Divorce Recovery

DivorceCare (DVD/VHS, workbook, and leader's guide) by Church Initiative

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) by Church Initiative

Kids Hope by Gary Sprague

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse by Greg Jantz


Single Parents

Psalms for the Single Mom by Lisa Hussey

Hope & Help for the Single Mom by Lori Little

Generation EX by Jen Abbas (about adult children of divorce)


 20’s-30’s never-been-married

Twentysomething by Margaret Feinberg

20/30 Series, Bible studies for young adults



Grief Share (DVD/VHS, workbook, leader’s guide)

Good Grief by Granger E. Westberg

When Grief Breaks Your Heart by James W. Moore

Handling Life’s Good-byes by Roy L Griggs

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis


Starting and/or building a SAM

Starting a Single Adult Ministry by Sue Nilson & Andy Morgan

Giving the Ministry Away by Rich Hurst and Terry Hershey

The Idea Catalog by Jerry Jones

Creative Weekends by Paul Petersen

How to Build a Small Groups Ministry by Neal F. McBride

Making Small Groups Work by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Reaching Singles Adults by Dennis Franck

Single Focus – Understanding Single Adults by George Barna



Who Stole My Cheese?

Lincoln on Leadership

Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be by LeRoy Eims

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell

The Power of Vision by George Barna

God’s Little Devotional Book for   Leaders

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

(Crossroad Publishing) by Henri Nouwen


Spiritual Formation & Contemporary Theology Studies

Books by Brennan Manning

The Ragamuffin Gospel

Abba’s Child

A Glimpse of Jesus

Ruthless Trust

The Wisdom of Tenderness

The Rabbi’s Heartbeat

The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus

The Importance of Being Foolish


Dave Edwards’ material

Questions for Life series

Destination series


God in a Box series


Terry Hershey books


Go Away, Come Closer

Soul Gardening


Terry Hershey DVD’s

How to Be Me

The Art of Doing Nothing

The Sacred Necessities of Life


Real People

Stand by Me


James W. Moore books

The Top Ten List for Christians

When You’re a Christian, the Whole World is from Missouri

At the End of the Day

If God Has a Refrigerator, Your Picture Is on It

Some Folks Feel the Rain, Others Just Get Wet

O Say Can You See: When All Else Fails . . . Read the Instructions

Attitude is Your Paintbrush


Cloud & Townsend studies

Changes That Heal

Safe People

Boundaries in Dating


Hiding from Love

How People Grow


John Ortberg books

Everybody’s Normal Till You Get To Know Them

God is Closer Than You Think

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out Of the Boat


Leonard Sweet books

Soul Tsunami

The Gospel According to Starbucks

Brian McLaren books    

A New Kind of Christian

The Secret Message of Jesus


Additional Resources

The Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Single Focus by George Barna

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam

The Five Love Languages for Singles by Gary Chapman

Finding the Love of Your Life by Neil Clark Warren

Joyfully Singles in a Couples’ World by Harold J. Sala

World Wide Search – The Savvy Christian’s Guide to On-Line Dating by Cheryl Green

Singles Ask by Harold Ivan Smith

The 10 Commandments of Dating by Ben Young & Dr. Samuel Adams

Falling in Love with Jesus by Dee Brestin & Kathy Troccoli

Serving From the Heart – Resurrection Resources, Abingdon Press

A Match Made in Heaven – How Singles   and the Church Can Live

Happily Ever After by Wendy Widder

Secrets of an Irresistible Woman by Michelle McKinney Hammond

Dating for Dummies

Lady in Waiting by Debby Jones & Jackie Kendall

Let Your Life Speak (Harper Collins) by Parker Palmer

Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation (Upper Room)

by Robert Mulholland

Celebration of Discipline (Harper Collins) by Richard Foster

Prayers That Avail Much for Singles by Germaine Copeland

Prayer (Harper Collins) by Richard Foster

When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer   by Jerry Sittser

The Gift of the Blessing by Gary Smalley & John Trent

That the World May Know, DVD series by Ray Vanderlaan

(speaks to complete beginners and old timers of the Bible.)

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

A River in the Desert by Ellen Shepard (retreats for women’s groups)

LifeGuide Bible Studies, a series from InterVarsity Press

Serendipity Bible Studies, www.serendipityhouse.com

Song of Solomon video series by Tommy Nelson

Download the complete list in PDF format (Acrobat Reader Required)

For questions or additional information please contact

Sheri Kelley, Singles Ministry                            

12955 Memorial Drive                                                                            

Houston, TX 77079                                                  


713-468-8356 x 119 (work)

713-578-6631 (home)

281-788-5090 (cell)