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When asked what books Christian apologists should read the average Christian would think of works like Josh McDowell’s Evidence That Demands A Verdict and other books by popular Christian apologists such as Ravi Zacharias, J. Warner Wallace, William Lane Craig, etc.  Works on Christian apologetics have their place.  But Christian apologists should also read more broadly works covering other areas of the Christian intellectual life and the Christian life in general.  One such area that Christian apologists should consider reading works on is biblical counseling.

Why?

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David A. Powlison.  Overcoming Anxiety: Relief for Worried People.  Greensboro, NC: New Growth  Press, December 17th 2012. 16 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This was a helpful and edifying booklet.  I do enjoy these biblical counseling “minibooks” since they pack so much good contents in so little space.  It is biblical, practical and Gospel driven.  While individual titles may vary in terms of how good it is, this particular title on anxiety authored by David Powlison has not only proven to be personally helpful but also serve as a helpful resources for biblical counselors, pastors, disciplers and peer to peer Christian accountability and fellowship going over the issue of anxiety and worrying.  Relatively inexpensive, you get your bang for your buck.

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Biblical Counseling: Parenting Rebels and Apostates

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Establish the need: What do you do when your kids are in rebellion and/or are becoming or have become apostates?

Purpose: Today we shall look at seven points to consider in regards to parenting children who are in rebellion and apostating so that we handle the crisis in a way that pleases our Savior.

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Robert Jones. Why Worry?: Getting to the Heart of Your Anxiety.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, January 31, 2018. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is a new booklet that is part of a biblical counseling booklet series called “Resources for Changing Lives” that is printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  It addresses the topic of worrying, a topic that many people unfortunately know too well (myself included).

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Rick Thomas. Help! My Marriage Has Grown Cold.  Leominster, England: Day One Publications, September 30th 2010.  64 pp.

5 out of 5

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If you married and your love for your spouse have grown cold this booklet is for you.  If you are a Pastor or a biblical counselor who is ministering to a couple whose love for each other has grown cold this is also a book for you; use it as a resource but also read it for your edification!

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Being Annoyed with your Spouse

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Establish the need: Have you ever noticed that what one finds as cute in one’s spouse can be in a few years something you find annoying in your spouse?  Have you thought about what God thinks about your annoyance with your spouse?

Purpose: Today we shall look at three points to help us with the problem of being annoyed with our spouse so that we would have the grace of God to deal with this problem.

  1. Being aware of the symptoms
  2. Biblically evaluate the things you find annoying
  3. Handling annoyance biblically

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The Danger of Comparison

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Establish the need: Have you recently been shackled and miserable in comparing yourself to others?

Purpose: Today we shall look at four points to help us think more biblically about comparison of others so that we would think biblically and also have the grace of God to deal with ungodly comparison.

  1. Scripture talks about the problem of comparison
  2. Beware of thinking all comparison is bad
  3. Know the kinds of comparisons that are dangerous
  4. Fight ungodly comparison biblically

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