacy and community that can be healed and empowered when interfaced with the life of the divine Trinity.”

— Ray S. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry

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GORDON-CONWELL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  “Compass Therapy is easy to learn and apply. It is especially helpful to those who are experienced in counseling, but all therapists and pastors who want to deepen their counseling skills will find it valuable.”

— Kenneth Swetland, D.Min., Campus Chaplain & Professor of Ministry

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DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  “The interpersonal approach to the Trinity developed by Dan and Kate Montgomery helps eliminate the gap between conservatives and liberals, evangelicals and Pentecostals. All can use the Compass Psychotheology model to facilitate growth toward individual wholeness, toward respectful and edifying communities, and deeper intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

— Linda Marten, Ph.D., Department of Biblical Counseling

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THOMAS AQUINAS INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY
  “Compass Psychotheology shows the practicality of life in Christ for existential healing and transformation, and is a significant contribution to literature seeking to bring light to the science and religion debate. The Compass Model of Dan and Kate Montgomery provides a wealth of resources and research to ground it. Those trained in Enneagram Typology will profit from this work.”

— Carla Mae Streeter, O.P., Department of Theology

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FULLER SEMINARY PASTORAL COUNSELING
  Compass Therapy offers both clinical and pastoral counselors a map, guide and center for helping clients sort out life and choose direction. Dan Montgomery has pulled together the best of many years of study, writing and practice with an established model of personality and interpersonal behavior. He provides a workable set of tools for the care-giving and helping process. I am glad for the wide influence of the Compass approach in counseling!”

— David Augsburger, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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GORDON-CONWELL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL COUNSELING
  “Compass Psychotheology presents a dynamic paradigm for understanding the human predicament while at the same time outlining a strategy for intervention leading to growth. This is a thoughtful study based on a strong commitment to the authority of Scripture with a recognition that a personal, redemptive, actualizing relationship with the Triune God is essential for wholeness.”

— Raymond F. Pendleton, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Psychology & Director of Clinical Counseling

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DENVER SEMINARY CHAIR OF COUNSELING DIVISION
  “In Christian Counseling That Really Works, Dr. Dan Montgomery has given his readers the opportunity to look over his experienced shoulders as he helps people untangle their lives. He skillfully uses the Self Compass to help clients identity how their lives are constricted in unhealthy ways and how they can move forward toward more expansive forms of mental health. The author gives us examples and explanations of 25 useful therapeutic techniques that alone are worth the price of the book.”

— James R. Beck, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

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GARRETT-EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  Compass Psychotheology offers a fascinating and creative perspective on how psychology and theology are necessary partners in understanding human nature, its vulnerabilities and the possibilities for transformation. Compass theory is firmly rooted in a biblical and Trinitarian understanding and as such will have special appeal to professional Christian counselors and pastors.

One of the real gems in this work by Dan and Kate Montgomery is a systematic analysis of ‘personality patterns’ following DSM-IV descriptions of the personality disorders. Attention to the pattern’s interior, its origins, cognitive self-talk, emotional dynamics, and impact on others, as well as its way of relating to God provide an invaluable tool for pastors in both congregational leadership roles and pastoral care ministries.

Most importantly, Compass Psychotheology provides a conceptual framework for assessing brokenness and a resource for healing.”

— Lallene, J. Rector, Ph.D., Psychology of Religion Professor

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NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY
  “Like Martin Buber’s conception of ‘I and Thou,’ the Montgomery development of the ‘I AM — i am’ paradigm is an original idea in the history of Western Philosophy.”

— Helen Wilson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy

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LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
  “Under the capable leadership of Dan and Kate Montgomery, Compass Therapy is an impressive addition to the field of counseling and psychotherapy. The Self Compass and the myriad practical techniques enrich therapeutic sessions and empower treatment strategies. Clients find the concepts user-friendly and relevant to their daily lives.”

— Joseph VanDenHeuvel, Ph.D., Albuquerque, NM

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LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
  “Compass Therapy is insightful and practical, providing valuable tools for assessing strengths and weaknesses within an individual’s personality structure. The Self Compass promotes balance and wholeness in the therapeutic journey. I highly recommend this approach for experienced psychotherapists and counselors, as well as students and interns.”

— Carol D. Lee, MFT, Redwood City, CA.

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GUIDEPOSTS MAGAZINE
  “Dr. Dan and Kate Montgomery’s Self Compass is a very accessible tool that helps identify and label typical behavior patterns, while providing a wonderful handle on personality growth.”

— Elizabeth Sherrill, Roving Editor

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CATHOLIC PARENT MAGAZINE
  “The Montgomery Self Compass is the first growth tool that has made sense to me at emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels. It is easier to understand and apply than the Enneagram and the Myers-Briggs Types, and works well to faciliate healing and transformation.”

— Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, Editor

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