BOOKS

“Reading is essential for those who seek to
rise above the ordinary.”
– Jim Rohn

 
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5 REASONS TO READ:

1. Reading Elevates Us Above Our Current Situation
2. Reading Multiplies Our Experiences
3. Reading Allows Us To Spend Time With Smart People
4. Reading Can Quickly Build Our Capacity
5. Reading Gives Us An Understanding To Our Circumstances

 

ON RELATIONSHIPS

BOUNDARIES by Dr. Henry Cloud

• Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
• How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
• Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?

Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life.

Physical boundaries help you determine who may touch you and under what circumstances.

Mental boundaries give you the freedom to have your own thoughts and opinions.

Emotional boundaries help you deal with your own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others.

Spiritual boundaries help you distinguish God’s will from your own and give you renewed awe for your Creator. Unpacking ten “laws of boundaries,” Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You’ll discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.


ON RELATIONSHIPS


SAFE PEOPLE
by Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend share expert insights that will help you:

  • Correct things within you that jeopardize your relational security

  • Learn the 20 traits of unsafe people

  • Recognize what makes people trustworthy

  • Avoid unhealthy relationships

  • Become a safe person yourself


ON SADNESS AND GRIEF

OPTION B
by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

Facing Adversity, building resilience, and finding joy.

Option B
 combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart - and her journal - to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere...and to rediscover joy.

Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead.



ON SADNESS AND GRIEF

HOW TO SURVIVE THE LOSS OF A LOVE
by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove 

One of the ten most recommended books by clinical psychologists to their clients. Discusses the variety of reactions that people experience because of the loss of a love and provides numerous recommendations for coping with
pain and achieving comfort.


ON COMMUNITY

LOVE BIG BE WELL: Letters to a Small-Town Church
by Winn Collier

Burned on religion? Burned on the church as a building? This book will transform your perspective and reclaim the truth of what community and church truly should be and is.