Changing Hearts and Bringing Hope

On-Line Resources:

Our Relationship with God:

Crazy Love - Francis Chan

​     God is love.  Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love.  Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?

If Only He Knew - Gary Smalley

​     Smalley helps men understand their wives and meet their needs in order to establish a loving, thriving relationship that will last a lifetime. 


For Better or for Best - Gary Smalley

​     He helps women to understand not only the way men think, but also how to move a man's heart. Using case histories and biblical illustrations, he solves with empathy, humor, and wisdom every practical and emotional problem a woman can face in her marriage.


The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman

​     In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner.


Boundaries - Henry Cloud & John Townsen

​     Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives

New in the Faith:

Dare to Discipline - James Dobson

​     Much-needed answers to your toughest parenting questions! Why are boundaries so important? Do children really want limits set on their behavior? My spouse doesn’t seem to care about discipline; why I am I stuck being the “bad guy?” Is it okay to spank my child, or will it lead him to hit others and become a violent person? 


The Strong Willed Child - James Dobson

​     Challenging as they are to raise, strong-willed children can grow up to be men and women of strong character―if lovingly guided with understanding and the right kind of discipline. Find out what Dr. James Dobson, today’s most trusted authority on parenting, has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are; shaping the will while protecting the spirit; avoiding the most common parenting mistake; and much more. 

Marriage/Family:

Victory over the Darkness - Neil Anderson

     Victory Over the Darkness emphasizes the importance of believing and internalizing the cardinal truths of Scripture as a base from which to renew the mind and fend off Satan's relentless attempt to convince us that we are less than Christ empowers us to be.


The Bondage Breaker - Neil Anderson

     The Bondage Breaker (more than 1.2 million copies sold) leads readers away from the shadows and shackles in their lives and toward the

     freedom that comes when they realize they have the right to be free; confront the power of Satan.

Below are the suggested resources from our 3 Chaplains.  If you have specific questions please reach out to Harold Grapham (PWA Chaplain), Kurt Church (Home Based Services and Crosswinds Chaplain) or Jon Leyse (CMA Chaplain). 

Parenting:

God's Relationship to Us:

Spiritual Resources

Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis

​     This book explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. 


Experiencing God - Henry Blackaby

     Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator

Bible Hub

Bible Gateway


     We recommend the ESV Bible Version with its easier to read translations.

     Also Halley's Bible Handbook is highly recommended.

Personal Struggles:

Variety of Books

Prodigal God - Timothy Keller

​     Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.