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
    1. Intervention (Intervention Series, Book 1)
    2. Vicious Cycle (Intervention, Book 2)
    3. 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
  • 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 
  • How Jesus Broke the Rules to Set You Free: God’s Plan for Women to Walk in Power and Purpose by Sharon Jaynes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 You by Holley Gerth


  • Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington
  • The Forever Stone by Gloria Repp
  • Grace in Africa Series by Kay Marshall Strom
    1. The Call of Zulina: Book One in Grace in Africa
    2. The Voyage of Promise: Grace in Africa Series #2
    3. The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3
  • No Tomorrow by June Caedmon
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Rush of Wings Series by Kristen Heitzmann
    1. A Rush of Wings (A Rush of Wings Series #1)
    2. The Still of Night (A Rush of Wings Series #2)
    3. Breath of Dawn, The
  • Pardon’s Price: One Young Woman’s Dramatic Journey of Faith as She Faces the Ultimate Test by Diane Yoder
  • The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer

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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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