Counsel For Hope

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Counsel For Hope in Lincolnton, NC offers a list of recommended resources , such as books, for various issues as it relates to our counseling services and strategies.

Spiritual Formation 

  • “Inside Out” by Larry Crabb
  • “Beyond Ourselves” by Catherine Marshall
  • “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers
  • “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis
  • “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers
  • “A Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
  • “The Search for Significance” by Robert S. McGee
  • “Waking the Dead” by John Eldredge
  • “The Bondage Breaker” by Neil Anderson
  • “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster
  • “Strong Women Soft Hearts” by Paula Rinehart
  • “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard
  • “The Healing Path” by Dan Allendar


  • “The Sacred Influence” by Gary Thomas
  • “The Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas
  • “Love and Respect” by Emereson Eggerichs
  • “The Marriage Builder” by Larry Crabb
  • “For Women Only” by Shaunti Feldman
  • “For Men Only” by Shaunti Feldman
  • “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
  • You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy: The classic self help book for Adults with ADD.
  • “The DNA of Relationships for Couples” by Gary Smalley and Robert Paul
  • “Boundaries in Marriage” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • “Hold Me Tight” by Sue Johnson
  • “Before a Bad Goodbye” by Timothy E. Clinton
  • “The Divorce Remedy” by Michele Weiner Davis
  • “What it’s Like to be Married to Me” by Linda Dillow

Recovery From Infidelity 

  • “Unfaithful” by Gary and Mona Shriver
  • “Torn Asunder: Recovering from Extramarital Affairs” by David Carder
  • “Broken Heart on Hold” by Linda Rooks
  • "Faithful and True Ministries"
  • “Shattered Vows” by Debra Laaser


  • “The Connected Child” by Dr. Karyn Purvis
  • “Shepherding your Child’s Heart” by Ted Tripp
  • “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • “Dare to Discipline” by James Dobson
  • “The Key to your Child’s Heart” by Gary Smalley
  • “Boundaries with Kids” by John Townsend and Henry Cloud

Special Issues with Kids/Teens

  • “The Explosive Child” by Ross Greene
  • “The Strong Willed Child” by Dr. James Dobson
  • “Taking Charge of ADHD” by Russell A. Barkley
  • “Raising Your Spirited Child” by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • “The Out of Sync Child” by Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller
  • “Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss” by Claudia Jewett Jarratt
  • “Raising a Sensory Smart Child” by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske
  • Children and Adults with ADHD


  • “Adrenaline and Stress” by Dr. Archibald Hart
  • “The Anxiety Cure” by Dr. Archibald Hart
  • “Reinventing Your Life” by Jeffrey Young and Janet Klosko
  • “Take Time for Your Life” by Cheryl Richardson


  • “Boundaries” by John Townsend and Henry Cloud
  • “Who’s Pushing Your Buttons” by John Townsend
  • “The Five Languages of Apology” by Gary Chapman
  • “Bold Love” by Dan Allendar
  • “From Fear to Love” by Ray and Nancy Kane


  • “Lady in Waiting: Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right” by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones
  • “Twentysomething” by Margaret Feinberg

Spiritual, Sexual, Physical, Emotional, Verbal Abuse

  • “The Wounded Heart” by Dan Allendar
  • "Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through The Stages of Recovery" by Shannon Thomas
  • "The Three Faces of Evil" by Christine Louis de Canonville
  • "Co-Dependent No More" by Melody Beattie
  • Spiritual/Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse See "Through The FOG"

Eating Disorders


  • “Dear Birthmother” by Kathleen Silber
  • “Adopting After Infertility”, by Patricia Irwin Johnston
  • “Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother” by Jana Wolff
  • “With Eyes Wide Open” by Miller and Ward
  • “Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew” by Sherrie Eldridge
  • “Adopting the Hurt Child” by Gregory Keck
  • “Beneath the Mask” by Debbie Riley
  • “Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self” by David Brodzinsky

Adoption books for Children

“Tell Me Again about the Night that I was Born” by Jamie Lee Curtis

“How I Was Adopted” by Joanna Cole

“A Mother for Choco” by Keiko Kasza

Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center

Adoptive Families

Center for Adoption Support and Education 

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