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Disclaimer / Content Warning: The following summaries are colored by my interpretations. They are not intended to act as a replacement for the reading of these books, but simply as a tool to aid one in their studies. Likewise, the inclusion of a book is not necessarily an endorsement of these works or their author(s). While we will attempt to keep the reviews tasteful, please note that some of the books about relationships speak openly about the topic of sex.



Contents

Books are organized alphabetically by author's last name. Click on a link to jump to that section, or use the "Find" function of your browser to search the list. Each book is only listed once, although some books could be placed within multiple categories. While every page has a link to a (legal) online copy wherever possible, not every page has review material yet. We are systematically working through them. For now, green checkmarks will designate pages that are pretty much complete.

Interpersonal Relationships & Marriage
General Psychology & Communication
Logic & Scientific Method
Food & Nutrition
Plants (incl. Botany, Foraging, Herbalism, etc.)
Health & Healing (incl. Anatomy, First Aid, Massage, etc.)
Exercise (incl. Yoga, Qi Gong, etc.)
Homemaking, Survivalism (incl. Carpentry, Repair, etc.)


Interpersonal Relationships & Marriage

Key:
✝ = Christian
Ψ = Psychological
[Note: These are just a general guide. The categories often overlap.]

A

Augsburger, David. Sustaining Love. Regal Books, 1988.

B

Bach, George R., and Peter Wyden. The Intimate Enemy. Avon Books, 1968. Ψ

Bach, George R., and Ronald M. Deutsch. Pairing. Peter H. Wyden, Inc., 1970. Ψ

Barnes, Robert, and Rosemary Barnes. Rock-Solid Marriage. Word Publishing, 1993.

Beck, Aaron T. Love Is Never Enough. HarperPerennial, 1988. Ψ

Bernstein, Jeffrey, and Susan Magee. Why Can't You Read My Mind?. Da Capo Press, 2004. Ψ

Bott, Randy L. Divorceless Marriage: Put It First, Make It Last. Millennial Press, 1997.

Brehm, Sharon S., et al. Intimate Relationships. Third ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2002. Ψ

Broderick, Carlfred. Couples. Simon and Schuster, 1979. Ψ

C

Carlson, Jon, and Don Dinkmeyer. Time for a Better Marriage. Impact Publishers, 2003. Ψ

Carroll, Anne Kristin. Together Forever. HarperPaperbacks, 1982.

Chapman, Gary. Loving Solutions: Overcoming Barriers In Your Marriage. Northfield Publishing, 1998.

Chapman, Steve, et al. Married Lovers, Married Friends. Bethany House Publishers, 1989.

Chesser, Barbara Russell. 21 Myths That Can Wreck Your Marriage. Word Publishing, 1990.

Crabb, Lawrence J. The Marriage Builder. Pyranee Books, 1982.

E

Exley, Richard. Marriage in the Making: Devotions for Living Happily Ever After. Honor Books, 1994.

F

Freston, Kathy. The One: Discovering the Secrets of Soul Mate Love. Miramax Books, 2006.

G

Gordon, Lori H., and Jon Frandsen. Passage To Intimacy. Fireside, 1993. Ψ

Gottman, John M., and Nan Silver. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Three Rivers Press, 1999. Ψ

H

Hamburg, Sam R. Will Our Love Last?: A Couple's Road Map. Scribner, 2000. Ψ

Hardisty, Margaret. Forever My Love. Harvest House Publishers, 1975.

Hardisty, Margaret. Your Husband and Your Emotional Needs. Harvest House Publishers, 1980.

Hart, Kathleen Fischer, and Thomas N. Hart. The First Two Years of Marriage. Paulist Press, 1983.

Hite, Shere. The Hite Report. Macmillan Publishing Co., 1976. Ψ

J

Jenkins, Jerry B. Loving Your Marriage Enough To Protect It. Moody Press, 1993.

Joy, Donald M. Bonding: Relationships in the Image of God. Word Books, 1985.

Joy, Donald M. Re-Bonding: Preventing and Restoring Damaged Relationships. Second ed., Evangel Publishing House, 1986.

Joy, Donald M., and Robbie B. Joy. Two Become One: God's Blueprint for Couples. Evangel Publishing House, 2002.

K

Kelly, Matthew. The Seven Levels of Intimacy. Fireside, 2005.

L

Larsen, Earnie. Stage II Relationships: Love Beyond Addiction. HarperSanFrancisco, 1987. Ψ

Littauer, Florence. After Every Wedding Comes A Marriage. Harvest House Publishers, 1981.

Littauer, Florence. After Every Wedding Comes A Marriage: A Workbook. Harvest House Publishers, 1981.

Love, Pat. The Truth About Love. Fireside, 2001.

M

Mann, John, and Rynner Mann. Two Shall Become One. Calvary Chapel Publishing, 2005.

Markman, Howard J., et al. Fighting for Your Marriage. Jossey-Bass, 2010. Ψ

Minirth, Frank, et al. Passages of Marriage. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991. Ψ

Mossholder, Ray. Marriage Plus: The Bible and Marriage. Creation House, 1990.

Mouton, Jane Srygley, and Robert R. Blake. The Marriage Grid. First ed., McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971. Ψ

O

Olson, David H., and Amy K. Olson. Empowering Couples: Building on Your Strengths. Second ed., Life Innovations, Inc., 2000. Ψ

P

Paul, Jordan, and Margaret Paul. Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?. CompCare Publishers, 1983. Ψ

R

Rainey, Dennis. Staying Close. Word Publishing, 1989.

Rankin, Peg, and Lee Rankin. Your Marriage: Making It Work. Lion Publishing, 1986.

Ray, Sondra. I Deserve Love. Les Femmes Publishing, 1976.

Rock, Maxine. The Marriage Map. Dell Publishing, 1986.

Russell, Lao. Love. University of Science and Philosophy, 1966.

S

Scoresby, A. Lynn. The Marriage Dialogue. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1977. Ψ

Scoresby, A. Lynn. Foundations for a Happier Marriage. Deseret Book Company, 1986. Ψ

Scoresby, A. Lynn. The Marriage Promise. Knowledge Gain Publications, 1998. Ψ

Short, Ray E. Sex, Love or Romance. Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Sills, Judith. A Fine Romance. Ballantine Books, 1987.

Smalley, Gary, and John Trent. Love Is A Decision. Word Publishing, 1989.

Smalley, Gary. Making Love Last Forever. Word Publishing, 1996.

Solomon, Marion. Lean On Me. Simon & Schuster, 1994. Ψ

Sternberg, Robert J. The Triangle of Love. Basic Books, Inc., 1988. Ψ

Sternberg, Robert J., and Catherine Whitney. Love The Way You Want It. Bantam Books, 1991. Ψ

Sternberg, Robert J. Love Is A Story: A New Theory of Relationships. Oxford University Press, 1998. Ψ

Swindoll, Charles R. Strike The Original Match. Tyndale House Publishers, 1980.

Swindoll, Charles R. Strike The Original Match - Bible Study Guide. Insight For Living, 1992.

T

Tanner, W. C., and Susan Tanner. Enjoy the Journey Along Your Marriage Highway. Home/Work, 1997.

Thibodeau, Lauren. Natural-Born Soulmates. New Page Books, 2007.

Thoele, Sue Patton. Heart Centered Marriage. Barnes & Noble Books, 1996.

Timmons, Tim. Maximum Marriage. Power Books, 1976.

V

Vaughan, Peggy. To Have and to Hold. Newmarket Press, 2010.

W

Warren, Neil Clark. Finding the Love of Your Life. Focus on the Family Publishing, 1992.

Warren, Neil Clark. Finding the Love of Your Life - Study Guide. Focus on the Family Publishing, 1994.

Warren, Neil Clark. The Triumphant Marriage. Focus on the Family Publishing, 1995.

Wiese, Bennard R., and Urban G. Steinmetz. Everything You Need To Know To Stay Married And Like It. Zondervan Publishing House, 1972.

Williams, Brett R. You Can Be Right Or You Can Be Married. Tapas Publications, 2004. Ψ

Woods, Paul, editor. Couples’ Devotional Bible (New International Version). Zondervan, 1994.

Y

Yorgason, Brenton G., et al. From Two To One: Preparing for a Lasting Marriage. Bookcraft, Inc., 1981.


General Psychology & Communication

A

Amdur, Ellis. Words of Power. Self-Published, 2020.

Andreas, Steve, and Charles Faulkner, editors. NLP: The New Technology of Achievement. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1994.

Applewhite, Barry. Feeling Good About Your Feelings. Victor Books, 1980.

Augsburger, David. Caring Enough To Forgive. Regal Books, 1981.

Augsburger, David. Caring Enough To Hear and Be Heard. Regal Books, 1982.

Augsburger, David. When Caring Is Not Enough. Regal Books, 1983.

Augsburger, David. When Enough Is Enough. Regal Books, 1984.

B

Bach, George R., and Laura Torbet. A Time for Caring. Delacorte Press, 1982.

Bach, George R., and Herb Goldberg. Creative Aggression. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974.

Bach, George R., and Ronald M. Deutsch. Stop! You're Driving Me Crazy. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1979.

Bach, George R., and Laura Torbet. The Inner Enemy. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1983.

Banyan, Calvin D. The Secret Language of Feelings. Banyan Hypnosis Center, 2003.

Benson, Herbert. The Relaxation Response. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1975.

Bolton, Robert, and Dorothy Grover Bolton. Listen Up Or Lose Out. AMACOM, 2018.

C

Chapman, A. H. Put-Offs & Come-Ons. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1968.

Chase, Stuart. Danger - Men Talking!. Parents' Magazine Press, 1969.

D

Dilts, Robert, et al. Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-Being. Metamorphous Press, 1990.

E

Elgin, Suzette Haden. The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense. Dorset Press, 1980.

Ellison, Sharon Strand. Taking the War Out of Our Words. Voices of Integrity, 2016.

G

Gaylin, Willard. Feelings: Our Vital Signs. Ballantine Books, 1984.

Gendlin, Eugene T. Focusing. Bantam Books, 1988.

Giblin, Les. Skill With People. Self-Published, 1985.

Greenberg, Melanie. The Stress-Proof Brain. New Harbinger Publications, 2016.

Grimes, Howard. How to Become Your Own Best Self. Word Inc., 1979

H

Harris, Thomas A. I'm OK - You're OK. Avon, 1973.

J

Johnson, Wendell. Verbal Man: The Enchantment of Words. Collier Books, 1965.

L

Lipton, Bruce H. The Biology of Belief. Mountain of Love / Elite Books, 2005.

Lynch, James J. The Language of the Heart. Basic Books, Inc., 1985.

M

Maltz, Maxwell. Psycho-Cybernetics. Pocket Books, 1969.

McGrane, William J. Brighten Your Day With Self-Esteem. Success Publishers, 1996.

McKay, Matthew, et al. How To Communicate. Third ed. MJF Books, 2009.

Miller, Sherod, et al. Straight Talk. Signet, 1982.

Minirth, Frank, et al. Beating Burnout. Inspirational Press, 1997.

Moore, Margaret, et al. Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life. William Morrow, 2016.

N

Nierenberg, Gerald I., and Henry H. Calero. How to Read a Person Like a Book. Pocket Books, 1973.

P

Postman, Neil. Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk. Delacorte Press, 1976.

Puhn, Laurie. Instant Persuasion. Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2006.

R

Robinson, Duke. Too Nice For Your Own Good. Grand Central Publishing, 2000.

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. 3rd ed., PuddleDancer Press, 2015.

Rothwell, J. Dan. Telling It Like It Isn't. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1982.

S

Sanford, John A. Between People: Communicating One-To-One. Paulist Press, 1982.

Simon, Sidney B. Meeting Yourself Halfway. Argus Communications, 1974.

Sternberg, Robert J. The Triarchic Mind: A New Theory of Human Intelligence. Viking Penguin, Inc., 1988.

Stone, Douglas, et al. Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most. Penguin Books, 2000.

Stroebel, Charles F. QR: The Quieting Reflex. Berkley Books, 1983.

T

Thomas, J. W. Bi/Polar: A Positive Way of Understanding People. Taylor Publishing, 1978.

Timmons, Tim, and Stephen Arterburn Hooked On Life. Oliver Nelson, 1985.

V

Viscott, David. The Language of Feelings. Pocket Books, 1976.

W

Winch, Guy. Emotional First Aid. Plume, 2013.

Woolf, V. Vernon. Holodynamics: How to Develop and Manage Your Personal Power. Self-Published, 1990.

Woolf, Victor V. The Therapy Manifesto. The International Academy of Holodynamics, 2006.

Woolf, Victor V. The Wellness Manifesto. The International Academy of Holodynamics, 2005.


Logic & Scientific Method

C

Castell, Alburey. A College Logic. The Macmillan Company, 1935.

Chase, Stuart. Guides To Straight Thinking. Phoenix House, 1959.

Cohen, Morris R., and Ernest Nagel. An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method. Simon Publications, 2002.

D

Dauer, Francis Watanabe. Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning. Barnes & Noble Books, 1996.

F

Fischer, David Hackett. Historians' Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought. Harper Pernnial, 1970.

G

Gimbel, Steven, editor. Exploring the Scientific Method. The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

H

Huff, Darrell, and Irving Gels How to Lie with Statistics. W.W. Norton & Co., 1954.

Hunt, Andy. Pragmatic Thinking & Learning. The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2008.

J

Jones, Morgan D. The Thinker's Toolkit. Three Rivers Press, 1998.

Joseph, Miriam. The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric. Paul Dry Books, 2002.

M

Martin, Robert M. Scientific Thinking. Broadview Press, 2002.

McNamee, Maurice B. Reading for Understanding. Rinehart & Company, 1958.

W

Weddle, Perry. Argument: A Guide to Critical Thinking. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978.


Food & Nutrition

G

Green, Sammy. Recipes for Young Vegetarians. Foulsham, 1995.

H

Hittleman, Richard. Yoga Natural Foods Cookbook. Bantam Books, 1970.

Hughes, Jane. Vegan: 100 Everday Recipes. Love Food, 2013.

K

Kordich, Jay. The Juiceman's Power of Juicing. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1992.

Kushi, Michio. The Book of Macrobiotics. Japan Publications, 1977.

M

Mathurin, Jeffrey. Vegan Made Simple. Flowerpot Press, 2022.

S

Streit, Lizzie. The Complete Guide to Natural Vitamins from Food and Supplements. New Burlington Books, 2021.

Szekely, Edmond. Three By Szekely. Keats Publishing, 1983.

T

Terry, Bryant. Vegan Soul Kitchen. Da Capo Press, 2009.

W

Weiss, Suzanne, editor. Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal. The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1998.


Plants (incl. Botany, Foraging, Herbalism, etc.)

A

Angier, Bradford. Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants. Stackpole Books, 1974.

B

Biles, Roy E. The Complete Book of Garden Magic. J. G. Ferguson, 1947.

Braunstein, Mark M. Sprout Garden: Indoor Grower's Guide to Gourmet Sprouts. Book Publishing, 1999.

Burroughs, Stanley. The Master Cleanser. Self-Published, 1976.

C

Chevallier, Andrew. Herbal Remedies Handbook. DK Publishing, 2021.

Chevallier, Andrew. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. DK Publishing, 1996.

Cichoke, Anthony J. Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies. Avery, 2001.

G

Gibbons, Euell. Stalking The Healthful Herbs. David McKay Company, 1970.

Gibbons, Euell. Stalking The Wild Asparagus. Allan C. Hood, 1962.

H

Hobson, Phyllis. Home Drying Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs. Garden Way Publishing, 1975.

J

Junying, Geng, et al. Herbal Formulas. New World Press, 1991.

K

Kadans, Joseph. Encyclopedia of Medicinal Herbs. Arco Publishing, 1978.

L

Lucas, Richard. Secrets of the Chinese Herbalists. Prentice Hall, 1987.

M

Malstrom, Stan. Herbal Remedies II. Family Press, 1975.

McDonald, Heidi. Crazy Useful Things. Self-Published, 2019.

Mohney, Russ. Why Wild Edibles?. Pacific Search, 1975.

N

Nabhan, Gary Paul. Gathering the Desert. The University of Arizona Press, 1993.

R

Rothkranz, Markus. Free Food and Medicine. Self-Published, 2012.

Royal, Penny C. Herbally Yours. Sound Nutrition, 1982.

Rudolph, Theodore M. Chlorophyll, Nature's "Green Magic". Nutritional Research Publishing, 1957.

S

Sarkar, Tia, editor. Grow All You Can Eat In 3 Square Feet. DK Publishing, 2021.

T

Tierra, Michael. The Way of Herbs. Pocket Books, 1990.

Tobe, John H. Proven Herbal Remedies. Provoker Press, 1969.


Health & Healing (incl. Anatomy, First Aid, Massage, etc.)

A

Amerongen, C. The Way Things Work: Book of the Body, Simon & Schuster, 1979.

Austin, Jennie. Practising Reiki. Geddes & Grosset, 2002.

B

Bruce, Debra Fulghum. The Unofficial Guide to Alternative Medicine. Macmillan, 1998.

C

Cerney, J. V. Acupressure: Acupuncture Without Needles. Cornerstone Library Publications, 1974.

D

Daulby, Martin, and Caroline Mathison. Spiritual Healing. Geddes & Grosset, 2002.

G

Gaumont, I. E. Nine-Day Inner Cleansing and Blood Wash for Renewed Youthfulness and Health. Parker Publishing, 1980.

Gillanders, Ann. The Joy of Reflexology. Little, Brown and Company, 1995.

J

Jacobs, Michael B. Taking Care. Random House, 1997.

M

Memmler, Ruth Lundeen, and Dena Lin Wood. Structure & Function of the Human Body. J. B. Lippincott Company, 1983.

P

Pearsall, Paul. Superimmunity. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987.

R

Robison, Jon, and Karen Carrier. The Spirit and Science of Holistic Health. AuthorHouse, 2004.

Rothkranz, Markus. Heal Your Face. Self-Published, 2011.

Rothkranz, Markus. Heal Yourself 101. Self-Published, 2013.

S

Shreeve, Caroline. Complete Well-Being. Parragon Publishing, 2005.

T

Thygerson, Alton L. National Safety Council First Aid Handbook. Jones and Bartlett, 1995.

V

Vickery, Donald M., and James F. Fries. Take Care of Yourself. Addison-Wesley, 1997.

W

Weil, Andrew. Health and Healing. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

No Author / Editor Listed

Practicing Shiatsu. Geddes & Grosset, 2002.

Reflexology & Complementary Therapies. Geddes & Grosset, 2002.

The Family Emergency Handbook. Playmore Inc., 2003.

The New Guide to Remedies. Parragon Publishing, 2005.


Exercise (incl. Yoga, Qi Gong, etc.)

C

Chuen, Lam Kam. The Way of Energy. Gaia Books, 1991.

D

Day, Harvey. Yoga Illustrated Dictionary. Emerson Books, 1971.

Dugan, Ann. 10 Minute Shape Up. Publications International, 1985.

L

Liebman, Hollis Lance. proActive Core. Hinkler Books, 2021.

O

Oren, Goldie Karpel. proActive Yoga. Hinkler Books, 2020.

S

Stearn, Jess. Yoga, Youth, and Reincarnation. Doubleday and Company, 1965.

T

Trechsel, Jane Goad. A Morning Cup of Yoga. MJF Books, 2002.

V

Vishnudevananda. The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga. Bell Publishing, 1960.

No Author / Editor Listed

Practicing Yoga. Geddes & Grosset, 2002.

The New Guide to Relaxation. Parragon Publishing, 2005.


Homemaking, Survivalism (incl. Carpentry, Repair, etc.)

A

Ahrens, Paul, editor. Fix-It-Yourself Manual. The Reader's Digest Association, 1977.

F

Feirer, John L. Cabinetmaking and Millwork. Chas. A. Bennett Co., 1967.

G

Gregory, Mark. Good Earth Almanac. Grosset & Dunlap, 1973.

H

Hoyt, Wade, editor. 101 Do-It-Yourself Projects. The Reader's Digest Association, 1983.

K

Korn, Jerry, editor. How Things Work in Your Home (and what to do when they don't). Time-Life Books, 1975.

M

Mack, Norman, editor. Back to Basics. The Reader's Digest Association, 1981.

P

Pluckrose, Henry, editor. The Book of Crafts. Galahad Books, 1971.

S

Shaw, John. The Directory of Knots. Select Editions, 2003.

Z

Zeek. The Art of Shen Ku. Perigee, 2001.