Biblical Counseling Bibliography

biblical-counseling-bannerThis is a select bibliography for Biblical Counseling. Students in my Biblical Counseling Training courses should find all the resources we have discussed in class as well as an ever-expanding list of recommendations. Check back often as you run into issues you need help thinking through.


Counseling Methodology:

Adams, Jay E. Competent to Counsel. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986.

Kelleman, Bob and Steve Viars (eds.). Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. Chicago: Harvest, 2013.

Kruis, John. Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

MacArthur, John. ed. Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005.

Powlison, David. Seeing With New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture. Philipsburg: P&R, 2003.

Powlison, David. Speaking the Truth in Love. Philipsburg: P&R, 2005.

Tripp, Paul David. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. Philipsburg: P&R, 2002.

Tripp, Paul David and Timothy Lane. How People Change. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2008.



Mack, Wayne. A Homework Manual for Biblical Living. Vol. 1: Personal and Interpersonal Problems.

Philipsburg: P&R, 1979.

____________. A Homework Manual for Biblical Living. Vol. 2: Family and Marital Problems. Philipsburg: P&R, 1980.

Mack, Wayne and Wayne Erick Johnston. A Christian Growth and Discipleship Manual. Vol. 3: A

Homework Manual for Biblical Living. Bemidji: Focus, 2005.

Select issues:


Shaw, Mark. The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective. Bemidji: Focus, 2008.

Welch, Edward T. Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave. Philipsburg: P&R, 2001.

______________. Crossroads. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2008.

Wilkerson, Michael. Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.


               Jones, Robert. Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem. Philipsburg: P&R, 2005.

Mack, Wayne. Anger & Stress Management God’s Way. Amityville: Calvary Press, 2007.


               Fitzpatrick, Elyse. Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety. Eugene: Harvest, 2001.

Kelleman, Bob. Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure. Philipsburg: P&R, 2012.

Welch, Edwards T. Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2007.

_______________. When I am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2008.


               Hodges, Charles. Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bi-Polar Disorder. Wapwallopen: Shepherd, 2013.

Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965.

Piper, John. When The Darkness Does Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God and Joy. Wheaton: Crossway, 2006.

Welch, Edward T. Depression: Looking Up from a Stubborn Darkness. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2011.

Eating Disorders

               Fitzpatrick, Elyse. Love to Eat, Hate to Eat. Eugene: Harvest, 2004.

______________. Uncommon Vessels: A Program for Developing Healthy Eating Habits. Stanley: Timeless Texts, 2004.


Harvey, Dave. When Sinners Say “I Do.” Wapwallopen: Shepherd, 2007.

Mack, Wayne. Strengthening Your Marriage. Philipsburg: P&R, 1999.

Smith, Winston T. Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2010.

Tripp, Paul David. What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.


               Fitzpatrick, Elyse. Will Medicine Stop the Pain? Finding God’s Healing for Depression, Anxiety, and Other Troubling Emotions. Chicago: Moody, 2006.

Welch, Edward T. Blame it on the Brain? Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience. Philipsburg: P&R, 1998.


               Plowman, Ginger. Don’t Make Me Count to Three. Wapwallopen: Shepherd, 2004.

Priolo, Lou. Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training. Stanley: Timeless Texts, 2000.

__________. The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children. Amityville: Calvary, 1998.

Tripp, Paul David. Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens. Philipsburg: P&R, 1997.

Tripp, Tedd. Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Wapwallopen: Shepherd, 1995.


               Lane, Timothy S. Relationships: A Mess Worth Making. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2006.

Tripp, Paul David. War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles. Philipsburg: P&R, 2001.

Welch, Edward T. What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Question Life. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2011.

_____________. When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man. Philipsburg: P&R, 1997.

Sexual Struggles

               Alberry, Sam. Is God Anti-Gay? Surrey, England: The Good Book Company, 2013.

Chester, Tim. Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free. Downers Grove: IVP, 2010.

Holcomb, Justin and Lindsay. Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.

Kelleman, Bob. Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes. Philipsburg: P&R, 2013.

Lambert, Heath. Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

Shame and Guilt

Bridges, Jerry. Who Am I?: Identity in Christ. Adelphi: Cruciform, 2012.

Welch, Edward T. Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2012.


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