Christian Coaching is a rapidly growing new discipline. But if you want Christian coach training or to build life coaching skills, how do you sort out the truly useful books and resources from the chaff? At Coach22, we've read and professionally reviewed what's out there in the coach training and Christian Life Coaching worlds, and handpicked only the best books, training resources and coaching courses to help you become the best coach you can be.
 
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Questions for Jesus Game
54 cards, instructions, acrylic case and timer

The Questions for Jesus Game makes heart-level encounters with Jesus fun! Simply ask Jesus an intimate question, listen for one minute (by the included timer), and then get ready to be delighted as everyone shares the amazing, touching, revelatory things Jesus says! It's easy to hear, because you are asking him about the thing he most wants to talk about: your relationship. You'll ask questions like:

  • "Jesus, what is heaven giving me a standing ovation for today?"
  • "What do you remember about the day I gave my heart to you?"
  • "How is a hug in heaven better than one on earth?"
  • "Jesus, what do you tell the angels that you like about me?"

There are four categories of questions (200 in all) for hours of fun: Desire Fulfilled, For Kids, Offbeat, and Heaven. It's perfect for parties with a purpose, small group encounters, or even to use at the dinner table instead of a perfunctory mealtime prayer.

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Pro-Active Parent Coaching
Capturing the Heart of Your Child
by Gregory Bland
Forward by Tony Stoltzfus

174 pages
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This wonderfully-practical manual shows how to apply the coaching approach to Christian parenting. Filled with sample coaching dialogs, practice exercises and feedback from youth about how the coaching approach has impacted them, author Greg Bland shows how valuing your kids' hearts through listening and asking can transform your relationships. Written by a coach who has actually done this in his own family, this book doesn't just tell you about parent coaching: it trains you to do it.

Price $19.95
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The Calling Journey
by Tony Stoltzfus
188 pages
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The Calling Journey fills a vital need for coaches by mapping out the progression of stages and transitions God moves us through on the road to our call. This path includes predictable mountains to scale and painful, disorienting valleys all leaders must navigate to fulfill their destiny. Each stage has a unique growth agenda, and Tony shows how to coach each stage differently to line up with what God is doing in that season.

Filled with examples from the lives of biblical and contemporary leaders and overflowing with insight on how God works through our circumstances, The Calling Journey will provide a powerful perspective on your own journey and a great set of tools to work with those you coach.

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Co-active Coaching (3rd edition)
by Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kinsey-House and Richard Sandahl
265 pages

Never before has there been such demand for personal and executive coaches to support others through periods of transition. Co-Active Coaching presents a revolutionary collaborative approach that allows client and coach to work together to identify both work-related and personal areas of development.

Developed by three pioneers in the leadership coaching field, this new model was created for professional coaches who want to increase their proficiency as well as for those interested in integrating coaching skills into their coaching practice. A comprehensive on-line "coach's toolkit" provides 35 instructive coaching dialogues and examples, skill-building exercises to develop co-active coaching techniques, coaching tips, worksheets, and forms to use with clients.

Price $29.95
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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled
by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
Includes 4 hours of FREE video!
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This seminal book by master coach Tony Stoltzfus will take you beyond coaching behavior to working with the heart--and seeing the dramatic transformation that comes from coaching the deepest levels of the human psyche. And it includes access to four hours of FREE video of Tony coaching leaders through the techniques in the book!

The Invitation makes coaching the heart practical. Packed with stories, examples, tools, and models, its a book you'll refer to over and over again.

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Questions for Jesus
by Tony Stoltzfus
135 pages, softcover
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Want to bring God encounters into your coaching--and your relationship with Jesus? Stop praying about the business ("God, what do you want me to do?") and learn to pray about the relationship ("Jesus, here's what I like about you: ____. What do you like most about me?") with a master of engaging the heart as your guide.

Questions for Jesus by master coach Tony Stoltzfus takes you on a journey of learning how to pray and coach around your deepest desires. Written in a devotional format, this book takes heart-level conversation with Jesus to a new level.

Questions for Jesus shows how Jesus spoke to the deepest desires of those he met--and how he can do so for you. Built around 52 passages in Matthew where Jesus touches desires, each meditation offers five powerful, heart-level questions that will help you enter into the passage and receive what your heart most longs to hear.

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TableTopics: Dinner Party
Questions to Start Great Conversations
4" Acrylic Cube, 135 cards
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Here's a great conversational game for sharing with friends--or the coach in your life! Each TableTopics set includes 135 question cards in a sleek acrylic cube. Use these ice-breaker questions to liven up a party, foster significant conversations, or just have fun. Pick a card, ask the question and let the conversation begin!

The Dinner Party Set is perfect for breaking the ice and getting your guests sharing and laughing with each other.

Price $25.00
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Leadership Coaching + Leadership Coaching Live Bundle
Book plus 4-disc audio set
77 min. audio + handouts
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This special bundle includes Leadership Coaching--the best how-to book available for learning Christian coaching--plus Leadership Coaching Live, the companion disc audio set. Produced by a top Christian coach trainer, these resources are filled with practical tools and application exercises that teach you the nuts and bolts of how to coach.

For more info on these products, view the Leadership Coaching book item or the Leadership Coaching Live! CD set.

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Listen to My Life
Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story
By Sibyl Towner and Sharon Swing

40 pages, 11" x 17" format
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Using coaching questions and life purpose principles married to historical Christian spiritual practices like the practice of the Examen of Concsciousness, this unique life purpose workbook helps you discover God's hand in your life story. Built around eight full-color visual maps you record reflections on, Listen to My Life creates a picture of your calling journey where you actually see the interconnections and meanings in your story.

The book includes eight key maps: My Life Now, My Life Story, Peak Experiences, Valley Experiences, Reviewing My Days, Desires & Longings, Life Giving Rhythms and Following Forward. A Facilitator's Guide makes offering a workshop or class using the material a snap.

Price $39.99
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TableTopics: Family
by TableTopics
4" Acrylic Cube, 135 cards
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Here's a great conversational game for your family or gift for the coach in your life! TableTopics are incisive conversation-starter questions designed to help take everyday conversations to a deeper level. Each set includes 135 question cards in a beautifully-made acrylic cube. Pick a card, ask the question and let the fun begin!

The award winning "Family" set uses age-appropriate questions to help kids and adults connect at bedtime, over meals, or wherever you want an interesting conversation!

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How to Ask Great Questions
by Karen Lee Thorp
71 pages
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This short, practical volume offers a wealth of great tips and techniques for constructing excellent coaching questions. While not a coaching book per se (it is targeted at small group coaches or leaders), How to Ask Great Questions covers quite a few of the bread and butter asking techniques coaches use: open and closed questions, probing questions, asking about what's significant, and bringing out people's inner thoughts and true feelings.

The best feature of the book is that it includes example after example of great questions created for specific scenarios or situations. Any coach (and especially beginners, coaches in training or small group coaches) could benefit from having How to Ask Great Questions handy.

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Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills
by Tony Stoltzfus
100 pages, Large Format
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Want to perfect your asking skills with the help of a master coach? Coaching Questions is the best-selling asking resource for both coaches in training and seasoned professionals. This comprehensive toolkit is packed with dozens of asking tools, models and exercises, covering everything from conversational models, options and obstacles to advanced asking skills like reframing, tolerations and decision strategies (click here to view the Table of Contents). Each questioning technique is described, then illustrated with coaching question examples (over 1,000 in all), asking tips and practice exercises. This reference guide is one you'll turn to again and again.

Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills $13.99 On Sale!Tony Stoltzfus - Coaching Foundations Bundle $98.99 On Sale!
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Questions for Jesus App
from Coach22
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New! The FREE Questions for Jesus iPhone App shows you how great questions can profoundly impact your devotional life—and it teaches you a powerful tool for helping your clients encounter Jesus in your coaching sessions.

This conversational prayer and journalling app features 26 meditations (taken from the book, Questions for Jesus). The process is simple: read a meditation, choose one of the five profound questions to ask Jesus, listen while instrumental music plays, and then journal what you heard. The best part is sharing the journey with friends: you can sync up apps to pray the same question each day and text each other what you are hearing!

What sets Questions for Jesus apart from other devotional tools is what you are praying about. Instead of praying for direction or running down a prayer list, Questions for Jesus launches a two-way conversation where you are asking Jesus to fill the deepest desires of your heart--with himself! When you start talking to him like the love of your life instead of your boss, it is amazing how eager Jesus is to answer!

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Faith Coaching
By Chad hall, Bill Copper and Kathleen McElveen

207 pages
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For too long, Christians have taken a delivery approach to spiritual formation: we memorize key verses and snappy concepts to spring on our un-churched neighbors; we provide fill-in-the-blank study courses for believers who want to grow in faith; we strive to tell, teach and transfer what we know.

But there's a better approach. By using a conversational, coaching approach to spiritual formation, you can open wide the doors that help others expand their commitment to Christ. Easy to learn and to apply, the concepts in Faith Coaching help you to leverage the power of coaching conversations to help people find and follow a genuine spiritual path.

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