2017 Counseling Book of the Year



Every year the ACBC staff releases a list of their top 10 recommended counseling books from November to November to be voted on for the best counseling book of the year. The ACBC membership will vote to select the “2017 Counseling Book of the Year.” This book will be chosen only by currently certified members. Below are the nominations for consideration. The number one book that is selected will be announced at the end of December on the ACBC blog.


1.Pamela Gannon and Beverly Moore, In the Aftermath: Past the Pain of Childhood Sexual Abuse



2.Bob Kellemen, Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life



3. Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon, Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement



4. Paul Tautges, Pray About Everything: Cultivating God-Dependency



5. Jim Newheiser, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers



6. Edward T. Welch, A Small Book about a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace



7. David Powlison, How Does Sanctification Work?



8. Wayne A. Mack, Anger and Stress Management God’s Way



9. John D. Street and Janie Street, The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women



10. Greg E. Gifford, Helping Your Family Through PTSD


Share your thoughts


  • Marianne Plenge
    November 29, 2017

    Pamela Gannon and Beverly Moore, In the Aftermath: Past the Pain of Childhood Sexual Abuse would be my choice. Counselors need to be more aware of the hurt and pain this sin and wickedness causes in the lives of young people. The Lord gave me the privilege of counseling at the local jail for many years. Most of the women I dealt with were there because of addictions – alcohol, drugs – which were a resulting choice of the sexual abuse and molestation they endure as children. Getting to the root of the problem and facing them with the gospel gave them hope and a new direction for their troubled lives.

  • Judith Day
    November 30, 2017

    I completely agree. The women I have been called to counsel are the women in my church & the majority of them are dealing with anxiety, addiction, & depression due to undisclosed sexual abuse. They are wonderful women who either begin to experience flashbacks of those long-buried abuses or have never told anyone about it because of a sense of guilt. Filling their “toolbox” with the love of God is truly a privilege & a joy. I would vote for the book on sexual abuse! And then I would order it!

  • Shelbi Cullen
    December 7, 2017

    The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women has been a main textbook for my Women Counseling Women Course-it’s Biblical and very practical—my girls have learned so much!!

    Prof. Shelbi Cullen
    The Masters University

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