Bibliography of Good Counseling Books
This list is a list of possible textbooks for a course on Biblical Counseling. There are books here that are not Biblical so that the student will have a broader education. It is helpful to know more than just what you should think and believe in order to interact and minister the lost and dying.
Adams, Jay E. Competent to Counsel. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1970.
________. The Christian Counselor’s Manual; the Practice of Nouthetic Counseling. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973.
________. What to Do on Thursday: A Layman’s Guide to the Practical Use of the Scriptures. Woodruff, SC: Timeless Texts, 1995.
Breggin, Peter R., M.D. Toxic Psychiatry. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
________. Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex. 2nd ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2008.
Collins, Gary R. Christian Counseling. Waco, TX: Word Books, Publisher, 1980.
Crabb, Lawrence J. Effective Biblical Counseling. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1977.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1994.
Editor, Johnson, Eric L. and Stanton L. Jones, and Etc. Psychology and Christianity. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2000.
Eyrich, Howard and William Hines. Curing the Heart; a Model for Biblical Counseling. Geanies House, Fearn, Tain, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2002.
Gallagher, Steve. A Biblical Guide to Counseling the Sexual Addict. KY: Pure Life Ministries, 2004.
Lambert, Heath. The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2011.
Luhrmann, T.M. Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.
MacArthur, John F., Jr. and Wayne A. Mack. Biblical Counseling: A Basic Guide to the Principles and Practice of Counseling. Nashville: W Publishing Group, 1994
Mack, Wayne. A Homework Manual for Biblical Counseling. Vol. 1. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing Company, 1979.
________. A Homework Manual for Biblical Counseling. Vol. 2. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1980.
Olsen, David C. Integrative Family Therapy. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.
Powlison, David. Seeing with New Eyes. Phillipsburg: P&R, 2003.
________. Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community. Winston-Salem, NC: Punch Press, 2005.
________. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. New Growth Press, 2010.
Szasz, Thomas S., M.D. The Myth of Mental Illness. New York, NY: Perennial, 2003.
Szasz under Fire. ed. Jeffrey A. Schaler. Chicago and La Salle, IL: Open Court Publishing Co., 2004.
Tripp, Paul David. War of Words. Phillipsburg: P&R, 2000.
________. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. Phillipsburg: P&R, 2002.
Vitz, Paul C. Psychology as Religion. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1977.
Watson, Jeffrey. Biblical Counseling for Today: A Handbook for Those Who Counsel from Scripture. Nashville: Word Publishing, 2000.
Welch, Edward. Blame It on the Brain? Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 1998.
________. Depression a Stubborn Darkness. Winston-Salem: Punch Press, 2004.
Welch, Edward T. When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1997.
________. Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel Resources for Changing Lives, ed. Susan Lutz. Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing Company, 2001.