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HEALING BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
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Have you read any "healing" books lately?
Healing books force you pause after every few pages to reflect and allow the messages to sink in. The author's words, what the characters experience, the setting, the themes...everything about the narrative speaks to you. You feel better about life after you finish the book, and the change is lasting.
The words touch your soul.
If you've experienced bibliotherapy (healing through books), please share your great-book findings with us. We will share your recommendations with counselors, librarians, educators and other professionals to help their clients find imaginative literature to which they can relate. We will also add your suggestions to our website to encourage people with exceptional struggles to heal, through the words of others.
We are currently seeking suggestions for books which fit the following criteria:
1.) Fiction books (made-up stories, including books of poetry) and biographies (narratives about people's lives, written by themselves or others).
2.) Books which feature people or subjects related to the following characteristics:
- Elderly Persons
- Religious Persons
- Persons with special needs
Our volunteer reviewers screen each recommended title. Suggestions may not appear on all of our published lists. We may include your statements about the book in our publications (print and online), but we will never associate your information with the recommendation.
"Healing-Book" Title / Author (First and Last Name)
Include as much information as you remember. We have great researchers who will do the rest.
This book features characters who are:
Choose the most prevalent characteristic from the main characters.
This book helped me deal with (This statement may be published without your identity):
Tell us as much or as little as you would like about your experience with the book (i.e., major themes, subjects and issues).
This is not required. We will not share your information or associate your name with your recommendations.
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Words Heal, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to increase the number of literary works which reflect the experiences of people of color, people of faith, the aged and the differently-abled. Our purpose is to promote the use of literature to improve mental and physiological health outcomes, as a complement to traditional therapies and treatments (bibliotherapy).
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