further reading

further reading



Each month we provide a list of resources that may be helpful as one navigates the issues surrounding sexuality and relationships. The following provides resources for this month.


WGA does not agree with everything that is presented in all of the books listed below. Instead this list is used by group members before entering into discipleship counseling as a way for members to begin to think about possible issues that they may have, some of the things that could have caused those issues and possible steps to begin or continue the process of healing in those areas.

WGA offers the Amazon link as a convenience to help people find the books we recommend; we do not endorse, nor approve of all books and links that may appear on the Amazon website.

(please talk to staff about which books would be appropriate to your issues prior to starting discipleship counseling)

Spiritual Growth

Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning Amazon
Waking the Dead, John Eldridge Amazon
Sacred Rhythms, Ruth Haley Barton Amazon
The Healing Presence, Leanne Payne Amazon
Spiritual Direction, Henri Nouwen Amazon
What’s so Amazing About Grace? Phillip Yancey Amazon

Homosexuality – Church & Culture

Homosexuality & The Christian, Dr. Mark Yarhouse Amazon
Straight and Narrow, Thomas E. Schmidt Amazon
A Strong Delusion, Joe Dallas Amazon
The End of Sexual Identity, Jenell Williams Paris Amazon
Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would, Chad Thompson Amazon
Love is an Orientation, Dr. Andrew Marin Amazon
Slaves, Women, & Homosexuals, William Webb Amazon

Family & Friends

My Child Just Came Out-Now What?, Chad Thompson Article
Guide to Understanding Homosexuality, Joe Dallas and Nancy Heche Amazon
Someone I love is Gay, Anita Worthen and Bob Davies Amazon
When Homosexuality Hits Home, Joe Dallas Amazon
Parents in Pain, John White Amazon

Men’s & Women’s Issues

Healing the Masculine Soul, Gordon Dalbey Amazon
Crisis in Masculinity, Leanne Payne Amazon
The Way of the Wild Heart, John Eldredge Amazon
Captivating, John and Stasi Eldredge Amazon
The Friendships of Women, Dee Brestin Amazon

Sexuality & Relationships

How We Love, Milan and Kay Yerkovich Amazon
The Highly Sensitive Person, Dr. Elaine Aron Amazon
The Introvert Advantage, Dr. Marti Laney Amazon
Boundaries, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Amazon
Redeeming Singleness, Dr. Barry Danylak and Dr. John Piper Amazon
Theology of the Body, Christopher West Amazon
The 5 Love Needs of Men and Women, Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg Amazon
Men, Women and Relationships, Dr. John Gray Amazon
Desires in Conflict, Joe Dallas Amazon
Craving For Love, Briar Whitehead Amazon
Washed and Waiting, Wesley Hill Amazon
Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction, Janelle Hallman Amazon


Beyond Desolate, Tammy Schultz and Hannah Estabrook Amazon
On the Threshold of Hope, Dr. Diane Langberg Amazon
The Wounded Heart, Dr. Dan B Allender Amazon
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, David Johnson and Jeff Vanvonderen Amazon

Addiction & Recovery

Surfing for God, Michael Cusick Amazon
False Intimacy, Dr. Harry Schaumberg Amazon
Out of the Shadows, Dr. Patrick Carnes Amazon
Sexual Anorexia, Dr. Patrick Carnes Amazon
Codependent No More, Melodie Beattie Amazon
Addiction and Grace, Dr. Gerald May Amazon
Healing for Damaged Emotions, Dr. David Seamands Amazon
Emotional Dependency, Lori Rentzel Amazon
Daring Greatly, Dr. Brene Brown Amazon