Recommended Resources
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ETHICS & COUNSELING

The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies
Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick
Inspired by the Kendrick brothers' hit film War Room, this strategic prayer manual is your ticket to spiritual boot camp! Enlist in a devotional campaign of targeted intercession addressing every facet of your life---and revolutionize your heart, family, spiritual growth, and everyday effectiveness as a mission-minded soldier of Christ. (CBD)
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Christian Counseling (3rd edition)
Gary R. Collins
A proven "course" in pastoral counseling -- now revised and expanded! Dr. Collins includes recent research and strategies for dealing with problems such as AIDS, homosexuality, violence, and eating disorders; and new sections covering terrorism, trauma, and crises; death and grief; and multicultural and multiracial issues. Practical, professional guidance from an experienced source. (CBD)
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Christian Ethics in Plain Language
J. Kerby Anderson
This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics, suitable for individual study or textbook use in a Bible college or seminary. The first four chapters overview the field of Christian ethics before beginning to focus on specific issues. Eighteen chapters confront all of the issues faced by believers today, including a discussion of racial issues that goes beyond black and white, business ethics on this side of Enron, and war and international relations in light of today's headlines. (CBD)
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The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity
(Various)
It isn't always easy to relate Christianity to our day-to-day activities and concerns. Prayer, Bible study and theology are important to our spiritual growth, but what do they have to do with the clothes we wear, our hairstyles, the medication we choose to take, the celebration of wedding anniversaries, or our spending on cars, vacations and housing? Christian truth is for the routine and not just the crises of our lives. This Handbook offers over 460 articles, from 114 expert (and diverse) contributors on common but key concerns. (Word Search)
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Counseling
(formerly: Introduction to Biblical Counseling)
(Various)
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. (CBD)
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Ebook: Logos (2005)

Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture
(B. Demarest and K. J. Matthews, eds.)
This resource contains an alphabetical listing of 173 theological and cultural terms; each entry includes a definition (explaining the term in easy-to-understand language) and an everyday application (helping readers grasp how to live out the concept). Sound theology isn’t simply the intellectual exercise of reflecting on God’s existence and works. Biblical truths are intended for godly living and Christian service. Therefore, this dictionary goes deeper than other reference texts, helping readers apply truths about God to such issues as abortion, divorce, ecology, bioethics, prayer, worship, evangelism, stewardship, politics, and the media. (Logos)
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Disappointment with God
Philip Yancey
In Disappointment with God, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn't always do what we think he's supposed to do. Insightful and deeply personal, Yancey points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. (CBD)
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The Doctrine of the Christian Life
John M. Frame
"The Christian life is not only a matter of following rules of morality, but a dynamic experience: living in the fallen world, in fellowship with the living God. So in this book I will discuss not only ethics (the normative perspective), but also the culture in which we live (the situational perspective) and the resources of redemption on which we draw daily (the existential perspective)." - from the author's preface (CBD)
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Doing the Right Thing (DVD)
Chuck Colson, Robert George, and Brit Hume
A six-session, video-based study from author, speaker, and radio commentator Chuck Colson, examining how ethical and character issues relate to your life at home, school, and the workplace. Panel discussions, interviews, and live student questions guide the stimulating dialogue. Each session consists of approximately thirty minutes of video and thirty minutes of discussion. (CBD)
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For the Love of God
D. A. Carson
Volumes 1 and 2 of For the Love of God each offer systematic 365-day plans that take readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once using the M'Cheyne Bible-reading schedule. Carson takes the exciting task of reading the entire Bible in a year to the next level with his edifying comments and reflections for each day's scriptural passage and his ability to place each reading into a larger framework of history and God's eternal plan. (Logos)
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Futurecast: What Today's Trends Mean for Tomorrow's World
George Barna | (related article)
Our world is changing at an astonishing rate. What's in store for our families, the economy, churches, and government? What emerging trends will shape our lives? In this eye-opening study, researcher Barna takes a hard look at the world we're creating and offers an informed assessment of where we are -- and where we're headed. (CBD)
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Get Outta My Face!: How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel
Rick Horne | (related article)
As a seasoned parent and student counselor, Dr. Rick Horne understands the world in which teenagers live and the communication difficulty of talking to a disinterested and unmotivated teen. In Get Outta My Face, he combines biblical wisdom from the book of Proverbs with practical and specific directives that will make a difference in the life of you and your teen. Divided into three major sections, Part 1 addresses what you must understand to connect with your teen. Part 2 tells you what you must do help your teen and Part 3 tells you how to make the changes stick. (CBD)
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Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife)

Getting to No: How to Break a Stubborn Habit
Erwin Lutzer
Popular author and pastor Erwin Lutzer believes it is possible to break the cycle of addictive behavior. Filled with biblical insight, Getting to No: How to Break a Stubborn Habit takes an honest look at the temptations lying beneath the surface of every bad habit. Lutzer examines tough issues -- such as why temptation exists, what purpose it serves in our lives, and what happens when we fail again -- and provides practical tools that will help you find freedom from bad habits for good. (Faithlife)
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I Am A Church Member
Thom S. Rainer
I Am a Church Member seeks to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members. It addresses -- without apology -- what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally and Rainer's practical work unpacks what that should look like. (CBD)
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Letters to an American Christian
Bruce Riley Ashford | (related article)
What does it mean to be an American Christian? In Letters to an American Christian, Bruce Riley Ashford, author of One Nation Under God, addresses overarching issues of the relationship of Christianity and politics, speaks to the way historic Christian belief informs specific hot-button political issues, and challenges readers to take seriously both our heavenly and earthly citizenships. Written as a series of letters to "Christian" -- a young college student who is a new believer -- Letters to an American Christian will help every reader think carefully about how Christianity informs what it means to be an American. In the midst of a rapidly changing national and political landscape, Letters to an American Christian reminds us of two important truths: we cannot afford to shrink away from our earthly citizenship, and we cannot afford to lose sight of our heavenly citizenship. (CBD)
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The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples
Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Love is a choice. A daily choice. The Love Dare Day by Day is a daily reminder of how it's done . . . and done well. [This resource] invites you to go deeper into the scriptural principles of The Love Dare, and is meant to enrich your relationship with God and your spouse through a daily time of reading, prayer, and action. Make this more than a year of your life. Make it your bold, next step to a lifetime of love. (CBD)
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Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks) | Word Search

New Dictionary of Christian Ethics & Pastoral Theology
(Various)
An invaluable resource for pastors, counselors, and other Christian professionals! This ground-breaking volume integrates Christian ethics, and pastoral and practical theology into one versatile reference system. Eighteen comprehensive articles introduce the main themes of these three foundational subjects and over 700 articles flow from those main themes. Extensive, easy-to-use cross-references enable you to follow your own research back and forth between articles. (CBD)
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A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World
John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle
Cultural pressure is increasing, especially on our kids. But even in a world of addictions, ever-present screens, and gender-identity questions, youth can have clarity and confidence. We must help them attain it. In this honest and practical guide for parents and Christian leaders, John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle will enable you to help your kids influence the culture, rather than let the culture change them. (CBD)
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Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife) | Word Search

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
Philip Yancey
Yancey probes the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect -- the very heartbeat -- of your relationship with God: prayer. In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between you and the God of the universe. In practice however, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. (CBD)
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Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

True Spirituality
Francis A. Schaefer
This book is the result of Schaeffer's honest search for answers. When the book was published thirty years ago, it shook the Christian world. Young people flocked to L'Abri, his spiritual retreat center in the Swiss Alps. Today, it's a classic book on understanding what real Christianity is all about - what it means to follow Jesus moment by moment. (CBD)
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