Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

LifeLine Mini-Books

The LifeLine Mini-Books from Shepherd Press are designed for personal growth, one-another discipleship ministry, and are excellent for small groups! Inexpensive pricing makes these 64-page books accessible to all. Four features make them stand out in the growing crowd of excellent counseling resources.

  1. They are rich in biblical content and life experience and are written to “the person in the pew.”
  2. Though written to the believer in Christ the conversion of the reader is never assumed. Therefore, each booklet contains a clear gospel call to repentant faith in Jesus, making them effective evangelistic tools. Since they address obvious, pointed needs in real life they “connect” quickly with the reader.
  3. Each booklet contains Personal Application Projects that are great time-savers for busy counselors, pastors, and small group leaders.
  4. They are written by men and women committed to biblical discipleship and, in as many cases as possible, by those who have “been there,” either by personal experience, or by ministry experience a particular area.

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There are currently 29 titles in this growing series. Most titles are now available as e-Books and are being gradually released in print format.

Toddler Rules(1) HELP! My Toddler Rules the House

Paul & Karen Tautges

In this book, the seasoned parents of ten children provide frazzled moms and dads with practical counsel for bringing order to their home. What's the key? Instilling respect for God-given authority at an early age. How can this be done? By the faithful application of firm, loving discipline. Here is sound, practical counsel for today's parents.

He Porn HELP! He’s Struggling with Pornography

Brian Croft

Sexually explicit material is more readily available now than ever before, and a struggle with pornography is often the greatest snare for a Christian man today. So how can a Christian man find victory over pornography? This mini-book presents the only true solution: God's power working through the gospel within the context of the local church.

She Porn HELP! She’s Struggling with Pornography

Rachel Coyle

Pornography is not only a male problem, but women can and do become enslaved, too. This booklet redefines pornography in biblical terms and explores its dangers, including those of the socially acceptable forms particularly alluring to women. Learn how the Bible exposes the heart of the problem and provides abundant hope for freedom.

Change HELP! I Want to Change

Jim Newheiser

Why can't I change? Have you ever asked this? Change is hard, and our attempts often result in failure. This mini-book explains that it is the gospel - what God has done for us - that is the key to change and it is that same gospel which empowers us to make changes that will please the One who died and rose again for us.

Display HELP! Display w/LifeLine Mini-books

Great for churches and training centers

Package includes: Elegant display stand, 4 copies of each mini-book (64 mini-books total). Free shipping. Extend the reach of your church’s ministry in a natural and informal way, use high-traffic zones in your building to bring practical resources to people’s attention, and provide people with biblically sound answers to fallen-world issues. Make these mini-books available on a “take a free copy” basis so that people can receive help discreetly on sensitive issues.

Suicide HELP! My Friend Is Suicidal

Bruce Ray

Statistics indicate that more than 101 people take their own lives every day. However, those who work in the field of crisis intervention also testify that a significant number of suicides are preventable provided help is available. This mini-book will help you to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thinking and increase the possibility of giving hope before it's too late.

Trials HELP! I Can’t Handle All These Trials

Joel James

Everyone asks questions when they face intense or prolonged trials. The place to find answers is the Bible. In this book, you’ll find the answers God gave Job in the book of Job. They are just what you need to handle your trials with faith, peace, and hope, rather than doubt, confusion, and despair.

Dating HELP! I’m Confused About Dating

Joel James

Many Christian young people and parents have never consciously shaped their understanding of dating with the Bible. In fact, dating might be one of the areas where we have blindly followed the path beaten by the world. Let this personal, practical, fun, and, above all, biblical booklet be a guide as you pursue relationships that honor God.

Forgive HELP! I Can’t Forgive

Jim Newcomer

What is one of the most common refrains heard in homes, relationships, churches, and even our culture at large? “I can’t forgive!” The struggle to forgive someone who has wronged us is universal. What is the answer? A fresh look at the gospel! Join the author as he takes you through a five-stop journey toward biblical forgiveness.

Ashamed HELP! I Feel Ashamed

Sue Nicewander

Do feelings of shame hold you hostage? Shame can overwhelm us, leading to confusion, fear, and desperate behavior. This mini-book uses case studies and practical examples to examine the true causes of shame and present hope through Jesus Christ, the Savior who loves you and can restore you, regardless of your past.

alzheimers_210wide HELP! Somone I Love Has Alzheimers

Deborah Howard

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease for someone we love can fill us with fear. This booklet will help you understand Alzheimer’s, learn about its practical implications, and, by meditating upon God’s Word, submit to God’s perfect will and find peace and joy along the journey.

Single Mom HELP! I’m a Single Mom

Carol Trahan

You probably never planned to be a single mom. You may feel confused, heartbroken, and overwhelmed. “Why has this happened?” you may ask yourself. “How will I cope? How will I pay the bills and raise my kids on my own?” This booklet, written by a single mom, will encourage you to trust God’s sovereign plan, knowing his wisdom and love are perfect.

Breast Cancer HELP! I Have Breast Cancer

Brenda Frields

The sense of shock at receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is very real. Once the shock wears off, your mind explodes with questions. This honest account of a personal battle gently helps you to confront your fears, doubts, and worries, and points you toward the solid hope that is in Jesus Christ, who alone can provide peace and strength to face the future.

Depressed HELP! I’m Depressed

Carol Trahan

Troubling thoughts flood my mind. I lie in bed alone, beseeching God on behalf of my three children. The tears come as I wonder why the Lord seems so far away and why prayers remain unanswered. Life seems so unfair. Why is it so hard? In the “depths of despair” I know I have a choice to make. Am I going to allow these feelings to destroy me?

Motivated HELP! I Can’t Get Motivated

Adam Embry

Do you put off jobs until another day? Have you got work to do, but just can't get round to doing it? Why do you lack motivation? Adam Embry gets to the heart of this issue: it's not to do with a lack of willpower, but because we are controlled by sin and so fail to be the wise and diligent workers God created us to be.

Rebellious Teen HELP! My Teen Is Rebellious

Dave & Judi Coats

Dave & Judi Coats were stunned when their teenage daughter said to them, “You are not going to tell me what to do!” Struggles with their teens drove them to their knees in prayer and to the Word of God for answers about teenage rebellion. Here they share the truths they discovered, the practical advice that helped, and the hope they found.

Debt HELP! I’m Drowning in Debt

John Temple

Unpaid bills, heavy mortgage or loan repayments, rising living costs … and no end in sight. Do you feel as if you are drowning in debt? If so, you are not alone. Debt is a universal problem today, but there are things you can do. This booklet looks at the causes of debt—spiritual and societal—and offers practical and biblical guidance for escaping financial bondage.

Terminal Illness HELP! I’m Living with Terminal Illness

Reggie Weems

We don’t find it easy to face death, and the diagnosis of a terminal illness can be devastating. Written with a pastor’s heart for those suffering with a terminal diagnosis and for their family and friends, this booklet conveys practical advice, spiritual consolation, and, most importantly, an eternal hope which the dying process cannot diminish and death cannot extinguish.

Food HELP! I’m a Slave to Food

Shannon Kay McCoy

Overeating is a silent, subtle, even respectable sin—but it hinders the spiritual growth and effectiveness of many, including Christians. Perhaps you struggle with it too. If so, this booklet can help you—not as a diet plan, but as a compass directing you to the heart of the problem and to the only solution: Jesus, the One who can bring you out of slavery into freedom.

Anger HELP! My Anger Is Out of Control

Jim Newheiser

Anger is widespread; it is even a major problem among professing Christians. While people express anger in different ways, controlling it is a challenge for each of us. Some feel powerless as anger rises. Others try to justify themselves. The question that must be addressed is how a sinfully angry person can become a person of grace.

Cancer HELP! Someone I Love Has Cancer

Deborah Howard

If you have just heard that someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be feeling numb. Where do you turn for help? This mini-book provides practical information on cancer and the choices you will face, but, most importantly, it also points you to Jesus Christ, the only One who can give you real comfort.

SSA HELP! My Teen Struggles with Same-Sex Attractions

Ben Marshall

Homosexuality is one of the most hotly debated subjects today, both in the media and within Christian circles. But what do you do when the issue comes closer to home? This mini-book provides clear answers, direction, and hope at a time when anger and grief may threaten to overshadow wisdom.

Abused HELP! Someone I Love Has Been Abused

Jim Newheiser

Abuse is a growing problem, and those who have been abused need help. As well as providing practical instruction on how to help the victim gain safety and deal with the abuser in a biblical way, it points to the victory possible in Jesus Christ, who was abused for his people and who has compassion on all hurting people who turn to him.

Deployed HELP! I’m Being Deployed

Barrett Craig

As is often said in the military, 'To be prepared is half the victory,' and soldiers must be prepared for the difficulties ahead. In this book, the author prepares you for deployment by giving guidance that will help you successfully navigate, walk faithfully, and rest in the gospel - to finish well - to the glory of God.

Conflict HELP! I’m In a Conflict

Ernie Baker

What is the origin of conflict? What is going on in my heart that leads to my struggles with gentleness or lack of kindness or intolerance of others? What is going on in my heart that leads to lack of patience and irritability? These and many other matters are helpfully addressed in this mini-book.

Unfaithful Spouse HELP! My Spouse Has Been Unfaithful

Mike Summers

You never dreamed this would happen, but you are reeling from the news that your spouse has been unfaithful. You don't know what to do. The emotions you are feeling are intense and turn your life into a lonely journey. You stand at a crossroads: the decisions you make now will impact the rest of your life. Where can you turn?