Over the years I have read many books that I have found to be helpful for me. On this page I will share with you the list of books that I have read. I will also share a list of books that I haven’t read yet, but seem like they may be helpful. When I first started my healing journey, and I wasn’t sure what to do, I had a hard time finding books that were geared towards helping sexual abuse survivors. That is why I feel it’s important to have this list available for you. Not all of these books are about sexual abuse, but I have found them to be helpful to me in different areas of my life. I hope you will find the books on these lists helpful too.

Books I Have Read 

  1. The Bible
  2. Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life – By: Susan Forward, Ph.D. with Craig Buck
  3. Who Switched Off My Brain? : Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions – By: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  4. Hurt People Hurt People – By: Sandra D. Wilson
  5. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate – By: Gary Chapman
  6. They Walked With Him – By: Donna VanLiere
  7. A Woman’s Way through The Twelve Steps – By: Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D. — This is a great book, and the lessons taught in this book work for every aspect of a person’s life. You don’t have to be an alcoholic to read this book. You can substitute any addiction (food, drugs, sex, co-dependency, etc…) for the word alcohol. I read this book as part of a co-dependency group, and I learned a great deal from it. There is also a work book that goes along with this book.
  8. Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – By: Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D with Spencer Smith
  9. Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook – By: Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon 
  10. Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind – By: Joyce Meyer 
  11. When God Doesn’t Make Sense – By: Dr. James Dobson
  12. Every Day A Friday – By: Joel Osteen
  13. The Bait of Satan (Living Free From the Deadly Trap of Offense) – By: John Bevere
  14. The Rescued Soul – By Christina Enevoldsen
  15. The Search For Significance – By Robert S. McGee 
  16. Kill The Spider – By Carlos Whittaker
  17. Goliath Must Fall – By Louie Giglio

Books I Have Not Read

  1.  Boundaries – By Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  2. Safe Places: Finding Security in the Passages of Your Life – By Stephen Arterburn, Frank Minirth, & Paul Meier
  3. Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing – By Joyce Meyer
  4. The Seven Desires of Every Heart – By Mark R. Laaser
  5. Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse – By Nicole Braddock Bromley
  6. Breath: Finding Freedom to Thrive in Relationships After Childhood Sexual Abuse – By Nicole Braddock Bromely
  7. Healing the Shame that Binds You – By John Bradshaw
  8. The Love Dare – By Stephen & Alex Kendrick with Lawerence Kimbrough
  9. Bad Childhood — Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood – By Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  10. Do Yourself a Favor…Forgive: Learning How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness – By Joyce Meyer
  11. Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone – By Joyce Meyer
  12. Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life – By Joyce Meyer
  13. The Bondage Breaker – By Neil T. Anders
  14. Telling Yourself the Truth – By William Backus and Marie Chapian
  15. Secret Survivor (Her Story) – By T.E. Best / Author T.E. Best is also a lifestyle and weight loss coach, a radio host, a motivational speaker, and part of RAINN’s speaker bureau. Check out her website here.
  16. Reigning After the Rain (Living Freely after Abuse) – By T.E Best