• The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct, By Ruth Everhart
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    The #MeToo Reckoning

    Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

    by Ruth Everhart

    The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual abuse in every sphere of society, including the church. But all too often, churches have been complicit in protecting abusers, reinforcing patriarchal power dynamics, and creating cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence. Disclosing candid stories of abuse, pastor and survivor Ruth Everhart offers God's hope to survivors while shining a light on the prevalence of sexual misconduct within faith communities.

  • Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach, By Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick
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    Authentic Human Sexuality

    An Integrated Christian Approach

    by Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick

    Informed by sociology, psychology, and theology, this updated edition of an established textbook investigates how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially. Laying the groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, this work explores what authentic sexuality looks like as well as forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography, and rape.

  • Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness, By Matthew S. Stanford
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    Grace for the Children

    Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

    by Matthew S. Stanford

    The church's response to child and adolescent mental health disorders has too often been characterized by fear and misinformation rather than grace or wisdom. Psychologist Matthew Stanford educates Christians about a range of common mental health disorders—from both scientific and biblical perspectives—so that the church may offer young people hope, a holistic view of human nature, accessible care, and supportive community.

  • Renewing Communication: Spirit-Shaped Approaches for Children, Youth, and Families, By Colleen R. Derr
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    Renewing Communication

    Spirit-Shaped Approaches for Children, Youth, and Families

    by Colleen R. Derr

    How can we as Christian leaders make the most of our communication to help others become more like Christ? Colleen Derr draws on decades of experience in education and church ministry to offer a holistic strategy for transformational communication, showing that communication powered by the Spirit needn't be limited to the pulpit or classroom, but can include everyday interactions and relationships.

  • Contemplation and Counseling: An Integrative Model for Practitioners, By P. Gregg Blanton
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    Contemplation and Counseling

    An Integrative Model for Practitioners

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by P. Gregg Blanton

    Can contemplative prayer be integrated into therapeutic work? Building an alliance between science, theology, and Christian contemplative thought, Gregg Blanton presents a new paradigm for integrating contemplative prayer with counseling practice. This practical resource offers eleven fundamental interventions to fit the needs of clients and a practical four-stage process for helping clients change.

  • Tending Soul, Mind, and Body: The Art and Science of Spiritual Formation, Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson
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    Tending Soul, Mind, and Body

    The Art and Science of Spiritual Formation

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    Jesus consistently demonstrated his concern and love for the whole person, and that task is carried forward today by church leaders. Based on the 2018 CPT conference, this volume brings together reflections by pastors, theologians, and psychologists who explore the relationships among three fields of study—theological anthropology, spiritual formation, and modern psychology—resulting in a vibrant whole-person theology.

  • Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church, By Bethany McKinney Fox
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    Disability and the Way of Jesus

    Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church

    by Bethany McKinney Fox
    Foreword by John Swinton

    What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts. This theologically grounded and winsomely practical resource helps us more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities.

  • Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue: Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective, Edited by Thomas M. Crisp and Steven L. Porter and Gregg A. Ten Elshof
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    Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue

    Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    Edited by Thomas M. Crisp, Steven L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof

    Can the phenomena of the human mind be separated from the practices of spiritual formation? Research into the nature of moral and spiritual change has revived in recent years in both the worlds of psychology and theology. Rooted in a year-long discussion held by Biola University's Center for Christian Thought (CCT), this volume bridges the gaps caused by professional specialization among psychology, theology, and philosophy.

  • Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle, By Tim Muehlhoff
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    Defending Your Marriage

    The Reality of Spiritual Battle

    by Tim Muehlhoff
    Foreword by Clinton E. Arnold

    Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. How can you tell if you're facing spiritual opposition? Tim Muehlhoff provides this resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. Looking at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities, he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.

  • Developing Clinicians of Character: A Christian Integrative Approach to Clinical Supervision, By Terri S. Watson
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    Developing Clinicians of Character

    A Christian Integrative Approach to Clinical Supervision

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Terri S. Watson

    Terri S. Watson equips you to excel in "the helping profession within a helping profession" as you provide clinical supervision for other mental health workers. Grounding our thinking in the historic and contemporary wisdom of virtue ethics, this resource aims to identify and strengthen supervision's important role for character formation in the classroom, in continuing education for practitioners, and in clinical settings.

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