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Recommended Books on Various Personal Issues


There are many good Christian books that will help you grow and think through different personal issues. We've recommended a few below, but we'd also encourage you to talk to your small group leader if you can.

Personality
Your personality and the spiritual life by Reginald Johnson
Introverts in the church by Adam McHugh

Gender
The gender agenda by Elisabeth Goddard & Claire Hendry

All relationships
Relationships: A mess worth making by Timothy S Lane & Paul David Tripp

Friendship
True friendship by Vaughn Roberts

Singleness
The heart of singleness by Andrea Trevenna

Sexuality
Walking with gay friends by Alex Tylee

Dating
The sacred search by Gary Thomas

Marriage
The meaning of marriage by Tim Keller
Acting right when your spouse acts wong by Leslie Vernick
Love across latitudes by Janet Fraser-Smith (cross cultural marriage)

Divorce & remarriage
Questions about divorce and remarriage by Andrew Cornes

Raising children
Shepherding a child's heart by Tedd Tripp
World proof your kids by Timothy Sisemore

Fostering & adoption
Home for good by Krish Kandiah

Childlessness
Just the two of us by Eleanor Margesson & Sue McGowan
Miscarriage: What every woman needs to know by Lesley Regan

Abortion
Healing after abortion by David Powlison

Issues around ageing and death
Nearing home by Billy Graham
Matters of life and death by John Wyatt
Insight into dementia by Rosemary Hurtly & Sheila Jacobs
Insight into bereavement by Wendy Bray

Money
Money by Chris Wight

Work
Work Matters by Tom Nelson

Stress & anxiety
The busy Christian's guide to business by Tim Chester
Running scared by Edward Welch

Issues around the military
Reuniting after military deployment by Rob Green

Rest
Working from a place of rest by Tony Horsfall

Self esteem
Insight into self esteem by Chris Ledger & Wendy Bray
Shame interrupted by Edward Welch
Am I beautiful by Chine Mbubaegbu

Depression & self harm
I'm not supposed to feel like this by Christopher Williams, Paul Richards & Ingrid Whitton
Insight into self-harm by Helena Wilkinson & Abbie Robson

Addiction
Insight into addition by Andre Radmall

Pornography
Captured by a better vision by Tim Chester

Issues around eating
A new name by Emma Scrivener

Disability
The enabed life by Roy McCloughry

Boundaries
Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Domestic violence
No place for abuse by Nancy Nason-Clark & Catherine Clark Kroeger

Bullying
Insight into child & adult bullying by Helena Wilkinson

Anger
Insight into anger by Wendy Bray & Christine Ledger

Forgiveness
Total forgiveness by R T Kendall

Spiritual warfare
Did the devil make me do it by Mike McKinley

Controversial issues
The Zondervan Counterpoints series does a series of books on issues where Christians disagree, including miraculous gifts, the Lord's Supper, creation and evolution etc. In each book different theologians set out their views and respond to the views of their fellow contributors - giving you a range of different views, graciously and robustly discussed in one book.


We hope to have a number of these titles at our Resources Centre which is open after all major services on a Sunday. But if they aren't in stock they should be available from a number of online sellers.