Here are some basic essential books in pastoral counseling that might be important to have in your library:

Care of the Soul: 

A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life 

By Thomas Moore / 1992 HarperPerennial 


Dark Nights of the Soul: 

A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals 

Thomas Moore / August 2004 Gotham 


The Kingdom Within : The Inner Meaning of the Sayings of Jesus 

By John Sanford / 1987 HarperSanFrancisco 


The Invisible Partners : How the Male and Female in Each of Us Affects Our Relationships 

By John Sanford / 1980 Paulist Press 


Healing Through the Dark Emotions: 

The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, Dispair 

Miriam Greenspan / 2003 Shambhala 


Insearch : Psychology and Religion 

By James Hillman / 1994 revised Spring 


The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling 

James Hillman / 1997 Warner Books 


The Force of Character and the Lasting Life 

James Hillman / 1999 Random House 


A Terrible Love of War 

James Hillman / April 2004 Penguin Press 


The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart 

A Poetry Anthology 

Robert Bly, Michael Meade, James Hillman editors / 1992 HarperCollins 


Modern Man in Search of a Soul 

By Carl Jung / 1995 Harvest Books 


Memories, Dreams and Reflections 

Aniela Jaffe, editor / 1989 Vintage 


African American Pastoral Care 

Edward Wimberly / 1991 Abingdon Press 

Persona : Where Sacred Meets Profane 

Robert H. Hopke / 1995 Shambhala 


The Shadow in America : Reclaiming the Soul of a Nation 

Jeremiah Abrams, editor / 1994 Nataraj 


Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook 

Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman / 2001 Jewish Lights 


Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the
Dark Side of Human Nature
Edited by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams / Tarcher-Putnam 1991

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