Recommended Books, Apps and More
I love books. Books and the ideas embedded in them have changed my life. And they have changed the life of my clients, friends, and community. Therefore, I thought I would put together a list of a little over a 130 books (I know …it’s a lot) that have profoundly shaped my life and many of the people that I work with. In fact, I would say that the majority of these books have been mentioned in session (by me or the client) on numerous occasions over the years. They are all books that I have read and many I have read over numerous times, and continue to re-read.
Books can be hard to recommend sometimes though because every reader has different tastes about what they like. What all these books do contain are some major ideas that have shifted the thinking for myself and many. These books and ideas come from a wide variety of voices with varying views and beliefs, therefore, I am letting you know that I don’t necessarily love, like, believe, or ascribe to every idea in every book. But I believe that each of these books have some important ideas about how we can transform our lives. I hope you find this list helpful.
Marriage, Intimacy, Relationships and Affair Recovery
Anxiety and Depression
Leadership, Personal Development, Vocation and Performance
Trauma, Addiction and Recovery
Faith, Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Ministry
Grief, Loss and Forgiveness
I highly recommend that the 6 books below, which are a part of the Starbridge Series be read in the order they were written (i.e. order below). I have read the series 9 times and have learned something new about myself each time. Though for anyone, I highly recommend that people in ministry, especially pastors, read this series
Glittering Images (Starbridge)
Recommended Apps & Resources
In session I am often recommending a variety of tools to clients, from mobile apps, to journals, to relational card decks and videos. Below are some of the tools that I find myself or clients talking about on regular occasions.