Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands

Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526071
Year 2002
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing

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. Many of us would be relieved if God had placed our sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply is not the biblical model. God's plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part, the whole body will grow to maturity in Christ. All of his children are called into ministry, and each of them needs the daily intervention this ministry provides. God uses people, who need change themselves, as instruments of change in others. Tripp explains how his work follows an "all of my people, all of the time" model. 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. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory

In the Fellowship of His Suffering

In the Fellowship of His Suffering Author Elahe Hessamfar
ISBN-10 9780718843472
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher The Lutterworth Press

Schizophrenia is often considered one of the most destructive forms of mental illness. Elahe HessamfarÕs personal experience with her daughterÕs illness has led her to ask some pressing and significant questions about the cause and nature of schizophrenia and the ChurchÕs role in its treatment. With a candid and revealing look at the history of mental illness, In the Fellowship of His Suffering describes schizophrenia as a variation of human expression. Hessamfar uses a deeply theological rather than pathological approach to interpret the schizophrenic experience and the effect it has on both the patients and their families. Effectively drawing on the Bible as a source of knowledge for understanding mental illness, she offers a reflective yet innovative view of whether the Church could or should intervene in such encounters and what such an intervention might look like. HessamfarÕs comprehensive work will provoke powerful responses from anyone interested in the prominent social issue of mental illness. Her portrayal of the raging debate between treating ÒinsanityÓ either pastorally or medically will enthral readers, be they Christians, medical students or those in the field of psychiatry and social sciences.

Exalting Jesus In Ephesians

Exalting Jesus In Ephesians Author Tony Merida
ISBN-10 9780805496727
Year 2014-09-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group

This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a "Reflect & Discuss" section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.

Seeing with New Eyes

Seeing with New Eyes Author David Powlison
ISBN-10 087552608X
Year 2003
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing

This book consists of essays by a highly regarded biblical counselor written over almost twenty years. Some of these pieces exegete Scripture with a counseling perspective, while others recast specific psychological problems. This book explores two main topics. Scripture: Gods voice speaks into real life to reveal the gaze and intentions of the Christ who pursues us. How do we embrace, probe, and unravel Scripture? Understanding people amid their real life struggles: How do we embrace, probe, and unravel the problems of daily life?

War of Words

War of Words Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526047
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher P & R Publishing

Paul Tripp identifies the attitudes and assumptions behind our words and shows how to develop God-honoring communication.

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling Author James MacDonald
ISBN-10 9780736951463
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers

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. Readers of this book will: Understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counseling. Be encouraged to trust God’s Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challenges. Enjoy the relevant, pastoral, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, John Piper, Mark Dever, and Elyse Fitzpatrick. The 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise. 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, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, students, and educators.

How People Change

How People Change Author Timothy S. Lane
ISBN-10 9781935273905
Year 2008-05-22
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher David C Cook

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. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Introduction to Biblical Counseling Author John MacArthur
ISBN-10 0849910935
Year 1994
Pages 407
Language en
Publisher Nelson Reference & Electronic Pub

From the "Essential Features of Biblical Counseling" to "Developing a Local Church Counseling Ministry", this book explores all aspects of the industry. A discussion of the roles of medicine, psychiatry, and psychology, and a comprehensive index of authors, scriptures, and subjects add to the book's usefulness.


Relationships Author Timothy S. Lane
ISBN-10 9781935273998
Year 2006-11-01
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher David C Cook

While skillfully identifying the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show readers how to experience the other side of relationships as well. They convincingly testify of the power of God's presence to bring believers to the place where: Conflicts actually get resolved Tough conversations turn out positive Forgiveness is granted and real love is expressed and shared Casual relationships mature into deep friendships Weaknesses are overlooked and strengths are applauded People are honest without being mean A book about relationships, written within the context of their own friendship, Tim and Paul's new offering is straightforward about the relational disappointments that we all suffer. But they are also optimistic about the power of grace to redeem and restore our relationships. Rather than presenting new or sophisticated techniques to make relationships flourish, the authors instead focus on the basic character qualities that can only be formed in the heart by the gospel. "We are called to be people of great character so that when we do come in contact with the world our character shapes and influences those around us. Even though relationships are messy, they are also what God uses to rescue us from ourselves," say Tim and Paul.

Blame It on the Brain

Blame It on the Brain Author Edward T. Welch
ISBN-10 0875526020
Year 1998
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

Discusses Alzheimer's disease and dementia, head injury, depression, attention deficit disorder, homosexuality, and alcoholism.

Christian Counselor s Medical Desk Reference

Christian Counselor s Medical Desk Reference Author Robert D. Smith
ISBN-10 1889032263
Year 2000-03-01
Pages 500
Language en

Dr. Smith gives a frank discussion of various "diseases" that help the biblical counselor/pastor to determine if the problem(s) are organic in nature or not. Also discusses many of the psychotherapeutic drugs used today.

How People Change Study Guide

How People Change Study Guide Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 1935273841
Year 2010
Pages 170
Language en

The How People Change Study Guide challenges and equips participants to live out the gospel in their everyday lives. This course helps people to understand the underlying motivations for their actions and gives them specific, practical help in changing long-standing patterns of behavior, so they grow in love for God and others. Based on principles from the book, How People Change, authors Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp now offer this companion guide for use in church-wide training sessions, small groups, Sunday schools, youth groups, or one-on-one discipleship. Each of the twelve lessons includes teaching, homework discussion, CPRCentral truth/Personal application/Relational applicationdetailed illustrations, group discussion guide, and "Make It Real" life applications.

You Can Change

You Can Change Author Tim Chester
ISBN-10 9781433542770
Year 2010-03-04
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Crossway

It's about heart change, not behavior change. That's the conviction of Tim Chester as he seeks to help everyday Christians "connect the truth about God with our Monday-morning struggles." This interactive book, laid out in workbook fashion, is for newer Christians struggling with sin and for more mature Christians who have plateaued in their faith as they seek to find victory over sin in their lives. With a conviction that sanctification is God's work and the journey to holiness is joyful, Chester guides readers through a "change project"-beginning with the selection of one area of life they would like to modify. Each chapter includes a question (e.g., Why would you like to change? What truths do you need to turn to?) to guide readers as they deal with a specific sin or struggle, truths from God's word, and a reflection guide to help readers through their change project.

Counseling the Hard Cases

Counseling the Hard Cases Author Stuart Scott
ISBN-10 9781433672224
Year 2012
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group

Real life stories from the counseling and medical field about the sufficiency of God's resources in Scripture to bring help, hope, and healing to difficult psychiatric diagnoses from bipolar and obsessive compulsive disorders to postpartum depression, panic attacks, etc.