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2024 Revelation Wellness Book Recommendations

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Looking for your next read? Check out our book recommendations on trauma, mind-body connection, healthy & whole kids, and MORE!

Do you wonder why walking and hearing Scripture is so effective for your mental health?

Do you wonder why your heart rate increases when you’re anxious? 

Do you want to teach your kids about God’s good design of their bodies? 

Find out the answers to these questions and MORE from these books! This list contains many of the influential books Revelation Wellness uses for research and inspiration for our programs, events, and messages. We hope these books teach you more about living healthy and whole! 


Book Recommendation Disclaimer:

We’re so glad you’re interested in digging deeper into these topics. However, please keep in mind that we are not endorsing people, ministries, or conclusions found from scientific research in their entirety. We do our best to recommend solid content to give you knowledge in each category. The only infallible endorsement we offer is of the Word of God!

There are books on this list that are not written by Christians or from a Christian worldview, but they provide helpful research into the complex function (or dysfunction) of your body. We encourage you to read and discuss these books within a faithful Christian community to discern wise ways to steward the good body God gave you!


Mind/Body Connection

1. Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr. Anna Lembke

2. Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better by Wendy Suzuki and Billie Fitzpatrick

3. The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks 

Healthy & Whole Kids

1. Count Yourself Calm: Taking BIG Feelings to a BIG God by Eliza Huie

2.The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character by Jon Tyson

3. God Made Me in His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies by Justin S. Holcomb

Christian View of the Body

1. The Wellness Revelation: Lose What Weighs You Down So You Can Love God, Yourself, and Others by Alisa Keeton

2. What God Has to Say about Our Bodies: How the Gospel Is Good News for Our Physical Selves by Sam Alberry

3. Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Called Good by Jess Connolly

4. Image RESTored: Tear Down Shame and Insecurity to Experience a Body Image Renovation  by Rachael Gilbert

Bible Studies

1. Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total Surrender by Beth Moore

2. Heir to the Crown: A Mind-Body Devotional for the Daughters of God by Alisa Keeton

3. Free From Shame: How the Gospel Redeems Our Past and Pain by Daily Grace Co.

Discipleship

1. Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Do as he did.  by John Mark Comer

2. Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World by Jennie Allen

Trauma & the Body

1. The Body Revelation: Physical and Spiritual Practices to Metabolize Pain, Banish Shame, and Connect to God with Your Whole Self by Alisa Keeton

2. Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode-and into a Life of Connection and Joy by Aundi Kolber

3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

4. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce D. Perry

5. When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté 

From Our Ministry Friends

1. The Gift of Limitations: Finding Beauty in Your Boundaries by Sara Hagerty

2. Praying the Scriptures for Your Life: 31 Days of Abiding in the Presence, Provision, and Power of God by Jodie Berndt

3. Tired of Being Tired: Receive God’s Realistic Rest for Your Soul-Deep Exhaustion by Jess Connolly

4. What If It’s Wonderful?: Release Your Fears, Choose Joy, and Find the Courage to Celebrate by Nicole Zasowski

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