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Recommended Reading

Personal Growth for the Embattled Spirit:

How to Stop the Pain, by James B. Richards. Change your life! You’ve been wounded, and you just can’t seem to heal. You try to get on with your life, but you just can’t move on. This paradigm–shattering book will free you from the forces that would turn you into a victim.

Think Differently Live Differently, by Bob Hamp. If you want a kick-start to your healing ministry, ask this man to speak at your church. He has a heart of gold and amazing insight.

The God I Never Knew, by Robert Morris. How real friendship with the Holy Spirit can change your life. (This book will answer most if not all of your questions on the subject.)

Neil Anderson  Anything by this author.

Dr. Caroline Leaf. Brain science is just discovering what St. Paul taught about “transforming your mind.” Dr. Leaf researches the human brain extensively and studies thoughts, dreams…etc. And she explains complicated science on a mortal level.

The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind by Bill Johnson. Foundational reading. Don’t miss this one. Also available on Amazon.

Warfare:

The Invisible War, by Chip Ingram. Sound, balanced biblical teaching. I listen to Chip’s teachings on iPod during workouts www.LOTE.org

Waking the Dead, by John Eldredge. “Understand how to live from the heart and care for your heart like the treasures of the kingdom. Give from fullness instead of emptiness. Learn how living from the heart can energize you to love God and others in a way they’ve never experienced, revealing to them life’s purpose: fighting for the hearts of others.” This statement helps depict the Embattled Spirit

Strength Finders  is another good tool.


For Authors:

AutoCrit, This is J.A.’s favorite writing tool!

Stein on Writing, by Sol Stein. This is a must read. Have your highlighter handy.

Writing the Breakout Novel, by D. Maas. I also recommend the accompanying Workbook. I use this book to develop each of my main characters.

The Moral Premise, by Stanley D. Williams. Get to the heart of your novel.

The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White. Yes, Virginia, grammar rules are necessary.

The Art of War for Writers, by James Scott Bell. Another good place to find writing resources.

Two Sides of Love, by Smalley and Trent. Your characters need personalities and different personalities interact differently. Though not a writing resource per se, this book offers simplified information that’s easy to work with. And it’s a simple, fun read that will benefit your relationships as well. (There are other sources on personalities, but they are often complicated.)

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