This 26 volume collection of biblical counseling titles is an amazing compilation of Christian counseling resources. It includes works from 21 different authors, including Jay Adams, Steve Farrar, Elizabeth George, Jerry Bridges, and Lou Priolo.
You’ll get informative studies on general Christian counseling, as well as very focused works on women’s and men’s counseling needs, counseling victims of sexual abuse, eating and diet issues, dating, working through struggles with sexual sin and anger, and developing a deeper walk with God. This is a fantastic resource for the library of any pastor or Christian counselor.
This biblical counseling collection was previously known as the Biblical Counseling Library (30 Vols.) and should not be confused with the registered trademark "Biblical Counseling Library" from Hope for the Heart Ministries.
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Today's search for inner fulfillment has exploded into what is now called the Recovery movement, complete with twelve-step seminars, counseling programs, and self-help books. Thousands are looking to Christian psychology to help them attain victory over modern dysfunctions. Does that mean the Bible alone is no longer adequate for the problems faced by Christians today? Some say we need the Bible plus psychology. Others say the Bible alone is sufficient.
With deep insight and candor, pastoral counselor Ed Bulkley presents the opposing sides of this issue -- and offers trustworthy, biblical answers for those who long to break away from pain and guilt and know true freedom...genuine inner peace...and a fresh beginning.
Christian counselors agree that the Bible's message of salvation can radically change lives. Scripture can lead even the most unlikely people to faith but when it comes to everyday problems - is the Bible really enough? Can we say that scripture is sufficient for every counseling situation? Here we have more that a dozen highly trained counselors, medical experts and pastors who are highly respected in there fields. Every one has at least one doctorate relevant to the area they examine in this book. Their answers to the question stated above are enlightening, thought provoking and surprising.
True Spirituality... seeks to ground the believer in true faith. It is a probing, penetrating search through the Scriptures for what it means to be truly Christian. Schaeffer himself said it should have been his first book, and he may have been right, for until you are grounded in the truth of God and are living it, you have nothing to defend in the marketplace of ideas. -Charles W. Colson (Foreword)
Why is it easier to obey God than to trust him?
In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God's sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and he now shares the fruit of that study with you in Trusting God.
As you begin to explore the scope of God's power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you'll begin to acknowledge His loving control. And as you come to know Him better, you'll find yourself trusting Him more completely. Even when life hurts.
Essentially you can be viewed in three different ways. The person you think you are, the person other people think you are and the person God knows you to be. So the first place we should go to in order to understand how to manage our emotions, is God's word. Because only God really knows who we are.
Our real life has those uncontrolled times that we don't want others to know about, the times when we really dislike ourselves, those moments we even try to hide from God. Ken Campbell shows us where those 'ugly' emotions inside us come from and how to deal with them. This book is not lukewarm psychology dressed up as Christianity but a biblical way of dealing with our darker side. It is wonderfully practical but yet deeply spiritual and help us get to grips with the thoughts, attitudes and behavior that can drag us down.
To listen to another person is to offer a gift.To listen with caring to another person is to offer a gift of awareness.
To listen with acceptance to all facets of another person is to offer a gift of healing.
To listen with patience for new ways to see the past events of another person is to offer a gift of freedom.
To listen with reverence for new becomings emerging within another person is to offer a gift of grace.
Such are the gifts of listening as Robert Brizee portrays them in this provocative book. The author draws on the biblical notion of God as Abba, insights from process relational theology, and his extensive experience in pastoral psychology in developing a very practical "theology of listening." He illustrates his approach by weaving stories of an imaginary family and a hypothetical congregation to show how the church's unique ministry of listening can come alive.
No matter what you may be facing, God is there to help you. This message resonates throughout this encouraging, powerful resource designed to help readers struggling with rejection, guilt, fear, depression, temptation, disappointment, personal crises, and more. As readers realize God is always near, they will begin to face crises with confidence; turn problems into an opportunities; conquer anxiety, stress, and feelings of failure; set realistic goals for change; rest in God’s strength in every situation. A strongly biblical resource that offers a new outlook on life’s disappointments and hurts. Includes a special reference guide that looks at key difficulties people face and the Bible’s answers to those problems. Formerly Overcoming Life’s Toughest Problems.
What makes someone Godly? Scripture tells us that God has given us "everything we need for life and godliness." But what makes a Christian godly? In The Practice of Godliness, Jerry Bridges examines what it means to grow in Christian character and helps us establish the foundation upon which that character is built. Bridges opens our eyes to see how character formation affects the way we relate to God, to ourselves, and to others.
In order to live godly lives, we need an inward foundation of God-centeredness. This book will help you establish that foundation and then build an outward structure of godlikeness.
Holiness. The Christian's joint venture with God.
"Be holy, for I am holy," commands God to His people. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian's daily life. According to Jerry Bridges, that's because we're not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do-and what we should accept responsibility for ourselves.
Whether you're continuing your pursuit of holiness or just beginning, the principles and guidelines in The Pursuit of Holiness will challenge you to obey God's command of holiness.
In this book the pastor, counselor, teacher, church leader, and student will quickly learn a simple, proven, and powerful method of counseling that is wholly biblical and totally reliable. The five step method of Biblical Directionism will help both the student to begin on a rock solid foundation and the professionally trained to focus on the real issues.
Beauty is more than skin deep - it starts in the heart and works outward. Exploring timeless wisdom of Proverbs 31, Bible teacher Elizabeth George reveals how you can become a woman of true beauty - a woman who desires to honor God in that that she says and does. Beautiful in God's Eyes helps you make each day immensely meaningful as you delight in God and discover how to experience instant progress toward personal goals; manage daily life more effectively; tap into unlimited energy; apply biblical principles to enhance relationships; move from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You can experience a richer, more exciting spiritual walk as you embrace God's design for true beauty in your life.
Genuine peace and joy come when women follow God in every area of their lives - and become women after His heart. With warmth and grace, Elizabeth George shares practical, scriptural insights on how you can pursue God's priorities concerning your husband, your children, your home, your walk with the Lord, and your ministry. Let God fulfill His greatest desire for you. Allow Him to transform you by preparing your heart and mind to embrace His incredible work. You'll find lasting joy and peace in a life of prayer, a life or priorities, a life as A Woman After God's Own Heart.
Inspiring, poetic, a classic in the making. Sharing lessons learned from his own marriage, Robertson McQuilkin shows how weakness generates strength, servant hood births freedom, and joy is found in a promise kept. For anyone who has ever loved.
Winning the #1 Battle Christian Men face. Here's a book that digs deep and has the answers men are looking for—the kind that actually work. While other books deal with the subject superficially, sexual idolatry goes right to the heart. Put an end to the mystery of lust and maximize God's power in your life with proven answers that have helped thousands.
The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo is the ground-breaking book that Christian men have been waiting for. In it, the author turns his years of biblical counseling wisdom to the subject of being a husband. But not just any husband. Rather, the husband that the Lord Jesus Christ wants all Christian men to be. The author reminds men that if they wished their wives came with an owner's manual, they did; it's called the Bible! Far from giving men carte blanche to order their wives around, Priolo shows men how the Bible instructs them to "know their wives." After all, wives have dreams, goals, desires--and sorrows, just like men. It is the husband's job to find out what they are and "cultivate" his wife so that she becomes spiritually fertile. The author reminds his readers that pleasing their wives does not automatically equate to the sexual arena. Men must think in terms of the whole relationship, the whole person. However, since he is aware that sexual relations is part of the blueprint God created for marriage, he devotes an entire chapter to the subject. Above all, Priolo stresses that it is biblical thinking that leads to tender actions, that in turn leads to complete fulfillment in the marriage bond.
Bestselling author Steve Farrar has good news for the average man: it doesn't matter if you've had a great start in the Christian life, or a rough one. It doesn't matter if you've stumbled time and again, or even fallen flat on your face. What matters most in this all-important race of life is how you finish. According to Farrar, the man who hangs in there for the long haul with his wife, his kids, and his Lord is an exception these days. Finishing Strong offers lively use of Scripture, contemporary illustrations, and study questions to equip every reader to be that exception. For the man who wants to climb the character ladder more than the corporate one, this is an essential tool.
This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father's influence, maintaining purity, and husband-and-wife teamwork. In this war, renowned men's author Steve Farrar emphasizes, Jesus Christ is looking for men who will not die, but live for their families.
Dating. Isn't there a better way? Reorder your romantic life in the light of God's word and find more fulfillment than the dating game could ever give - a life of purposeful singleness.
Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down...and people are still talking...I Kissed Dating Goodbye, with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating. Now, for the first time since its release, the national #1 bestseller has been expanded with new content and updated for new readers. Honest and practical, it challenges cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm.
This book is really a text book for anyone involved or interested in Christian counseling. Both the authors teach the subject at a theological seminary in the States. Their influences include Jay Adams, a leading Christian psychologist, and Francis Schaeffer.
Section 1 helps to make a case for a different style of counseling, based on the Bible and on Christian principles. Only a Biblical framework can explain the "why?" of human behavior. The approach is therefore holistic as it tackles the heart of the human problem - the problem of the human heart.
Section 2 gives background as well as practical guidelines to those interested in becoming Christian Counselors.
Section 3 outlines the Counseling Process and give practical worksheets and guidelines for helping someone out of their situation.
This model of psychology is very much more prescriptive than anything in secular counseling, or in many Christian circles, but the authors are consistent in their approach and they have been teaching the material for many years. There are good appendices to aid the reader.
In this book, Dr. Jay Adams carefully explores all dimensions of the process of forgiveness. He can help you understand biblical forgiveness from beginning to end, and apply that understanding to everyday situations ranging from forgiving your straying spouse or prodigal child--and being forgiven by them as well.
If you have experienced the incredible power of God's forgiveness in you life, read this book and see how forgiveness' power can change your life as you relate to others.
Anger! Is it ever a problem in your home? Do your children ever speak to you in disrespectful tones? Do they ever fight between themselves? Have you ever lost your patience and composure when dealing with an infuriating situation in the home? Well, if you honestly answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need this book. Christian families, especially those in which the children are home for most of the day, experience episodes of frustration and anger. This new book deals with anger's root causes, offering corrective advice from a biblical perspective. Pastor and radio-teacher, John MacArthur, Jr., has said, "This book goes beyond the external manifestation of anger and deals with the internal source--the thoughts and intents of the heart. I know of no other book that addresses this problem with such practical and applicable biblical wisdom."
This profoundly practical book can help you be released from the bondage of yesterday. It is the biblical answer to leading a full life.
"Among the many, many volumes written about neglect, alcoholism, sexual abuse, etc., this book is the first I have read which does not in some sort of rhetorical patronization minimize the pain of... victims. Rather, it embraces the pain, understands the pain, and then gently, yet firmly introduces the reader to God's process of letting go."
More than 80 percent of all Americans have been on a diet at some point in their lives. Low fat, low carb, high protein—you name it—they’ve tried it. Isn’t there a better way to break the cycle in the battle of the bulge? After years of futile dieting, readers know there’s more to weight control than what they eat. Having discovered the power that food has over their lives, counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety, helps them identify destructive eating habits; break the vicious cycle of emotional eating; develop a flexible plan suited to unique situations. God knows everything about us...where we’ve been and where we’re going. Because He knows us so well, He can deeply transform us, giving us the contentment we long for.
Sexual abuse can be a bewildering and deeply uncomfortable topic. New reports on the issue are greeted with a shake of the head as we think 'How can that happen?' But have you ever then let your mind drift on to more comfortable topics with the next news item?
The Christian is called to have compassion. The Christian is called to go into the areas of life where most people feel uncomfortable - after all, Jesus did. Putting our heads in the sand about the subject of abuse is not an option. We have witnessed many fast-selling books in recent years about abuse but, although we admire the courage of the writer in surviving their ordeal, we are not always left with answers. This book is a thoroughly Christian response to issues surrounding sexual abuse. It is a frank and much needed look at a complex situation that affects more people than we want to believe. It offers real and positive answers - and practical help. Written by an experienced counselor, this book will help equip those who have suffered abuse and those who counsel them. It will also help anyone who knows the abused person (and the perpetrator of the abuse) to help them face the future and grasp the hope that is offered in Christ.
Whether you are going through deep sorrow yourself or want to help someone else who is, Wally's story gives insight into and suggestions about surviving a tragedy. Wally shares his struggles in coping with the initial shock and numbness of disaster, overcoming guilt and anger, dealing with past memories and loneliness, and managing the physical symptoms of shock, sleeplessness and exhaustion. His experiences—and his triumph—will renew your trust in the Lord's goodness and ever-present comfort and will help you, or a friend, move Through Tears to Triumph.
This 24-week Bible study has affected the lives of hundreds of people. Each week of this easy-to-use curriculum has a theme, addressing the challenges of the Christian life one step at a time. Whether used by individuals, small groups, couples or even Sunday school classes, The Walk of Repentance makes a profound impact and leads sensitive hearts into a deeper intimacy with the Lord. Experience the times of spiritual refreshing that follow repentance; go deeper in God as you allow His Word to take root in your heart; find the freedom from sin enjoyed by those who walk in repentance!
Pastor Phil Kelley