Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal. An Annotated Topical Bibliography of Works Containing Biblical Counsel for Persons Seeking Lasting Solutions to Life's Problems, 1993, ISBN: 0963682113 9780963682116.
A book-length annotated bibliography containing over 5700 citations by 2550 authors cross-referenced under 440 topic headings. Includes author and title, scripture, and subject indexes.
It is out-of-print in book format but is still available in the used book trade.
"This unique book-length bibliography enables the reader to bring known Biblical counselors into the home via book, audio cassette [audio file], video cassette, and the World Wide Web. Painstakingly researched over a 15-year period, it is a gold mine of Biblical wisdom. It includes little known and hard to find books, for example, 273 Reformed classics. The breadth of the collection evidences the interrelationship of absolute truth, life, moral behavior, the law, freedom, obedience, social stability, and the positive sanctions of God. Therefore, it is a strong apologetic for the Biblical Christianity of our forefathers, that aimed to be true to Christ." -- Publisher
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An edited version of the 1993 edition, prepared in 1997, is available on CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
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THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL began as a revised and expanded version of the 1993 printed book of 828 pages. Today it is a substantially larger database. The website contains about 80 webpages, over 20MBs of annotated bibliography and links. Every effort has been made to exercise the utmost spiritual discernment in making additions and alterations.
Besides being a multi-media research index, and a link to the Reformed web, THE WEB EDITION is also a way to bring known Biblical Counselors into the home through books, MP3 files, DVDs, and online resources.
Librarians who give reference assistance or who make classification, cataloging, and indexing decisions will find BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL to be a time saving reference work. It gives some bibliographic control over an area of subject classification not recognized by most classification systems. And some of the publications listed have not been reviewed in standard library journals. A must for all Christian libraries.
The print edition included indexes to authors and titles, scripture, and subjects. Because THE WEB EDITION is constantly changing, and because of the new single site search features of Google, the published indexes are obsolete. However, they may still be helpful in browsing.
Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1993, Index of Authors and Titles
Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1993, Index of Scripture
Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1993, Index of Subjects
Chapter 3 contains the topical listing, "Christian Classics Short Title Listing" that includes the approximately 270 citations to Christian classics in this database. They are identified in the annotation with the sentence "A Christian classic."
See the Preface for further comments on the problem of indexing.
The style of scripture references varies greatly. For example Galatians 2:20 may appear as Gal. 2:20; Gal. 2. 20; Gal. ii. 20; Gal. ii.20, and so forth, and so on, including different combinations of abbreviations, punctuations, spacing, and Roman and Arabic numbering. In THE WEB EDITION scripture references are followed by a standard notation in brackets, for example, [Galatians 2:20]. Notice, this enables users to execute a "Local Search" (Google Advance Search), for a standardized scripture reference, and to find all references to that scripture in THE WEB EDITION.
Also notice that Logos' web tool, Reftagger, is used throughout THE WEB EDITION. Reftagger highlights bible verses and converts them into links. Move the cursor onto the verse, and a preview of the entire verse will pop up, with additional options for further study.
Quoted annotations credited to "Cyril J. Barber" are from THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY, VOL. 1, copyright 1974, 1985 by Cyril J. Barber, THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY VOL. 2, copyright 1987 by Cyril J. Barber, and THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY SUPPLEMENT, 1986-1987, copyright 1989 by Cyril J. Barber, and are used by permission.
Quoted annotation credited to Christian Book Distributors, "CBD," are from the following Christian Book Distributors catalogs: July-August 1992 (cat. #35329), September-October 1992 (cat. #36310), CBD Members Newsletter, October-November 1992 (cat. #37995), CBD Resources and Studies for Small Groups, Winter 1992-1993 (cat. #38995), The Family Catalog: Great Books and More for Growing Families, Winter 1992-1993 (cat. #39809), The CBD Academic Catalog, Spring-Summer, 1993 (cat. #40011), CBD Preferred Customer Mini-Catalog, Spring 1993 (cat. #41802), CBD Members Newsletter, April-May 1993 (cat. #41870), and are used by permission of Christian Book Distributors, Peabody, Massachusetts.
Quoted annotation credited to Great Christian Books, "GCB," are from the following Great Christian Books catalogs: June 1987 (Quality Catalog No. 196, Alpha-Author A-Z), December 1987 (Quality Catalog No. 202, Alpha Author A-Z), March 1989 (Quality Catalog No. 217, Alpha Author A-Z), May 1990 (Quality Catalog No. 229, Scholarly Book and Bible Catalog), February 1991 (Scholarly Catalog No. 235), March 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 246, Alpha Author A-K), April 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 247, Alpha Author L-Z), July 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 250, Alpha Author A-K), August 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 251, Alpha Author L-Z), (Quality Catalog No. 253, Home School, Children's Books, Music, Games and Videos), December 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 255, Alpha Author L-Z), January 1993 (Quality Catalog No. 256, Bibles, Commentaries, Computer Products, Language Helps, Music, Reference Works, and Videos), February 1993 (Quality Catalog No. 257, Home School, Children's Books, Music, Games, and Family), and are used by permission of Great Christian Books, Elkton, Maryland.
Quoted annotation credited to "Jay P. Green, Sr." are from the following issues of News and Views of the Christian Literature World: October 1988 (vol. I, No. 1), copyright 1988 by Jay P. Green, Sr., January 1989 (vol. I, No. 2), copyright 1989 by Jay P. Green, Sr., April 1989 (vol. I, No. 3), copyright 1989 by Jay P. Green, Sr., October 1989 (vol. I, No. 4), copyright 1989 by Jay P. Green, Sr., January 1990 (Vol. II, No. 1), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., April 1990 (vol. II, No. 2), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., July 1990 (vol. II, No. 3), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., October 1990 (vol. II, No. 4), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., Spring 1991 (vol. III, No. 1), copyright 1991 by Jay P. Green, Sr., Winter 1991 (vol. III, No. 4), copyright 1991 by Jay P. Green, Sr., Fall and Winter 1992 (vol. IV, Nos. 3 and 4), copyright 1992 by Jay P. Green, Sr., and are used by permission of The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, Lafayette, Indiana.
Quoted annotation credited to "William J. Grier" are from THE BEST BOOKS: A GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN LITERATURE compiled by William J. Grier, copyright 1968 by Banner of Truth Trust, London, England, and are used by permission.
Quotations credited to "Benjamin Hart" are from FAITH AND FREEDOM by Benjamin Hart, copyright 1988 by Stanley and Lewis, Dallas, Texas, and are used by permission.
Quotations credited to "D. James Kennedy" and quoted annotation credited to "CRM" are from various sermons and other material of Coral Ridge Ministries and are used by permission of Coral Ridge Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Quotations credited to various Puritans of the 17th century are from THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF PURITAN QUOTATIONS (also entitled A PURITAN GOLDEN TREASURY), compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, copyright 1977 by Banner of Truth Trust, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and are used by permission.
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Topical listings of annotated bibliography may be copied, printed, or downloaded freely for ministry and educational uses. If topical listings are quoted, then, in all cases, we request that the source be credited.
The five digit accession number located the citation in the collection (discontinued in the Web Edition -- compiler). For example, "40007" is the seventh consecutive original, annotated citation in Chapter 4. Notice there may be cross-referenced citations between original citations. So it may be necessary to skip through citations to find a successive citation number within its chapter. Cross-referenced citations are always within brackets "" (also discontinued). Therefore, if a cross-referenced citation gives only the author and short title, then, in some cases, a full citation may be found in the chapter where the original citation is located (in the Web Edition even cross references contain annotation if it is available for that title). Notice that accession numbers were also used in the print edition of the Index of Authors and Titles.
Frequent additions and alterations of citations make it impossible to assign new accession numbers.
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Martin, Robert P., A GUIDE TO THE PURITANS: A TOPICAL AND TEXTUAL INDEX TO THE WRITINGS OF THE PURITANS AND SOME OF THEIR SUCCESSORS RECENTLY IN PRINT (Banner of Truth, 1997), 546 pages, ISBN: 0851517137 9780851517131.
*Powlison, David (1949-2019, compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
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