We hope you enjoy these recommended titles. As an added benefit to support this ministry, when you purchase any of the books listed on this page (or others) through the Christianbook.com links provided, Care for Pastors will get a percentage back from your entire purchase (8% on all physical products and %5 on all digital products).

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Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely
By Lysa TerKeurst / Thomas Nelson

Rejection often finds its way into our hearts at an early age. Perhaps as a child you were teased mercilessly for your hair or clothes, or you received an injury and couldn’t play the sport you loved and had to watch from the sidelines, or maybe like Lysa TerKeurst, an adult who should have cared for you and nurtured you, left without explanation. These wounds dig deep into our sense of self, and can resurface in surprising ways as an adult. However, this doesn’t have to be the end of the story.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares honestly from her own struggles with rejection and gives readers concrete truths to combat the lies our old Enemy hurls our way. You can stop feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. You can change your tendencies to either fall apart or control the actions of others by adopting healthy ways to process your hurt. You are designed for a love without limits, a love that will never let go.

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Wounded by God's People by Anne Graham Lotz

Wounded by God’s People: Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts
By Anne Graham Lotz / Zondervan

As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, Lotz has lived among the faithful all her life—and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves—and points us toward God’s merciful healing grace. 176 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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A New Kind of Normal by Carol Kent

A New Kind of Normal: Hope-Filled Choices When Life Turns Upside Down
By Carol Kent / Thomas Nelson

How do you carry on when the unexpected changes your life forever? With gripping honesty, Carol weaves together her own dramatic story with the stories of others who have learned to live the lives they were given, including Mary, the mother of Jesus. The result is a compelling treatise on hope and survival, as Carol shows again and again that it is possible to persevere against despair, to hold on to hope, and to trust God’s faithfulness in an upside-down world. Original Version.

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The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

By Lysa TerKeurst / Thomas Nelson

In The Best Yes, let Lysa TerKeurst help you discern the option that shapes all your other choices. Having trouble deciding which situations deserve a “yay” and which a “nay?” Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Offering Scripture-laced insights on effective decision-making, she encourages you to be honest, imaginative, focused, trusting, and humble as you discover the role God most wants you to play.

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You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes by Lisa McKay

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes: And Other Great Advice from an Unlikely Preacher’s Wife 
By Lisa McKay / David C. Cook

As the pastor’s wife, do you feel that you’re “married to the ministry”? McKay understands! She knows what it’s like to live your life before the congregation—from finding friends and coping with criticism to saying goodbye and starting over. Her witty guide will help you support your husband—without losing yourself. 208 pages, softcover from Cook.

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One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
By Ann Voskamp / Zondervan

In One Thousand Gifts, author and blogger Ann Voskamp invites you into her own moments of grace, gently teaching you how to biblically lament loss, turning pain into poetry and intentionally embracing a lifestyle of radical gratitude.

Discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to everyday amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of experiencing the constant presence of God that will bring you deep and lasting joy. There is purity in simplicity and a breathtaking beauty that can be found even in life’s slightest details and heartbreaking moments. Ann Voskamp welcomes you in to explore her grace-bathed life of farming, parenting, and writing, and encourages you to live a life filled with gratitude, no matter where you are.

Not a book merely to read, One Thousand Gifts begs to be embraced as a dynamic, interactive primer inviting you to engage with truths that will serve up the depths of God’s joy and transform your life forever. Hardcover.

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Fearlessly Feminine by Jani Ortlund

Fearlessly Feminine 
By Jani Ortlund / Multnomah

Has anybody ever asked you, “What does it mean to be a truly Christian woman?” Have you asked that yourself? Tackling sensitive topics like submission and materialism, feminism and beauty, motherhood and marriage, Ortlund helps women carefully define and confidently become who they are in Christ. Includes study questions for individual and group use. 225 pages, softcover from Multnomah.

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The Emotionally Healthy Woman by Geri Scazzero

The Emotionally Healthy Woman
By Geri Scazzero with Peter Scazzero / Zondervan

Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with her life. She felt like a single parent raising her four young daughters alone. She finally told her husband, “I quit,” and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her and her marriage for the better.

In this eight-session video Bible study Geri provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This study is for every woman who wants to find emotional health and the true purpose for her life.


  • Quit Being Afraid of What Others Think
  • Quit Lying
  • Quit Dying to the Wrong Things
  • Quit Denying Anger, Sadness and Fear
  • Quit Blaming
  • Quit Overfunctioning
  • Quit Faulty Thinking
  • Quit Living Someone Else’s Life

Approx. 80 minutes

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