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  • Good Kids Gone Bad

    $17.99

    Good Kids Gone Bad: Straight Talk from a Prodigal Who Came Home focuses on themes of addiction prevention and recovery geared towards caregivers, parents or individuals caring for those caught in the struggles of substance abuse. The text ties in practical and anecdotal stories along with how God can do the miraculous in helping to change and redeem lives caught in addiction.

    Author Joe Maxim, has firsthand experience dealing with the darkness of addiction. Both he and his wife Chris, have sought to help others recover from their personal battles through their organization Young Overcomers United (YOU).

    Maxim sees great benefit from sharing these prevention techniques. He testifies that, “Having witnessed hundreds of situations and from walking with recovering addicts, I believe there are clear warning signs and actionable steps that can be taken long before recovery is necessary.”

    For those who may require additional care, steps to recovery are available, and it’s here that Maxim spends more time to better deal with this vital, difficult work. Maxim mentions, “All of the work I do in my ministry is in recovery. While you may not share my calling to help hundreds of young people recover from addictions, you may very well have an addict in your life who you long to see set free from the chains of addiction that bind them.”

    This book from Joe Maxim is passion project that will be a great aid in ministering to the souls, minds, and bodies of those dealing with addiction and the people that care for them.

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  • Transformative Friendships : 7 Questions To Deepen Any Relationship

    $16.99

    Building meaningful friendships is not as easy as we wish it was. A culture that is lonelier and more disconnected than ever proves how hard it can be. In Transformative Friendships, counselor Brad Hambrick encourages readers to develop new rhythms, habits, and lifestyles that will shape and grow their relationships, both with casual acquaintances and closer friends.

    The goal is not to develop perfect friendships, but rather learn to how to cultivate deep connections that grow steadily over time through conversations based on simple questions and common interactions. Hambrick’s biblical vision for friendship calls Christians to engage with one another in the transformational way God intended.

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  • Drink Called Joy

    $11.99

    Using the language and stories of former drug addicts and alcoholics transformed by Jesus Christ, Don Wilkerson makes a contrast between the drinking “high” of drugs and the experience with the Most High God.

    Don Writes, “Using Apostle Paul’s admonition to not be drunk with wine wherein is “excess” but be “filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) I make a similar contrast between joy in the Lord and the false euphoria of the life of the addict on drugs. There is also possible scientific evidence that if the brain waves of someone on cocaine were compared with someone joyful in the Lord the latter would show a “peace that passes all understanding.”

    Wilkerson shares 12 chapters based on the real-life experiences of addicts finding supernatural answers to their addiction; these stories are sometimes humorous but nevertheless real. It is hopeful you will finding the reading of this book a joyful experience. There is an important message in this book for those needing freedom from addiction as well an encouragement for those in recovery. Read this then share with some else and spread joy where needed.

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  • Restoring Hope : A Integrative Approach To Marital Therapy

    $34.99

    Serving more than ten thousand couples over a span of more than twenty years, Hope Restored is the comprehensive model for Christian marriage counselors, therapists, and others seeking to help marriages in distress.

    The clinical team at the Focus Marriage Institute who developed the remarkably successful program Hope Restored: A Marriage Intensive Experience has created this guide, which provides a replicable model for working with couples in marital crisis. This professional resource contains numerous intervention and therapeutic strategies that you can apply to your personal therapy style, the unique individuals you serve, and the specific relational circumstances.

    *Section 1 examines the key concepts, principles, and skills presented, along with their potential application.

    *Section 2 dives deeper into the process of therapy and application, considering goals and objectives, the therapeutic relationship, the role of psychoeducation, sequencing, marriage dynamics, and more.

    *Section 3 considers theological and psychological assumptions as well as foundations of the model and marital therapy research context.

    Designed for the Christian marriage counselor or therapist; others, including pastors and lay leaders with a heart for marriage restoration, will find this proven model to be a valuable resource that stands the test of time.

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  • Mental Health And Your Church

    $16.99

    Many people are struggling with mental-health conditions, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and life in our image-conscious culture. Statistics tell us that, worldwide, one in six of us will have experienced a mental-health struggle in the past week, and serious depression is the second-leading cause of disability (Mental Health Foundation).

    That means there are brothers and sisters in our church families battling with thoughts, feelings, impulses and even voices that distract, drag down and nudge them towards despair. But when it comes to helping, it can be tricky to know where to begin, especially if we have very little knowledge of mental illnesses and are afraid of making things worse by saying and doing the wrong things.

    This wise, compassionate and practical book is written by Steve Midgley, psychiatrist and Executive Director of Biblical Counselling UK, and Helen Thorne, Director of Training and Resources at Biblical Counselling UK. It will help readers understand and respond with biblical wisdom to people who are struggling with their mental health.

    While acknowledging the importance of liaising responsibly with medics and counsellors, this book focuses on equipping readers to play their part in making churches places where those who struggle with mental-health conditions are welcomed, understood, nurtured and supported: a foretaste of the new creation.

    This is a useful book for anyone who cares for others pastorally: pastors, elders, small-group leaders and congregation members.

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  • Christian Counselors Medical Desk Reference 2nd Edition

    $39.99

    How do certain medical conditions impact counseling needs? Biblical counselors and pastors often have questions when a counselee is struggling with a mixture of physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties. Dr. Charles Hodges and a team of contributing physicians set out to answer some of those questions and offer solid biblical principles for counseling those with medical issues. While inspired by the original edition, _The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference 2nd_Edition contains all new content, including up-to-date information on the medical conditions highlighted and medications currently used to treat them, helping counselors to look past the labels and give counselees biblical hope and help.

    In the first section, doctors and healthcare professionals with biblical counseling experience offer guidance for the extra challenges inherent with certain medical diagnoses. The second section examines some of the specific challenges associated with a variety of physical and mental conditions such as autoimmune disorders, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and more, helping counselors better understand the specific counseling needs that are often associated with each condition.

    Readers will learn more about the basics of these disorders and conditions and how sufferers need specific reminders of gospel truth as they journey a long road. Counselors will also become better equipped to better encourage caregivers and loved ones also impacted by these diagnoses.

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  • Uncovery : Understanding The Power Of Community To Heal Trauma

    $16.99

    When it comes to Christ-centered recovery, we, the church, have work to do.

    Our legalistic, box-checking, one-size-fits-all programs produce astonishingly high failure rates–which means far too many people are left to fight addiction, mental health problems, and suicidal thoughts on their own.

    This begs some critical questions of the church:

    – Do we really believe transformational recovery and healing is possible?
    – Do we really have the right systems and structures to support struggling people?
    – Do we really carry a kingdom responsibility to restore people gently?
    – Do we really take time to ask God what more He would have us do in the recovery space?

    This book is for anyone who can’t offer a resounding yes and amen to each of those questions.

    With hearts that beat for those struggling with addictions and mental health issues, authors George A. Wood and Brit Eaton present:

    – A critical reframing of the word “recovery” and an invitation to answer God’s call for more spirit-led, trauma-informed ministry

    – Deeper exploration into the origins of addiction, mental health problems, and suicidal thoughts–and the church’s responsibility to bring God’s healing

    – Powerful supernatural testimonies and stories of hope, healing, and life restoration as a result of embracing The Uncovery

    – Practical strategies to help Christ-centered recovery leaders bridge the gap between spiritual and scientific communities to better serve struggling people

    – A loose and helpful framework for embracing The Uncovery message

    – Inspiration for recovery leaders to love and lead in a more inclusive, sacrificial, and Christlike manner while maintaining healthy self-care

    The goal of The Uncovery is to help the church–and the world–see recovery through a grace- laced, gospel lens. Some say recovery is the civil rights movement of our generation because believe it or not, recovery is for everyone. And if that statement bothers you? Recovery might be for you, too.

    Every single one of us has some trauma or issue from our past that may still be affecting our life today. This book offers readers a not-so-subtle nudge to go deeper in the recovery space for a transformative encounter with Father God to heal from those wounds and lead the promised land life He has planned for us.

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  • Freedom Starts Today

    $16.99

    Every church is filled with people who are struggling–often secretly–with addictions of all kinds. Porn, pills, food, money, alcohol, social media, body image, status, sex, anxiety–the list goes on and on. John Elmore is no stranger to addiction. Fifteen years ago, he put a loaded shotgun to his head and later had three doctors tell him he was going to die of alcoholism. More than 15 sober years later, he leads the world’s largest weekly recovery gathering, re:generation, where people journey toward healing in Christ.

    In Freedom Starts Today, he makes a huge promise to the addicted: you can be free from your struggle, and much sooner than you may think. Through easily digestible readings grounded in Scripture and the practice of daily surrender, Elmore shows you how to break the cycle of addiction, make war against sin, and find your identity in who you are and not the shame of what you have done–one day at a time.

    Leave behind struggles, addiction, and shame as you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the love, mercy, and forgiveness of the God who is not only by your side but on your side.

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  • Keeping The Cross Central (Revised)

    $15.99

    Teen Challenge, also known as Adult and Teen Challenge, was founded as an evangelistic outreach to drug addicts in Brooklyn, New York City. As a holistic Christian ministry with the life-changing message of the gospel, this faith-based rehabilitation program was created with the vision that God can redeem the whole person, starting on day one of the program. This unique approach has produced success rates of over 70% for those who complete the rehabilitation program. However, as Teen Challenge has grown worldwide, with over 1,400+ centers in 129 countries, some centers are now turning to secular methods in order to access government funding. As co-founder of Teen Challenge, Don Wilkerson raises a warning flag on this mission drift: the power of the Cross, which brings about a changed life, must be the priority in treating drug addiction; if the Cross is not central to the mission of any Teen Challenge center, then it is not worthy of using the name “Teen Challenge.” The ministry must never lose its vision and focus in bringing men and women to Christ-through the gospel and discipleship-and stay faithful to the original mission which the founders stood upon.

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  • Unwanted : How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way To Healing

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    Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing is a ground-breaking resource that explores the “why” behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.

    Jay Stringer’s (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story–past and present–that remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed.

    Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very location God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.

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  • Breaking Toxic Soul Ties

    $15.99

    Going through this world in relationship with other people inevitably creates connections in our inner being called soul ties. When these relationships are loving, supportive, and nurturing, positive soul ties are created. But if the relationships become abusive or manipulative, or cause rejection, they can create a toxic brokenness within the soul that we carry with us, even long after the relationship ends. If these toxic inner soul ties are not broken, we will experience failure, fractured relationships, and even health problems throughout life.

    In Breaking Toxic Soul Ties, Tom Brown describes his own story of rejection and the process of inner healing he experienced. He helps you to identify and diagnose toxic relationships as he breaks down the difference between positive and negative soul ties. He also shows why toxic soul ties develop and how they can only be broken by a process of inner healing through confession, forgiveness, and prayer. The truth is, unless your self-image is firmly rooted in the truth of your identity in Christ, you will always be susceptible to bad soul ties. Tom Brown describes the way for you to move forward in life and leave pain and brokenness behind for good!

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  • Divine Intervention : Hope And Help For Families Of Addicts

    $10.95

    In the hearts of addicts, there is a self-centered, sinful, and willful desire to fulfill an appetitie that causes them to commit harmful acts toward others and self. The addict’s thinking is the key that triggers addictive behavior, and that must be changed for them to have success in battling the addiction.

    This book will bring encouragement and hope to family members, spouses, or loved ones of an addict. It will challenge your thinking about the addiction and enable you to best help your addicted loved one in a biblical manner.
    Learn what to do with an unwilling, unrepentant addicted love one.
    Learn what you can do with a willing, repentant addicted love one.
    Learn some things the Lord desires to teach you through this trial and how you can transform your hardship into blessings.

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  • Mans Question Gods Answer (Revised)

    $24.99

    Filled with discussions on more than 200 topics and issues that separate us from the perfect will of God, Man’s Question, God’s Answer is not just a book for counsellors. It is also a vital and powerful tool for personal evangelism. LuAnn Bransby has designed this book to reveal the consequences of sin as well as the blessings of God to those who overcome. Its easy-to-use format will help you take control over your life and circumstances, and help others who face similar problems and issues. If you are searching for the right answer to a difficult situation or sinful behavior, this is the book to read!

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  • Transformed Into His Likeness (Workbook)

    $11.95

    This workbook contains over 100 common problems facing Christians today along with biblical solutions for each. It explains the biblical process of change, helps identify where personal change is needed and provides Scripture references for problem areas. Practical worksheet will help implement biblical change in your life. This is an excellent resource for Putting Off sin and Putting On the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

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  • Biblical Guide To Counseling The Sexual Addict

    $15.99

    From One Of The Most Well-respected Teachers In This Area Of Ministry Comes A Book That Takes Dealing With Sexual Sin To A New Level.

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  • From Bondage To Bonding

    $16.99

    1. Codependency: A Self-Focused Way Of Life
    2. Self-Forfeiture: Resigned To Helplessness
    3. Self-Contempt: Inclined To Feet Worthless
    4. Self-Aggrandizement: Desperate To Control
    5. Self-Sufficiency: Determined To Stay Safe
    6. Self-Deception: Committed To Denial
    7. Fervent Longings
    8. Painful Losses
    9. Self-Protective Pretense
    10. Autonomous Independence
    11. The Healing Of Grief
    12. The Wonder Of Grace
    13. The Freedom Of Surrender
    14. Reciprocal Grace: Free To Love And Forgive
    15. Courageous Vulnerability: Free To Abandon Denial
    206 Pages
    16. Mutual Freedom: Free To Relinquish Control
    17. Spiritual Vitality: Free To Trust And Obey
    18. Sacrificial Love: Free To Risk And Suffer

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    Codependency is a hot topic these days; dozens of new books about it appear each month. Trouble is, many of them deal only with escaping damaging codependent relationships—not with healing and rebuilding them. Groom (author of Married Without Masks) takes a more biblical approach. In uncomplicated language, she helps you see how codependency is actually bondage to sin and how the Gospel can restore you to healthy biblical bonding with God and others.

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