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Best Christian Counseling Books That You Need

There are countless Christian Counseling courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (2006)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedThis proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, and attention to newly urgent needs such as AIDS, eating disorders, homosexuality, and violence. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling.New Sections include: #89,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #43 in Christian Counseling (Books) #70…
Author(s): Gary R. Collins

2. Christian Counseling Ethics: A Handbook for Psychologists, Therapists and Pastors (Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books) (2013)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You Need“For the clients who see us in counseling . . . theological purity will make little difference if we do not practice with ethical integrity.” Randolph K. Sanders, from chapter one The work of psychotherapy and counseling is full of ethical challenges and dilemmas. Responding to these situations with wisdom is critical, not only for the professional?s credibility, but also for good therapeutic relationships and positive treatment outcomes. Since its first publication, Christian Counseling Ethics has become a standard reference work for Christian…
Author(s): Randolph K. Sanders

3. Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy (Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books) (2013)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedAre Christian treatments as effective as secular treatments? What is the evidence to support its success? Christians engaged in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and counseling are living in a unique moment. Over the last couple decades, these fields have grown more and more open to religious belief and religion-accommodative therapies. At the same time, Christian counselors and psychotherapists encounter pressure (for example, from insurance companies) to demonstrate that their accommodative therapies are as beneficial as secular therapies. This raises the need for evidence to support Christian practices and…
Author(s): Worthington Jr., Everett L., Eric L. Johnson, et al.

4. Theology of Christian Counseling, A (1986)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedA Theology of Christian Counseling connects biblical doctrine with practical living. Salvation, that central concern of Protestant theology, is often too narrowly defined. It is thought of as “being saved from the consequences of sin.” But God is doing much more. He is making something new out of the old sinful nature. He is, in Christ, making new creatures. “No counseling system that is based on some other foundation can begin to offer what Christian counseling offers. . . . No matter what the problem is, no matter how greatly sin has abounded, the Christian counselor’s stance…
Author(s): Jay E. Adams

5. Skills for Effective Counseling: A Faith-Based Integration (Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books) (2016)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedAnyone in a helping profession―including professional counselors, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, chaplains and others―needs to develop effective communication skills. But learning these skills is like learning a new language: it takes time and practice to communicate effectively, and lack of practice can lead to the loss of one’s ability to use this new language. Suitable for both beginning students and seasoned practitioners, Skills for Effective Counseling provides a biblically integrated approach to foundational counseling skills that trains the reader to use specific…
Author(s): Nesbit Sbanotto, Elisabeth A., Heather Davediuk Gingrich, et al.

6. Biblical Concepts for Christian Counseling: A Case for Integrating Psychology and Theology (1984)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedKirwan not only sounds a clarion call for thorough integration of psychology and theology, he demonstrates that it can be done. #239,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #661 in Christianity (Books) #461 in Christian Pastoral Counseling #10574 in Psychology & Counseling Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): William T. Kirwan

7. The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People’s Problems (Pilgrimage Growth Guide) (1997)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedAlmost anyone with a desire to help others can be a people helper, but often those Christians who feel most called to counsel are unsure of how to use the Bible to ease another person’s problems. This book will guide you to a practical, working knowledge of Scripture, the character of God, and the basics of the Christian faith―the core of what Christian counselors must know to be truly effective in helping others. #107,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #295 in Introductory & Beginning Programming #316 in Christian Pastoral Resources (Books) #214 in Christian…
Author(s): Gary Collins

8. Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling: An Integrative Paradigm (2008)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedSin. Grace. Christian Counseling. How do these fit together? In Christian theology sin and grace are intrinsically interconnected. Teacher and counselor Mark McMinn believes that Christian counseling, then, must also take account of both human sin and God’s grace. For both sin and grace are distorted whenever one is emphasized without the other. McMinn, noting his own tendencies and the temptation to stereotype different Christian approaches to counseling along this theological divide, aims to help all those preparing for or currently serving in the helping professions. Expounding the proper relationship of sin…
Author(s): Mark R. McMinn

9. Christian Counseling Casebook (2007)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedThis companion to the third edition of Christian Counseling will help readers apply their knowledge to real cases. It presents stories that illustrate the material that is discussed abstractly in Christian Counseling. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction followed by the case story or stories and three sets of questions designed by Gary Collins to help the reader or group explore the subtleties and details of Christian Counseling. The Discussion Questions focus primarily on the case and raise questions about how the counselee might best be helped. The General Questions…
Author(s): Gary R. Collins

10. Hacia Una Sicología Pastoral Para Los Años 2000 (1996)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedEl desarrollo sicologico del ser humano en los aspectos de alma, mente y cuerpo. #6,938,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #48991 in Christian Evangelism (Books) #12373 in Christian Pastoral Resources (Books) #40774 in Medical General Psychology Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jorge A. Leon

11. Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications (2010)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedThis standard Christian introduction to psychology has been refined, updated, and reorganized with more information on counseling and ministry applications. A great reference tool for any pastor! #851,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #366 in Christian Counseling (Books) #574 in Religious Counseling #1470 in Christian Pastoral Counseling Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Dr. Paul D. Meier

12. Marriage Counseling: A Christian Approach to Counseling Couples (1993)

 Best Christian Counseling Books That You NeedMarriages are in trouble today. That is clear. Effective mothods of combating this trend are less evident. Counselors, pastors and social workers need more than mere theories or mere moralizing. They need a practical and comprehensive model for understanding couples and their problems. They need a throughly Christian perspective that is biblical, compassionate and human. Everett Worthington provides this in an integrated, biblically based theory of marriage and marriage therapy with analysis at three levels: the individual, the couple and the family. The model he has constructed, with techniques drawn from the major…
Author(s): Worthington Jr., Everett L.

Best Christian Counseling Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some christian counseling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling

Author(s): Heather Davediuk Gingrich, Fred C. Gingrich
ID: 2230263, Publisher: IVP Academic, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Heart of the Matter

Author(s): Christian Counseling;Educational Foundation
ID: 2667430, Publisher: New Growth Press, Year: 2012;2013, Size: 225 Kb, Format: epub

Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

Author(s): Siang-Yang Tan
ID: 2616084, Publisher: Baker Academic, Year: 2011, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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