Helpful Books

We have put together a list of helpful books for counseling and discipleship.

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Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically by John MacArthur and Wayne Mack

Solid theological foundations of biblical counseling are clearly presented in contrast to humanistic and secular theories of psychological counseling. A practical, proactive, and relevant book for students, church leaders, and lay people. This collection of writers represents some of America's leading biblical teachers and counselors.

A Theology of Christian Counseling; The Christian Counselor’s Manual by Jay Adams

The Christian Counselor’s Manual is a companion and sequel to the author’s influential Competent to Counsel. It takes the approach of nouthetic counseling introduced in the earlier volume and applies it to a wide range of issues, topics, and techniques in counseling: Who is qualified to be a counselor? How can counselees change? How does the Holy Spirit work? What role does hope play?

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp

Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) biblical counseling expert Paul David Tripps best-selling Christian book, Instruments in the Redeemers Hands has launched a line of interactive, gospel-centered small group materials designed to transform the way that people think about helping others. These Instruments in the Redeemers Hands small group materials are part of CCEFs core curriculum.

Why Christian’s Can’t Trust Psychology by Ed Bulkley

Where should Christians go to heal the deep hurts in their hearts? Today’s search for inner fulfillment has exploded into the Recovery movement, complete with twelve-step seminars, counseling programs, and self-help books. Thousands are looking to Christian psychology to help them attain victory over modern dysfunctions.

Totally Sufficient by Ed Hinson and Howard Eyrich

Christian counselors agree that the Bible's message of salvation can radically change lives. Scripture can lead even the most unlikely people to faith but when it comes to everyday problems - is the Bible really enough?

Christian Psychology’s War on God’s Word by Jim Owen

Owens calls believers back to the all sufficient Jesus Christ. He urges them to trust fully in Christ's ever present provisions, the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit, and the sure guidance of the inerrant Word of God.

The Myth of Psychotherapy by Thomas Szasz

Until recent years, “bad” and “immoral” were the terms used to describe people who are now referred to as “sick” and “in need of treatment.” Moral and religious perspective has been replaced by medical and therapeutic rhetoric. It is little wonder why the world is plagued by legions of rapists, drug users, murderers, thieves, and child abusers, all of whom are now referred to as having one form or another of “addiction” and are thus either “sick” or suffering from “mental illness.”

How People Change by Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane

A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes.