Recommended Reading

Most of the following books are available through the RW360 Bookstore, the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, or TalentSmart.

Books by Ken and Corlette Sande

  • Sande, Ken. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004
  • Sande, Ken, and Kevin Johnson. Resolving Everyday Conflict. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2011
  • Sande, Ken, with Tom Raabe. Peacemaking for Families: A Biblical Guide to Managing Conflict in Your Homes. Carol Stream: Tyndale House, 2002
  • Sande, Ken, and Kevin Johnson. The Peacemaker Student Edition: Handling Conflict without Fighting Back or Running Away. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2008
  • Sande, Ken, and Kay Moore, Peacefakers, Peacebreakers, and Peacemakers. Garland: Hannibal Books, 2005
  • Sande, Corlette, Illustrated by Russ Flint. The Young Peacemaker. Wapwallopen: Shepherd Press, 1997

 Relationships and Emotions

  • Borgman, Brian. Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009
  • Lane, Tim, and Paul Tripp. Relationships: A Mess Worth Making. Greensboro: New Growth, 2006
  • Powlison, David. Seeing with New Eyes. Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2003
  • Powlison, David. Speaking Truth in Love. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2005
  • Priolo, Lou. Picking Up the Pieces: Recovering from Broken Relationships. Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2012
  • Saccone, Steve. Relational Intelligence. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009
  • Smith, Diana McLain. The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011
  • Tripp, Paul. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change. Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2002
  • Tripp, Paul. War of Words. Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2000
  • Welch, Edward. When People Are Big and God is Small. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2011

 Emotional Intelligence and the Brain

  • Bradberry, Travis, and Jean Greaves. Emotional Intelligence 2.0. San Diego: TalentSmart, 2009
  • Damasio, Antonio. The Feeling of What Happens. Houghton Mifflin, 2000
  • Doidge, Norman. The Brain the Changes Itself. New York: Penguin, 2007
  • Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 1995
  • Goleman, Daniel. Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2002
  • LeDoux, Joseph. The Emotional Brain. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998
  • Lieberman, Alicia. The Emotional Life of the Toddler: Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • Medina, John. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School. Seattle: Pear Press, 2008
  • McIhaney, Joe, and Freda McKissic Bush: Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex Is Affecting Our Children. Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2008
  • Welch, Edward T. Blame It on the Brain? Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience. Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 1998

 Conflict Resolution

  • Barthel, Tara, and David Edling. Redeeming Church Conflicts: Turning Crisis into Compassion and Care. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2012
  • Heffelfinger, Curtis. The Peacemaking Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2018.
  • Kober, Ted. Confession and Forgiveness. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing, 2002
  • McCoy, Bruce. The Reluctant Peacemaker. Dallas: GC2 Press, 2021.
  • Poirier, Alfred. The Peacemaking Pastor. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006


  • Godawa, Brian. Hollywood World Views. Downers Grove: IVP, 2009
  • Menconi, Al. But It Doesn’t Affect Me. Carlsbad: New Song, 2003
  • Smithouser, Bob. Movie Nights: 25 Movies to Spark Spiritual Discussions with Your Teen. Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, 2002