24 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2018

A Banner Year for Biblical Counseling Publishing 

If you’re a counselor, pastor, student, educator, one-another minister, small group leader, soul care provider, spiritual friend, spouse, or parent, you want to know the most helpful books about biblical counseling—books that seek to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth. Because of that, I’ve collated top biblical counseling books on an annual basis since 2012 (see the end of this post for links to the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 lists).

I’ve never had a year when I’ve had so many biblical counseling books to choose from—and of such high quality. Last year I made this a Top 17 list because it was 2017. I tried to make this year a Top 18 list, but even that was too few. So, I selected the top two dozen biblical counseling books of 2018.

I’ve selected these books on the basis of their biblical depth, relevance to life, practicality for one-another ministry, faithfulness to the sufficiency of Scripture, application to progressive sanctification, and by accepting nominations from biblical counseling leaders. Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 24 books published in 2018 about biblical counseling, written by a biblical counselor about Christian living, or important to biblical counselors.

To read the rest of the post and to learn about top biblical counseling books, click here:

24 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2018

Links to Top Biblical Counseling Books: 2017-2012

 2017: The 17 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2017

 2016: The 16 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2016

 2015: The 15 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2015

 2014: The 14 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2014

 2013: The 20 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2012, Part 1 and The 20 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2013, Part 2

 2012: The 12 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books of 2012

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Bob Kellemen
Bob Kellemen, Th.M., Ph.D.: Dr. Kellemen is VP of Strategic Development and Academic Dean at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Bob is also the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries through which he speaks, writes, and consults on biblical counseling and Christian living. Dr. Kellemen served as the founding Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. For seventeen years, Bob was the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob has pastored four churches and equipped biblical counselors in each church. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have been married for thirty-eight years; they have two adult children, Josh and Marie, one daughter-in-law, Andi, and three granddaughters. Dr. Kellemen is the author of eighteen books including Equipping Counselors for Your Church, Gospel-Centered Counseling, and Gospel Conversations.