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.

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Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Abortion
by R. C. Sproul
20th Anniversary Edition from Reformation Trust Publishing
in Abortion (Location: WH-ABORT)
$15.00
Accepting God's Forgiveness
by C. John Miller
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$4.49
Age of Opportunity
Resources for Changing Lives
by Paul Tripp
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
in Parenting Teens (Location: WH)
$12.50 $9.00 (4 in stock)
Alzheimer's Disease: Help for Families in Crisis
by Robert Smith M.D.
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Anger
Resources for Changing Lives
by David Powlison
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Angry at God?
Resources for Changing Lives
by Robert D. Jones
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Angry Children
by Michael R. Emlet
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry - Book and Workbook Set
by Steve Gallagher
20th Anniversary
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Authority Issues
by Robert Smith
from New Growth Press
Resources for Military Families for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Bad Memories
Resources for Changing Lives
by Robert D. Jones
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Becoming a Widow
by Elizabeth W. D. Groves
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Best Yes
by Lysa TerKeurst
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
in Shame & Vulnerability (Location: WH)
$14.00 $10.00 (2 in stock)
Breaking the Addictive Cycle
by David Powlison
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Broken Way
by Ann Voskamp
from Zondervan
for Adult
in Suffering & Hope (Location: WH)
$22.99
Burned Out?
by Winston T. Smith
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Can We Talk?
by Rob Green
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Can You Change If You're Gay?
by Dave White
from New Growth Press
for 11th-Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Children and Divorce
by Amy Baker
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Codependent No More
by Melody Beattie
2nd edition from Hazelden
for Adult
Come Back, Barbara
by C. John Miller & Barbara Miller Juliani
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
in Parenting Teens (Location: WH)
$11.99
Compassion Without Compromise
by Adam T. Barr, Ron Citlau
from Bethany House
for Adult
in Sexual Sin (Location: WH)
$9.74
Conflict
by Timothy S. Lane
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Connecting
by Dr. Larry Crabb
Reprint from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: WH-COUNSEL)
Controlling Anger
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Counsel from the Cross
by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Dennis E. Johnson
1st edition from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: WH-COUNSEL)
Crossroads
by Edward Welch
from New Growth Press
for 11th-Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: WH-COUNSEL)
$14.39
CrossTalk
by Michael R. Emlet
from New Growth Press
for 11th-Adult
$12.00 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Crucial Conversations
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.
2nd edition from McGraw-Hill
$16.00
Dealing with Rejection
by C. John Miller
from New Growth Press
Resources for Personal Change for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 5th-9th grade
1984 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.09 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
from William Morrow & Company
Realistic Fiction for 5th-9th grade
1984 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Depression
by Edward T. Welch
2nd edition from New Growth Press
for Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: WH-COUNSEL)
$12.00
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
by Joni Eareckson Tada
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Divorce
by John Murray
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Adultery & Divorce (Location: WH)
$9.00
Divorce Recovery
by Winston T. Smith
from New Growth Press
Marriage and Family Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?
by J. Ligon Duncan III, Nicholas J. Reid
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Suffering & Hope (Location: WH)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Domestic Abuse
Resources for Changing Lives
by David Powlison, Paul Tripp & Edward Welch
from P&R Publishing
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Eating Disorders
by Edward T. Welch
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Emily's Blue Period
by Cathleen Daly & Lisa Brown
from Roaring Brook Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Emotionally Destructive Marriage
by Leslie Vernick
from WaterBrook Press
for Adult
in Abuse & Domestic Violence (Location: WH)
$13.50
Empty Nest
by Elyse Fitzpatrick
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Enemy Within
by Kris Lundgaard
from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
Evil and the Justice of God
by N. T. Wright
from InterVarsity Press
for 11th-Adult
Facing Death with Hope
by David Powlison
from New Growth Press
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Families Where Grace Is in Place
by Jeff VanVonderen
Reprint from Bethany House
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$15.99
Family Feuds
by Timothy S. Lane
from New Growth Press
Marriage and Family Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Father's Guide to Raising Boys
by Rob Green
Fir from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Feeding Your Appetites
by Stephen Arterburn, Dr. Debra Cherry
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
$14.99
Fibromyalgia
by Robert Smith
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
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