* recommended for purchase
Allain-Chapman, J. Resilient Pastors: The Role of Adversity in Healing and Growth. London: SPCK, 2012.
Burns, S. Pastoral Theology for Public Ministry. New York: Church Publishing, 2015.
Carr, W. The Pastor as Theologian: The Formation of Today’s Ministry in Light of the Human Sciences. London: SPCK,  2008.
Doehring, C. The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. Louisville, TN: WJKP, 2006.
* Dykstra, R., ed. Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings. St Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2004.
Graham, E. Words Made Flesh: Essays in Pastoral and Practical Theology. London: SCM Press, 2009.
Gula, R.M. Just Ministry: Professional Ethics for Pastoral Ministers. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2006.
Kujawa-Holbrook, S. and K. Montagno, eds. Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010.
* Lartey, E.Y. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2006.
McGarrah Sharp, M. Misunderstanding Stories: Toward a Postcolonial Pastoral Theology. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013.
Miller-McLemore, B., ed. Companion to Practical Theology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Ramsey, N., ed. Pastoral Care and Counseling: Redefining the Paradigms. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2005.
Pattison, S. The Challenge of Practical Theology. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007.