Books About Story and Vulnerability

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Dr. Brene Brown

Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner

To Be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future by Dr. Dan B. Allender

Books About Trauma and Abuse

Trauma and Grace:  Theology in a Ruptured World by Serene Jones

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dr. Dan B. Allender

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman

Books About Female Experience

In the Body of the World by Eve Ensler

The Dance of the Dissidant Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine by Sue Monk Kidd

Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp

Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life by Daphne de Marneffe

Books About Therapy

A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy by Annie G. Rogers

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients by Irvin D. Yalom

Loves Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon