In 1997, Elder M. Russell Ballard wrote, Church and family councils are one of the best resources in winning the battle for the souls of our Father's children. Fifteen years later, that is still true, and with the growth of the Church, the mounting challenges we face in the world, and the release of the new Church Handbook comes the revised edition of Counseling with Our Councils. Elder Ballard helps us understand the power of the inspired council system and how it can help us minister more effectively to Church members as well as address the problems confronting individuals, families, and communities. He teaches us how to plan and conduct a truly effective council meeting, what individual council members can bring to their assignment, and how to make better use of the combined inspiration, wisdom, and experience of council members. It's a book that every priesthood leader, auxiliary leader, and parent will benefit from.