Recommended Books and Resources
by Mary Beth and Dale Berry
found to be helpful to those seeking to grow, heal, or work through difficult situations. If
the author’s point of view is not helpful to you, look for another. The Holy Spirit may speak
a truth to me through one source and to you through another. And, whenever there
seems to be a question or doubt, we hold the Bible to be the ultimate authority. So,
Recommended Book #1 is the Bible.
The Bible - Find the translation or version that is most helpful to you. Books about the
Bible may be helpful, but remember to read the Bible itself! Let God reveal Himself to you
through the words inspired by the Holy Spirit. If you are new to the Bible, we suggest you
start with the book of Mark which is found about two-thirds of the way in. This book is a
succinct overview of Jesus' life and ministry.
Other books that may be helpful to you include but are not limited to the following:
This is a book about following Jesus and summoning the courage to quit
anything that does not belong to His kingdom or fall under His rule....
despair. It is about strength and choosing to live in the truth. This requires
the death of illusions. It means ceasing to pretend that everything is fine
when it is not. Perpetuating illusions is a universal problem in marriages,
families, friendships, and work places. Tragically, pretending everything is
fine when it is not also happens at church, the very place where truth and
Geri has organized her book around 8 “I Quits”. They include, being afraid of what others
think, lying, dying to the wrong things, denying anger, sadness and fear, blaming,