Books Recommended by CSA Survivors

Below is a collection of books that were recommended by child sexual abuse survivors for healing and recovery, or were written by authors who are CSA survivors and submitted for inclusion in our library. (Books submitted by survivor authors are clearly labeled as “written by survivors”.)

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I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals
Anxiety Gone: The Three C’s of Anxiety Recovery
The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Therapeutic 7-Step Self-Help Program for Men and Women, Including How to Choose a Therapist and Find a Support Group
Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse: Practical Self-help For Adults Who Were Sexually Abused As Children
An Elf’s Journey: Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse
Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough

You Can Heal Your Life

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You Can Heal Your Life
Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
Radical Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal Relationships, Let Go of Anger and Blame, and Find Peace in Any Situation
Perfect Just as You Are: Buddhist Practices on the Four Limitless Ones–Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition

Men in My Town

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Men in My Town
Door of Hope: Recognizing and Resolving the Pains of Your Past
Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma: A Guide to Breaking Through the Wall of Fear for Practitioners and Survivors
Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Wounded Boys Heroic Men: A Man’s Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse
Recovery for Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse
Speaking Our Truth: Voices of Courage and Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
The Male Survivor: The Impact of Sexual Abuse
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to recognize it and how to respond