Student Life

Suggested Books

The following is a list of recommended books for college-aged individuals, many of which are written from a Christian perspective, that provide insight into issues of concern.  Many of the ese books are available in the Counseling Center library, for students to borrow. 

Seamonds, David   Healing for Damaged Emotions
Seamonds, David   Redeeming the Past



Hart, Archibald   Healing Life's Hidden Addictions
Keegan, Kyle   Chasing the High (One Young Person's Experience with Substance Abuse)
Wilson, Sandra   Released from Shame



Kelly, Kate   You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!



Carter, Les   The Anger Trap
Mintle, Linda   Breaking Free from Anger & Unforgiveness
Rubin, Theodore   The Angry Book



Antony, Martin   The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook
Hart, Archibald   The Anxiety Cure
Meyer, Joyce   In Pursuit of Peace



Alberti, Robert   Your Perfect Right
Braiker, Harriet   The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome
Carter, Les   People Pleasers
Leman, Kevin   Pleasers
Meyer, Joyce   Approval Addiction: Overcoming your need to please everyone


Bi-Polar Disorder

Jamison, Kay Redfield   An Unquiet Mind
Jamison, Kay Redfield   Touched with Fire
Miklowitz, David   Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide



Arterburn, Stephen   Addicted to Love
Beattie, Melody   Codependent No More
Halpern, Howard   How to Break Addiction to a Person



Allender, Dan   The Healing Path
Hart, Archibald   Unmasking Male Depression
Hart, Archibald   Unveiling Depression in Women
Meyer, Joyce   Seven Things That Steal Your Joy
Mintle, Linda   Breaking Free from Depression


Domestic Violence

Frieze, Irene   Hurting the One You Love
Kirshenbaum, Mira   Too Good to Leave Too Bad to Stay
Scott, Catherine   Lovestruck


Eating Disorders

Bevere, Lisa   You are Not What You Weigh
Graham, Michelle   Wanting To Be Her
Hornbacher, Marya   Wasted
Minirth, Frank   Love Hunger
Roth, Geneen   Breaking Free from Emotional Eating


Emotional Growth

Clinton, Tim   Turn Your Life Around
Cloud, Henry   Changes that Heal
Shea, Shawn   Happiness Is



Augsburger, David   The New Freedom of Forgiveness
Kendall, R.T.   Total Forgiveness
Smedes, Lewis.   Forgive & Forget



Lewis, C. S.   A Grief Observed
Lewis, C. S.   The Problem of Pain
Yancey, Philip   Where is God When It Hurts



Carder, David   Torn Asunder - Recovering from Extramarital Affairs
Parrott, Les   Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts
Wright, Norman   Before You Say "I Do"


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Kant, Jared Douglas   The Thought that Counts (One Teenager's Experience with OCD)
Schwartz, Jeffrey   Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Levine, Peter   Waking the Tiger
Williams, Mary Beth   The PTSD Workbook



Allender, Dan   Bold Love
Chapman, Gary   The Five Love Languages
Clinton, Tim   Attachments: Why You Love, Feel, and Act the Way You Do
Cloud, Henry   Boundaries
Eldgrege, John   The Sacred Romance
Hendrix, Harville   Getting the Love You Want
Parrott, Les   Relationships
Parrott, Les   Seven Secrets of a Healthy Dating Relationship
Wright, Norman   Always Daddy's Girl



Crabb, Larry   Inside Out
Mintle, Linda   Breaking Free from a Negative Self-Image
Schiraldi, Glenn   The Self-Esteem Workbook



Conterio, Karen   Bodily Harm
McCormick, Patricia   Cut
Strong, Marilee   Bright Red Scream


Sexual Abuse

Allender, Dan   The Wounded Heart
Bass, Ellen   Beginning to Heal
Imbens, Annie   Christianity and Incest
Langberg, Diane   On the Threshold of Hope


Sexual Addiction

Arterburn, Stephen   Every Young Man's Battle Workbook
Carnes, Patrick   Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Schaumburg, Harry   False Intimacy


Sexual Assault

Lauer, Teresa   The Truth about Rape



Basso, Michael   The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality
Hart, Archibald   Secrets of Eve
Hart, Archibald   The Sexual Man
Leman, Kevin   Sheet Music
Rosenau, Douglas   A Celebration of Sex



Hurnard, Hannah   Hinds' Feet on High Places
Lewis, C. S.   Mere Christianity
Manning, Brennan   Abba's Child
McMinn, Mark   Finding our Way Home
Nouwen, Henri   Life of the Beloved
Ortberg, John   Life You've Always Wanted
Yancey, Philip   What's So Amazing About Grace



Crabb, Larry   The Pressure's Off
Hart, Archibald   Adrenaline and Stress
Hemfelt, Robert   We Are Driven
Swenson, Richard   Margin



Lezine, Dequincy   Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide