Counseling

And She Was a Christian: Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?

And She Was a Christian: Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?
$25.99
Suicide has been a historically difficult and taboo topic for the church. Christians, perhaps even more so than nonbelievers, are often appalled or distressed by this horrific act and can struggle to understand it. This is especially true when it is a fellow believer who takes his or her own life.

And She Was a Christian provides answers straight from God's Word, with a strong emphasis on the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Ideal for Christian counselors or anyone who has been affected by suicide, this book offers helpful guidance and comfort when dealing with this disturbing reality.
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9780810023437

At the Death of a Child

At the Death of a Child
$3.99
Addresses the anguish bereaved parents experience and communicates the hope found in the Gospel.
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9780570046080
Publication Date: 
1999-04-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Bedside Manners

Bedside Manners
$13.00
Most people have encountered a situation with an ill friend or relative when it has been difficult to know what to say or do. Even pastors and others in ministry are often at a loss when encountered with a critically ill person who is looking to them for some comfort and guidance.
Katie Maxwell's Bedside Manners provides the reader practical directions for offering care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, the homes of shut-ins, and nursing homes. She even addresses often overlooked concerns-such as the pastoral care of children, caregivers, and patients who are dying-and offers intelligent advice like be prepared, be human, be silent, and be positive.
Highly practical and inspiring, Bedside Manners is essential reading for anyone who has felt uncomfortable when trying to comfort the sick.
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9780801065514
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Counseling and Confession

Counseling and Confession
$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780911770766

Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God's Resources in Scripture

Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God's Resources in Scripture
$24.99
Biblical counselors have worked for decades to demonstrate that God s resources in Scripture are sufficient to help people with their counseling-related problems. In "Counseling the Hard Cases," editors Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert use the true stories of real patients to show how the truths of God s Word can be released to bring help, hope, and healing into the lives of those who struggle with some of the most difficult psychiatric diagnoses.
From pastors and academics to physicians and psychiatrists, a world-class team of contributing counselors share accounts of Scripture having helped overcome bipolar, dissociative identity, and obsessive compulsive disorders, postpartum depression, panic attacks, addiction, issues from childhood sexual abuse, homosexuality, and more.
The book also shows how the graces of Christ, as revealed in the Bible, brought powerful spiritual change to the lives of such people who seemed previously burdened beyond hope by mental and emotional roadblocks.
Contributors include John Babler, Ph.D., Kevin Carson, D.Min., Laura Hendrickson, M.D., Garrett Higbee, Psy.D., Robert Jones, D.Min., Martha Peace, RN, Steve Viars, D.Min., and Dan Wickert, M.D.
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9781433685798
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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B&H Publishing Group

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (Revised)

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (Revised)
$19.99
Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness? In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy.
The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.
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9781587433726
Publication Date: 
2015-06-16
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Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity

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$14.95
Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity is a rousing, compelling defense of traditional, natural marriage. Here, Anthony Esolen-professor at Providence College and a prolific writer uses moral, theological, and cultural arguments to defend this holy and ancient institution, bedrock of society-and to illuminate the threats it faces from modern revolutions in law, public policy, and sexual morality. Inside, discover: - Traditional marriage's roots in age-old religious, cultural, and natural laws - Why gay marriage is a metaphysical impossibility - How acceptance and legal sanction of gay marriage threatens the family - How the state becomes a religion when it attempts to elevate gay marriage, and enshrine as a civil right all consensual sex - How divorce and sexual license have brought marriage to the brink - How today's culture has impoverished and emptied love of its true meaning In Defending Marriage, Esolen expertly and succinctly identifies the cultural dangers of gay marriage and the Sexual Revolution which paved its way. He offers a stirring defense of true marriage, the family, culture, and love-and provides the compelling arguments that will return us to sanity, and out of our current morass.
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9781618906045
Publication Date: 
2014-05-01
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Saint Benedict Press

Divorce Busting: A Revolutionary and Rapid Program for Staying Together

Divorce Busting: A Revolutionary and Rapid Program for Staying Together
$16.00
Nationally known as "the divorce buster, " Michele Weiner-Davis offers straightforward advice on staying together, outlines the common illusions of divorce as a solution, debunks the myth that one's past holds the key to solving problems. Using Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy (a form of short term therapy) she then presents proven marriage-enriching, divorce preventing techniques based on a simple formula: doing more of what works and less of what doesn't. The focus is on finding solutions--now--for marital discord instead of analyzing past problems.

Filled with case histories that work, "Divorce Busting" is inspirational and accessible. It is a timely book that is guaranteed to bring relief to couples in pain.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780671797256
Publication Date: 
1993-02-01
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Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering

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$19.99
Solid, gently used paperback. Stephen Ministries, 3rd printing, 2007
ISBN/SKU: 
9781930445123
Publication Date: 
2016-02-10
Publisher: 
Stephen Ministries

Good Grief 50th Anniversary Edition

Good Grief 50th Anniversary Edition
$5.99
For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Today this classic text continues to offer helpful insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. Good Grief identifies ten stages of griefshock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptancebut, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no right way to grieve. Whether grieving the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes.
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9780800697815
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Journeying through Grief Pack

Journeying through Grief Pack
$15.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0025654004087

Skills for Effective Counseling: A Faith-Based Integration

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$40.00
Anyone in a helping profession including professional counselors, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, chaplains and others needs to develop effective communication skills. But learning these skills is like learning a new language: it takes time and practice to communicate effectively, and lack of practice can lead to the loss of one's ability to use this new language. Suitable for both beginning students and seasoned practitioners, Skills for Effective Counseling provides a biblically integrated approach to foundational counseling skills that trains the reader to use specific microskills. These skills include perceiving, attending, validating emotion and empathic connection. Chapters include textbook features such as sample session dialogues, role plays and a variety of both in-class and out-of-class exercises and reflection activities that will engage various learning styles. Strategically interwoven throughout the chapters are special topics related to: multicultural counselingbiblical/theological applicationscurrent and seminal research related to microskillsdiagnostic and theoretical implicationsclinical tips for using skills in "real world" counseling settingsthe relevance of specific microskills to interpersonal relationships and broader ministry settings This textbook and the accompanying IVP Instructor Resources include all of the activities and assignments that an instructor might need to execute a graduate, undergraduate or lay course in foundational counseling skills. Professors teaching within CACREP-accredited professional counseling programs will be able to connect specific material in the textbook to the latest CACREP Standards."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780830828609
Publication Date: 
2016-09-01
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IVP Academic

Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track (Special)

Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track (Special)
$24.99
This groundbreaking book, now updated and expanded, furthers its original, effective, time-saving approach that benefits pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles Kollar presents a departure in pastoral counseling, showing that counseling need not be long-term or depend on psychological manipulation to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Using the tested methods found in Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, pastors, apart from counselors, will be well equipped to help their counselees discover a solution and put it in motion speedily and productively. SFPC is short-term--typically one to five sessions, in which the counselor seeks to create solutions with--not for--the counselee. The focus is on the possibility of life without the problem through an understanding of what is different when the problem does not occur or is less intrusive. The goal is healthy change, sooner rather than later, by helping the counselee see and work on the solution with God's activity already present in his or her life. The solution-focused approach does not require the counselor to be a highly trained psychological expert. It requires biblically based sensitivity and common sense. Yet this approach also recognizes its limitations and understands that there are situations in which other professional and/or medical help is required.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780310329299
Publication Date: 
2011-05-07
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Zondervan

The Problem of Suffering: A Fathers Hope

The Problem of Suffering: A Fathers Hope
$15.99
As a Christian father, the author shares his very personal, difficult struggle of dealing with years of pain and suffering and questions. Without relying on clichs and offering no immediate fix, Schulz protests against Gods abusive actions, a cry that rings true to anyone whos suffering of body or spirit is compounded by the deeper agony of a bewildered, uncertain faith.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758626615
Publication Date: 
2012-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World

Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World
$27.00

This substantive collection of essays by Serene Jones explores recent works in the field of trauma studies. Central to its overall theme is an investigation of the myriad ways both individual and collective violence affect one's capacity to remember, to act, and to love; how violence can challenge theological understandings of grace; and even how the traumatic experience of Jesus' death is remembered. Of particular interest is Jones's focus on the long-term effects of collective violence on abuse survivors, war veterans, and marginalized populations, and the discrete ways in which grace and redemption might be exhibited in each context. At the heart of each essay are two deeply interrelated faith-claims that are central to Jones's understanding of Christian theology: first, we live in a world profoundly broken by violence; second, God loves this world and desires that suffering be met by words of hope, of love, and of grace. This truly cutting-edge book is the first trauma study to directly take into account theological issues.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664234102
Publication Date: 
2009-10-01
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Westminster John Knox Press

You Say You're Depressed?

You Say You're Depressed?
$3.99
ISBN/SKU: 
040462511