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Rev. Dr. Dan Montgomery

 

Welcome to Compass Therapy, a model that unites health psychology with Christian faith to transform people's personality and relationships. Founder Dan Montgomery (Theologian-Psychologist) and his wife Kate (Professor of Family and Child Development) write books about the Self Compass®, Compass Therapy, and Compass Psychotheology.

Compass Series Books are praised by professors from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Andover Newton Theological School, Oral Roberts University, Westmont College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Loyola University, Lee University, Santa Clara University, Columbia Seminary, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Seminary, Garrett Evangelical Seminary, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Notre Dame, Bangor Seminary, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Regent College, Stanford University School of Medicine, and by Cardinals from several countries, including the Vatican.

For a short video of Dan introducing the Compass Books, click here.

Find the best blog for you! For the RevDrDanMontgomery Blog, click here. For the Self Compass Blog, click here. For the Compass Therapy Blog, click here. For the Compass Pastoral Counseling Blog, click here.

Compass Series books will enrich your personality, relationships, and love of God. Scroll down to join Dr. Dan and Kate in the adventure of compass living!

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THE SELF COMPASS: CHARTING YOUR PERSONALITY IN CHRIST

 

The perfect Christian self help book! Understand yourself. Improve your relationships. Deepen your walk with Christ.

“The Self Compass is a vital instrument in clear thinking and focused living. I commend it to every thoughtful reader serious about a healthy life of service to God and others.”

Charles Self, Ph.D., Professor of Church History, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

“The Montgomery Self Compass is a very accessible tool that helps identify and label typical behavior patterns, while providing a great handle on personality growth and self help. I especially liked the segment on pattern combinations. I spotted five in myself!”

Guideposts Magazine, Elizabeth Sherrill, Roving Editor

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CHRISTIAN COUNSELING THAT REALLY WORKS

 

Compass Therapy integrates a model of counseling and therapy with Christian orthodoxy. The book’s underlying Christian personality theory enriches clinical and biblical counseling, pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and self help. Dr. James Beck at Denver Seminary adds that “the 25 therapeutic techniques alone are worth the price of the book!”

“Through the Compass Therapy framework and many techniques Dan Montgomery utilizes you can see examples of Christ’s love coming alive in the counseling session. I appreciate his insights and focus on healing the whole person (mind, body, spirit, and emotions). This is what good Christian counseling looks like!”

Linda Marten, Ph.D., Psychologist & Professor of Biblical Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary

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FAITH BEYOND CHURCH WALLS: FINDING FREEDOM IN CHRIST

 

A great gift for anyone who wants to experience God's loving guidance!

“Christian teaching about the Trinity becomes up close and personal in this engaging work by a wise counselor. Here is enriching daily guidance from compass therapy for our pilgrimage with the Triune God.”

— Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Newton Theological School

GUIDEPOSTS Editor Elizabeth Sherrill writes: “I’ve waited a long time for a book like this! Like a caring counselor in private session, Dr. Dan Montgomery writes to anyone who thinks that being a Christian means conforming to someone else’s pattern. To anyone who is turned off by squabbling among denominations. To anyone seeking self help because their current situation seems hopeless. To anyone seeking a more intimate walk with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

Chapters include: “God With You,” “Naturally Supernatural Life,” “The Devil Is Emotionally Disturbed,” “The Beauty of Little Prayers,” and “Trusting the Lord Here and Now.”

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CHRISTIAN PERSONALITY THEORY:

A SELF COMPASS FOR HUMANITY

 

Dan and Kate Montgomery deliver biblical Trinitarian theology well integrated with clinical, developmental, and personality theory and practice. Provides a Christian alternative to Freudian, Jungian, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral personality theories.

“I love the systematic and creative thought that went this book. I am fascinated by the Self Compass. It has an intuitive resonance and it synthesizes what we know about the human psyche, its pitfalls and redemption. The growth orientation of the Compass Model offers a transformation mindset that can benefit any reader. Well done!”

Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental and Moral Psychology, University of Notre Dame

“What I most appreciate about the Montgomerys’ work is that they refuse to serve us either reductionist psychology or simple minded theology. The result is a work that is multifaceted, like the human person, like Christian faith. And just because it is multifaceted it is helpful and wise in manifold ways.”

David Bartlett, Ph.D., Yale University Divinity School, Emeritus

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TRUSTING IN THE TRINITY:

COMPASS PSYCHOTHEOLOGY APPLIED

 

Do you wonder who the Trinity really is? What relevance the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit offer in enriching your daily life? Trusting in the Trinity shows you how to know and feel the Trinity’s extravagant love. Learn how the Trinity moves intimately to transform your personality, relationships, and human nature.

“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, Ph.D., Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

“What happens when classical understandings of the Trinity and the Person of Christ meet the best insights of contemporary psychology? Fresh meanings of Scripture and deep explorations of the compass nature and healing of human personality pour from these pages. Read this book and rejoice.”

Gabriel Fackre, Abbott Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, Andover Newton Theological School

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COMPASS PSYCHOTHEOLOGY:

WHERE PSYCHOLOGY & THEOLOGY REALLY MEET

 

Dan and Kate Montgomery's masterwork, laying the foundation from which all Compass Series books are derived. Written in lively and personable prose, this book seamlessly integrates the fields of personality theory, biblical theology, Christian psychology, applied theology, pastoral ministry, and self help. Acclaimed by professors at Yale Divinity School, Dubuque Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Garrett Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Regent College.

“Dan Montgomery’s Christian personality theory is innovative and biblically sound."

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

Compass Psychotheology offers a bridge-building effort to bring together the concerns of modern psychotherapy and the historic Trinitarian faith: deserves critical examination.”

Donald G. Bloesch, Ph.D., Professor of Theology Emeritus, Dubuque Theological Seminary

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PASTORAL COUNSELING & COACHING:

COMPASS THERAPY IN CHURCHES

 

Dan Montgomery’s well-established Compass Model integrates theology and psychology, while demonstrating through lively case studies the beautiful potential for healing available in the pastor and care-seeker relationship. Commended by professors at Princeton Seminary, Yale Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and Loyola University.

“Comprehensive, Christ-conscious, pragmatic and pastoral. This is a growth-oriented healing model that can take place in congregations as well as counseling centers.”

Thomson K. Mathew, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Care & Dean, School of Theology, Oral Roberts University

“Biblically based and psychologically sound. Definitely a book which will help pastors and pastoral counselors find more satisfaction and success in pastoral counseling. I highly recommend Dr. Montgomery's Compass Therapy Model as a framework for a pastoral care ministry."

Rev. Melody D. Palm, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Psychology & Counseling Program, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

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COMPASS THERAPY:

CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY N ACTION

 

Dr. Dan Montgomery’s Compass Therapy connects Christian personality theory with nine personality disorders, showing how to move clients from dysfunction to wholeness. The Human Nature Compass and Self Compass growth tools empower treatment plans for work in Christian counseling, pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and the chaplaincy.

“I am not aware of any other book that succeeds as well as this one in providing both professional therapists and Christian counselors with a theoretical and practical model that combines psychology and theology in an integrated way. It has a profound simplicity that covers a wide range of personality disorders. Put it on top of your reading list!”

Ray S. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary

“In Compass Therapy Dan Montgomery adds to the impressive and growing list of Compass Therapy books that well integrate Christian perspectives with psychological theory and practice in an easy to read, thoughtful, and compelling manner.”

Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine

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BELLAMY:

THE PRINCELY DEMON WHO SOUGHT PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

Christian fiction at its finest!

Psychologist Mackenzie Maguire falls in love with Tony Vargas, a Santa Fe sculptor. But it’s her books about God and personality that arrest the attention of Kingpin, a.k.a. Satan.

Hell is depopulating at an alarming rate, and Maguire is a contributing factor. Kingpin commands Prince Bellamy, “Go to Earth and destroy the Maguire dope before I lose any more converts to that loathsome Trinity: Dogface, the Upstart, and Tweetie Bird!” Satan doesn’t promise Bellamy the world, but the next best thing—a mansion next to his own with early retirement.

Armed with a red bowtie, blue blazer, and coin of transmigration that will rocket him to Earth, Bellamy sets off perfectly assured of victory. After all, he single-handedly engineered the fall of the Roman Empire and the near world domination of the Third Reich. How hard can it be to destroy a psychologist’s faith and hand her soul to Satan?

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GOD AND YOUR PERSONALITY:

NEWLY REVISED CATHOLIC EDITION

 

Why do six Catholic Cardinals recommend this book as a modern day spiritual classic?

Paul Cardinal Poupard of The Vatican has this to say: “God and Your Personality is no New Age influenced waffle clouded in a mystique of blurb, but a useful tool for all those who seek to address personality issues and quench their innate spiritual thirst with the living-water which truly satisfies.”

Archbishop Robert Sarah, Secretary of the Vatican Council for the Evangelization of Peoples, adds: “This book is easy to understand and yet contains a profound understanding of the underlying elements of the human personality. It will surely be of much help to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the relationship between psychological and spiritual wholeness.”

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THE COMPASS MODEL AND ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

 

Dr. Dan and Kate Montgomery's Compass Series books are commended by professors with specialties in Applied Theology, Behavioral Science, Biblical Counseling, Biblical Studies, Chaplaincy, Church History, Clinical Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Pastoral Education, Counseling, Discipleship, Marriage and Family Therapy, Missions, New Testament, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Psychotherapy, Pastoral Theology, Philosophy, Practical Theology, Psychiatry, Personality Theory, Psychology of Religion, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, and Systematic Theology.

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ENRICH YOUR LOCAL CHURCH

 

You might consider providing a gift of the Compass Series books to the pastor or library of your church. Many congregations find these books a valuable resource for small group ministries, discipleship training, and pastoral staff enrichment.

Dr. Dan and Kate Montgomery affirm the value of congregational health in local churches. Today these Compass books are enriching pastors, counselors, and parishioners throughout the global Body of Christ.

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COMPASS SERIES BOOKS VIDEO

 

Dan Montgomery describes the complete Compass Series, including a Christian fiction novel: VIDEO.

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