The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need 9marks

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Crossway Books #ad - Written as a step-by-step guide for pastors, this practical book provides an overview of the pastoral counseling process and offers suggestions for cultivating a culture of discipleship in a church.

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How People Change

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New Growth Press #ad - What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? If you've ever tried, and wondered why, failed, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience.

. But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be.

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Pursuing Peace: A Christian Guide to Handling Our Conflicts

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Crossway Books #ad - Here is a manageable book on reconciliation that offers a practical, grace-based plan with a simple three-step model. Ultimately, it addresses various types of conflicted relationships so that peace might be established.

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Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change Resources for Changing Lives

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P & R Publishing #ad - In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. God’s plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part, the whole body will grow to maturity in Christ.

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change Resources for Changing Lives #ad - This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory. This is a comprehensive treatment of how God uses people as tools of change in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change. If you followed the lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed.

Tripp explains how his work follows an "all of my people, all of the time" model. Many of us would be relieved if God had place dour sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply is not the biblical model.

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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God's Changeless Truth

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Harvest House Publishers #ad - Readers of this book will:understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counselingbe encouraged to trust God’s Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challengesEnjoy the relevant, Mark Dever, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, pastoral, John Piper, and Elyse FitzpatrickThe 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise.

Harvest House Publishers. The first half of the book emphasizes a practical theology of biblical counseling; the second half highlights a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Though accessible to all christians, students, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, and educators.

Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God's Changeless Truth #ad - Christ-centered biblical counseling is a comprehensive guide that will equip God’s people to use biblical truth to change lives. More than that, this book will increase people’s confidence in the sufficiency and relevancy of God’s Word to address real-life issues in a multitude of counseling situations.

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Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications

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New Growth Press #ad - As christians, how should we think about psychiatric diagnoses and their associated treatments? We can t afford to isolate ourselves and simply dismiss these categories as unbiblical. Biblical counselor and retired physician, Michael R. Harvest House Publishers. Nor can we afford to accept the entire secular psychiatric diagnostic and treatment enterprise at face value as though Scripture is irrelevant for these complex struggles.

Instead, we need a balanced, biblically and scientifically! informed approach that is neither too warmly embracing nor too coldly dismissive of psychiatric labels and the psychiatric medications that are often prescribed. These are not just diagnoses from the DSM; they are part of our everyday vocabulary and understanding of people.

Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications #ad - Ocd, ptsd, adhd, bipolar Disorder . Emlet, gives readers a helpful way forward on these important issues as he guides lay and professional helpers in the church through the thicket of mental health diagnoses and treatments in a clear, thoughtful primer in which the Bible informs our understanding of psychiatric diagnoses and the medications that are often recommended based on those labels.

This first book in the helping the Helper series will give readers biblical, gospel-formed categories that will help them understand and minister to those who are struggling with mental health issues.

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When Trouble Shows Up: Seeing God's Transforming Love Minibook

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New Growth Press #ad - By connecting you to the one who has suffered all things on your behalf, he helps you to remember that God is trustworthy and to see the joy and life to which he is calling you. You want to trust god s plan for your life, but when hardship intrudes, it s often difficult to believe that God is both good and in control.

Harvest House Publishers. Jones walks you through seven ways Jesus lovingly meets you in your suffering. Where is god in all this? does he really love me? Perhaps you are asking questions like these in the midst of tough situations that come your way. Robert D.

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When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man Resources for Changing Lives

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P & R Publishing #ad - Overly concerned about what people think of you? Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others. Harvest House Publishers.

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The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict

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Baker Books #ad - Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers. But it often seems like conflict and disagreement are unavoidable. In the peacemaker, ken sande presents a comprehensive and practical theology for conflict resolution designed to bring about not only a cease-fire but also unity and harmony. Serious, in the church, divisive conflict is everywhere-within families, and out in the world.

Paperback, Focus: Guide to resolving personal conflict. Sande takes readers beyond resolving conflicts to true, coworkers, life-changing reconciliation with family members, and fellow believers. Sande's years of experience as an attorney and as president of Peacemaker Ministries will strengthen readers' confidence as they stand in the gap as peacemakers.

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict #ad - And it can seem impossible to overcome its negative force in our lives. Biblically based, the peacemaker is full of godly wisdom and useful suggestions that are easily applied to any relationship needing reconciliation. Harvest House Publishers.

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The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience

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New Growth Press #ad - Pierre guides readers through four key activities—reading, reflecting, relating, and renewing—that will consistently position them to understand everyday human experiences in light of Scripture. Pierre’s faith-centered understanding of people combines with a Word-centered methodology to give readers a practical way to help others better understand their tough experiences and who they are in light of who Jesus is.

The dynamic heart in daily Life provides a comprehensive view of how the heart works and how Christ redeems it. He shows how faith in Christ is the means by which the heart begins to respond differently. Faith is not only the entry point for heart change, but also an expression of our everyday, ongoing need for Christ.

. Our approach to counseling and personal ministry is often lopsided—we treat people as minds to be taught or problems to be fixed, moving too quickly toward applying biblical solutions without taking the time to love people well and understand their experiences and hurts. Pierre exposes the false dichotomy between the spiritual and seemingly unspiritual parts of the human experience, feeling, showing how every thought, and choice actually expresses the spiritual activity of the heart.

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience #ad - Pierre’s holistic view of counseling—forged by his experiences as a counselor, desires, and seminary professor—equips readers to understand how everyday beliefs, pastor, and commitments shape how we respond to life’s biggest struggles and how an active relationship of trust in God is the foundation for lifelong change.

Harvest House Publishers. Paperback, Focus: Guide to resolving personal conflict.

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Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken World Biblical Counseling Coalition Books

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Zondervan #ad - We need to regain our confidence in God’s Word as sufficient to address the real life issues we face today. We need to understand how the Bible equips us to grow in counseling competence as we use it to tackle the complex issues of life. Scripture and counseling is divided into two sections of nine chapters each:Part One helps readers to develop a robust biblical view of Scripture’s sufficiency for “life and godliness” leading to increased confidence in God’s Word.

Part two assists readers in learning how to use Scripture in the counseling process. Today we face a tremendous weakening of confidence in the Bible. This section demonstrates how a firm grasp of the sufficiency of Scripture leads to increased competence in the ancient art of personally ministering God’s Word to others.

Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken World Biblical Counseling Coalition Books #ad - Part of the biblical counseling coalition series, scripture and counseling brings you the wisdom of twenty ministry leaders who write so you can have confidence that God’s Word is sufficient, necessary, and relevant to equip God’s people to address the complex issues of life in a broken world. Harvest House Publishers.

It blends theological wisdom with practical expertise and is accessible to pastors, spiritual direction, church leaders, soul care, counseling practitioners, and students, pastoral care, equipping them to minister the truth and power of God’s word in the context of biblical counseling, and small group facilitation.

Paperback, Focus: Guide to resolving personal conflict. This is just as true for the pastor offering counsel in his office as it is for the person in the pew talking with a struggling friend at Starbucks or the small group leader who is unsure of what to say to a hurting group member.

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