Reading Resources

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

Smart but Scattered-Dawson

Driven to Distraction-Edward Hallowell

Taking Charge of ADHD-Russell Barkley

The ADHD Effect on Marriage- Melissa Orlov

ADOPTION/ATTACHMENT

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew—Sherrie Eldridge 

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive & Foster Families—Schooler, Smalley & Callahan 

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family—Purvis, Cross & Sunshine

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents—Deborah D. Gray

Inside Transracial Adoption—Beth Hall & Gail Steinberg

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children—Daniel A. Hughes 

Parenting From the Inside Out—Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind-Siegel & Bryson

No-drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos & Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind—Siegel & Bryson

ANXIETY/DEPRESSION/SUICIDE

Overcoming Anxiety — Archibald Hart

Healing for Damaged Emotions—David Seamands

God in the Dark—Luci Shaw

Depression—Baker & Nester

Masks of Melancholy—John White

A Sacrifice of Praise—Sue Harrington

The Faces of Rage—David Damico

Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear—Dr. Roger Baker

The Anxiety Cure—Archibald Hart

Mind Over Mood— Dennis Greenberger PhD and Christine A. Padesky

I Don’t Want to Talk about It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression-Terrence Real

ANXIETY IN CHILDREN AND TEENS

The Scared Child: Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events—Brooks, Siegel, Wiley

ASPERGER’S SYNDROME

Been There. Done That. Try This!—Tony Atwood, Craig Evans & Anita Lesko, Editors

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome—Tony Atwood

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome—Maxine Aston, Tony Atwood

Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work—Katrine Bentley, Tony Atwood

BIOGRAPHY

Unbroken — HIllenbrand

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans & their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics — Daniel James Brown

Bonhoeffer — Eric Metaxas

Saints & Villains (a novel about Bonhoeffer) – Denise Giardina

Slivers from the Cross: A Missionary Odyssey—Brad Hill 

Shantung Compound (Life in a Japanese internment camp)—Langdon Gilkey

CARE-GIVING

Share My Lonesome Valley: The Slow Grief of Long-Term Grief—Doug Manning

My Journey into Alzheimer’s–Davis

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End—Atul Gawande

Caring for a loved one with cancer by June Hunt

Cancer Caregiving A-to-Z: An At-Home Guide for Patients & Families—American Cancer Society

CHILDREN

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds—Pollock & Van Ryken

Too Small to Ignore—Wes Stafford

COMMUNICATION/CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Caring Enough to Communicate series—David Augsburger

The Peacemaker-Ken Sande

CRISIS

Up from the Ashes:  How to survive and grow through personal crisis—K. Slaikeu & S. Lawhead

Crisis Counseling:  What to do and say during the first 72 hours—Norman Wright

Caring in Crisis:  Bible studies for helping people—Judith Shelly

Help Lord, My Whole Life Hurts—-Carole Mayhallc

Helping Teens in Crisis—Miriam Neff

CROSS-CULTURAL LIFE

Ministering Cross-Culturally:  An Incarnational Model—Lingenfelter & Mayers

Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide—Craig Storti 

Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile—L Bushong – MK

Returning Well–Melissa Chaplin 

Looming Transitions–Amy Young 

Arriving Well–Brubaker, Cumberford, and Watts

Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures–Georges and Baker

EMOTIONS/FAMILY OF ORIGIN/FORGIVENESS

Codependent No More—Melody Beattie

From Bondage to Bonding: Escaping Codependency, Embracing Biblical Love—Nancy Groom

Learning to Tell Myself the Truth—William Backus (book and workbook)

Forgiving Our Parents, Forgiving Ourselves—David Stoop

Anatomy of the Soul—Curt Thompson

The Soul of Shame—Curt Thompson

Good and Angry—Turansky

Healing Emotional Wounds—David Benner

When Sorry Isn’t Enough — Gary Chapman

Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear-Claudia Black

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality- Peter Scazzero

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships-Harriet Lerner

On Apology-Aaron Lazare

GRIEF AND lOSS

A Grace Disguised—Gerald Sitzer

A Grief Observed—C.S. Lewis

Tracks of a Fellow Struggler—John Claypool

On Asking God Why—Elisabeth Elliot

The Problem of Pain—C.S. Lewis

Shattered Dreams: God’s unexpected pathway to joy—Larry Crabb

Disappointment with God—Philip Yancey

Parables from the Forest—Pamela Reeve

Where is God When It Hurts—Philip Yancey

Pain: The gift nobody wants—Paul Brand

December’s Song—Marilyn Heavilin

Roses in December—Marilyn Heavilin

How Long O Lord?—D.A. Carson

Helping Children Cope with Loss—Overbeck & Overbeck

Mourning into Dancing—Walter Wangerin

Good Grief—G. Westberg

Recovering from the Losses of Life—Norman Wright

The Grief Recovery Handbook—J.James & F.Cherry

INTERCULTURAL MARRIAGE

In Love But Worlds Apart: Insights, questions, & tips for the intercultural couple—Grete Shelling

  Love Across Latitudes: A Workbook on Cross-cultural Marriage-Janet Fraser-Smith 

Intercultural Marriage, Promises and Pitfalls—Dugan Romano

MARRIAGE

Mystery of Marriage-Mike Mason

Myth of Greener Grass—Eugene Petersen

Reconcilable Differences—Tallier

Secret of Staying in Love—John Powell

The Art of Understanding Your Mate—Cecil Osborne

Passages of Marriage—Minirth & Hemfelt

Married without Masks—Nancy Groom

Hope Focused Marriage—Everett Worthington Jr.

Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight Guide for Christian Couples -Sue Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer

Divorce Busting—Michele Weiner-Davis

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: John Gottman and Nan Silver

Fighting for Your Marriage—Markman, Stanley, & Blumberg

His Needs, Her Needs—Willard Harley, Jr 

So You’re Getting Married—H. Norm Wright

Money Before Marriage: A Financial Workbook for Engaged Couples—Larry Burkett

The Meaning of Marriage — Tim Keller

Sacred Marriage — Gary Thomas

Married In Mission: A Handbook for Couples in Cross-Cultural Service—Alexis C. Kenny

MEMBER CARE

Doing Member Care Well—Kelley O’Donnell 

Healthy, Resilient, & Effective in Cross-Cultural Ministry—Laura Mae Gardner

Too Valuable to Lose: Exploring the causes and cures of missionary attrition—Wm.Taylor, ed.

PARENTING

Love Must Be Tough—Dobson

Parents in Pain—John White

Between Parent and Child—Ginott

Between Parent and Teen—Ginott

Dare to Discipline—Dobson

Strong-willed Child—Dobson

Parenting Adolescents—Ken Huggins

Hide or Seek–Dobson

Parenting Isn’t for Cowards—James Dobson

Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide—Marianne Neifert

God’s Design for Sex – 4 book series – Stan & Brenna Jones (NavPress)

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids—Kristen Jensen

The Safe Child Book—Sherryll Kraizer

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe—Gavin De Becker

Parents in Pain –John White

Parenting without Perfection — John Seel

Growing Up Social — Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane

When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakeable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances — Carol Kent

PERSONAL GROWTH

Experiencing God—Blackaby & Blackaby

The Jesus I Never Knew—Philip Yancey

Ragamuffin Gospel—Brennan Manning

Lion & Lamb—Brennan Manning

Abba’s Child—Brennan Manning

Amusing Ourselves to Death—Neil Postman

Boundaries—Cloud & Townsend – and the “Boundaries” series of books

12 “Christian” Beliefs That Can Drive You Crazy—Cloud & Townsend

Your Inner Child of the Past—Missildine

Mere Christianity—C.S. Lewis

Breviary of Sin—Plantinga

Decision-making and the Will of God—Garry Friesen

Hearing God:A conversational relationship with God—Dallas Willard

Spirit of the Disciplines:  Understanding how God changes lives—Dallas Willard

The Divine Conspiracy—Dallas Willard

The Fight—John White

Knowing God—J.I. Packer

Cost of Commitment—John White

Spiritual Warfare—Tim Warner

Green Leaf in Drought Time—Isobel Kuhn

Faith Is…–Pamela Reeve

Lamp for My Feet—Elisabeth Elliot

Streams in the Desert—Mrs. Charles Cowman

God’s Best Secrets—Andrew Murray

The True Vine—Andrew Murray

Pursuit of God—A. Tozer

Root of the Righteous—A. Tozer

Intimate Moments with the Savior—Ken Gire – & the other “Moments with the Savior” books

Spiritual Classics—Richard Foster, Emilie Griffin

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook—Adele A.Calhoun

The Search for Significance—Robert McGee

Through the Wilderness of Loneliness—Tim Hansel

PERSONALITY

Please Understand Me II—David Keirsey (Meyers-Briggs Inventory)

Type Talk:The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love…—Kroeger & Thuesen

Type Talk at Work—Otto Kroeger with Janet Thuesen

PERSONALITY DISORDER

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality—J. Kreisman & H. Straus

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the minds of angry and controlling men–Lundy Bancroft

Stop Walking on Eggshells-Mason and Kreger

PERSONAL RESILIENCE

Weary Warriors:  Lessons from Christian workers who burned out—Carrie Coffman

Burnout—The Cost of Caring—Christina Maslach

When I Relax I Feel Guilty—Tim Hansel

Celebration of Grace—Cooke

Boundaries series—Cloud & Townsend

12 “Christian” Beliefs that Can Drive You Crazy—Cloud & Townsend

Overcoming Missionary Stress—Marjorie Foyle

Margin—Richard Swenson

Adrenaline and Stress—Archibald Hart

Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome—K. Hughes

Freedom from the Performance Trap—David Seamands

Women and Stress:  A practical approach to managing tension—J. Lush

PRAYER

Hearing God—Dallas Willard

The God Who Hears—Wm. Hunter

Daring to Draw Near—John White

When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer—Jerry Sittser

Weeds Among the Wheat:  Discernment: Where Prayer and Action Meet –Thomas H. Green

SEXUAL ABUSE

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse–Diane Langberg

Child Sexual Abuse—M. Hancock & K.Mains

Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse—L.Heitritter & J.Vought

The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused—A. Schumtzer

SEXUALITY/SEXUAL ADDICTION

Decent Exposure:  How to teach your children about sex—Connie Marshner

How to Talk Confidently with Your Child About Sex—Lenore Buth

Living with Your Passions—Erwin Lutzer

Purity and Passion:  Authentic male sexuality—R. Ghent & J. Childerston

Sexual Chaos—Tim Stafford

False Intimacy:  Understanding the struggle of sexual addiction—H. Schaumburg

Lonely All the Time:  Recognizing, understanding, and overcoming sex addiction, for addicts 

and co-dependents—R.Earle & G.Crow

Restoring Innocence—Ells

Eros Defiled—John White

Love and Shame—Wyrtzen

The Truth About Aids—Patrick Dixon

AIDS:  Understanding the challenge—R. Tuju

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse—Barbara Steffens

SEXUAL IDENTITY/GENDER IDENTITY

Understanding Gender Dysphoria-Mark Yarhouse

Homosexuality and the Christian: A guide for parents, pastors and friends-Mark Yarhouse

Someone I Love is Gay—A.Worthen & B.Davies

Healing of the Homosexual—Leanne Payne

Restoring the Christian Soul—Leanne Payne

Coming Out of Homosexuality: New freedom for men and women—B.Davies & L.Rentzel

SPIRITUALITY

Signature Sins:  Taming Our Wayward Hearts — Michael Mangis

The Return of the Prodigal Son — Henri Nouwen

Sabbath Keeping — Lynne M. Baab

Spiritual Simplicity — David Yount

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction — Eugene Peterson

Life with God — Richard Foster

Invitation to Solitude and Silence –Ruth Hayley Barton

Sacred Rhythms — Ruth Hayley Barton

When the Soul Listens—Jan Johnson

STRESS/BURNOUT

Celebration of Grace—Cooke

How Long O Lord?—D.A. Carson

Parables by the Sea—Pamela Reeve

As a Tree Grows—Phillip Keller

Weary Warriors—Coffman

When I Relax I Feel Guilty—Tim Hansel

Burnout: The Cost of Caring—Christina Maslach

TRANSITION

Cross-cultural Reentry—Clyde Austin

Strangers at Home—Smith

The Way of Transition—William Bridges

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change—William Bridges

Transitions Companion: Tips & Encouragement for Navigating Seasons for Change–Tim Austin

TRAUMA

Failure to Scream—Robert Hicks

Horrific Traumata—N.D. Sinclair

Shattered Assumptions—Janoff-Bulman

Trauma and Recovery—Judith Herman

Achilles in Vietnam—Jonathan Shay

I Can’t Get Over It: A handbook for trauma survivors—A. Matsakis

Healing the Children of War—Phyllis Kilbourn

Suffering and the Heart of God by Diane Langberg

The Wounded Storyteller — Arthur W. Frank

Healing Invisible Wounds — Richard Mollica

Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins

The Body Keeps the Score—Bessel Van Der Kolk

Sorrow and Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution and Martyrdom – ed. Wm Taylor, A. Van der Meer, R. Reimer

WOMEN and SINGLES

Loneliness—Elisabeth Elliot

Escape from Loneliness—Paul Tournier

Feelings Women Rarely Share—Reamer

Passion & Purity—Elisabeth Elliot

Gift from the Sea—Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I Know Just What You Mean:  The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives—Goodman & O’Brien

OTHER

Schindler’s Ark—Thomas Keneally

Practicing History—Barbara Tuchman

Man’s Search for Meaning—Viktor Frankl

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes — E. Randolph Richards

Muslims, Christians and Jesus — Carl Medearis

The Reason for God — Tim Keller