Wednesday, December 13, 2017
 
Books of Interest

As we grow in abortion recovery efforts, we are encouraged to read and learn wisely. Some of the books listed below are Christian in orientation and some of them are secular. Some are informational or casual reading while some are quite intense or maybe therapy related. We've included book descriptions and/or editorial reviews where available. Please use your best judgment and discretion. If you should have any questions, please feel free to call us.

Note: We have NOT read each of the books below. Many have been referred to us by ARIN affiliates or others working in abortion recovery efforts. Most all of them can be purchased through Amazon, unless noted. If you know of a resource that is not listed, please by all means, contact us - so that we can include it here.

DISCLAIMER: Abortion Recovery International does not assume responsibility for the products and services listed in the Resource Center. Please investigate which products & services best fit your needs and contact the organization directly.

-ARIN Staff





A Path to Hope - by Rev. John J. Dillon; ISBN Number: 1-878718-00-2; Published by: Resurrection Press, PO Box 248, Williston Park, NY 11596

A Season to Heal - by Luci Freed and Penny Yvonne Salazar; Cumberland House Publishing (June 1996); ISBN Number 978-1888952100

A Solitary Sorrow: Finding Healing and Wholeness After Abortion - Teri Reisser, M.S., M.F.T., Paul Reisser, M.D. ISBN Number: 0-87788-774-8, Published by: WaterBrook Press, 2375 Telstar Dr., Suite 160, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 This impressive book is written by a family therapist and a physician who have counseled hundreds of post-abortive women. Honest, accurate, and practical, it offers hope and encouragement to women seeking healing after abortion. A must for post-abortive women, their friends and family, pregnancy center counselors and other who seek to help.

Aborted Women, Silent No More - David C. Reardon. ISBN Number: 0-9648957-2-2; Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN; Twenty women share their personal journeys from the tragedy of abortion to restored wholeness. This is an invaluable book for anyone interested in the abortion issue. It details the very real emotional and physical fallout of elective abortion, and features the strained voices of women victimized by what our society calls "safe, legal abortion." Abuses against the poor and women of color are particulary distressing to read about. We hope every woman considering abortion will read this book first.

Abortion & Healing: A Cry to be Whole - by Fr. Michael T. Mannion; ISBN Number: 0-934134-35-9; Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373; A new expanded edition of Michael Mannion's best-selling handbook for post-abortion counseling. New chapters include: Abortion and Men, which confirms the significance of men's influence on women's decisions to seek or not to seek abortions; It's Safe to Come Home, where he writes of the Church that seeks to be an agent of healing for all.

Acting-in: Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods (2nd edition) - Blatner, A, 1988. New York: Springer. Group facilitation and group processing. Psychodrama can be one of the most powerful tools used in psychotherapy. Charmingly illustrated with a wealth of case examples, this volume presents current training techniques and shows how to use them, whether as a complement to traditional verbal approaches, in individual or group therapy, in educational or community settings, or in many other contexts. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition reviews the most recent developments in psychodrama theory, clarifies various new psychodramatic processes, and features extensive new references and an updated bibliography. In this volume, Dr. Blatner continues to provide the best practical primer of basic psychodramatic techniques.

Art of Forgiving - Lewis Smedes. Ballantine Books (August 12, 1997) ISBN Number: 978-0345413444; When a heinous act is committed, sometimes one wonders if forgiveness is even possible. Lewis B. Smedes would certainly advise it. "When we forgive," he says, "we set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner we set free is us." In an easy-to-read yet astute analysis of the meaning and value of forgiveness, Smedes teaches the reader that more than anything, forgiveness is a way of healing. He takes as his model the Judeo-Christian God and outlines the many subtleties involved in forgiveness, such as distinguishing anger from hate, and noting that we only forgive those we blame (including ourselves). Forgetting may be more difficult, but at least The Art of Forgiving can help us along the path toward release and healing.

Catholic Women & Abortion: Stories of Healing - Pat King; ISBN Number 978-1556127151; Publisher: Sheed & Ward (July 28, 1994); The stories of Catholic women who, in the depth of their personal crises, chose abortion.

Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those Who Treat the Traumatized - C.R. Figley. Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 1, 1995); ISBN Number: 978-0876307595; Grief, repressed grief, and traumatic bereavement issues. This is essential reading for therapists working with clients who have serious trauma in their lives. The book explains about "Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder" which can depress and debilitate a therapist exposed to their client's trauma because of their own empathy and compassion. If you find yourself sobbing and depressed from the terrible things that your clients are going through, this book will be of invaluable help.

Cradle My Heart: Finding God's Love After Abortion - Kim Ketola, Paperback: 224 pages; Publisher: Kregel Publications (August 1, 2012); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0825439280; ISBN-13: 978-0825439285.  Abortion continues to be a hot topic in politics, women's rights, and medical practice. But for the eight to ten million American Christian women who have had one, abortion is a spiritual issue as well, raising questions of life and death, heaven and hell, grief and loss.

Writing from her own experience, Kim Ketola sheds light on one of the darkest and most neglected personal issues of our time: the widespread need for healing and spiritual recovery after abortion. "After abortion brought the worst trouble into my life I had ever known," writes Ketola, "I just couldn't see my way free to believe in God's love." With a compassionate heart, Ketola offers ten true stories of healing promise from the Bible to help women answer the most common spiritual torments they face: Is abortion a sin? Does God hate me? Where can I turn in my shame and distress? How could I ever tell anyone the truth? And more.

Inspired by Romans 6:4--"just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life"--this is a definitive resource to help women see themselves and God anew and--finally--to find spiritual healing.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Kerry Patterson, et al. Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2002; ISBN: 978-0071401944; Crucial Conversations offers readers a proven seven-point strategy for achieving their goals in all those emotionally, psychologically, or legally charged situations that can arise in their professional and personal lives. Based on the authors' highly popular DialogueSmart training seminars, the techniques are geared toward getting people to lower their defenses, creating mutual respect and understanding, increasing emotional safety, and encouraging freedom of expression. Among other things, readers also learn about the four main factors that characterize crucial conversations, and they get a powerful six-minute mastery technique that prepares them to work through any highimpact situation with confidence.

Deceived by Shame; Desired by God - Cynthia Humbert. Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group (July 5, 2001); ISBN: 978-1576832196; Shame and shame recovery issues. There are so many self-help books out there, but this one stands above the rest. Cynthia, a counselor, speaker, mom, and wife, takes us on a personal journey as she shares her own personal story, as well as stories of others who have found themselves caught in the trap of shame. Cynthia doesn't just offer stories, but practical help through spiritual, emotional and tangible steps that take you from guilt, pain or emotional conflict to freedom. This book is a keeper as it contains a timeless message that will help all who want to start fresh and see themselves as they truly were meant to be.

Detrimental Effects of Abortion An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary - by Thomas W. Strahan; ISBN Number: 0-9648957-0-6; Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN; www.afterabortion.org The essential reference guide to studies regarding the physical, psychological, and social effects of abortion. This is the only publication to list, all in one place, all the major statistically significant studies on abortion. This newly revised third edition has been updated with listings for recent studies and reoganized for easier reference.

Dimensions of Forgiveness: Psychological Research and Theological Perspectives - Everett Worthington, Ed. (2000, Templeton).

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts - C. Peter Wagner. (2002, Regal Books). Spiritual Growth.

Do Not Lose Hope: Healing the Wounded Hearts of Women Who Have Had Abortions - Rev. William F. Maestri; Publisher: Alba House (January 2000); ISBN Number 978-0818908309; This concise book is a series of eight reflections on the real-life experiences of women who have had abortions. This enlightening book clarifies the concern of the Catholic Church for the humiliation and pain of so many women who desperately need to be understood, pardoned and given a chance to repair the hurt they have caused and of which they themselves are often the first victims. The book will inspire post-abortive women to witness to the lie of abortion in order to usher in the new culture of life. Do Not Lose Hope would also be a thoughtful gift for your parish priest, who would benefit from a deeper understanding of women seeking reconciliation after abortion. Highly recommended for those on both sides of the abortion debate.

Experiencing Abortion A Weaving of Women's Words - by Eve Kushner; ISBN Number: 1-56023-921-2; Published by: Haworth Press, Inc, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, 1-800-HAWORTH; www.haworthpress.com This is an important book. Eve Kushner does an excellent job of weaving together the stories of an incredibly diverse group of women. You will surely encounter a voice that you can relate to somehere in the pages. She covers so many aspects of abortion that simply don't get discussed. If you or someone you know is going to or has experienced an abortion, this is a good starting point for them.

Fatherhood Aborted - by Guy Condon and David Hazard; ISBN Number: 0-8423-5423-9; Published by: Tyndale House; Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL; www.tyndale.com

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time - Susan Scott. (2002, Viking). Team formation issues.

Five Steps Towards Post-Abortion Healing - Holly Francis.

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion - Dr. Theresa Burke, with David Reardon;
ISBN Number: 0-9648957-8-1; Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN www.forbiddengrief.com Forbidden Grief is a candid, powerful, and informative examination of the trauma of abortion, the dramatic negative impact it can have on women, and the grieving and recovery process women who have experienced abortion undergo. Written specifically to help women struggling with the pain of surviving an abortion, Forbidden Grief is highly recommended reading as an open, emotional, and serious work that seeks to help women heal from psychological and emotional post-abortion trauma.

Forgiven: Finding Peace in the Aftermath of Abortion - by Christina Ryan Claypool; ISBN Number: 0-7880-2112-5; Published by: New Creation Ministries;

Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope - Robert D. Enright. (2001, APA Books). 299 pages. www.forgivenessinstitute.org

From Fallen To Forgiven - by Jennifer O'Neill; ISBN Number: 0-8499-1715-8; www.JenniferOneill.com

Grieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process (Death, Value and Meaning) -by Anne Lassance & Kathleen Gray; ISBN Number - 978-0895032270; Baywood Publishing Company (October 2002); EP says, "A superb guide for those who want to become post-abortion counselors."

Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills - Jacobs, E.E., Harvill, R.L., Masson, R.L. Published by Brooks/Cole. (1988). Group facilitation and group processing

Group Counseling (3rd edition) - New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston (1988). Ohlsen, M.M., Horne, A.M., & Lawe, C.F. Group facilitation and group processing

Group Techniques - Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, Patrick Callanan, J. Michael Russell. See "Mistakes of Group Practitioners", p. 110, "Techniques for Creating Trust", pp. 65-67, "Working with Emerging Themes", pp. 119-129. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, CA, Second Edition, 1992.

Heart of Stone - Mia Vanduran (Novel/Screenplay); Xulon Press (May 12, 2005); ISBN NUmber: 978-1597811460 Call 24 hours/7 day order number - 1-866-909-2665; After over a decade long absence, Dr. Samantha Ronayne returns to her hometown. Much to her dismay, the resident minister is none other than the man she left behind, Aaron Eagle. Samantha and Aaron share a bitter secret that no one else knows about and that has them at odds immediately. Samantha aborted Aaron's baby without telling him she was pregnant. Now, years later, Samantha is a recovering alcoholic dealing with the reality of post-abortive stress. She is sorry for the choice she made and knows that while God forgives her, Aaron might not. It takes a series of tragedies for the minister to see how much his ex-fiancé has grown, both as a woman and as a Christian. It doesn't take long for Aaron to realize that he still has feelings for Samantha, and it is in those feelings that he finds that there is healing in forgiveness.

Help For the Post-Abortion Woman - Teri Reisser, MS, Paul Reisser, M.D.; Publisher: Life Cycle Books (January 1994); ISBN Number: 978-0919225442; www.lifecyclebooks.com Revised edition of one of the best selling titles on this topic. Written for the aborted woman as well as family, friends and counselors. A thorough, well documented and compassionate resource.

Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion - Ramah International www.ramahinternational.org

Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope - Robert Enright and Richard Fitzgibbons. Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1ST edition (July 15, 2000); ISBN Number: 978-1557986894; Explains the process of forgiveness in psychotherapy in a way that can be applied by clinicians. Gives clear, detailed descriptions of the national and international studies of forgiveness and validated forgiveness measures.

Helping Women Recover From Abortion - Nancy Michaels. Bethany House Publishers (April 1988) ISBN Number: 78-0871236210; A poignant documentary of the pain-filled lives of many aborted women. It is essential reading for those who think that abortion is a solution to unplanned pregnancy and for those who would counsel the growing sisterhood of permanently scarred women - reveals the hidden horror of abortion and the healing help that is available.

Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse: A Sensitive, Biblical Guide for Counselors, Victims and Families - Lynn Heitritter and Jeanette Vought. (1989, Bethany House). Sexual abuse and sexual abuse recovery

How to Lead Small Groups - Neal F. McBride. (1990,NavPress). Team formation issues.

I'll Hold You in Heaven - by Jack Hayford; ISBN Number: 0-8307-3259-4; Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel; www.regalbooks.com A warm, encouraging and hopeful book for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion.

I'll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book - by Debbie Heydrick; ISBN Number: 0-8307-3260-8; Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel; www.regalbooks.com

Leading Life-Changing Small Groups - Bill Donahue, et al. (1996, Zondervan). Team formation issues.

Living with Grief After Sudden Loss - Theresa A. Rando, PhD, "Complications in Mourning Traumatic Death" pp. 139-159. Published by The Hospice Foundation of America, 1996, edited by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD.

Men and Abortion - by C.T. Coyle, PhD.; ISBN Number: 1-894169-87-5; Published by: Essence Publishing, 44 Moira St. West, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8P 1S3, 1-800 238-6376; Distributed By: Life Cycle Books, PO Box 561, Fort Collins, CO, 80522-0561, 1-800-214-5849; www.lifecyclebooks.com This is one of the only books written specifically for men who have been hurt by a personal abortion experience. It is based on research carried out by the author in which a program for post-abortion men was developed, tested, and found to be effective. The book focuses on specific problems which may be experienced by post-abortion men including anger, helplessness, guilt, relationship problems, and grief. The steps of the healing process are described in terms of each of these problems. While the book was written primarily for post-abortion men, their families, friends, and those who counsel them may also find it to be useful.

Mommy, Please Don't Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven - by Linda DeYmaz and Laurie Snow Hein. Publisher: Multnomah Gifts; Rev Exp edition (May 30, 2003); ISBN Number: 978-1590521519; Mommy, Please Don't Cry is a book of love and comfort for mothers who have experienced the deep sorrow of losing a child. Serene illustrations frame gentle words that describe heaven from a child's perspective. With room for the reader's personal reflections at the end of the book, every page is a poignant gift of hope and healing. "Our stories are all different, but our pain is the same," writes Linda. "We are mothers who will forever grieve the loss of our children. And yet, there is hope for our troubled souls."

Motherhood Interrupted - Jane Brennan, MS; ISBN Number 978-1436302296; Motherhood Interrupted is a compilation of stories by women who have experienced an abortion and its painful after effects. The book chronicles their journeys toward healing and redemption through God's mercy and forgiveness.

No One Told Me I Could Cry: A Teen's Guide to Hope and Healing After Abortion - Connie Nykeil; Publisher: Life Cycle Books (December 1, 1997); ISBN Number: 978-1888231038; Written from a Christian perspective, this book embraces the young teen with love and compassion. It begins with the story of a young girl's abortion trauma and her inability to cope. It clarifies why abortion is a secret sorrow, harder for teens, and what happens when the emotions surrounding the abortion are buried. The symptoms of post-abortion syndrome are discussed. By bringing the young woman through the grief process, she is lead to forgiveness, hope and joy. A chapter on how abortion affects young fathers is included. Medical, emotional, and spritual reasons for avoiding a rapid repeat pregnancy are spelled out and secondary virginity is introduced. Helpful resources are listed.

On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Help and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Diane Mandt Langberg. (1999) Tyndale House Publishers. Sexual abuse and sexual abuse recovery. 

Over Coffee We Shared Our Secrets, A Novel - Julie Surface Johnson
In this novel, six hurting women who are brought together in an Abortion Recovery Support Group develop the courage to share their secrets and their hearts.  WinePress Publishing, 2008, ISBN 1-57921-973-4

Post-Abortion Aftermath, Writings Generated by Various Experts at a Post-Abortion Summit Conference -edited by Fr. Michael T. Mannion; ISBN Number: 1-55612-708-1; Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

Practical Group Therapy - Jossey-Bass (1989). Friedman, W.H. Group facilitation and group processing 

Process
- Anne Lassance, Kathleen Gray. Content: Death, Value & Meaning.

Psycho-Spiritual Healing After Abortion - by Douglas R. Crawford and Fr. Michael T. Mannion; ISBN Number: 1-55612-246-2; Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373;

Rain Dance - Joy E. DeKok (Novel)

Real Abortion Stories - Edited by Barbara Horak, Strive for the Best Publishing; ISBN Number: 978-0978755133; www.realabortionstories.com Real Abortion Stories: The Hurting and The Healing is a must for women suffering as the result of a pregnancy termination and for any woman who is considering an abortion. Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who tells her story in this book, says, "These deeply personal stories demonstrate that healing is possible from the traumatic aftermath of abortion." The book contains the short, riveting stories by fourteen women and one man. These story contributors explain the desperate situations that drove each of them to choose abortion. They also describe their abortion experiences, tell of the heartbreaking aftermath of their decisions, and illustrate how they found healing and peace. "This is not a sit-on-the-shelf type of book. Once I started reading these incredible stories, I couldn't put the book down!" quotes Stacy Massey, President/Co-Founder of Abortion Recovery International, and book contributor.

Real Choices: Offering Practical, Life-affirming Alternatives to Abortion - Frederica Mathewes-Green.

Released from Shame - Sandra Wilson. (1990, InterVarsity Press). Shame and shame recovery issues.

Shame and Grace - Lewis Smedes. (1993, HarperCollins). Shame and shame recovery issues

Surviving Myself - Jennifer Oneill; ISBN Number: 0-688-15992-3; www.JenniferOneill.com

The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the frustrations that sabotage your life - Les Carter. (2003), John Wiley & Sons. 199 pages. A companion workbook is also available. (Secular.) Anger and anger management.

The Anger Workbook - Les Carter / Frank Minirth. Minirth-Meier Clinic Series. Anger takes many forms. Review: "Excellent resource for understanding and resolving anger issues: from rage to passive agression." Chris Jackman

The Atonement Child - Francine Rivers. A touching contemporary novel chronicling the stories of three young women as they are faced with the tough issue of abortion. Tyndale House Publishers.

The Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory - available through the Catherine of Siena Institute at www.siena.org or The Catherine of Siena Institute, PO Box 26440, Colorado Springs, CO 80936; (888) 878-6789 (toll free US).

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Patrick Lencioni. (2002, Jossey-Bass). Team formation issues.

The Mourning After: Help for the Postabortion Syndrome - Terry L. Selby.

The Purpose-Driven Life - Rick Warren. (2002, Zondervan). Spiritual Growth.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry - Bill Donahue. (2002, Zondervan). Team formation issues.

The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (3rd edition) - New York: Basic Books. Yalom, I.D. Group facilitation and group processing

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse; A Companion Workbook for Personal or Group Use - Dr. Dan B. Allender with Karen Lee-Thorp. See: "Ideas for Group Leaders", pp. 183-189. Published by NavPress, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1995.

The Wounded Heart Workbook: Help for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Dr. Dan B. Allender. (1990), NavPress. A companion workbook (NavPress, 1992) for personal or group use is also available. Sexual abuse and sexual abuse recovery.

Treatment of Complicated Mourning - Theresa A. Rando. (1993, Research Press). Grief, repressed grief, and traumatic bereavement issues.

Trauma and Transformation: Growing in the aftermath of suffering - R.G. Tedeschi and L. G.Calhoun. (1995, Sage Press). Grief, repressed grief, and traumatic bereavement issues.

Undaunted Spirits: - Portraits of Recovery from Trauma - M. Baures. (1994, The Charles Press). Grief, repressed grief, and traumatic bereavement issues.

Victims and Victors, Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault - edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie; ISBN Number: 0-9648957-1-4; Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN; www.afterabortion.org

Wednesday Mourning - Mary Waalkes Verwys. A sidewalk counselor's journal of God's grace in the abortion struggle.

What's Good About Anger? - Lynette J. Hoy, Ted Griffin (Ed.). (2002, CounselCare Connection). 128 pages. (Christian.) Anger and anger management.

Will I Cry Tomorrow?: Healing Post-Abortion Trauma - Susan M. Stanford-Rue, Ph.D.; Publisher: Fleming H. Revell (August 19, 1999); ISBN Number: 978-0800715120; This book does a wonderful job of walking the reader through the painful decision of abortion, and the aftermath. Highly recommended to anyone who has lived their own story of abortion. Stanford does a great job of showing that there is real hope on the other side of this silent burden.
Women's Health after Abortion, The Medical and Psychological Evidence - by Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy, Ian Gentles; ISBN Number: 0-920453-22-8; Published by: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 3089 Bathurst St., Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2A; www.deveber.org

Working with Adults in Groups - San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (1989). Rose, S.D. Group facilitation and group processing

You Aren't Alone, The Voices of Abortion - by Peggy Kirk, M.A.; ISBN 1-57733-113-3; Published by: Blue Dolphin Publishing, P.O. Box 8, Nevada City, CA 95959, 1-800-643-0765

You're Not Alone: Healing Through God's Grace After Abortion - by Jennifer O'Neill; ISBN: 0757301681; Published by: Faith Communications; www.JenniferOneill.com.


Additional Resources

The Psy Broadcasting Corporation at www.psybc.com offers online continuing education for mental health professionals at their web site. They maintain an extensive collection of classic mental health journal articles in a wide arrange of important areas, such as trauma, bereavement and clinician self-care.

The Association for Death Education and Counseling maintains a valuable web site at www.adec.org .

Gift from Within at www.giftfromwithin.org has an excellent selection of articles about aspects of trauma.


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Information on Abortion Aftermath
  • Aborted Women Silent No More
    by David C. Reardon
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-2-2
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
    www.afterabortion.org

  • Detrimental Effects of Abortion An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary
    by Thomas W. Strahan
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-0-6
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
    www.afterabortion.org

  • Fatherhood Aborted
    Guy Condon and David Hazard
    ISBN Number: 0-8423-5423-9
    Published by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL
    www.tyndale.com

  • Forbidden Grief
    by Dr. Theresa Burke
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-8-1
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
    www.ForbiddenGrief.com

  • Men and Abortion
    by C.T. Coyle, PhD.
    ISBN Number: 1-894169-87-5
    Published by: Essence Publishing, 44 Moira St. West, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8P 1S3, 1-800 238-6376
    www.essence.on.ca
    Distributed By: Life Cycle Books, PO Box 561, Fort Collins, CO, 80522-0561, 1-800-214-5849
    www.lifecyclebooks.com

  • Post-Abortion Aftermath, Writings Generated by Various Experts at a Post-Abortion Summit Conference
    edited by Fr. Michael T. Mannion
    ISBN Number: 1-55612-708-1
    Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

  • Psycho-Spiritual Healing After Abortion
    by Douglas R. Crawford and Fr. Michael T. Mannion
    ISBN Number: 1-55612-246-2
    Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

  • Victims and Victors, Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault
    edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-1-4
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
    www.afterabortion.org

  • Women's Health after Abortion, The Medical and Psychological Evidence
    by Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy, Ian Gentles
    ISBN Number: 0-920453-22-8
    Published by: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 3089 Bathurst St., Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2A
    www.deveber.org

 


For Someone Seeking Healing
  • A Solitary Sorrow
    by Teri Reisser, M.S., M.F.T with Paul Reisser, M.D.
    ISBN Number: 0-87788-774-8
    Published by: WaterBrook Press, 2375 Telstar Dr., Suite 160, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

  • Abortion & Healing, A Cry To Be Whole
    by Fr. Michael T. Mannion
    ISBN Number: 0-934134-35-9
    Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

  • Abortion Recovery Facilitator Guidebook and My Abortion Guilt, Grief and Shame Is Ending Soon.
    by Victims Of Choice, Inc.
    Order through www.victimsofchoice.org 
    A guidebook for those desiring to address the pain of abortion in women using a one-on-one, Christian, Therapy Model.. The guidebook is both a training tool and the recovery program. On site training is available by Victims Of Choice.

  • Forgiven and Set Free
    by Linda Cochrane
    ISBN Number: 0-8010-5723-X
    Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287
    www.bakerbooks.com

  • Healing a Father's Heart
    by Linda Cochrane and Kathy Jones
    ISBN Number: 0-8010-5722-1
    Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287
    www.bakerbooks.com

  • Her Choice to Heal
    by Sydna Masse
    Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing (November 1998)
    ISBN-10: 1564767345
    ISBN-13: 978-1564767349
    www.amazon.com

  • I'll Hold You in Heaven
    by Jack Hayford
    ISBN Number: 0-8307-3259-4
    Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel
    www.regalbooks.com

  • I'll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book
    By Debbie Heydrick
    ISBN Number: 0-8307-3260-8
    Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel
    www.regalbooks.com

  • Into The Light
    by Nicole W. Cooley
    ISBN Number: 978-1-4141-1064-6
    Published by: Pleasant Word (a division of Wine Press Publishing, PO Box 428, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
    www.nicolewcooley.com

  • Life After Abortion - Healing Leadership Guide Video and Workbook/Guide.
    by Jennifer O'Neill
    www.JenniferOneill.com

  • Redeeming a Father's Heart
    by Kevin Burke, LSW, David Wemhoff & Marvin Stockwell
    ISBN Number: 9781434313676

  • SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion
    by Sheila Harper
    ISBN Number: 0-9742051-0-9
    Published by: SaveOne, 1-866-329-3571
    SaveOneInc@aol.com
    www.saveone.org

  • The Four Steps to Healing-Non-Denominational Edition
    By Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
    ISBN-13:  978-0972876940
    Published by:  Tabor Garden Press
    Order single copies from  www.amazon.com for $12.99.
    Order a single copy or inquire about a quantity discount for multiple copies through http://postabortionhealing.net

  • The Four Steps to Healing-Catholic Edition
    by Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
    ISBN-13:  978-0972876926
    Published by :  Tabor Garden Press
    Order from www.Amazon.com

  • Surrendering the Secret
    Author: Pat Layton
    Publisher: LifeWay (2008)
    ISBN-10: 1415864691
    ISBN-13: 978-1415864692
    Order from www.surrenderingthesecret.com

 


Testimonials
  • Forgiven: Finding Peace in the Aftermath of Abortion
    by Christina Ryan Claypool
    ISBN Number: 0-7880-2112-5
    Published by: New Creation Ministries
    Order at Amazon

  • From Fallen To Forgiven
    by Jennifer O'Neill
    ISBN Number: 0-8499-1715-8
    www.JenniferOneill.com

  • Motherhood Interrupted
    by Jane Brennan
    ISBN Number: SBN13: 978-1-4363-0230-2
    www.motherhoodinterrupted.com

  • Real Abortion Stories
    Edited by Barbara Horak
    Includes the personal testimony of ARIN President, Stacy Massey.
    www.realabortionstories.com

  • Silent No More
    by Sister Anne Sophie
    ISBN 1 57918 269 0
    In this book, Anne shares her powerful testimony that will help you find the courage to stand as a witness to a world in need of the Gospel of Life.

  • Surviving Myself
    ISBN Number: 0-688-15992-3
    www.JenniferOneill.com

  • You Aren't Alone, The Voices of Abortion
    by Peggy Kirk, M.A.
    ISBN 1-57733-113-3
    Published by: Blue Dolphin Publishing, P.O. Box 8, Nevada City, CA 95959, 1-800-643-0765

 


Abortion and the Church
  • Building Bridges
    By Mary Comm
    ISBN Number 978-1-60037-410-4
    Published by: Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 1225 Franklin Ave., Ste. 325, Garden City, NY, 11530-1693
    Toll Free 800-485-4943
    www.MorganJamesPublishing.com

  • Secret Sin
    by Mary Comm
    ISBN Number: 1600371485
    Published by: Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 1225 Franklin Ave., Ste. 325, Garden City, NY, 11530-1693
    Toll Free 800-485-4943
    www.MorganJamesPublishing.com


Fictional
  • Reconciled
    By Elisabeth Grace Daniel
    2006, Xulon Press
    ISBN 978-1-60266-482-1
    If you have wondered what a pregnancy center is all about, this book will help you better understand the complexities involved in a crisis situation through the fictional stories of three different couples and how they are ministered to by their local Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center and how God can move and protect and restore human life.

  • Forgiven Much
    by Leslie T. Dean
    ISBN 1 60034 749 5
    This novel brings to life the Mary Magdalene you have never met. Dean imagines Mary’s life as one of desperate hopelessness woven with stories of the bible and shows us how to live a life of biblical purity regardless of our past.

  • Heart of Stone
    by Mia Vanduran
    ISBN 1 59781 146 7
    In this novel, we meet Samantha, a recovering alcoholic dealing with the reality of post-abortive stress. She is sorry for the choice she made and knows that while God forgives her, Aaron Eagle, a Lakota and her ex-fiancé might not. Years earlier, Samantha aborted Aaron's baby without telling him she was pregnant. Now, years later we learn that they still have feelings for each other and find that there is healing in forgiveness.

  • If You Were Mine
    by Cynthia Scott Hutchinson
    ISBN 1 4259 3777 2
    As you read this fictional story, you will come to care for Jenny as she deals with a very real and very painful consequence of having an abortion as a college student. It is a love story turned tragic that delivers hope for Jenny and for the millions of others who have lived through their own heartache and despair.

 

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