suggested reading

The Twelve Steps – A Spiritual Journey by Recovery Publications, 1990
A Working Guide for Adult Children from Addictive and Other Dysfunctional Families – Based on Biblical Teachings

In the Garden of the New Creation is a manual created especially for women who have completed a post-abortion program. It deals with recovery from shame. Created by therapist Debbie Woodhams – McDaniel M.A. LPC, you can order it through

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion by Theresa Burke (founder of Rachel’s Vineyard) and David Reardon. Order from Rachel’s Vineyard Office – (610-354-0555) or online at:

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Christian psychotherapist Dan Allender. Available with a companion workbook.

Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life by Christian therapists Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

What’s Good About Anger? by Christian therapist Lynette Hoy; CounselCare Publications 2002.

The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the frustrations that sabotage your life. (2003), John Wiley & Sons. 199 pages. Written by Les Carter. A companion workbook is also available. (Secular.)

Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope. (2001, APA Books), by Robert D. Enright. 299 pages.

On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Hope and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. by Diane Mandt Langberg, Tyndale House Publishers 1999. Christian.

Deceived by Shame; Desired by God. (2001, NavPress). Cynthia Humbert

The Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory, available through the Catherine of Siena Institute at, or The Catherine of Siena Institute, PO Box 26440, Colorado Springs, CO 80936; (888) 878-6789 (toll free US).

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns. Avon Press 1999. (Secular.)

For Better…Forever! A Catholic Guide to Lifelong Marriage. Dr. Greg Popcak, OSV Press, 256 pages.

The Healing Journey for Adult Children of Alcoholics. Daryl E. Quick, InterVarsity Press 1990.

The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser (Doubleday) includes Chapter 9, “A Spirituality of Sexuality”, an excellent foundational reading on the wholeness of human sexuality from a Catholic Christian perspective.

Safe People. Zondervan 1996, 208 pages. Cloud, Townsend and Cloud. A guide that helps us learn how to build emotionally safe relationships.

The Four Steps to Healing. By Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC, Tabor Garden Press 2007.

Your Not Alone: Healing Through God’s Grace After Abortion by Jennifer O’Neill
Health Communications, Inc 2005

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D. Health Communications, Inc 1997

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