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Books recommended to read during the CAR School and/or Practicum I and II

Children at risk 

  • New!!! Dare to ask  Aukje Brouwer

  • A cry from the streets   Jeannette Lukasse

  • Too small to ignore   Wess Stafford

  • Street Children Phyllis Kilbourn 

  • Shaping the future girls and our destiny Phyllis Kilbourn 

  • Healing the Children of  War   Phyllis Kilbourn 

  • Healing for Hurting Hearts: A Handbook for Counseling                                              Children and Youth in Crisis  Phyllis Kilbourn 

  • I am Malala   Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

  • As many as the stars Robert Glover

  • Adoption through the rearview mirror  Karen Springs

  • Half the Sky   Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  • Anatomy of the soul   Curt Thompson

  • When love is not enough   Nancy Thomas

  • The boy who was raised as a dog   Bruce Perry

  • The connected child   Karyn Purvis

  • The connected parent   Karyn Purvis


Worldview/ Development

  • When helping hurts   Steve Corbett, Brian Fikker

  • The Divine conspiracy   Willard Dallas

  • Surprised by hope   N.T. Wright

  • The book that made your world   Vishal Mangalwadi

  • Discipling the nations   Darrow Miller

  • Old testament template   Landa Cope

  • Total Truth  Nancy Pearcey

  • The Hole in the gospel   Richard Stearns

  • 40 Chances   Howard G. Buffet

  • Serving God in today’s cities   Patrick Johnstone

  • If Jesus were mayor   Bob Moffit

  • Your kingdom come   Jim Stier

  • Values matter   Darlene Cunningham


Understanding Muslims/ Yazidis/   

  • A Wind in the house of Islam   David Garrison

  • Seeking Allah, finding Jesus   Nabeel Qureshi

  • Once an Arafat man   Tass Saada

  • The pearl that broke its shell  Nadia Hashimi

  • Infidel   Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • The Kite runner   Khaled Hosseini

  • A thousand splendid suns  Khaled Hosseini

  • Princess  Jean Sasson

  • The last girl   Nadia Murad


Human trafficking

  • Not for sale   David Batstone

  • The Natashas   Victor Malereck

  • Stopping the traffic   Glenn Miles, Christa Foster Crawford

  • Finding our way through the traffic   Glenn Miles, Christa Foster Crawford



  • Seeking Refuge   Stephen Bauman, Matthew Soerons and Dr. Issam Smeir

  • The miracle of the Kurds   Stephan Mansfield

  • Serving God in a migrant crisis   Patrick Johnstone

  • The new odyssey   Patrick Kingsley


Family, marriage and children

  • Five love languages   Gary Chapman

  • His needs, her needs   Willard F. Harley

  • The other side of special, navigating the messy, emotional, joy-filled life of a special needs mom  Amy Brown, Sarah Clime and Carrie Holt

  • Joni and Ken, an untold love story   Joni and Ken Tada

  • Seven things children need   John M. Drescher

  • How to really love your child   Ross Campbell


Leadership/ character/ theology

  • Courageous Leadership   Bill Hybels

  • Bonhoeffer   Eric Metaxas

  • Prayer   Philip Yancey

  • Disappointment with God   Philip Yancey

  • The insanity of God   Nik Ripken and Gregg Lewis

  • With   Skye Jethani

  • Mission drift   Peter Greer, Chris Horst

  • Winning Gods way   Loren Cunningham

  • Making Jesus Lord   Loren Cunningham

  • Daring to live on the edge   Loren Cunningham

  • Why not women   Loren Cunningham / David J. Hamilton

  • Bearing Gods name Carmen   Joy Imes

  • Women and Worship at Corinth   Lucy Peppiatt



  • Daring to hope  Katie  Davis Majors

  • Same kind of different as me   Ron Hall, Denver Moore

  • Hope heals   Katherine and Jay Wolf

  • Choosing to see   Mary Beth Chapman

  • Life without limits   Nick Vijucic

  • The Cross and the Switchblade   David Wilkerson

  • Chasing the dragon    Jackie Pullinger

  • Compelled by love    Heidi Baker

  • There is a sheep in my bathtub    Brian Hogan

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