Resource Library

Cradle My Heart

Finding God's Love After Abortion
by Kim Ketola

For eight to 10 million American Christian women, abortion

is not just a political or medical issue—it is a spiritual issue

as well. They may be asking: Does God hate me? Can I be forgiven? Is it really possible to just start over with God? With an understanding and empathetic voice, Kim Ketola exposes the hurt in these hearts, reveals the healing in God's heart and brings the two together to create a whole heart where restoration—and even celebration—are possible. This book also contains helpful resources as well as study and discussion questions.



Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse

Moving beyond the Past into a Healthy Future 
by Gregory L. Jantz, PHD and Ann McMurray

Author of the successful Healing the Scars of Emotional

Abuse, Dr. Gregory Jantz now helps readers understand the

effects of childhood abuse on their emotional, intellectual, physical, relational, and spiritual health. He then outlines the steps to lasting healing, including grieving what was lost, learning to balance emotions with intentionality, regaining a positive relationship with one's own body and mind, and coming to an understanding of God not as a frightening authority figure like the abuser or an accusing judge, but as a loving creator, redeemer, and friend.



When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

A Journey of Faith Through My Mother's Dementia
by Ken Abraham

As he chronicles his own mother's degenerative condition,

Ken Abraham educates while offering inspiration to help

readers cope with and manage their family circumstances. With humor and spiritual reminders of God's command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers through often-difficult responsibilities. And though in most cases patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved. Don't let the disease of dementia catch you by surprise-be informed before you face the challenges and difficulties of a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. This book can help.


Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia

"Experiencing Dementia--Honoring God"
by John Dunlop, MD

Drawing on years of professional experience working with

Alzheimer's patients, Dr. John Dunlop wants to transform

the way we think about dementia. Rooting his vision of

care in the inherent dignity that stems from the fact that all people are made in the image of God, he explains biblical principles, describes the experience of dementia, and answers common questions about the condition. With a plan for how to care for patients with compassion and respect, this book helps caregivers, family members, and anyone else affected by dementia honor God as they improve the quality of care to patients.



Finding the Light in Cancer's Shadow

Hope, Humor and Healing after Treatment
by Lynn Eib

Coping with cancer is sometimes more difficult after

treatment than during it. You're left with many questions, and

few people really understand survivors' unique needs. With her trademark humor and straight talk, cancer patient advocate Lynn Eib takes on the tough questions cancer survivors often ask themselves yet rarely speak aloud: What if the cancer comes back? Is everyone as paranoid as I am? Will life ever be normal again? How do I stay positive? Lynn weaves the story of her own experiences as a long-time cancer survivor and those of other cancer survivors into this hope-filled book. In these inspiring accounts, you'll discover how God can help you move out from the shadow of uncertainty that often lingers over cancer survivors and their families and find renewed purpose and joy.



​When Your Doctor Has Bad News

Simple Steps to Strength, Healing, & Hope
by Al B. Weir, M.D.

When the diagnosis is serious, what makes the difference

between hope and despair? As a practicing oncologist,

Dr. Al Weir works daily with patients who receive bad news. A

medical doctor with a pastor's heart, Dr. Weir knows from experience that it's the patient's focus, not the diagnosis, that indicates whether one will slip into despair and hopelessness or have the courage to live each day fully. Resilience of spirit can powerfully influence recovery and healing, and within our crisis, the choices we make are important. When Your Doctor Has Bad News offers no easy answers, no quick outs, but it does equip you to weather the storm you are facing and emerge whole again. Practical tips provide questions for you to ask your doctor and choices you can make to achieve your best chances for healing. Real-life stories show how others have coped with life-threatening illness, walked with God, and won!


The Danger of Raising Nice Kids

Preparing Our Children to Change Their World
by Timothy Smith

We are raising a generation of "nice" kids. Nice kids are well

behaved and look good on the outside, but they often lack

courageous character inside. Offering practical wisdom gleaned from his experience as a parent and family coach, Smith helps you move your kids from simply polite to truly compassionate. He targets nine key qualities children need but often lack and shows you how to build them into your children by modeling core values and biblical practices. Your kids are meant to be kingdom builders who help bring God's light and life to others through their decisions and influence. "Being nice won't help them stand apart," Tim says. "We need to strategically train our children to engage and challenge the popular views of our culture."



The Ultimate Guys' Body Book

Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body
by Walt Larimore

Boys' bodies do the craziest things! They can knock a baseball

out to right field or trip in front of the class. But at a certain

point,those bodies start to grow and go through some wild

changes. You might be wondering things like: "Why don't I look like him?" "How can I get buff without steroids?" and "How can I handle that talk my parents want to have--you know--THE TALK?" This book answers all the important questions you want to know but would rather not ask, mixing fun with great advice for growing guys.


Surfing for God

Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Stuggle
by Michael John Cusick

In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography

every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report

viewing porn in the last year, it's no surprise that more and

more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is no-but the truth may be much more freeing. Backed by Scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart's deepest desire-and the real key to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want. Cusick's insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.



The Ultimate Girls' Body Book

Not-So-Silly Questions About Your Body
by Walt Larimore, M.D. & Amaryllis Sánchez Wholever

Girls’ bodies do the craziest things! They can kick soccer balls

and spin perfect pirouettes, or they can trip up the stairs and

break out in zits. As you grow and your body goes through

some pretty wild changes, you might be wondering things like: Why don’t I look like her? I have to use that? Is this normal? And, Why is this happening to me? The Ultimate Body Book for Girls answers all those awkward questions you’d rather not ask your mom---at least out loud. Mixing fun with great advice, you’ll learn about bras, boys, periods, pimples, and so much more. Most importantly, you’ll learn that God made you exactly the way he wants you---no matter how weird growing up can be.​


​​New Light on Depression

Help, Hope, & Answers for the Depressed & Those Who Love

Them
by David B Biebel, D.Min & Harold G Koenig, M.D.

What is depression really? A psychological disorder? An emotional problem? A case of negative self-talk? Whether you need a lifeline to cling to, knowledge to clear confusion, help determining the next step, or strength to help a loved one, New Light on Depression offers hope and healing. With understanding born of personal and professional experience, the authors--one a psychiatrist and the other a minister--untangle the web of depression, guiding you through.
Winner of the 2005 Gold Medallion Award!



The Complete Divorce Recovery Handbook

by John P. Splinter

This book is designed to take a reader from the first moments of

shock and grief to the process of inner healing and wholeness.

Field-tested by hundreds of divorced people, it details a recovery

program suitable for both small-group discussions and individual

use, covering issues like--coping with roller-coaster feelings, learning how to forgive, dealing with your ex and your children, dating after divorce, a biblical perspective on divorce and remarriage, and building healthy relationships.



Staying Together

When an Affair Pulls You Apart
by Stephen Judah, Ph.D.

When a marriage is threatened by infidelity, all parties can

become desperate. We're tempted to look out only for ourselves,

and the marital relationship is left hanging on for dear life. Steve

Judah explores the phenomenon of infidelity, considering both the push of marital discord and the pull of sexual temptation. With clear and helpful analysis of the relational science behind infidelity, he delivers a tested way back toward a meaningful marriage.



Love Is a Choice

The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships
by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth, & Dr. Paul Meier

" I just keep telling myself that if I try harder, I'll be able to fix him;"

"I spend all of my time and energy doing all the right things and

trying to please everyone and yet, at the end of the day, I still feel

guilty. Why?" If you identify with any of these statements, you--like one in four Americans--may be codependent. Let the doctors of the Minirth-Meier Clinic walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency, introducing a new dimension: the important stage of seeing God's unconditional love as the answer to your deepest emotional needs and your hunger for love



The Infertility Companion

Hope and Help For Couples Facing Infertility
by Sandra L. Glahn, ThM, and William R. Cutrer, MD

Infertility changes everything, shattering dreams and breaking

hearts. But hope is available—today more than ever. The

Infertility Companion draws on the Bible and on current medical

knowledge, including the latest research, to shed light on such questions as the following:

-Can people of faith ethically use high-tech infertility treatments?
-How do we make moral, biblical decisions about medical treatment, third-party reproduction, stem cell research, and embryo adoption?
-Is God punishing me?
-Does God even care?
-Will adoption increase our chances of getting pregnant?
-How can we reduce the stress of infertility on our marriage relationship?
-How can we keep sex from becoming a chore?

These theologically trained authors have taught at a variety of conferences on infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption, and they have helped thousands of couples face the future through their message of encouragement. The Infertility Companion includes discussion questions and a workbook suitable for individuals, couples, or small groups. Full of practical tips and true stories, this book will guide couples past the ethical pitfalls of assisted reproductive technologies as they travel the difficult road ahead.



Standing in the Shadow

Help and Encouragement for Suicide Survivors
by June Cerza Kolf

Answers. Hope. Healing. The end of a precious life has come

unnaturally. You may wonder how you can possibly survive your

loved one's suicide. Anger, guilt, hopelessness, and unanswered questions may swirl around in your mind while you try to hang on, searching for a sign that you will come through this trauma. With deep sensitivity, June Cerza Kolf, a veteran of hospice work, addresses the uniquely painful issues you are facing right now, such as forgiveness, depression, and the search for answers. This book will lead you through mourning to acceptance and will help you release your guilt and anger and embrace the mighty power of prayer.



The Breast Cancer Care Book

A Survival Guide for Patients and Loved Ones (Christian Medical

Association Resources)
by Sally M Knox MD

How do you even begin to deal with it? The journey ahead may

seem overwhelming, but you have a companion---one that will

not only walk you and your loved ones through the practical

concerns of treatment and support, but ground you in deep

reassurance that God knows and cares. From her years of experience, breast cancer surgeon Sally M. Knox understands your needs and the issues you face. Guiding you through the flow of the medical experience in clear, accessible terms, she dispenses life-saving doses of hope, compassion, and faith. Filled with the best, most current medical advice, The Breast Cancer Care Book makes technical terms and complex choices easy to understand. And in the face of one of life's toughest trials, it reveals a God who is deeply loving and intimately involved in every step of your journey. * Practical help for every stage of treatment * Explanations of medical terms and choices * Biblical insights that team practical knowledge with spiritual strength * Help for building your support team * Sidebars for loved ones * Ideas for helping children cope * Much, much more.



His Brain, Her Brain

How Divinely Designed Differences Can Strengthen Your Marriage
by Walt Larimore, MD, and Barb Larimore

She reads people, and he reads manuals. He doesn't ask for

directions, and she doesn't appreciate his advice. She is so

mysterious, and he is so practical. He does not seem to listen, and she seems so emotional. The list goes on and on! In a world where men and women are constantly told they are not different, His Brain, Her Brain shows couples what they instinctively know—men and women ARE different, and these divinely designed differences, when understood, make a marriage stronger and happier. If you don't need this book for yourself, your patients may benefit because you've read it.



Tender Scar

Life After the Death of a Spouse
by Richard L. Mabry

Working from journal entries written after the death of his wife,

Mabry uses his own journey as a stepping-stone to a practical

discussion of the grief process, offering help on such topics as

finding a support group, combating funeral flashbacks, reviewing the souvenirs of a lifetime, and facing holidays. He offers both hope and healing, while acknowledging his own mistakes and victories.



Life after Death

Rediscovering Life after the Loss of A loved one

by Tony Cooke


Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is? Rev. Cooke's

book contains insights from God's Word and personal reflections

from those who have walked the road you or someone you know

may now be walking.



Decision Making By The Book

How To Choose Wisely In An Age of options

by Haddon W. Robinson


It’s said that decisions are made in the details. And yet, we make

hundreds, even thousands of decisions daily. So how do Christians

process all those details and come up with answers that please

God?

In Decision-Making by the Book, author, lecturer, and radio personality, Haddon W. Robinson, takes his usual clear-eyed, not-a-word-wasted approach, to help you make decisions according to biblical principles—every time.



I Didn't Sign Up For This

Navigating Life's Detours

by Aaron Sharp


​Without the least bit of notice life can take a sudden turn onto a road

you never expected to travel. Gain a fresh perspective on the need

for God’s direction in your life as Aaron Sharp shares insights from

the life of the prophet Elijah. You’ll find tools to help you strengthen

your faith, align your expectations with God’s plan, and find your way through the unexpected detours in life.



Defining Moments

When Choices Matter Most

by Dan Schaeffer


​Life decisions can make or break you. You can be prepared to do

the right thing when those defining moments take you by surprise.

Pastor Dan Schaeffer reminds you, "One morning you wake up,

totally unaware that today you will make a decision that will define your life for years to come, perhaps forever. If you had known this moment was approaching, you would have prepared for it. But you didn't . . . That moment is coming—maybe today, perhaps in a week, a month, or a year, but it is coming, and you won't be able to escape it . . . You can hope you will say or do the right thing, or you can prepare for that moment now."



Why A.D.H.D. Doesn't Mean Disaster

by Dennis Swanberg & Diane Passno

With medical contributions by Walt Larimore, M.D.


​"Why ADHD Doesn't Mean Disaster" provides a realistic,

encouraging perspective from parents who have raised children

with ADHD. Filled with insights, personal stories, and sound

medical expertise, this book gives hope that breaks through the hype to parents facing the challenges of handling ADHD.



For Such A Time As This

Secrets of Strategic Living from the Book of Esther

by Ray C Stedman


​​Beloved Bible teacher Ray Stedman’s unique three-dimensional

view of the book of Esther examines the story from three

perspectives: as an historical document of actual events that took

place in the life of the Jewish people; as a thrilling narrative of romance and suspense that reads like a gripping novel; and as a parable of profound and practical truth for our everyday Christian lives. The Book of Esther has amazing relevance for the turbulent, troubled times in which we live. Its adventure-filled pages speak to us across the centuries and instruct us in how God wants us to live in the 21st century.



The Last Enemy

Preparing to Win the Fight of Your Life

by Michael E. Wittmer


​​Researchers continue to spend time and money looking for ways to

prolong life. However, the reality of the matter remains the same―

we are all going to die at some point in time. Written with creativity

and honesty, The Last Enemy speaks to Christians facing death or troubled by its inevitability. It brings clarity and hope to the subject of death and dying by exploring our emotions and reactions, the pain imposed by the enemy, and Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. The Last Enemy encourages readers to focus on what matters most and prepare for ultimate victory.



Super Sized Kids

How To Rescue your Child From The Obesity Threat

by Walt Larimore, MD, Sherri Flynt, MPH,RD,LD with Steve Halliday


​If you think your children's extra pounds are just "baby fat" or that

they'll "grow out of it," we've got some alarming news--chances are

they won't.

Overweight and obese children tend to grow up to be overweight and obese adults.  And the consequences go far beyond being teased at school.  Today, doctors are seeing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and heart disease--which once affected only adults in their fifties--striking children as young as six.

The good news is that there is a lot you, as a parent, can do.  The many small steps you take today can help your chi8ld and your family become healthier and happier tomorrow.