Books the Link Care Staff Recommends

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  • Finding the Love of Your Life, Neil Clark Warren
  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, John Gottman
  • After the Fight, Daniel Wile
  • How We Love, Milan and Kay Yerkoviches
  • Hiding from Love, John Townsend
  • Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
  • Longing for Love, Ruth Senter
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, John Gottman
  • The Blessing, Gary Smalley
  • Families where Grace is in Place, Jeff Van Vonderon


  • When I Say No I Feel Guilty, Manuel Smith
  • Boundaries, Cloud and Townsend

Tools for Life

  • Decision Making and the Will of God, Garry Friesen
  • Confidence, Alan McGinnis
  • Tired of Trying to Measure Up, Jeff VanVonderon
  • Becoming Who God Intended, Dr. David Eckman
  • Why You Do the Things You Do, Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Gary Sibcy

Issues of Faith

  • The Myth of Certainty, Daniel Taylor
  • Restoring Your Spiritual Passion, Gordon McDonald
  • Ordering Your Private World, Gordon McDonald
  • Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning
  • Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen
  • Knowing the Heart of the Father, Dr. David Eckman

Business Culture

  • In Search of Excellence, Peters and Waterman
  • Good to Great, Jim Collins
  • The Addictive Organization, Schaef and Fassel

Healing Process

  • Changes That Heal, Dr. Henry Cloud

Debriefing and Reentry

  • Cross-Cultural Re-entry: A Book of Readings by Clyde N. Austin
  • A Model for Re-entry Workshop, by Joyce M. Bowers
  • Re-Entry: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home by Peter Jordan
  • Debriefing Aid Workers: A Comprehensive Manual by Lovell-Hawker
  • Homeward Bound: A Spouse’s Guide to Repatriation by R. Pascoe
  • The Re-entry Team: Caring for your Returning Missionaries by Neal Pirolo
  • The Third Culture Kid Experience: Growing up Among Worlds by Dave C. Pollock and R.E. Van Reken
  • The Art of Coming Home by Craig Storti
  • Famine and Face Packs: The Realities of Relief Work by E Stratton


  • The Myth of the Submissive Christian Woman, Brenda Waggoner


  • Wild at Heart, John Eldredge


  • Feelings, by Aliki: This books uses pictures, poems, and stories to discuss feelings in language that is appropriate for children.
  • Goodbye House, by Asch, Frank: Can be used to help children with the moving process.
  • The Bad Dream, by Aylesworth, Jim: For children who struggle with having
  • It Must Hurt a Lot: A Child’s Book About Death, by Howe, James: A boy’s dog dies and the book takes the reader through the boy’s process of dealing with his grief.
  • How to Take the Grrrr Out of Your Anger, by Verdick, Elizabeth and Lisovskis
  • What to Do When Temper Flares, by M. Huebner, Dawn
  • How to Lose All Your Friends, by Carlson, Nancy