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Healing for Damaged Emotions
David A. Seamands
0896939383
Oct 1991
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Book Description
Preface Early in my pastoral experience, I discovered that I was failing to help two groups of people through the regular ministries of the church. Their problems were not being solved by the preaching of the Word, commitment to Christ, the filling of the Spirit, prayer, or the Sacraments. I saw one group being driven into futility and loss of confidence in God's power. While they desperately prayed, their prayers about personal problems didn't seem to be answered. They tried every Christian discipline, but with no result. As they played the same old cracked record of their defeats, the needle would get stuck in repetitive emotional patterns. While they kept up the outward observances of praying and paying and professing, they were going deeper and deeper into disillusionment and despair. I...


Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model
David G. Benner
0801026318
September 2003
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From the Back Cover
David G. Benner (Ph.D., York University) is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality at the Psychological Studies Institute (Atlanta) and a practicing clinical psychologist. The author or editor of over twenty books, he is the founding director of the Institute for Psychospiritual Health.


Bondage Breaker
Neil T. Anderson
0736902414
July 2000
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold S. Kushner
1400034728
August 2004
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Book Review
Rarely does a book come along that tackles a perennially difficult human issue with such clarity and intelligence. Harold Kushner, a Jewish rabbi facing his own child's fatal illness, deftly guides us through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil, then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds. Remarkable for its intensely relevant real-life examples and its fluid prose, this book cannot go unread by anyone who has ever been troubled by the question, "Why me?" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this book features Rabbi...


Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling
Charles Allen Kollar
0310213460
June 1997
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Book Description
Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling introduces a fresh, effective, and time-saving approach that will benefit pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles A. Kollar shows that counseling need not be long-term to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Pastors, apart from therapists, are well equipped to help the counselees discover it and put it in motion speedily and productively. Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling shifts the emphasis from the problem to the strengths, vision, and practical solutions that lie within the individual. Stressing that God is already active in the counselee, Dr. Kollar first lays the theological and theoretical groundwork for short-term counseling. Then he shows how to apply theory to practical, short-term sessions that help...


Basic Christian Leadership
John Stott
0830823050
Aug 2002
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Book Description
Leadership today is no easy task. Christian leaders face pitfalls on every side, whether tensions from within the community or pressures from without. Those called to shepherd others get caught in power struggles and are tempted to abuse their pastoral authority. Pastors may rely on their own professional abilities and training rather than depend on God. Too often our models of leadership are shaped more by culture than by Christ, as we employ methods of ministry incompatible with true servanthood. But there is hope. Lifelong pastor and renowned biblical expositor John Stott directs contemporary church leaders to the most influential leader of the early church--the apostle Paul. Unpacking the opening chapters of Paul's first epistle to the church in Corinth, Stott recovers a vision for biblical leadership, one that...


Happiness Is a Choice
Frank B. Minirth
0801063140
Nov 1994
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Grief, Transition, and Loss
Wayne E. Oates
0800628640
March 1997
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Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Resources for the Ministry of Healing and Growth
Howard Clinebell
0687024927
January 1984
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Becoming a Healthier Pastor
Ronald W. Richardson
0800636392
Dec 2004
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Book Description
Among the most helpful and widely acclaimed resources for addressing church conflict and the quality of church life is Richardson's groundbreaking volume Creating a Healthier Church (Fortress Press, 1996). His application of family systems theory to congregational life has enormously clarified its operative systems and especially its emotional system. In this sequel, Richardson employs the same methodology to address the roots of personal issues that may hinder pastors' ability to function effectively as leaders within their congregations, and may in fact cause them deep difficulties. He especially addresses pastors' own families of origin, a major but often hidden component in how they function emotionally in their congregations. When anxiety arises, unresolved familial issues and old family patterns return, often...


Victory over the Darkness
Neil T. Anderson
0830725644
July 2000
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Book Description
Ten years ago a breakthrough book launched a ministry that has helped more than one million people overcome this world and win the battle for their hearts and minds. Now Neil Anderson has revised and expanded Victory over the Darkness for a new generation of readers, outlining practical and more productive ways to Christian growth based on Christ's promise: "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." Victory Over the Darkness emphasizes the importance of believing and internalizing the cardinal truths of Scripture as a base from which to renew the mind and fend off Satan's relentless attempt to convince us that we are less than Christ empowers us to be.

From the Back Cover
It's Jesus' promise to you-the promise that you live triumphantly. But what keeps you...


The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring
Les Parrott
0310270464
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A comprehensive resource to help churches build a thriving marriage mentoring program

Les and Leslie Parrott are passionate about how marriage mentoring can transform couples, families, and entire congregations. The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring includes life-changing insights and essential skills for

• Preparing engaged and newlywed couples

• Maximizing marriages from good to great

• Repairing marriages in distress

Practical guidelines help mentors and couples work together as a team, agree on outcomes, and develop skills for the marriage mentoring process. Appendixes offer a wealth of additional resources and tools. An exhaustive resource for marriage mentorship in any church setting, this guide also includes insights from interviews with church...


Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling
John G. Kruis
0801091020
February 2001
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Book Description
The Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling was first published in March 1988. While its primary intention was to help counselors and pastors, over the years laypersons have also found it indispensable in helping them meet their personal needs as well as mold their personal and family devotions. This revised and expanded edition is specially designed to help people use the Scriptures more effectively in their lives. Scripture quotations are from the popular NIV. Scripture passages on each of the practical topics are thoughtfully arranged in a numbered list so that users can see their significance at a glance. Users have all the pertinent Bible passages at their fingertips when they need them most.

About the Author
John Kruis is a retired pastor and the founder of the Biblical...


The Psychology of Counseling
Clyde M. Narramore
031023784X
Dec 1960
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Book Description
The first 26 chapters of the book present the basic concepts and techniques of counseling with interesting and appropriate illustrations. A further chapter gives a thorough-going and inspiring presentation of the effective use of scripture in counseling. Here the reader is challenged to use the Word of God and is shown how to use it effectively. This comprehensive chapter concludes with a list of several hundred of the most appropriate Scripture portions to be used with some 20 different types of personality and spiritual problems.

Another section of the book deals with four particular areas of counseling: Counseling with Teen-agers, Counseling with the Emotionally and Mentally Ill, Marriage Counseling, and Counseling about Sex Problems. Realistic situations in each of the above categories are pointed up....


How Good Do We Have to Be
Harold Kushner
0316519332
September 1997
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From Library Journal
Jewish and Christian religions reinforce feelings of guilt and inadequacy by using the story of the Fall of Adam and Eve to teach that humankind's spiritual inadequacies are inherent. Rabbi Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People, 1981) here retells the Genesis story of the primeval couple to demonstrate that the imperfections of humankind do not merit the loss of God's love, nor should they foster the guilt and anxiety that they often do in a society driven by a misguided attachment to perfection. Combining psychology and spirituality, Kushner invokes the power of acceptance and forgiveness as a means of overcoming the insidious consequences of a preoccupation with perfection. For most libraries.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of...


Counseling
John F. MacArthur, Jr.
1418500054
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

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.

Other contributors include: Ken L. Sarles, David Powlison, Douglas Bookman, David B. Maddox, Robert Smith, William W. Goode, and Dennis M. Swanson.

About the Author



Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Women
Patricia A. Miller
0801091381
June 2002
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Book Description
Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling by John G. Kruis has been a strong-selling Baker title for more than a decade. Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Women is a reference book with a similar format, written to meet the unique and specific needs of women and those who counsel them. This concise, topical resource of Scripture references covers approximately ninety topics that today¹s women face, including abortion, aging/menopause, bitterness, career, co-dependency, divorce, empty nest, flirtation, hospitality, marriage, past memories, prodigal children, self worth, and an unsaved spouse. Everyone who uses this reference will see how God¹s Word is relevant to life¹s problems and sufficient for creating wholeness and healing in women¹s lives. Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling...

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