Christian Coaching continues to grow as a 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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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.

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Coaching Changes Everything
by Luciano Lombardi
147 pages
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Are you managing people? Wondering if you should hire a coach? This relevant manual, Coaching Changes Everything: Make Coaching Part of Your Leadership Behaviour, by Canadian author, Luciano Lombardi, has a whole section (pp. 208 – 230) chock full of tips. He gives techniques to use when there appears to be no options and how to handle sensitive issues in ways that avoid backlash. Whether you’re looking for help as a parent or for some coaching inspiration, within these pages you’ll find practical steps that show honor and seek to building relational capital in the relationships you value.

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Courageously Brave
by Jimetta Mayne
24 pages, hardback, color
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Following her first children’s book, What If? Jimetta Mayne delivers another Adventure with Grandma Metta. The author applies her heart coaching skills as she addresses negative emotions that block her grandchildren’s desires for freedom and peace. One by one she gives them the opportunity to articulate their fears, note their choices, and step in the direction of faith.

Written by an adept storyteller and illustrated with gorgeous original artwork, this full-color hardback will be one your kids or grandkids look forward to reading.

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Asking Profound Questions (formerly "Asking to Win")
by Bob Biehl
31 pages
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A great question can transform your life. In this compact, high-impact booklet, Bobb Biehl, a well-known speaker and life- and business planning consultant, has captured over 100 jewels from his own experience of asking profound questions. The booklet also contains samples of several planning tools and rules of thumb for asking, planning and deciding.

Bob Biehl's questions run the gamut from career change to brainstorming to organizing to problem solving. It's a great pocket resource for Christian coaches seeking to improve their asking skills or find examples of life-changing questions. Great questions help us to think through a variety of options.

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Jealous of Your Beauty DVD
by Tony Stoltzfus
Video, 25 minutes
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Why does the enemy spend so much effort trying to tell women they are not beautiful? Why is he so invested in creating an impossible body image and tearing women down when they don't match up to it? Why do so many women struggle with feeling beautiful and desirable? The answer will surprise you!

In this short teaching video, Tony Stoltzfus reveals the motive behind this war on women and shows how you can fight back--or even laugh at it!

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Type Talk
by Otto Kroeger and Janet Thuesen
290 pages
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Type Talk shows you how to determine your personality type through the scientifically validated Myers-Briggs type system. Based on pscyhological research by C.G. Jung, Myers-Briggs is a rich personality system that is very useful to coach and client alike. This book is an easy-to-read look at why you think and act the way you do--and why others think differently! It includes profiles of all 16 MBTI types, stories and examples of how your type influences parenting, relationships and more, and walks you through determining your own type.

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A Leader's Life Purpose: Workbook
by Tony Stoltzfus
162 pages, large format
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This Workbook (a companion to the Christian Life Coaching Handbook) provides coaching clients with an introduction to life purpose discovery, plus over 60 reflection exercises for finding your destiny. The reader walks through a four-part model of life purpose (Design, Passion, Preparation and Calling), identifies the destiny clues in each area, and then combines them into life mission, life purpose and life vision statements. Covering everything from personality type to value statements to life messages, this book is a wonderful resource for the life coaching process. You can even use it to offer life purpose courses or workshops in your church with our life purpose course outlines.

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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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Imagine Heaven
by John Burke
352 pages

All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. In Imagine Heaven, Burke compares over 100 gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will Heaven look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets?

This thrilling journey into the afterlife will make you feel like you've been there. It will forever change the way you view the life to come and the way you live your life today. You'll discover Heaven is even more amazing than you've ever imagined.

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Desire Discovery Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
54 cards, instruction booklet, case
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This fun self-discovery tool helps people identify and describe their feelings and follow those emotions to key memories, beliefs and core desires. It's a great way to stimulate enjoyable, authentic conversation. Housed in a transparent case, the set includes:

  • 16 - Emotion Cards, describing eight positive and eight negative feelings
  • 16 - Desire Cards, each describing a core desire
  • 16 - Twisted Desire Cards, showing how true desires look when distorted
  • 6 - Question Cards, used to help players connect with desires, emotions, memories and beliefs
A 16-page instruction booklet includes 10 games and exercises for use in groups, team-building or one-on-one coaching.
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Heaven's Perspective Story Rewrite
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Sign up for the incredible adventure of having your life story rewritten from Heaven's Perspective! We'll interview you about one of your most painful experiences in life, hear your biggest unanswered questions, and then rewrite your story as a letter from Jesus (just like those in the book, Heaven's Perspective). You'll get insight on how your circumstances look from heaven's point of view, what Jesus was doing in those events, and how God is taking evil he didn't cause and transforming it into good.

Simply order here, schedule your one-hour personal interview with one of our trained story-writers (on the 'Thank you for your order' page), and within a week we'll send you a completely unique, 700-1200 word God-story created just for you. It comes in a beautiful embossed journal that includes the story itself, instructions for getting the most out of it, journaling questions, and a companion soaking/worship CD to listen to as you read and journal. The way you look at your life story may never be the same!

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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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A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups
by Randall Neighbour
95 pages
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In this quick read, Randall Neighbour, a leader in the small group movement, tackles one of the biggest problems in small group coaching: building the kind of relationships with small group leaders that make them want to meet with you. What your leaders need most is a friend who will support them in ministry and help their group achieve its goals. This pocket guide provides excellent tips for time management, preventing discouragement, investing in leaders for maximum impact, and your role in developing new leaders from the groups you support. If you embrace the simple principles found in this book, you’ll become the kind of coach that makes small group ministry a life-changing experience for everyone involved.

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Questions for Jesus Game - Cards Only
by Tony Stoltzfus
54 cards, instructions

The Questions for Jesus Game makes heart-level encounters with Jesus fun! Simply ask Jesus an intimate question, listen for one minute, 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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Coaching Transitions
by Tony Stoltzfus
127 min. audio + handouts & exercises
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Major transitions are often seasons of frustration, difficulty and loss. The in-between times when we've lost the old thing and haven't yet moved into the new are difficult to navigate. How do you coach a leader through a major transition?

This two-disc coach training set from master trainer Tony Stoltzfus demonstrates transformational coaching techniques for helping coachees engage God's purposes for their growth in major life transitions. Starting with the idea that in transitions God births in you the character needed to reach your destiny, Tony shows how to connect times of suffering and difficulty to God's purposes, with several powerful Christian coaching tools based on Romans 8:28. This CD set provides teaching on understanding transitions, plus advanced Christian coach training for aspiring or practicing coaches. Handouts and exercises are included.

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Heaven's Perspective: Stories from the Book of Life
by Tony Stoltzfus
212 pages, softcover
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Heaven's Perspective takes you on an incredible journey of seeing life through a different lens: the eyes of heaven. Seventeen ordinary Christians share intimate stories of their most painful experiences in life--but then Jesus steps in, rewriting their suffering as glory, loss as the fuel for their destiny and filling the deepest desires of their hearts. A mother learns that the son she lost will never experience a day without her in heaven. A missionary harassed by the KGB learns the secret rescue mission Father sent him for, a thrice-divorced woman sees Jesus take her shame away for ever--and much more. You'll learn to reinterpret your own life in the light of glory while you absorb tools for doing the same with others.

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Engaging the Heart Flipbook
by Tony Stoltzfus
Spiral bound, 18 color pages, clear plastic cover
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This resource puts eight key MetaFormation coaching tools at your fingertips. It's a great aid for in-person coaching! For instance, if you want to identify the desire behind a behavior, simply find the right page, stand your flipbook up on the table up like a tent, and you'll have an easy step-by-step guide facing you while the person across the table views a color graphic of the desire wheel.

Stop scribbling on napkins, and use these professional, full-color diagrams to explain the heart diagram, coaching the heart, identifying emotions, emotional memories, drilling down to beliefs or desires, and praying your desire. It's a great way to introduce heart engaging to your coachees and build your skills at the same time.

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Authentic Coaching Relationships
by Tony Stoltzfus
50 minutes audio + handouts
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In this Christian coach training audio CD, coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus shows how to build authentic coaching relationships with those you coach (and with everyone else you meet!) Starting with the idea that an authentic relationship is only one conversation away, Tony shows how to use stories to go deep quickly. The disc covers the two fundamental paradigms of authenticity, four principles of authentic story-telling, different types of life stories you can use while coaching, authenticity exercises and more. It's a great way to build relationship coaching skills during your "drive time" in the car. The teachings provide training in core skills in enhanced CD format that includes handouts and free articles as well as audio handouts and free articles as well as audio!

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Desire Photo Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
32 cards, box, downloadable instructions
5.5" x 8.5" cards
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Both a coaching aid and a tool for group learning fun, the Desire Photo Cards effectively tap the emotional brain to reveal your deepest longings. Each large-format card (there are 32 in all) includes a carefully-selected color photo of one of the 16 desires on the front, with the twisted desire on the rear in black and white (to make them easy to sort). Using photos instead of words speaks the language of the emotional brain, making it easier to tune into feelings and desires. And it's a great way to stimulate authentic conversation and self-discovery in groups. A free, downloadable instruction booklet provides eleven learning games and coaching exercises that employ the cards.

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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.

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Becoming a Professional Life Coach
by Patrick Williams & Diane Menendez
349 pages, hardcover
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This excellent read by Pat Williams, a leader in the life coaching movement, provides plenty of interesting tools for experienced coaches as well as an introduction to life coaching for newcomers to the field. It's a good choice for professional life coaches. The book draws on the wisdom of years of collective experience that have gone into designing the curriculum for the Institute for Life Coach Training. This curriculum has trained therapists and psychologists around the world to add coaching to their current businesses. This book presents the essential elements of life coaching in a content-rich form that emphasizes tools, research and practical exercises for using coaching to help others understand and live their life purpose. It includes sections on basic coaching practices, advanced techniques like endorsing and reframing, life purpose and values discovery, and changing mindsets and attitudes.

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Leadership Coaching + Leadership Coaching Live Bundle
Book plus 4-disc audio set
by Tony Stoltzfus
77 min. audio + handouts
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This special 2 product bundle includes Leadership Coaching---our best-selling how-to book for learning Christian coaching or improving life-coaching skills---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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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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