The Gospel for Real Life – Booklet Series

The Gospel for Real Life booklet series applies the timeless hope of Christ to the unique struggles of modern believers. This series is published in partnership with The Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC).


1. Abuse: Finding Hope in Christ – by John Henderson

Released: 4/23/2012 | Pages: 32 | Sample Chapter

Summary: A compassionate treatment of the problem of sexual abuse, using the example of one couple seeking counseling. See how the beauty and light of the gospel brings hope and comfort in our darkest circumstances.

2. Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure – by Robert W. Kellemen

Released: 4/23/2012 | Pages: 48 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Anxiety overtakes us all sometimes. Unfortunately, we may never have full victory over it, but we can still have victory in our anxiety. Learn how to reclaim anxiety to help in doing God’s work.

3. Borderline Personality: A Scriptural Perspective – by Cathy Wiseman

Released: 4/23/2012 | Pages: 56 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Sufferers of borderline personality disorder face disaster in their relationships as intense fears and feelings rule their hearts and choices. This detailed, thorough study explains how God’s Word can heal the havoc of borderline personality.

4. Burnout: Resting in God’s Fairness – by Brad Hambrick

Released: 4/12/2013 | Pages: 40 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Burnout discourages and drains us, and involved Christians are particularly susceptible to it. Brad Hambrick shows us how to budget our time to avoid living beyond our means or trying to gain God’s acceptance.

5. Cutting: A Healing Response – by Jeremy Lelek

Released: 4/23/2012 | Pages: 32 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Some people seek release from life’s turmoil through their own blood. Here, the direct, honest example of one young woman’s story points those in such pain to the blood of Jesus Christ for true healing.

6. Depression: The Sun Always Rises – by Margaret Ashmore

Released: 4/12/2013 | Pages: 40 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Suffering, in our fallen world, has always been part of the human condition—but Margaret Ashmore reminds us that our choices, not our circumstances, determine whether joy or depression rules our lives.

7. God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles – by Brad Hambrick

Released: 4/23/2012 | Pages: 40 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Do you have a balanced understanding of God? Do you seek to emulate him and rest in his attributes? This booklet explores sixteen different attributes of God, providing tools for reflection and correcting lopsided views.

8. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope – by Jeremy Lelek

Released: 4/12/2013 | Pages: 64 | Sample Chapter

Summary: The profoundly intense responses to PTSD, while involuntary, are still responses—and different responses are possible. Jeremy Lelek shows how the gospel speaks to our experiences with danger and guides PTSD sufferers to peace.

9. Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes – by Robert W. Kellemen

Released: 4/12/2013 | Pages: 48 | Sample Chapter

Summary: Sexual abuse causes unimaginable damage, but often we ignore it. Bob Kellemen uses the story of Tamar to journey into and back out of the pain of abuse, moving sufferers from victimhood to victory.

10. Vulnerability: Blessing in the Beatitudes – by Brad Hambrick

Released: 4/23/2012 | Pages: 32 | Sample Chapter

Summary: To love is to risk hurt. Yet Jesus blessed the vulnerable: the poor in spirit, the meek, the mourners. This study of the Beatitudes examines healthy vulnerability, unpacking ways to prayerfully implement it in relationships.




Series Editor: Brad Hambrick is pastor of counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina; chief editor of the Journal of Counseling and Discipleship; and adjunct professor of biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Keep an eye open for new booklets in this series to be released in the spring of 2014!

NEW RELEASE – Preparing for Marriage God’s Way, 2nd Edition – By Wayne Mack

Preparing For Marriage God’s Way: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marriage Success Before and After the Wedding, Second Edition by Wayne Mack

Price: $16.99 | Pages: 288 | Binding: Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-59638-929-8

The decision to marry a certain person is one of the most important you’ll ever make. It’s vital to go into that marriage informed and prepared! Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations for marriage and be equipped with his solutions for dealing with typical marriage conflicts. Three follow-up lessons after your marriage help you to reflect on all that’s happened after you said, “I do.”


“Preparing for Marriage God’s Way has been the staple of my pre-marriage counseling for many years. The activities and exercises in this book help the couple to understand their families of origin and the models that they bring to their marriage. I have found that using this book also helps couples to identify the pressure points in their relationships as well as the path forward for resolving the conflicts that occur again and again. This study will get couples into the Word and engaged in conversations they would never have had without completing these studies.” – Tedd Tripp, President, Shepherding the Heart Ministries


Author bio: Wayne Mack lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he serves as a pastor-elder with his son-in-law and teaches biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute to pastors and aspiring pastors in the region. He also spends about six weeks in the USA teaching at various churches. He and his wife, Carol, have four adult children and numerous grandchildren. Other books by Wayne include: A Fight to the Death, Sweethearts for a Lifetime, Homework Manual for Biblical Living Volume 1 and Volume 2, Your Family God’s Way, Strengthening Your Marriage, Life in the Father’s House (Revised and Expanded Edition), Down But Not Out, Humility, Reaching the Ear of God, “It’s Not Fair!”Maximum Impact, and the Resources for Biblical Living booklet, In-Laws.

Calvin 500 Series

The Calvin 500 Series is part of the Calvin 500 project, an international, interdenominational, and interdisciplinary celebration of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth. In this series, esteemed leaders, scholars, and ministers serve as guides to learning about this influential man, his vibrant city, and the cultural, religious, political, and economic impact flowing from his ideas.

This series includes 8 books. Read a little about each below, and if you want more information about a book, click on the title to be redirected to our website.

Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 6/2/2008 ~ Pages: 112 ~ Paperback ~ Price: $12.99

David Hall identifies ten seminal ways that Calvin’s thought transformed the culture of the West, complete with a nontechnical biography of Calvin and tributes by other leaders. The Legacy of John Calvin is brief enough for popular audiences and analytical enough to provide much information in a short space.


Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 6/2/2008 ~ Pages: 528 ~ Hardcover ~ Price: $35.99

Capturing both the best of elite scholarship, as well as exhibiting a firm understanding of and passion for Calvin’s own work, these essays by 20 elite Calvin scholars who appreciate the abiding value of Calvin’s Institutes provide definitive and section-by-section commentary on Calvin’s magnum opus.


Sample Chapter ~ Released: 5/1/2009 ~ Pages: 224 ~ Paperback ~ Price: $19.99

An anthology that promotes “a warm personal grasp” of Calvin, the man. Collectively shows the Christian life as Calvin understood it by including his prayers, poetry, and prose—and even music for his psalms.


Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 5/8/2009 ~ Pages: 352 ~ Paperback ~ Price: $19.99

Explores John Calvin’s extraordinary influence on what we consider the key elements of a modern, compassionate, and just society—particularly the fields of liberal democracy, rights, and civil liberties.


Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 10/1/2009 ~ Pages: 256 ~ Paperback ~ Price: $17.99

This fifth Calvin 500 volume analyzes the impact of Calvin’s ideas on business, economics, finance, and industry—and shows how Calvinism leads to strengths and advantages in market economies.


Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 5/13/2010 ~ Pages: 592 ~ Hardcover ~ Price: $35.99

Twenty-three leading Calvin scholars exhibit a firm understanding of Calvin’s era, theology, and the heritage he bequeathed the church. Their articles cover Calvin’s theology, soteriology, and ecclesiology, as well as his doctrines of assurance, worship, and Scripture. They examine Calvin as a Frenchman, lawyer, and liturgist. Other articles explore Calvin’s impact on the arts, Calvinism in Asia, and the influential women in Calvin’s life.


Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 6/7/2010 ~ Pages: 288 ~ Paperback ~ Price: $17.99

John Calvin preached over 2,000 times, this fitting commemoration of his 500th birthday involved some of the world’s finest Calvinian preachers speaking in Calvin’s pulpit. This is the book of those sermons.


Sample Chapter ~ Table of Contents ~ Released: 8/24/2010 ~ Pages: 352 ~Paperback ~ Price: $19.99

Calvin’s worldview extends far beyond theology. Here fourteen authors demonstrate how Calvin’s ideas have transformed many fields of human study and how his worldview continues its powerful influence to this day.


A Theology of Lordship 4-Volume Set by John Frame

This four-volume set (A Theology of Lordship), written by John Frame, includes The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (1987), The Doctrine of God (2002), The Doctrine of the Christian Life (2008), and The Doctrine of the Word of God (2010).

Summary: Frame states his conviction that theology is the application of God’s word to our lives in all situations. Taking this viewpoint, he combines trenchant analysis—and practical insight and counsel—for how we should live knowing what we do about God.

The Doctrine of God won the ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Book Award for Theology/Doctrine.

Summary: Readers familiar with Frame’s analysis of historic doctrines and current questions will welcome this long-awaited second installment in the Theology of Lordship series. Here he examines the attributes, acts, and names of God in connection with a full spectrum of relevant theological, ethical, spiritual truths.


Summary: The third volume of Frame’s Theology of Lordship series, this book focuses on biblical ethics, presenting a method for ethical decision-making, an analysis of biblical ethical teaching focusing on the Ten Commandments, and a discussion of the relation of Christ to human culture.


Summary: This fourth and final volume in the Theology of Lordship series discusses God’s Word in modern theology and how God’s Word comes to us as his controlling power, authority, and personal presence.


John M. Frame (BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; AM and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) is professor of systematic theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando campus. He previously taught theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and at Westminster Seminary California.

Frame’s other published works include Apologetics to the Glory of God, Contemporary Worship MusicCornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought, Medical Ethics, No Other God: A Response to Open TheismSalvation Belongs to the Lord, and Worship in Spirit and Truth. His upcoming books include: Systematic Theology (will be released November 2013), and John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings (will be released Spring 2014).


Resources for Changing Lives – Booklet Series

There are 27 booklets in our Resources for Changing Lives (RCL) series. These booklets are a ministry connected with the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF).

There is also a white wire display available through P&R that can display all 27 booklets, 9 on each of 3 sides (shown left).

For more information about the wire display rack or to place an order – call 1(800)631‑0094 OR e-mail


  1. ADD: Wandering Minds and Wired Bodies by Edward T. Welch | $2.99 | Release Date: 9/20/1999 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-676-8 | Page Count: 24
  2. Anger: Escaping the Maze by David Powlison | $3.99 | Release Date: 10/9/2000 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-681-2 | Page Count: 40
  3. Angry at God: Bring Him Your Doubts and Questions by Robert D. Jones | $3.99 | Release Date: 1/9/2003 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-691-1 | Page Count: 32
  4. Bad Memories: Getting Past your Past by Robert D. Jones | $3.99 | Release Date: 7/1/2004 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-661-4 | Page Count: 32
  5. Depression: The Way Up When You Are Down by Edward T. Welch | $3.99 | Release Date: 10/1/2000 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-682-9 | Page Count: 32
  6. Domestic Abuse: How to Help by Paul David Tripp and Edward T. Welch and David Powlison | $3.99 | Release Date: 4/19/2002 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-687-4 | Page Count: 24
  7. Forgiveness: I Just Can’t Forgive Myself! by Robert D. Jones | $3.99 | Release Date: 5/1/2000 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-678-2 | Page Count: 32
  8. God’s Love: Better than Unconditional by David Powlison | $3.99 | Release Date: 4/16/2001 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-686-7 | Page Count: 32
  9. Guidance: Have I Missed God’s Best? by James C. Petty | $2.99 | Release Date: 6/1/2003 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-694-2 | Page Count: 32
  10. Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love by Edward T. Welch | $3.99 | Release Date: 10/9/2000 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-683-6 | Page Count: 48
  11. Just One More: When Desires Don’t Take No for an Answer by Edward T. Welch | $3.99 | Release Date: 4/1/2002 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-689-8 | Page Count: 32
  12. Marriage: Whose Dream? by Paul David Tripp | $3.99 | Release Date: 9/20/1999 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-675-1 | Page Count: 32
  13. Motives: Why Do I Do the Things I Do by Edward T. Welch | $3.99 | Release Date: 1/10/2003 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-692-8 | Page Count: 40
  14. OCD: Freedom for the Obsessive-Compulsive by Michael R. Emlet | $2.99 | Release Date: 3/25/2004 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-698-0 | Page Count: 40
  15. Pornography: Slaying the Dragon by David Powlison | $3.99 | Release Date: 9/20/1999 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-677-5 | Page Count: 24
  16. Pre-Engagement: 5 Questions to Ask Yourselves by David Powlison and John Yenchko | $3.99 | Release Date: 5/30/2000 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-679-9 | Page Count: 48
  17. Priorities: Mastering Time Management by James C. Petty | $2.99 | Release Date: 4/16/2001 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-685-0 | Page Count: 32
  18. Procrastination: First Steps to Change by Walter Henegar | $3.99 | Release Date: 7/1/2004 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-699-7 | Page Count: 24
  19. Self-Injury: When Pain Feels Good by Edward T. Welch | $3.99 | Release Date: 3/25/2004 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-697-3 | Page Count: 40
  20. Sexual Sin: Combatting the Drifting and Cheating by Jeffrey S. Black | $3.99 | Release Date: 1/10/2003 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-690-4 | Page Count: 32
  21. Stress: Peace amid Pressure by David Powlison | $3.99 | Release Date: 7/1/2004 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-660-7 | Page Count: 40
  22. Suffering: Eternity Makes a Difference by Paul David Tripp | $3.99 | Release Date: 4/1/2001 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-684-3 | Page Count: 40
  23. Suicide: Understanding and Intervening by Jeffrey S. Black | $2.99 | Release Date: 3/19/2003 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-693-5 | Page Count: 40
  24. Teens and Sex: How Should We Teach Them? by Paul David Tripp | $3.99 | Release Date: 5/31/2002 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-680-5 | Page Count: 32
  25. Thankfulness: Even When it Hurts by Susan T. Lutz | $3.99 | Release Date: 4/1/2002 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-688-1 | Page Count: 32
  26. Why Me?: Comfort for the Victimized by David Powlison | $2.99 | Release Date: 3/26/2003 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-695-9 | Page Count: 40
  27. Worry: Pursuing a Better Path to Peace by David Powlison | $3.99 | Release Date: 3/26/2004 | ISBN: 978-0-87552-696-6 | Page Count: 40


Since we started printing these back in 1999, we have needed to increase the price for each booklet from $2.99 to $3.99 to cover increased printing costs – we are still in the process of this transition as you will see the price discrepancy above.