Recommended Resources : life-changing teaching

God often chooses to share His Truth through human messengers; the divinely inspired writing and teaching of others has played a powerful role in my own healing and spiritual growth. Below is a list of works and websites that have informed and encouraged me, as well as links to fact sheets and articles that may be of help to you. I highly recommend them!

Resources for Dealing With Depression

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Using Sharon L. Fawcett‘s journey through depression as a springboard, Hope for Wholeness: The Spiritual Path to Freedom from Depression investigates the complex relationship between physical, emotional, and spiritual health; explores the opportunities depression offers for personal growth; and describes spiritual treatments that can bring lasting healing. Foreword by Dr. Neil T. Anderson.

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In suicidal danger? Please click the link:  www.suicide.org

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Over 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death. Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.
Want to know the warning signs and other information about suicide? Click these links: www.cmha.ca, www.suicide.org.

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Bestselling author Neil T. Anderson's breakthrough book, Victory Over the Darkness, expounds the biblical truths we must believe in order to live triumphantly. What you learn from this book could change your life! Visit Neil Anderson's Freedom in Christ website at www.ficm.org (U.S.) or www.ficm.ca (Canada).
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Instead of living a joy-filled Christian life are you caught beneath a cloud of despair? Do you live in bondage to anger, depression, fear, habits you seem powerless to break or behaviour you cannot change? Neil Anderson's book, The Bondage Breaker, will teach you what you need to know about spiritual warfare and the enemy who wants to discourage and defeat you. Anderson maps out a step-by-step guide to overcome Satan's strategies and find victory through Jesus Christ.
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Healing Life's Hurts Through Theophostic Prayer, by Edward M. Smith, is an introduction to a ministry that has transformed lives around the world. Discover how the healing power of truth can set you free! Visit the Theophostic Prayer Ministries website at www.theophostic.com.

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In How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed, Anne Sheffield guides readers through the bewildering and painful phenomenon of depression fallout-the emotional toll experienced by the family and close friends of someone with depression. This book will help you understand the illness and develop practical tactics to cope with the unique challenges resulting from loving, and living with, someone who suffers from depression.

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In The Bipolar Express, Jim Robinson describes the runaway train of emotional highs and lows caused by Bipolar Disorder, outlines methods of treatment, and offers hope. To read this article, click this link.

If you are Struggling With Depression and Don’t Know Where to Turn read what Jim Robinson, a professional Christian Counsellor, has to say. For answers to the question, “Where do I go from here?” follow this link.

In his article, Looking For a Christian Counselor? Jim Robinson gives practical insight into finding the Christian counsellor who’s right for you.
To read this article click this link.

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To locate a Christian counsellor, visit www.paccp.ca (Canada) or www.aacc.net (U.S.A.).

Resources for Spiritual Growth

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Soul Space, by Jerome Daley, leads readers on a life-changing journey to discover the true intimacy with God each of us was created for. This book is a must-read if you long to find peace and purpose in life! Jerome Daley's website is www.ithrive9.com.

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In Running on Empty, Fil Anderson takes you on a journey from achieving to being, from self-importance to God-importance, from noise and hurry to quietness and rest. If you've decided the busy life is no longer worth the headaches, the heartaches, the pressure, and the pain, this book will show you the way back home. Visit Fil’s website and be inspired! 

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In When God Waits, Jerome Daley helps readers make sense of "divine delays." God often does His most significant work while we are searching and waiting for Him to move. This book will encourage you to wait with hope and faith.
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Most of us nurse emotional wounds from our past and continue to hurt. In How to Stop the Pain, James B. Richards teaches readers how to heal. Discover the biblical way to break the power others seem to hold over your emotions. Find the freedom that few experience in their lifetimes! Dr. Richard's website is www.impactministries.com.
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In Max Lucado's You Are Special, a small wooden boy discovers the truth to challenge one of the most prevalent lies in our society: I'm not good enough. Read about how Punchinello breaks free from the pressure to perform and realises his true worth. This beloved children's story, sure to become a classic, contains a vital message that has healed the hearts of scores of grown-ups.

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The Apple You Were Fed, by Kimberly Lisowski & Andrea Pouliot, allows readers to eavesdrop on an irresistible dialogue between a legalistic Christian and a liberal agnostic. Discover their deepest secrets as well as the process God took them through to dismantle the lie of not enough, reveal the remedy of their worth in Christ, and show them how to live in spiritual freedom. Follow their candid and deeply personal story to uncover the apple you were fed. Visit the website theappleyouwerefed.com

Resources for Encouragement

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In his poignant memoir, Prodigal Song, James Eugene Robinson shares his journey from youthful innocence, through a troubled childhood in a home devastated by emotional illness, into the darkness of his own addictions, and back to the healing arms of his heavenly Father.  This beautiful story reminds us of the truth that God will never forsake us, even when we stray into dangerous and desolate lands.  He is always waiting with open arms, and the power of His love can draw even the most wayward child home!  Visit the Prodigal Song website at www.ProdigalSong.com .

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The Flower of Grass deals with themes of bereavement, addiction, and lost love but through them James E. Robinson manages to weave a wonderfully healing story.  This powerful novel is both tragic and triumphant. Its surprise ending will leave readers with the assurance that healing of deep soul wounds is possible for all of us; what we need to truly be whole comes from the truth we hold within. 

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In A Gentle Thunder, Max Lucado describes the relentless pursuit of a God who will go to extraordinary lengths to get our attention. No matter how far away from God you may feel, this book will reveal that you are never beyond His reach!
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When God Weeps, by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes, is an insightful book that will help you grasp why a loving God allows His children to suffer. Gain a clearer understanding of the divine purpose in your pain.
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Offering practical guidance and emotional support, the moving narratives in God Answers Prayers highlight God's faithfulness in every circumstance. Readers will meet people who learn to put their confidence in God, call on Him to calm their storms, and find peace in His presence. Some stories describe God at work in everyday experiences, and others describe His intervention in once-in-a-lifetime situations. Sharon Fawcett's story, "A Mission of Love," is included!
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You've got mail! Read a love letter from your heavenly Father at www.fathersloveletter.com. This compilation of verses from the Old and New Testaments expresses God's love for you. On this site you can choose to read, watch, or listen to the Father's Love Letter . Which ever you choose, you will be changed. A series of devotional messages based on each line of the Father's Love Letter can be found at www.fathersloveletter.com/Devotionals/.

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God Allows U-Turns for Women is full of affirming stories of powerful and passionate faith--perfect for devotional readings--that inspire women to live their daily lives for the Lord. Real-life stories of love, forgiveness, prayer and more inspire and encourage. Sharon Fawcett's story of overcoming anorexia, “Dying for a Crown,” is included!

 

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