Recommended Books

Books are not listed in any particular order and there are many options, so make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

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You Are Not Alone by Dena Yohe







40 Days to Freedom: Prayers and Proclamations to Call Your Backslidden Children Into Their Destiny by Leonora Van Arsdale







Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child by James Banks







101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality by Mike Haley






Books by Beverly Conyers

Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery.Everything Changes: 






Everything Changes Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts








A Long Way Off by Kitti Murray






Books by Sharon Hersh

This author helps you discover your parenting style, giving practical tips on relating to and connecting with your child’s heart


Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon






Mom, I Hate My Life!: Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally Through the Emotional Ups and Downs of Adolescence (A Hand-in-Hand Book)







Mom, I Feel Fat: Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image






Mom, everyone else does!: Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Responding to Peer Pressure to Drink, Smoke, and Use Drugs







Mom, Sex Is No Big Deal! Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Developing a Healthy Sexual Identity






The Last Addiction: Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find Lasting Freedom







Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No with Teens by John Townsend








Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melodie Beattie






Come Back, Barbara by C. John Miller







Courage to Change, Also available from Al Anon (daily readings), and other Al Anon reading material






Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris







Encouragement for the Broken-Hearted Parent (Parenting) by Leslie J. Barner







Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult’s Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder by Federman and Thomson, for teens and college age





Books by Jeff VanVonderen

Good News for the Chemically Dependent and Those Who Love Them






Hope and Help for the Addicted







Hit by a Ton of Bricks: You’re Not Alone When Your Child’s on Drugs by John Vawter






Holding On to Hope: A Pathway through Suffering to the Heart of God by Nancy Guthrie






How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones (Life Points Series) by Dutch Sheets







I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition. by Xavier Amador




Loving Your Rebellious Child: A Survival Guide for Parents of Prodigals by H. Norman Wright






Moments for Families of Prodigals: Meditations by Robert J. Morgan (Daily Devotionals written by the parent of a prodigal)







My Name is Hope: Anxiety, Depression, and Life after Melancholy by John Mark Comer






Parenting by Design by Chris and Michelle Groff.






Parents in Pain: Overcoming the Hurt & Frustration of Problem Children by John White






Parents With Broken Hearts by William Coleman






Parenting Prodigals: Six Principles for Bringing Your Son or Daughter Back to God by Phil Waldrep






Books by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Parent,






The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children







Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On: Trusting God in the Tough Times






Prayers from a Mom’s Heart by Fern Nichols






Praying Prodigals Home: Taking Back What the Enemy Has Stolen by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock






Praying Your Prodigal Home: Unleashing God’s Power to Set Your Loved Ones Free by Richard Burr







Purpose for the Pain By Renee Yohe (Written by our daughter – this book could help your child; a collection of poetic journal entries over a 4 year period chronicling her addiction and depression into the early stages of recovery; not recommended for younger readers due to some language and content). They can be ordered from the To Write Love On Her Arms Store




Reclaiming Surrendered Ground: Protecting Your Family from Spiritual Attacks by Jim Logan






Relief For Hurting Parents: How To Fight For The Lives Of Teenagers: How To Prepare Younger Children For Less Dangerous Journeys Through Teenage Years by Buddy Scott






Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents by Allison Bottke






Shattered Dreams: God’s Unexpected Path to Joy by Larry Crabb






The Bipolar Experience by Leanne Jefferies






The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God (Navigators Reference Library) by Brendan O’Rourke and DeEtte Sauer






When God Doesn’t Make Sense by Dr. James Dobson






When Good Kids Make Bad Choices: Help and Hope for Hurting Parents by Elyse Fitzpatrick






When Homosexuality Hits Home: What to Do When a Loved One Says They’re Gay by Joe Dallas







Wild Child, Waiting Mom: Finding Hope In the Midst of Heartache by Karilee Hayden






Your Prodigal Child by D. James Kennedy








With All Due Respect: 40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teens and Tweens by Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock

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