Dorie: the Girl Nobody Loved  
~ By Dorie VanStone
This is the story of a little girl who was terribly abused, mistreated and alone until she found out that God loved her. It tells of how God protected her and sustained her. She eventually became a missionary. This is a good book for those who are discontent or need to see how God works all things out for our good.

No Place to Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse
~ Dorie VanStone
An account of how God brought Dorie healing. The book offers hope and help for others who have been abused.

Glenda's Story  
~ Glenda Revell
This is another moving story about a child in a terrible home situation. What encouraged me the most was when I discovered that I was reading another book by this lady,

With Love from a Mother's Heart.
~ Glenda Revell
It is a very good book where she gives some very straight, often hard hitting counsel, in the most loving way to young women. I was encouraged to see how God had matured this frightened, abused little child into a mature, Godly woman who gives wise counsel because of the things God brought her through

Trusting God - Even When Life Hurts
~ Jerry Bridges
All the books that I have read by Bridges have been very good but this one has changed my thinking more than any other book I have read. It helped me to see that everything that happens to me is for my good and God's glory.

Exquisite Agony
~Gene Edwards
This is a very good book along the same lines a Trusting God. It is quite a bit shorter though and its focus is on trusting God when people, especially Christians do wrong  to you. He also wrote another book called A Tale of Three Kings. It is an embellished story of David, Solomon, and Absalom. It is very good for those who are in positions of leadership or who are preparing to be leaders. It will challenge your thinking about what a leader really is before God. The book is very easy to read. It only takes a few hours.

The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life 
~ Hannah Whitall Smith
The title of the book makes it sound a little trite but it is not. It is an old classic published in 1870. Hannah uses vivid stories and word pictures to help the reader understand how to rest in Christ. It helped me to see the personal relationship God has with me.

The Wounded Heart
~Dan B. Allender
This book gives hope to them by helping to understand the complex feelings after being abused. It tells why it happens, what the abuse does to the mind and spirit of the victim, how it affects others in relationship with the victim, and how one gets help. I highly recommend this book

Victory Over the Darkness
It's Jesus' promise to you-the promise that you live triumphantly. But what keeps you from really walking in the joy of the Lord? The powers of darkness attack us daily. But, as Dr. Neil Anderson shows in Victory over the Darkness, you can have the power to conquer them by knowing who you are in Christ. Learn how to: € Realize the power of your identity in Christ € Free yourself from the burdens of your past € Stand against the spiritual forces of this world € Win the battle for your mind € Become the spiritual person you want to be € Discover the truth about God's view of you Neil Anderson has updated and expanded his best-selling Victory over the Darkness for a new generation of readers, spelling out practical and productive ways to experience Christian growth based on Christ's promise. Learn to apply the truths of Scripture as a base from which to renew your mind and become the person Christ empowers you to be. (Description from

The Bondage Breaker
~Neil Anderson
This book is especially good for those who are struggling with negative or sinful thoughts; addictive behavior; issues of guilt or unforgivness and intense spiritual attacks.

The Power of Crying Out
~ Bill Gothard
This book teaches how to get help from God in desperate situations.

Just Before Dawn: Hope for Those Who Walk Through the Nighttime of Abuse and Its Devastating Aftermath
This book by Pam Perez offers insight, inspiration and guidance for the survivors of abuse and those who come alongside them in the healing process. The struggles of the healing journey are spelled out in detail, complete with the stumbling blocks survivors commonly encounter. We highly recommend this book.

Websites - referal network for finding Christian counselors  - a safe house for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder / Multiple Personality Disorder - a healing site for those with Dissiociative Identity Disorder - a site for training Christian lay counselors - a site to help learn the things we missed out on while we were growing up.
Freedom from Addiction
Rhema Journal -- Lessons the Lord has taught me in picture form
Seeds -- inspirational quotes, short stories, and poems.
Disorders -- Explanations of some of the more severe disorders associated with abuse.
Lisa -- a very touching story of another girl's journey to healing in the Lord
Recovery from sexual abuse -- an outstanding site.
Other Stuff
Rekindling Marital Intimacy 
~John Regier
audio cassette series. This series is not just for those who are married. It addresses topics like temporal values, pride, bitterness, rebellion, abuse, moral failure, negative thought patterns, ground yielded to the enemy, evil for evil relationships, and hypocrisy. These tapes have been a big help to me personally and as I counsel others. They can be ordered from the International Center for Biblical Counseling
Orders: 719-573-8051

The Basic Seminar

Focus on the Family
(800) A-FAMILY (232-6459)