Good Books

These are books that have been formational for me and that I would highly recommend checking out.

On Knowing God:

Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
My Utmost for His Highest (Oswald Chambers)
Desiring God (John Piper)
Celebration of Disciplines (Richard Foster)
The Spirit of the Disciplines (Dallas Willard)
Experiencing the Spirit (Robert Heidler)

On Emotional Health and Self-Knowledge:

Boundaries (Henry Cloud, John Townsend)
The Emotionally Healthy Woman (Geri Scazzero)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Susan Cain)
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery (Ian Morgen Cron, Suzanne Stabile)

On Romance:

True Love in a World of False Hope (Robbie Castleman)
The Meaning of Marriage (Tim Keller)
How to Find a Date Worth Keeping (Henry Cloud)

On Ministry:

The Emotionally Healthy Church (Peter Scazzero)
The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower our Ministry (Mandy Smith)
In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling (Emmanuel Lartey)
Troubled minds: Mental illness and the church’s mission (Amy Simpson)
The Anointing (R.T. Kendall)
Translating God (Shawn Bolz)

On Women in Ministry:

Equal (Katia Adams)
A Year of Biblical Womanhood (Rachel Held Evans)

On Spiritual Abuse and Healing

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse (David Johnson, Jeff VanVonderen)
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Bessel van der Kolk)
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World (Serene Jones)
Searching For Sunday (Rachel Held Evans)