Chris Chandler, MA, LMHC, CSAT | Booklist

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Chemical Dependency

Facing Addiction – Patrick Carnes
Addiction and Grace—by Gerad G. May, M.D.
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction – Rebecca Williams
A Gentle Path throught the 12-Steps – Patrick Carnes


Sexual Addiction Recovery

Out of the Shadows – Patrick Carnes
Facing the Shadows workbook – Patrick Carnes
Pure Desire – Ted Roberts
Pure Eyes – Craig Goss
Always Turned On – Robert Weiss
A Gentle Path through the 12-Steps – Patrick Carnes
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming – Henri J.M. Nouwen
Clergy Sexual Misconduct – John Thoburn
False Intimacy – Harry W. Schaumburg
Wired for Intimacy – William Struthers
Female Perversions– Louise J. Kaplan
Sexual Anorexia – Patrick Carnes
Answers in the Heart – Annonymous
Sex Addicts Annonymous – SAA Fellowship


Behavioral Changes and Grounding

Mindsight – Dr. Dan Siegel
Deep Survival – Laurence Gonzales

Underlying Core Wounds

Betrayal Bond – Patrick Carnes
Healing the Shame That Binds You – John Bradshaw
Healing the Child Within – Charles Whitfield
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

Marriage, Relationships, Codependency-& Intimacy

Boundaries – Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Facing Codependence – Pia Melody
Intimacy Factor – Pia Melody
Codependent No More – Melody Beattie
Intimacy & Desire – David Schnarch
Couples Guide to Intimacy – Bill Bercaw
Passionate Marriage – David Schnarch
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John M. Gottman
Love & Respect: the love she most desires; the respect he desperately needs—by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (video version is highly entertaining.
Love & War – John & Stasi Eldridge
Intended for Pleasure – Ed Wheat
Resurrecting Sex – David Schnarch
Intimate Allies – Dan Allender
I & Thou – Martin Buber
Can Love Last – Stephen A. Mitchell
Social Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

Partners of Sex Addicts

Mending a Shattered Heart – Stephanie Carnes
Betrayal Bond – Patrick Carnes
Facing Heartbreak – Stephanie Carnes
Intimate Treason – Claudia Black


Chemical Dependency

Facing Addiction – Patrick Carnes
Addiction and Grace – Gerad G. May, M.D.
Almost Alcoholic – Dr. Robert Doyle
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction – Rebecca Williams
A Gentle Path through the 12-Steps – Patrick Carnes


Men’s Issues

Silence of Adam – Dr. Larry Crabb
Wild at Heart – John Eldredge
Fathered by God – John Eldridge
Discipline’s of a Godly Man – R. Kent Hughes



The Mindful Brain – Daniel Siegel
Whereever you go, There you are – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for depression – Zindel Segal
Mindfulness – Ellen Langer



Feeling Good – David Burns
When Panic Attacks – David Burns
Fearless – Max Lucado
Ruthless Trust – Brennan Manning
The Mindful Way Through Depression – Mark William, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Breaking Free – Beth Moore
Change your brain, change your life – Daniel Amen
Mindsight – Daniel Siegel


Personal Growth / Self-Care

The Healing Path—by Dan Allender
Telling Secrets—by Frederick Buechner
Bold Love – Dan Allender
Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster
The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
Brain Rules – John Medina
How People Change – Timothy Lane


Relating With God

Finding God – Larry Crabb
Knowing God – J.I. Packer
Some of the Ways of God in Healing – Joy Dawson


Suffering & Faith

The Cry of the Soul – Dan Allender
God at War: the bible & spiritual conflict—by Gregory Boyd
Bold Love—by Dan Allender
The Problem of Pain—by C.S. Lewis
Satan and the Problem of Evil: constructing a trinitarian warfare theodicy—by Gregory Boyd
The God Who Risks: a theology of providence—by John Sanders
Stumbling Toward Faith – Renee Altson
Embodying Forgiveness – Gregory L. Jones
Rees Howells: Intercessor – Norman Grubb


Leadership & Vocation

The Four Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferris
Leading with a Limp – Dr. Dan Allender
Let Your Life Speak – Parker Palmer
The Wounded Healer – Henri Nouwen
To Know As We Are Known – Parker Palmer
Difficult Conversations – Douglass Stone
Getting To Yes – Roger Fisher and William Ury of the Harvard Negotiation Project
The One Minute Manager – Kenneth Blanchard
The Last Word On Power – Tracy Goss



Brainstorm – Dr. Dan Siegel
Gifts of Imperfect Parenting – Brene Brown
No Drama Discipline – Dan Siegel
Parenting with Love and Logic – Foster Cline & Jim Fay
Disciplines of a Godly Family – R. Kent Hughes
Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child – John Gottman
What’s the Big Deal About Porn? – Jill Manning


Sexual Abuse

The Wounded Heart – Dan Allender
Naming the Shadows – Susan Roth

Psychological Theory

Existential Psychotherapy – Irvin D. Yalom
The Drama of the Gifted Child – Alice Miller
Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

Other Good Reading

Love’s Executioner – Irvin D. Yalom
Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller