2015 Top 7 Summer Reads

Who better than Kelly Shores from Fortville's Restoration Counseling to share with us a seven great summer reading choices. Enjoy, peeps.
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Are you looking for a good book for personal or relational growth? I often recommend books to clients to read in between sessions and have several that I recommend regularly. If you are looking for something to throw in your beach bag as you head to the pool with the kids any of these would be a great choice!
 
1Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

I LOVE this book and recommend it to a large number of my clients. I think many if not all of us struggle with what good, healthy boundaries look like. Cloud and Townsend to a great job of explaining this in their book.

2. Love and Respect by Emmerson Eggerichs

This is a great book for couples and explores how men and women need different things in a relationship. When we focus more on what are partner needs things work better for both partners. This is a great read for all couples.

 3. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
This book has been around for a while (in fact, I first read it in undergrad….but we won’t talk about how long ago that was!), but it is an excellent relationship book. One of the things I like about this book is that it is not only relevant to intimate relationships, but to all of our relationship. This book looks at how we each give and receive love in different ways.

4Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

I love this parenting book and it is something I initially picked for my husband and I to read for personal growth. However, I loved it so much I now recommend it to clients. This book is a great parenting tool that looks at how we can help to teach our children to be responsible for their own choices….really good stuff in here!

5. Search for Significance by Robert McGee

This is another book I have been recommending for a long time. This book explores how we as people tend to try to find our identity either in relationships or through our jobs. The reality is our true identity can only be found in Christ. If you or someone you know are struggling with self-worth issues this would be a great read.

6. He Loves Me by Wayne Jacobsen

I read this book a couple of years a go and it really hit home for me, so much so that I have already read it twice! This book explores God’s unconditional love for us and how we can accept that without needing to work to earn God’s favor…we already have it! This is a great spiritual growth and or devotional type book.

7. Addictive Thinking by Abraham Twerski

If you or someone you know are struggling with an addiction this book is a great read.  This book talks about how people who struggle with addictions have a different thought process than those of us who don’t. This book is really helpful in understand why addicts think and act the way they do.
 
-Kelly
 
Meet Kelly Shores and learn more about Restoration Counseling by clicking here. Follow them on Facebook as well. They often blog about helpful topics for mamas and families! So glad to have them here in our community. What a great resource!

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