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ACBC Approved Reading List

Individuals pursuing ACBC Certification are required to read 1,000 pages or more from the following resources, 300 pages of which must be from the Biblical Counseling & Theology text category.

Biblical Counseling & Theology

Basic Theology – R. Ryrie

Systematic Theology – L. Berkhof

Created in God’s Image – Anthony A. Hoekema

Trusting God – Jerry Bridges

Biblical Doctrine– John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue

Created in God’s Image – Anthony A. Hoekema

Systematic Theology – John Frame

Christian Theology– Millard Erickson

Words of Life –Timothy Ward

Power Encounters – David Powlison

Counseling & Anger

Uprooting Anger – Robert Jones

The Heart of Anger – Lou Priolo

Counseling & Sorrow

Spiritual Depression – Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Out of the Blues – Wayne Mack

Counseling & Anxiety

Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety – Elyse Fitzpatrick

Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear by Wayne Mack and Joshua Mack

Counseling & Avoidance

Finally Free – Heath Lambert

The Heart of Addiction – Mark Shaw

Counseling & Conflict

The Peacemaker – Ken Sande

Unpacking Forgiveness – Chris Brauns

Pursuing Peace – Robert Jones

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Seeing with New Eyes – David Powlison

The Trellis and the Vine – Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

Counseling the Hard Cases – Heath Lambert and Stuart Scott

Counsel Your Flock – Paul Tautges

Blame it on the Brain? – Edward Welch

How People Change – Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp

Speaking the Truth in Love – David Powlison

Competent to Counsel – Jay Adams

Counseling by the Book – John Babler and Nicolas Ellen

Counseling & Family

The Excellent Wife – Martha Peace

The Excellent Husband – Stuart Scott

God, Marriage, and Family – Andreas Kostenberger

The Faithful Parent – Martha Peace and Stuart Scott

You Never Stop Being a Parent – Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick

Marry Wisely, Marry Well – Ernie Baker

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – John and Janie Street