Best Christian Counseling Books
Here you will get Best Christian Counseling Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
Author: by Dane C. Ortlund
Crossway (April 7, 2020)
Christians can easily feel that Jesus is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. They know what Christ has done for thembut who is he? How does he feel about his people amid all their sins and failures?
In Matthew 11, Jesus describes himself as gentle and lowly in heart, longing for his people to find rest in him. This book reflects on his words, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of Christ’s affections for sinners and encouraging believers as they journey, weary and faltering, toward heaven.
2. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Author: by Timothy Keller
Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted. The Washington TimesBased on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyoneChristians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engagedthe vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues.
But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.
3. Are You Really OK?: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters
Author: by Debra Fileta
Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Christian Living Over 100,000 Copies in Print What is your calling as a parent? In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost.
Feeling pressure to do everything right and raise up good children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list.
Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of Godgrace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.
Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
5. EVERY MOMENT HOLY, Vol. 2: DEATH, GRIEF, & HOPE
Author: by Douglas Kaine McKelvey
EVERY MOMENT HOLY, Vol. 2: DEATH, GRIEF, & HOPE, is a book of liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving-liturgies such as “A Liturgy for the Scattering of Ashes” or “A Liturgy for the Loss of a Spouse” or “A Liturgy for the Wake of a National Tragedy” or “A Liturgy for the Weighing of Last-Stage Medical Options.” These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even when, especially when, suffering and pain threaten to overwhelm us.
Over 100 liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving-beautiful leather-bound hardcover-over 20 illustrations by Ned Bustard-silk bookmark-gilded edges
6. Recklessly Alive: What My Suicide Attempt Taught Me About God and Living Life to the Fullest
Author: by Sam Eaton
You deserve to stop suffering and create a life that is fully and recklessly alive.Every 12. 3 minutes someone completes suicide, and I was almost one of them. I had written letters, picked a day, and packed up all my belongings because I believed my life was worthless and disposable.
What lies ahead of you is my journey from suicide attempt toward abundant life. I share it with you in hopes that you can see yourself or someone you love in my story and find the courage to start conversations about faith, mental health, depression, and suicide.
I am not a pastor, a deep-sea diver, an Avenger, or a mongoose whisperer. I have never sawed off my own arm, had my hand digested by a shark, or experienced any other amazing feat of humanity. I am just an average guy who found his world slipping away andin a moment of extreme claritymade the terrifying decision to stay and chase a life that is fully and recklessly alive.
This book is for anyone who:Feels stuck, hopeless and aloneStruggles with finding their purpose or wanting to be aliveLoves someone who battles mental health, depression, or suicidal thoughtsWants to understand warning signs of suicide and how to helpDesires to feel more fully and recklessly aliveSam Eaton is a powerful voice for his generation as an innovative ministry leader and sought-after communicator.
7. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict
Author: by Ken Sande
You can turn your shame to joy, your anger to advocacy, and your inner critic into your biggest champion. Do your emotions control you or do you control your emotions? Many people let guilt, anger, or self-criticism dominate their lives and negatively affect their relationships.
Boundaries for Your Soul shows you how to calm the chaos within. This groundbreaking approach will help you:know what to do when you feel overwhelmed,understand your guilt, anxiety, sadness, and fear,welcome God into the troubling parts of your soul,and move from doubt and conflict to confidence and peace.
Boundaries for Your Soul includes relatable anecdotes, helpful exercises, an engaging quiz, and opportunities for personal reflection. Gathering the wisdom from the authors’ twenty-five years of combined advanced education, biblical studies, and clinical practice, this book will set you on a journey to become the loving, authentic, joyful person you were created to be.
9. The Voice of the Heart: A Call to Full Living
Author: by Chip Dodd
Sage Hill, LLC
In 2001, The Voice of the Heart began a steady journey into the lives of those looking for more. Since its initial release, The Voice of the Heart has been handed one friend to another and has helped thousands of people begin to speak the truth of their story and to live more fully from the heart.
Chip Dodd invites us to begin to know our hearts so that we better know ourselves and can live fully in relationship with others and, ultimately, with God. The journey begins with discovering the gift of The Eight Feelings(TM).
We have eight feelings that allow us to live fully in a tragic place-hurt, lonely, sad, anger, fear, shame, guilt, and glad. By listening to these eight God-given tools, we can be who we are made to be, so we can do what we are made to do.
“Chip Dodd passionately and wisely invites us to the spiritual discipline of listening to our hearts and to the call of God that echoes in every emotion.” -Dan Allender, Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School, Author of The Wounded Heart, To Be Told, and Leading With a Limp.
10. Unbound: A Practical Guide To Deliverance
Author: by Neal Lozano
A balanced, practical, thorough, and easy-to-follow guide to deliverance and freedom. From a well-respected pastor whose message is accepted by all denominations of the church.
11. The New City Catechism Curriculum (Kit): "Lessons for Our Hearts and Minds"
Author: by Gospel Coalition
The New City Catechism Curriculum features fifty-two engaging lessons developed from the questions and answers of The New City Catechism, designed to help children ages 811 learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith in a Sunday school, classroom, or homeschool setting.
Each lesson includes three different outlines for 30-, 45-, or 75-minute sessions, a Bible passage and memory verse, a list of suggested materials, detailed instructions for activities, suggested prayers, and activity pages available for digital downloadall created so that teachers can help children better understand the truth of God’s Word and how it connects to their lives.
The New City Catechism Curriculum is available as a boxed kit, containing lessons divided across three volumes, a resource book, and four copies of The New City Catechism for Kids. Kit includes: 3 lesson volumes containing detailed outlines for a variety of settings.
1 resource book containing graphics and activity pages needed for the lessons. Also available as free digital downloads with purchase of kit. 4 copies of The New City Catechism for Kids, a simplified version of The New City Catechism. Additional copies of this are also sold separately.
12. Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting (Better Marriage Series)
Author: by Marcus Kusi
Our Peaceful Family
How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting – EVEN If You Have a Difficult Spouse;Do you find it difficult communicating with your spouse? Are you tired of arguing and fighting with your spouse whenever you try to communicate?
Is your spouse not talking to you anymore?You are not alone. Many couples (including us) have had to deal with these communication problems at some point in marriage, and it’s not fun! The yelling, shouting, anger, frustration, resentment…. It can definitely be overwhelming.
It could even destroy your ability to not only communicate effectively with your spouse, but also enjoy your marriage.But don’t worry. No matter what communication problems you struggle with, you can learn how to communicate effectively with your spouse today.
Whether you feel you are not being heard, cannot hear your spouse, or want to communicate better with your spouse without fighting or yelling, this book will show you how. For the past 7 years, we have used these communication skills to go from arguing and fighting whenever we communicated to communicating effectively without fighting, calling each other names and being disrespectful.
13. I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression
Author: by Sarah J. Robinson
WaterBrook (May 11, 2021)
A compassionate, shame-free guide for your darkest daysA one-of-a-kind book … To read for yourself or give to a struggling friend or loved one without the fear that depression and suicidal thoughts will be minimized, medicalized or over-spiritualized. Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church What happens when loving Jesus doesn’t cure you of depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts?
You might be crushed by shame over your mental illness, only to be told by well-meaning Christians to choose joy and pray more. So you beg God to take away the pain, but nothing eases the ache inside. As darkness lingers and color drains from your world, you’re left wondering if God has abandoned you.
You just want a way out.But there’s hope. In I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die, Sarah J. Robinson offers a healthy, practical, and shame-free guide for Christians struggling with mental illness. With unflinching honesty, Sarah shares her story of battling depression and fighting to stay alive despite toxic theology that made her afraid to seek help outside the church.
14. Journey of the Soul: A Practical Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Growth
Author: by Bill Gaultiere
Revell (February 16, 2021)
“Counselors and spiritual directors help you identify where you are on your spiritual journey and discover your next steps for growing in intimacy with Jesus and improving your emotional health and relationships with others”
15. Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back
Author: by Stephen Arterburn
You Can Win Her Back Few challenges in life are as difficult as regaining a wife’s trustand few are as ultimately worthwhile. Trust can be rebuilt in your marriage! With patient, loving, self-sacrificing effort, it’s possible that one day your wife will risk her heart with you again.
And she may even have more respect and love for you than before. In Worthy of Her Trust, Jason Martinkus relates how he repaired his own marriage after revelations of sexual addiction. Along with Stephen Arterburn, Jason offers exercises and tools rooted in counseling principles to help your marriage begin again.
This comprehensive guide discusses: How to be truly and effectively transparent Combating the he must not love me myth and other untruths What to do about the Internet, office temptations, and travel Encouragement for wives who wonder if trust can ever be restored The five-minute phone call and other daily trust-building strategies What meaningful forgiveness and restitution look like The Amends Matrixa concrete exercise to admit past wrongs and cast a vision for a faithful futureIncluding insights from Jason’s wife, Shelley, Worthy of Her Trust guides you through the process of rebuilding your relationship so it is stronger than ever.
16. The Pastor as Counselor: The Call for Soul Care
Author: by David Powlison
Crossway (June 1, 2021)
David Powlison Examines the Unique Role of the Pastor as Counselor A pastor inhabits multiple rolesteacher, preacher, youth leader, and counselor. Yet many church leaders feel unprepared to counsel church members who are struggling with difficult, multifaceted problems. David Powlison reminds pastors of their unique role as the shepherds of God’s people, equipping them to apply biblical wisdom to the thoughts, values, moods, expectations, and decisions of those under their care.