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
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Addictions
Resources for Changing Lives
by Edward Welch
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Age of Opportunity
Resources for Changing Lives
by Paul Tripp
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by Elizabeth W. D. Groves
from New Growth Press
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Best Yes
by Lysa TerKeurst
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image
by Jay Adams
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Change and Your Relationships
by Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
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Christian Counselor's Casebook
by Jay E. Adams
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Codependent No More
by Melody Beattie
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Come Back, Barbara
by C. John Miller & Barbara Miller Juliani
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by Adam T. Barr, Ron Citlau
from Bethany House
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Connecting
by Dr. Larry Crabb
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Counsel from the Cross
by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Dennis E. Johnson
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Crossroads
by Edward Welch
from New Growth Press
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by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.
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Enemy Within
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by Jeff VanVonderen
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Father's Guide to Raising Boys
by Rob Green
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Fidelity
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Fight Fair!
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From Bondage to Bonding
by Nancy Groom
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From Forgiven to Forgiving
by Jay E. Adams
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by O. Palmer Robertson
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by J. I. Packer, Richard Baxter
from Vine Books
for Adult
in Puritan Writings (Location: XCH-PUR)
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by Elizabeth W. D. Groves
from New Growth Press
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by Ryan Showalter
from New Growth Press
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$3.99
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by Lou Priolo
from Calvary Press
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by David Longacre, ed.
from New Growth Press
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$6.50
Homosexuality and the Bible
by R. Nicholas Black
from New Growth Press
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by Tom Raabe
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by Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
from New Growth Press
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$14.00
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by Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
from New Growth Press
for 11th-Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: XCL-COU)
$17.00
How To Be Free From Bitterness
by Jim Wilson
2nd edition from Canon Press
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by Jay Adams
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by Gary Smalley
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by Alexander Strauch
Reprint from Lewis and Roth Publishers
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$13.99
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by Wayne A. Mack with Deborah Howard
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
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$11.99
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by Kevin DeYoung
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by Steve Brown
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$3.99
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by Marsha Means
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