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Christian Counseling

“Discipleship is not an offer that man makes to Christ.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christ does not call us on our terms. If we choose to follow, we do so in submission to His will and His law. Our life thereafter is one of pursuit and guidance—we are both pursued and pursuer, guiding and guided.

When Jesus left the earth in His physical body He left two provisions for the disciples remaining behind. One was the Holy Spirit—God was not departing, He was becoming literally part of His people, living inside and among them to empower them to service and righteousness. The other was themselves, the community of believers to help each other, some to lead and some to follow.

Without more mature Christians to lead and counsel us it’s easy to think our problems are specific to ourselves, that no one has experienced the same level of pain that we have or that no one else struggles with the same sins we do. While we all know on some level this isn’t true, the counsel of wiser (most often older) Christians is indispensable for our growth and maintenance of joy and hope.

Hope is the foundation of the Christian faith. It is our hope of redemption, our hope of eternal life in God’s presence that is the focus of our life on earth, without at the same time rejecting this present existence as somehow less important. Similarly, our hope is not restricted to the far side of the grave—the presence of the Holy Spirit means our striving for purity and righteousness is not vanity.

But the pursuit of holiness is not a solitary one. Discipleship entails a joint effort, a community progress where counsel is both welcome and freely offered. The very nature of discipleship illustrates this fellowship: both the disciple and the counselor benefit from the interaction. While we are each most obviously Christ’s disciples, the books we offer focus primarily on the interaction between believers, a relationship thankfully receiving more and more attention within the American church.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.
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30 Days to Taming Your Tongue
from Harvest House
for Adult
in Communication & Conflict Resolution (Location: C03-01B)
A.D.D.
Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Abortion
by R. C. Sproul
20th Anniversary Edition from Reformation Trust Publishing
in Abortion (Location: C03-01D)
Abuse
Gospel for Real Life
by John Henderson
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Gospel for Real Life Series (Location: ACB-03F)
Accepting God's Forgiveness
by C. John Miller
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Addictions
Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Age of Opportunity
Resources for Changing Lives
by Paul Tripp
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
in Parenting Teens (Location: C02-02D)
Alzheimer's Disease: Help for Families in Crisis
by Robert Smith M.D.
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Anger
Resources for Changing Lives
by David Powlison
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Angry at God?
Resources for Changing Lives
by Robert D. Jones
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Angry Children
by Michael R. Emlet
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Anxiety
Gospel for Real Life
by Robert W. Kellemen
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Gospel for Real Life Series (Location: ACB-03F)
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
by Jocelyn Wallace
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Asperger Syndrome
by Michael R. Emlet
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Assured by God
by Burk Parsons
1st edition from P&R Publishing
for 10th-Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry - Book and Workbook Set
by Steve Gallagher
20th Anniversary
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Authority Issues
by Robert Smith
from New Growth Press
Resources for Military Families for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Bad Memories
Resources for Changing Lives
by Robert D. Jones
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Becoming a Widow
by Elizabeth W. D. Groves
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Best Yes
by Lysa TerKeurst
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
in Shame & Vulnerability (Location: C03-01E)
Biblical Counseling Movement
by David Powlison
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image
by Jay Adams
from Harvest House
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Bipolar Disorder
by Edward T. Welch
from New Growth Press
Resources for Medical & Psychiatric Issues for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Bitterness
Resources for Biblical Living
by Lou Priolo
from P&R Publishing
for 10th-Adult
Blame It on the Brain?
Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Body Broken
by Charles D. Drew
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Borderline Personality
Gospel for Real Life
by Cathy Wisemanx
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Gospel for Real Life Series (Location: ACB-03F)
Boundaries
by Henry Cloud, John Townsend
from Zondervan
for Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Boundaries with Teens
by John Townsend
from Zondervan
in Parenting Teens (Location: C02-02D)
Brain Lock
by Beverly Beyette, Jeffrey M. Schwartz
1st edition from Harper Perennial
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Breaking the Addictive Cycle
by David Powlison
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Bringing Christ to Abused Women
by Diane Langberg
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Broken Heart on Hold
by Linda W. Rooks
from David C. Cook
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Broken Way
by Ann Voskamp
from Zondervan
for Adult
in Suffering & Hope (Location: C03-03A)
Building Your Marriage Upon the Rock
by Mike Williamson
from Genesis224
for Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Burned Out?
by Winston T. Smith
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Burnout
Gospel for Real Life
by Brad Hambrick
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Gospel for Real Life Series (Location: ACB-03F)
Can We Talk?
by Rob Green
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Can You Change If You're Gay?
by Dave White
from New Growth Press
for 11th-Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Change and Your Relationships
by Paul David Tripp, Timothy S. Lane
from New Growth Press
for 11th-Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Children and Divorce
by Amy Baker
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Choosing to See
by Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn
from Revell Publishing
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Christian Counselor's Casebook
by Jay E. Adams
from Zondervan
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Christian Counselor's Manual
by Jay E. Adams
from Zondervan
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
Chronic Pain
by Michael R. Emlet
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
Codependent No More
by Melody Beattie
2nd edition from Hazelden
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
Come Back, Barbara
by C. John Miller & Barbara Miller Juliani
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
in Parenting Teens (Location: C02-02D)
Compassion Without Compromise
by Adam T. Barr, Ron Citlau
from Bethany House
for Adult
in Sexual Sin (Location: C03-01C)
Compassion: Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
by Joshua Mack
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
Competent to Counsel
The Jay Adams Library
by Jay Adams
from Zondervan
in Christian Counseling (Location: C03-01E)
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