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Robert Jones. Angry at God?: Bring Him Your Doubts and Questions. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2001. 28 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Is it moral and right for Christians to be angry at God?  You might be surprise at the answers some Christians might tell you.  That doesn’t mean they are biblical.  This helpful biblical counseling booklet tackle head-on this question as part of the “Resources for Changing Lives” counseling booklet series.  The author Robert Jones responds in a way that is biblical, balanced, “pastoral” and practical.  Even if you think you know the answer this booklet is still helpful.  I would also say even if you don’t struggle with being angry with God this work is worth reading: not only because there are people around you who struggle with being angry with God but also you be surprised at the subtle way people can be “angry with God” though they might not come out overtly thinking they are mad at God.

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Edward Welch. Motives: Why Do I Do the Things I Do?  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, January 1st 2003. 30 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a biblical counseling booklet by author and counselor Edward Welch on the topic of motive.  I read this booklet because it is a part of a wonderful counseling booklet series called “Resources for Changing Lives” published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  I have enjoyed and benefited from other titles in this series and this particular work also proved to be helpful, edifying and sanctifying!

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Susan Lutz. Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2002. 22 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This biblical counseling booklet addresses the issue of being thankful.  Specifically it addresses the need to be thankful to God even when there is life difficulties.  The booklet is part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing and this was one of the earlier volumes.  Like other booklets in this series this was helpful.  Personally I have used this particular title for own edification, for counseling as a Pastor, for a devotional with my wife and also I’m planning on reading it together with one of our church’s small group.

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Paul David Tripp. Marriage: Whose Dream?.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, September 1st 1999. 17 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This biblical counseling booklet addresses the issue of marriage and people’s hopes and dreams of marriage. It is a part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing. I highly recommend this booklet and also others booklet in the series since I have found them very beneficial for my own personal spiritual growth and also as a counseling and discipleship resource in pastoral ministry. For this particular title I read this along with others in our church small group. I think this booklet is ideal as part of pre-marital counseling, biblical counseling for those going through difficulties in marriage and even for those who are single who are not yet married but as something to work through concerning one’s dream and expectation of marriage.

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In life we will face many disappointments.  Yet how are Christians to deal with disappointment?

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Jeffrey S. Black. Suicide: Understanding and Intervening.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, February 1st 2003. 34 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a biblical counseling booklet on suicide that is a part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  I highly recommend this series of booklets and I have found them very beneficial for my own personal spiritual growth and also as a resource in pastoral ministry.  The specific topic for this booklet is on suicide.  The booklet addresses those intervening and counseling someone who is struggling with wanting to commit suicide rather than addressing directly the person who desire to end his or her own life.  I made the mistake of not reading the subtitle of this work carefully and gave this to someone I was counseling that was feeling suicidal.  Nevertheless when I read this booklet I felt it was a treasure trove of help for the counselor and is jam packed with many insights despite its tiny size.

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A few months ago I wrote Why Apologists Should Read Biblical Counseling Books.  This is another one that I recommend for everyone for those going through suffering and those counseling those who are suffering…and also for apologists to be more balanced.

Paul David Tripp. Suffering: Eternity Makes a Difference.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2001. 31 pp.

5 out of 5

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This is a biblical counseling booklet on suffering written by the Biblical counselor Paul Tripp.  It is a part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing that I highly recommend and have found very beneficial for my own personal spiritual growth and also as a resource in pastoral ministry.  I recommend this booklet for those who are going through suffering, those who are ministering to those who are suffering and those who are Christians…because we will all go through suffering in our lives.

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