Books That Inspire Hope and Healing




 “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” ~ James Baldwin

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Addictions – Intervention & Healing

Intervention Series by Terri Blackstock – Fiction but based on real-life experience – Read My Review

Intervention (Intervention Series, Book 1)

Vicious Cycle (Intervention, Book 2)

Downfall (An Intervention Novel)

Pure Eyes, Clean Heart: A Couple’s Journey to Freedom from Pornography
by Jen & Craig Ferguson

When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart by Vicki Tiede from personal experience

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Coping With Chronic Illness

Breathe Better, Live in Wellness: Winning Your Battle Over Shortness of Breath by Jane Martin

I’m Still Here: A Breakthrough Approach to Understanding Someone Living with Alzheimer’s by John Ziesel

Live Your Life With COPD- 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope by Jane Martin

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder and the Stigma by Kaitleigh Schneider

Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight by Kasey Van Norman

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness (New Edition) by Paul J. Donoghue

The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life by Cherie Register

The Chronic Illness Workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life by Patricia A. Fennell

The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard by Kara Tippetts

When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without by Laura Story

When Will I Feel Better?: Understanding Chronic Illness (Comforting Little Hearts) by by Robin Prince Monroe (Author) , Trudy Calvert (Illustrator)

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Healing the Broken Places
and Growing Closer to Jesus


7 Days of Soul Care by Dolly Lee

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing (8 Keys to Mental Health) by Babette Rothschild

66 Ways God Loves You by Jennifer Rothschild

A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises by Renee Swope

Battered Hope by Carol Graham

Be Still and Know by Lois R. Hoogeveen

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Breathing Room: Letting Go So You Can Fully Live by Leeana Tankersley

Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace (Morgan James Faith) by Susan B. Mead

Dear Jesus: Seeking His Light in Your Life by Sarah Young

Deeper: Living in the Reality of God’s Love by Debbie Alsdorf

Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonnie Gray

Fulfilled: Learning to Live the Life God Promised by Danise Jurado

God’s Heart for You: Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman by Holley Gerth

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story by Wendy Blight 

Hope When It Hurts by Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton

How Jesus Broke the Rules to Set You Free: God’s Plan for Women to Walk in Power and Purpose by Sharon Jaynes

I AM: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is by Michele Cushatt

It’s All Under Control: A Journey of Letting Go, Hanging On, ad Finding a Peace You Almost Forgot Was Possible by Jennifer Dukes Lee

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young

Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women: He Treasures, Esteems, and Delights in You by Bruce Marchiano

Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence by Sarah Young

Life After Breath: After Her Husband Takes His Last Breath, and After She Tries to Catch Hers by Susan VandePol

Loop: What Women Need to Know by Jennifer Camp

Lord, Heal My Hurts: A Devotional Study on God’s Care and Deliverance by Kay Arthur

Love Embraced: A Journey In and Through Suffering by Anna Louise Smit

Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval – and Seeing Yourself through God’s Eyes by Jennifer Dukes Lee

Making It Home: Finding My Way to Peace, Identity, and Purpose by Emily T. Wieringa

Meet the New You: A 21-Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change by Elisa Pulliam

Million Little Ways, A: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman

Mosaic of Grace: God’s Beautiful Reshaping of Our Broken Lives by James Prescott

Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing after Sexual Abuse by Mary DeMuth

On the Threshold of Hope (AACC Counseling Library) by Diane Mandt Langberg

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces by Ann Voskamp

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Seeking Solace: Discovering Grace in Life’s Hard Places by Joy Lenton

Shame Lifter: Replacing Your Fears and Tears with Forgiveness, Truth, and Hope by Marilyn Hontz

Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings by Lettie B. Cowman

Surrendered Hearts: An Adoption Story of Love, Loss, and Learning to Trust by Lori Schumaker

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Schwiebert and DeKlyen (Authors), Bills (Illustrator)

The Artist’s Way (Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self) by Julia Cameron

The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele

The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning

The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren

The Invisible Woman: When Only God Sees – A Special Story for Mothers by Nicole Johnson

The Search for Significance Devotional Journal: A 60-day Journey to Discovering Your True Worth by Robert S. McGee

The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes by Robert S. McGee 

The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Walsh

The Voice: Listening for God’s Voice and Finding Your Own by Sandi Patty

The Walking Wounded by “Secret Angel”

Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary E. De Muth

Under God’s Umbrella by Holley Gerth

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa Teurkerst

When a Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference by Jo Ann Fore

When the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life’s Desperate Moments by Kay Arthur

Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul by Bonnie Gray

Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?: Helping (Not Hurting) Those with Emotional Difficulties by Dwight L. Carlson

Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home by Amber Haines

You’re Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be by Holley Gerth

You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide by Holley Gerth

You’re Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days by Holley Gerth

You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect by Holley Gerth

You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for Youby Holley Gerth


Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington

Divine by Karen Kingsbury

Grace in Africa Series by Kay Marshall Strom

The Call of Zulina: Book One in Grace in Africa

The Voyage of Promise: Grace in Africa Series #2

The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3

No Tomorrow by June Caedmon

Pardon’s Price: One Young Woman’s Dramatic Journey of Faith as She Faces the Ultimate Test by Diane Yoder

Rush of Wings Series by Kristen Heitzmann

A Rush of Wings (A Rush of Wings Series #1)

The Still of Night (A Rush of Wings Series #2)

The Breath of Dawn (A Rush of Wings Series #3)

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

The Forever Stone by Gloria Repp

The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

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Stories of Survival

Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit by J.R. Martinez and Alexandra Rockey Fleming

Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith by Amy Bovaird

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton




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