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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.

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.
Author(s): Randolph K. Sanders

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.
Author(s): Worthington Jr., Everett L., Eric L. Johnson, et al.

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. . . .
Author(s): Jay E. Adams

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.
Author(s): Nesbit Sbanotto, Elisabeth A., Heather Davediuk Gingrich, et al.

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

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.
Author(s): Gary Collins

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.
Author(s): Mark R. McMinn

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.
Author(s): Gary R. Collins

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

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!
Author(s): Dr. Paul D. Meier

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.
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 Library 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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