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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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.

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Christian Life Coaching Handbook
by Tony Stoltzfus
284 pages
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The Christian Life Coaching Handbook (retitled from A Leader’s Life Purpose Handbook) gives you an in-depth look at how a master coach helps Christian leaders discover their life purpose. This handbook is packed with real-life stories, example coaching dialogs and over 60 discovery exercises for use as client action steps. Based on a four-part model of life purpose (Design, Passion, Preparation and Calling), Tony walks you through each major life purpose area, demonstrating powerful techniques like identifying desires under dreams, coaching around hearing God, and much more. The companion A Leader's Life Purpose Workbook provides the client with an outline of the purpose model and all the exercises—a tremendous time-saver in the discovery process.

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Desire Photo Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
32 cards, box, instructions (downloadable)
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 the Heart Bundle
Coaching the Heart is more than regular coaching which often relies on actions plans and behavior modification. Coaching the Heart is life-changing because it invites Jesus to speak to the desires that drive behavior bringing lasting change out of desires fulffilled. Our Coaching the Heart bundle gives you all the tools you need to touch people's hearts and emotions in fun and engaging ways.

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Dancing Between Cultures
by Tina Stoltzfus Horst
280 pages, softcover
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Coaching cross culturally has its challenges, and learning to adapt your coaching to cultural diversity is so important! Dancing between Cultures is written by a master coach with years of cross cultural experience and is loaded with stories, tips and real life situations designed to help you implement practical faith-based strategies for culturally intelligent coaching. This is an essential guidebook on your journey to transformational conversations across cultures. 280 pages.
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Peer Coach Training Workbook
by Tony Stoltzfus
80 pages, lay-flat wire binding
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The Peer Coaching Workbook gives each participant in peer coach training the resources they need to build a lasting, accountable, authentic peer relationship. Peer coaching is a growth-centered relationship between two or three peer partners who meet regularly to set personal growth goals, develop action steps, and provide the support and accountability needed for maximum progress. This Workbookincludes covenants, peer exercises, session outlines and more to build that relationship, plus a set of tools for helping others grow using the coaching approach.

In each of the eight highly interactive weekly training sessions, participants listen to a brief teaching from the DVD Set, watch a demo of a coaching skill, discuss what they saw, then practice with a peer. In week four peers begin meeting on their own to set growth goals, develop their own action steps, and cheer each other on to growth.

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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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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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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled
by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
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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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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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Leadership Coaching
by Tony Stoltzfus
320 pages
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Leadership Coaching is our best-selling how-to book for learning Christian coaching or improving life coaching skills. It is filled with real-life stories, practical tools and application exercises that teach you how to coach.

The first section describes the part coaching can play in the larger purposes of God for a believer's life. Tony goes beyond simply pointing to question examples in scripture, to explaining the biblical values behind Christian leadership coaching. Section II shows you how to coach with a hands-on, interactive style. The book guides you through each of the seven key process elements of effective coaching in detail. Special Master Class chapters provide extra examples and training exercises for important skills.

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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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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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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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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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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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What If?
by Jimetta Mayne
24 pages, hardback, color
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I liked the coaching approach of this children's books so much that I am partnering with the author to write another! By putting your children's names right into the story to make them part of it, and providing open questions the kids answer themselves, Jimetta has created a unique children's story that empowers kids to think creatively and find solutions. Its a great way to bring coaching values into the way you parent young children.

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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