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Recommended Christian Books/Workbooks to Teach “How to” Skills

The Anger Workbook   
Authors: Les Carter & Dr. Frank Minirth
This 237-page book offers a unique 13-step interactive program that will help you identify the best ways to handle anger and identify learned patterns of relating, thinking, and behaving in your life that influence your anger. 

  

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life     
Authors: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
This 304-page book is about developing emotional and relational boundaries. It focuses on helping you take responsibility for your own actions and not let others run over your boundaries by using guilt, anger, or manipulation. 

Boundaries Workbook 

 Changes That Heal: Four Practical Steps to a Happier, Healthier You     
Authors: Dr. Henry Cloud
This 336-page book teaches four key skills: bonding to others, separating from others, sorting out good and bad, and becoming an emotional adult. Each skill is reviewed through the lenses of grace, truth and time.   

Changes That Heal Workbook 

  The Choosing to Forgive Workbook 
Authors: Les Carter & Dr. Frank Minirth
This 254-page workbook includes a 12-step plan that guides you through the elements that are crucial to forgiveness and healing. 

 

 Forgiving Our Parents, Forgiving Ourselves  
Author: Dr. David Stoop
This 256-page book helps people who grew up in dysfunctional families to find hope, healing and the power to move forward with their lives. 

  

The Grief Recovery Workbook: Helping You Weather the Storms of Death, Divorce, and Overwhelming Disappointments    
Author: “Chaplain Ray” Guinta
This 256-page workbook walks readers through the step-by-step process of grief and loss.  Both tangible and intangible losses are thoroughly covered.  *** Contact ACCFS for copies. 

 

Learning to Tell Myself the Truth    
Author: William Backus, Ph.D.
This 220-page workbook helps readers to understand their negative self-talk and learn to use scriptural truths to think in a more healthy, Christ-like manner. It includes specific chapters on dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, and perfectionism.