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Care & Counsel Bible

“What to say when you don’t know what to say, what to do when you don’t know what to do.”

After nearly two decades, we are pleased to announce an updated version of The “Care and Counsel” Bible (formerly The Soul Care Bible and The Bible for Hope). The “Care and Counsel” Bible, edited by Drs. Tim Clinton, Ed Hindson, and Jared Pingleton, is designed to help you use God’s Word more effectively in serving others. If you use one resource in ministering to others, let it be The “Care and Counsel” Bible.

The ‘Care and Counsel’ Bible reminds us how deeply God knows, understands, and cares for each of us. It offers a path of healing and greater intimacy with Him.”
— JOSH MCDOWELLJosh McDowell Ministries“In a broken, hurting world, God’s Word is the preeminent source of hope and healing. The ‘Care and Counsel’ Bible unpacks that hope in a practical, powerful and personal way that is life-changing.”
— SHEILA WALSHThe Braveheart Sisterhood


Featuring 116 Topics

Each topic is complete with the following features, designed to help you understand each topic and use the Bible more effectively in ministering to others:

  • Theme articles written by experts that address life’s most common challenges and difficulties: anxiety, anger, insecurity, depression, sexuality, pride, and jealousy
  • Key passages are interpreted, offering the reader insight into the messages of freedom and hope
  • Personality profiles highlight the lives of people in the Bible who encountered and overcame bondage, oppression or difficulty
  • Soul Notes provide commentary on Bible passages that speak to the main themes
  • Up-front Quick-Reference Guide
  • Subject Index and Key Word Concordance

The Struggle Is Real

Drs. Tim Clinton and Jared Pingleton have created an innovative and practical new ministry guide specifically designed to address these concerns. Written by an expert team of specialists in both ministry and Christian mental health fields, The Struggle is Real: How to Care for Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church, is a comprehensive, 25-chapter ”toolbox” of how to effectively serve hurting people and relationships. This powerful resource will educate, equip, empower, and encourage church leaders and all those who “dare to care” to compassionately and competently come alongside wounded people and offer them real help, healing, and hope.

Topics Include:

  • Assessing Mental & Relational Needs of the Church
  • Preparing Pastors for Mental & Relational Health Ministry
  • Understanding Mental Health Disorders
  • Understanding Bio-physiological Issues
  • Setting Personal & Professional Boundaries in Ministry
  • Self-care in People-helping Ministries
  • Making Effective Referrals
  • Connecting with Community Health Resources
  • Developing Effective Ministries:
    • Lay Counseling
    • Multicultural Ministry
    • Substance Abuse Recovery
    • Eating Disorders Recovery
    • Grief Recovery
    • Military Family Support
    • Trauma Recovery
    • Suicide Awareness Crisis Response
    • Sexual Integrity Ministry