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ATHEISTS, RELIGION, and PSYCHOLOGY 

A list of books and reviews presenting an atheistic perspective on the influence of religious beliefs, practices, experiences, and texts on human behavior.

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

When Christians seek mental health treatment, many prefer to see a Christian counselor or psychotherapist. This list contains books related to this approach to treatment.

FORGIVENESS and RECONCILIATION

The focus of this collection is on forgiveness and the related concepts of reconciliation and restoration. The reviews include scientific and clinical works, books for general audiences, and true stories that illustrate one or more of the concepts. 

PENTECOSTAL STUDIES

Pentecostal and Charismatic types of Christianity represent a major area of growth. This list of  reviews includes books authored by researchers studying Pentecostal or Charismatic Christians using quantitative or qualitative methods or discussing theories.

PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY 

This list includes reviews of books which are part of a growing body of literature devoted to a way of being Christian that takes the Bible seriously but not literally.

SEX and RELIGION

This list of books and reviews present religious views on sexuality and sex-related topics, including morality.  Different books address topics like abortion, birth control, marriage, same-sex relationships, sexual abuse and rape. Most of these books are from evangelical and progressive Christian perspectives.

 

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