Caregiver Books

Recommended reading for caregivers

The following are books I recommend for caregivers. This list of caregiver books can also be found in the back of my book, Guide for Caregivers. Guide for Caregivers is designed to restore balance to your spirit—to replace sadness with laughter, fear with hope, exhaustion with vitality, mourning with gratitude, emptiness with joy and burnout with a rekindled passion. In addition to my book, here are more valuable reads for caregivers:

  • Mitch Albom. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson.
  • Rosalynn Carter. Helping Yourself Help Others, A Book for Caregivers.
  • Joan Chittister. Wisdom Distilled from the Daily, Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today.
  • Wendell Berry. Hannah Coulter: A Novel.
  • Tara Birch. Radical Acceptance, Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.
  • Ian Brown. The Boy in the Moon, A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son.
  • Frederick Buechner. Now and Then, A Memoir of Vocation.
  • Frederick Buechner. Listening to Your Life, Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner.
  • Frederick Buechner. The Sacred Journey, A Memoir of Early Days.
  • Jack Canfield. Chicken Soup for the Soul .
  • Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield. Handbook for the Soul.
  • Kate DiCamilo. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
  • Wayne Dyer. Your Sacred Self, Making the Decision to Be Free.
  • Margaret Edson. Wit, A Play.
  • Matthew Fox. Original Blessing, A Primer in Creation.
  • Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes and Two Questions.
  • Robert Fulghum. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
  • Graham Greene. The Burnt-Out Case.
  • Olga Grushin. The Line.
  • The Brothers Halamandaris. Caring Quotes, A Compendium of Caring Thought.
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. Love Is Letting Go of Fear.
  • Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham. The Spirituality of Imperfection, Storytelling and the Search for Meaning.
  • Yann Martel. Life of Pi.

  • Ian McEwan. Saturday. Donald Miller.
  • Searching for God Knows What. Henry Nouwen. Adam, God’s Beloved.
  • Ian McEwan. Our Greatest Gift, A Meditation on Dying and Caring.
  • Ian McEwan. The Inner Voice of Love, A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom.
  • Ian McEwan. The Return of the Prodigal Son, A Story of Homecoming.
  • Wayne E. Oates. Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart.
  • Jodi Picoult. My Sister’s Keeper, A Novel.
  • Susan Rava. Swimming Solo.
  • Gail Sheehy. Passages in Caregiving, Turning Chaos into Confidence.
  • Michael A. Singer. The Untethered Soul, The Journey Beyond Yourself.
  • Lewis B. Smedes. The Art of Forgiving, When You Need to Forgive and Don’t Know How.
  • Barbara Brown Taylor. An Altar in the World, A Geography of Faith.
  • Marjorie J. Thompson. Soul Feast, An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life.
  • Anne Tyler. Saint Maybe.
  • Catherine Whitmire. Plain Living, A Quaker Path to Simplicity.
  • William P. Young. The Shack, Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity.

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