Recommended Reading On Cult Issues

by the late Jan Groenveld

Just a reminder of  some of the books I suggest for people to read to
help them overcome manipulation etc:

Combatting Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan
http://www.freeminds.org/sales/books.htm

And his new book:
Releasing The Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves by Steven Hassan
http://www.freeminds.org/sales/books.htm

Captive Hearts, Captive Minds : Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other
Abusive Relationships; Janja Lalich, Madeleine Landau Tobias;
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0897931440/104-8647382-9674050

Out of the Cults and into the Church : Understanding & Encouraging Ex-Cultists;
Janis Hutchinson;
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0825428858/104-8647382-9674050


Recovery from Cults : Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse;
Michael D. Langone,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0393313212/104-8647382-9674050

12 'Christian' Beliefs That Can Drive You Crazy : Relief from False
Assumptions -- Henry Cloud, John Townsend
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0310494915/104-8647382-9674050

Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love -- Jerry Bridges
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891096566/104-8647382-9674050

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual
Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church by David Johnson &
Jeff VanVonderen
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1556611609/104-8647382-9674050

Twisted Scriptures : A Path to Freedom from Abusive Churches; Mary Alice
Chrnalogar,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0964958805/104-8647382-9674050

Faith That Hurts, Faith That Heals/Understanding the Fine Line Between
Healthy Faith and Spiritual Abuse by Stephen Arterburn, Jack Felton
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0840796579104-8647382-9674050

When God Becomes a Drug : Breaking the Chains of Religious Addiction
and Abuse  by Leo Booth, John Bradshaw
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0874777038/104-8647382-9674050

Emotional Blackmail : When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation
and Guilt to Manipulate You  by Susan Forward, Donna Frazier
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060928972/104-8647382-9674050

In Sheep's Clothing : Understanding and Dealing With Manipulative People
by George K. Simon 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/096516960X/104-8647382-9674050

Letting Go of Anger : The 10 Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them
by Ron Potter-Efron, Pat Potter-Efron,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1572240016/104-8647382-9674050

Faith That Hurts, Faith That Heals/Understanding the Fine Line Between
Healthy Faith and Spiritual Abuse by Stephen Arterburn, Jack Felton
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0840796579/104-8647382-9674050

When God Becomes a Drug : Breaking the Chains of Religious Addiction
and Abuse  by Leo Booth, John Bradshaw
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0874777038/104-8647382-9674050

Serpents in the Manger : Overcoming Abusive Christianity
by Jerry L., Ph.D. Harris, Melody J., Ph.D. Milam
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1569800170/104-8647382-9674050

Emotional Blackmail : When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation
and Guilt to Manipulate You  by Susan Forward, Donna Frazier
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060928972/104-8647382-9674050


Damaged Disciples : Casualties of Authoritarian Churches and the Shepherding
Movement  by Ron Burks, Vicki Burks
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0310576113/104-8647382-9674050

Letting Go of Anger : The 10 Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them
by Ron Potter-Efron, Pat Potter-Efron,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1572240016/104-8647382-9674050

People-Reading : How We Control Others, How They Control Us
by Ernst G., Dr. Beier, Evans G. Valens
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0812862635/104-8647382-9674050

The Art of Profiling : Reading People Right the First Time by Dan Korem,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963910337/104-8647382-9674050

The Resilient Self : How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity
by Steven J. Wolin, Stephen J. Wolin, Sybil Wolin (Contributor)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0394583574/104-8647382-9674050

The Resilient Spirit : Transforming Suffering into Insight and Renewal; Polly
Young-Eisendrath
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201517450/104-8647382-9674050


"Truth is always strong, no matter how weak it looks; and
falsehood is always weak, no matter how strong it looks."
       - Phillip Brooks