Reading List

Parenting
1-2-3 Magic
by Thomas Phelan

How to Behave so your Children Will Too!
by Sal Severe

Living Passages for the Whole Family: Celebrating Rites of Passage from Birth to Adulthood
by Shea Darian

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years
by Jim Fay

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic
by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Parenting With Love And Logic
by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Raising a Happy Spirit
by Julianna Lyddon, M.C.

Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life
by Shea Darian

Seven Times the Sun
by Shea Darian
 
Child Abuse Prevention / Aftermath
The Silent Children by Linda Sanford
parenting guide about abuse, prevention and development (easy reading)

Chilly Stomach by Jeanette Caines
story for young children, teaches them to honor their feelings and tell adult (easy reading)

Just Before Dawn by Jan Hindman
to help families and therapists with sexual abuse issues

Spiders and Flies by Donald Hillman
guide for parents and teachers of sexually abused children

The Trouble with Secrets by Karen Johnson
how to help children deal with and talk about abuse

Child Lures by Ken Wodden
what parents should know about preventing abuse and abduction

The Mother’s Book: How to Survive the Molestation of Your Child by Carolyn M. Byerly
on feelings of parents and children, legal options, etc.
 
Child Abuse & Child Advocacy

Church of Lies
by Flora Jessop

Escape
by Carolyn Jessop

The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children
by Eliana Gil

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children: Integrating Directive and Nondirective Approaches
by Eliana Gil

Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children
by Eliana Gil

Tears of Rage
by John Walsh
 
Adult Survivor / Self-Help
The Courage to Heal (also)
Beginning to Heal by Laura Davis and Ellen Bass
how to identify feelings and begin the healing process

Keeping Life Simple by Karen Levine
500 tips for simplifying your life (easy reading)

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
simple, common sense advice (easy reading)

Conspiracy of Silence by Sandra Butler
collection of personal accounts; how abuse affects self and others

Victims No Longer by Mike Lew
specifically for male survivors

You Can Heal Your Life (also)
Love Yourself – Heal Your Life (also)
Heart Thoughts by Louise Hay
positive thinking and self-discovery
 
Domestic Violence
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft
 
Addiction & Recovery
Many Roads, One Journey by Charlotte Davis Kasi
beyond the 12 steps, lengthy (medium – difficult reading)

The Recovery Book by Al Mooney, Arlene and Howard Eisenberg
overview of recovery, question and answer format

A.A. – A Simple Program by Bill Pittman
update of original Alcoholics Anonymous charter

Don’t Call it Love by Dr. Patrick Carnes
for recovering sex abuse addicts
 
Health Related
AIDS: The Facts by John Langone;

AIDS: Trading Fear for Facts by Karen Hein and Theresa Foy
both provide data and information on AIDS (easy reading)

No Time to Wait by Nick Slano
guide for care and living with HIV

Alzheimer’s by Howard Greutzer
the caregiver’s source-book, informative
 
Positive Living / Self-Help
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
by Byron Katie

Real Love: The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love & Fulfilling Relationships
by Greg Baer, MD