Book Recommendations

Affair Recovery

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful

by Janis A. Spring


Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness & Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear & Panic

by Jeffrey Brantley

The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to be Your Best Self

by Harriet Lerner

Bipolar Disorder

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

by Melody Beattie

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time 

by Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go

by Melody Beattie

Coping with Mental Illness

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers

by Rebecca Woolis

Divorce Recovery

Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce

by Elizabeth Marquardt

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, including Health, Career, and Faith

by John W. James and Russell Friedman

Grief and Loss

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

by Hope Edelman

The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss

by Hope Edelman

The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father

by Maxine Harris

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

by Deborah L. Davis

The Brink of Being: Talking About Miscarriage

by Julia Bueno

Beyond Tears: Living after Losing a Child

by Ellen Mitchell

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, including Health, Career, and Faith

by John W. James and Russell Friedman

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss

by Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine


The Art of Forgiving: When you Need to Forgive and Don’t Know How

by Lewis B. Smedes

Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve 

by Lewis B. Smedes


Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting

by John Gottman

Personal Growth & Development

Dare to Lead: Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work

by Brene’ Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene’ Brown

Home Coming: Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child

by John Bradshaw

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus

I Though It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I am Enough”

by Brene’ Brown

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship

by Shari Y. Manning

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself

by Kristin Neff

Shame & Grace: Healing the Shame We Don’t Deserve

by Lewis B. Smedes

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are

by Brene’ Brown

The Mother Dance:  How Children Change Your Life

by Harriet Lerner

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

by Sherrie Eldridge

Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

by Karyl McBride

8 Keys To End Emotional Eating

by Howard S. Farkas

Recovery from Sexual Abuse

Beginning To Heal: A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused As Children

by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (Also comes in a Workbook)

by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse

by Mike Lew

Relationships & Marriage

The Good Marriage: How & Why Love Lasts 

by Judith S. Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee

The Dance of Anger: A Women’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships 

by Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

by Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Intimacy: A Women’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships

by Harriet Lerner

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts 

by Gary Chapman

Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up

by Harriet Lerner

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

by John M. Gottman

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

by John M. Gottman and Joan DeClaire

Self Esteem and Self Worth

The Self-Esteem Workbook 

by Glenn R. Schiraldi

The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self 

by Martha Beck


An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

by Barbara Brown Taylor

Celebration of Discipline:  The Path to Spiritual Growth

by Richard J. Foster

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

by Henri Nouwen

Home By Another Way

by Barbara Brown Taylor

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

by M. Scott Peck

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

by Rob Bell

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation 

by Brian D. McLaren