As part of the series on spiritual abuse I’m beginning to collect resources and make them available on this page. If you have any other recommendations you can either email them to me or leave a comment. You can find more recommended resources on a variety of subjects here.
Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores by Diane Langberg.
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church by David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen.
Exposing Spiritual Abuse by Mike Fehlauer.
Spiritual Abuse: Religion at Its Worst by June Hunt.
Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness by Barbara M. Orlowski.
Faith That Hurts, Faith That Heals/Understanding the Fine Line Between Healthy Faith and Spiritual Abuse by Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton.
The following books are more about spiritual and emotional abuse in marriage, but many of the principles apply to abusive churches too.
A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church by Jeff Crippen and Anna Wood.
The following are secular books but still many helpful observations.
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft.
In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People by George K. Simon.
Rethinking Narcissism: The Bad-and Surprising Good-About Feeling Special by Dr. Craig Malkin.
The following are out of print but may still be purchased used.
Recovery from Spiritual Abuse by Juanita and Dale Ryan
Phil Monroe Series
Culture, Christendom, and Christ with Diane Langberg.