Books We Use

A unique and personal look into treatment of eating disorders, written by a therapist and her former patient, now a therapist herself. This is no ordinary book on how to overcome an eating disorder. The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue. For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid. The authors bring self-disclosure to a level not yet seen in an eating disorder book and offer hope to readers that full recovery is possible.

 Satan is the master deceiver; his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of their struggles. Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation,” says Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, “Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners.” In this bestseller, Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women- lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to counter and overcome Satan’s deceptions: God’s truth!

Are you in control of your life? People often focus so much on being loving and forgiving that they forget their own limits. Have you ever found yourself wondering: Can I say no and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? How do I stand up to hurtful behavior or abuse? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? In this award-winning New York Times bestselling book, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions. They show you how to set healthy boundaries with your parents, spouse, children, friends, coworkers, social media, and even with yourself. This updated and expanded edition specifically shows how to set boundaries in our increasingly digital world. Unpacking the ten laws of boundaries, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new happiness and health to your relationships. You’ll discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

Does God care about our relationships? We all have relationships-but what kind? Are they satisfying or empty? Are they superficial or deep? Do we generally get along with people, or is there a trail of conflict in our past? Should we get along with everyone? Does it matter? More importantly, do our relationships matter to God? Does He care when a husband and wife turn their backs on each other? When children sob in their bedrooms? When parents lie awake at night because of wayward children? When teenagers stomp out of the house? When in-laws feel left out? Does it matter to God when church business meetings get tense? Is He concerned with how we talk to each other in the body of Christ? Or how we talk about each other? God’s Word says how we get along with one another matters very much to God. And His Word includes instructions telling us how to build relationships and how to resolve problems. Inspirational and practical, Getting Along With People God’s Way points us all to the life and teachings of Jesus who modeled perfectly the way of peace. Following Him, we have what we need to restore, build, and maintain healthy relationships.

Stuck in eating and body image issues? You are not alone. Everyday, countless numbers of women succumb to distorted thinking that leads to disordered eating and body image ideals. But when these root issues are exposed, women become empowered to walk victoriously over their eating and body image issues and transform their thinking through Scripture and spiritual disciplines. Transformed is a 12-session Bible study that shares my journey and the process that God used to help me find freedom and restoration. It includes: gripping true stories of freedom journeys, foundational reading and reflection on key scriptures, practical, daily guidance for each step of the process, and an intentional path to allow God to create lasting change. Release your body image ideals and reclaim your God-given image by letting God transform the way you see yourself

For those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and those who love and care for them, The Wounded Heart offers a tender, compassionate window into the psychological effects of abuse and the theological foundations for healing. Thirty years ago, with great courage and vision, Dan Allender brought Christians to the table to acknowledge, understand, and help victims heal from their firsthand experience with sexual abuse. His work continues to help victims and those who love them to honestly acknowledge their abuse, take responsibility for their healing, and learn to love bravely in spite of their trauma. The Wounded Heart has sold over 400,000 copies and has been the first book family, friends, counselors, pastors, and victims have turned to in search of Christian answers to the calamity of sexual abuse. With a new introduction reflecting on the book’s ongoing importance and a companion workbook for personal and group recovery, The Wounded Heart continues to offer the bold assurance to sexual abuse victims that they can find their way to joy and hope in the comforting embrace of a good God.