Book & Podcast

Here is a list of books and podcasts that Joe recommends as excellent resources, in no particular order.

They are not all specifically about counseling; some just contribute to our view of being fully human as we follow in the way of Jesus.


Books on Counselor Training

  • Friendship Counseling, Kevin Huggins
  • Emotionally Healthy Spiritually, Peter Scazzero
  • The Wisdom of Your Body, Hilary McBride
  • Anatomy of the Soul, Curt Thompson
  • The Soul of Desire, Curt Thompson
  • The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner
  • Hope When You’re Hurting, Larry Crabb and Dan Allender
  • From Bondage to Bonding, Nancy Groom


Books on Spiritual Transformation

  • Living in Christ’s Presence, Dallas Willard
  • Return of the Prodigal, Henri Nouwen
  • The Gift of Imperfection, Brene Brown
  • Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser


Books on Deconstructing/Reconstructing Faith

  • Faith After Doubt, Brian McLaren
  • When Everything’s on Fire, Brian Zahnd

Books Worth Reading

  • Simply Good News, N.T. Wright
  • Beauty Will Save the World, Brian Zahnd
  • Gilead, Marilyn Robinson


Podcast Recommendations

  • Being Known, Curt Thompson
  • Other People’s Problems, Hilary McBride
  • The Eternal Current, Aaron Niequist
  • The Bible for Normal People, Pete Enns