We hope our suggested list below will encourage and help you. Some of these books we used diligently in defying mental illness, others we read after (for recovery and/or information or helping others). We have read ALL the books listed below. We have put a very brief description of each book to wet your appetite. These books can be found on Amazon and your favorite online store.
Mind, Mental and Emotional Health Books
##1 Defying the Odds by Zoe A. Onah
Award nominated, this book is the forerunner of this website. Zoe describes her journey with her husband who was diagnosed with mental illness for 18 years. A candid heartfelt book that shares the fight of faith to defy the odds of winning the war on mental illness. A book that will lift you.
##2 Power of the mind – Chris Oyakhilome PhD Dsc DD
This book deserves a highlight. Powerful and life changing. This book unveils secrets about the mysteries of the mind. The author talks about mind management. Understanding mind management will understand the power of the mind and its limitless potential.
This is the first book Chuck and Zoe read together as they started their journey in beating mental illness.
##4 A Psychiatrist Discovers the Life-Changing Power of God by Sanjay Jain
A Christian psychiatrist shares on using the power of the Word to aid recovery in mental illness.
##5 Defying Mental Illness 2014 Edition: Finding Recovery with Community Resources and Family Support byPaul Komarek and Andrea Schroer
A practical book that makes mental illness and treatment understandable, taking away all the technical jargon.
##6 How Successful People think: Change your thinking, change your life by John Maxwell
Author starts by saying ‘good thinkers are always in demand…Good thinkers rarely find themselves at the mercy of ruthless people who would take advantage of them or try to deceive them, people like Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, who once boasted, “What luck for rulers that men do not think’. Want to be a good thinker? Click the button below?
Affirmations and Declarations, and Talking right
##7 Meditations and Confessions for People Facing Mental Health Challenges by E. Onah
A unique book for people that are dealing with mental health challenges on how to proclaim/declare your way to victory.
##8 Meditations and Confessions for People Facing Fear, Anxiety and Worry by E. Onah
Another book as above. Much needed for these challenging times.
##9 Sound Codes by Charis M.King
A compilation of 2,500 affirmations and declarations!
##10 30 Days to Taming your Tongue by Deborah Smith Pegues
Learn over 30 days how to tame the lying, flattering, manipulating, hasty, divisive, argumentative, boasting, tactless, discouraging, rude tongue, and 20 other tongues too!
This devotional is now the number 1 devotional in the world. Read by millions of people and distributed in over 242 countries, last count it was available in 581 languages!
##12 Defying Mental Illness volume 1 –by E. Onah and Zoe A. Onah
A specific devotional that tackles mental health issues and how to be that one in a million that defies the odds of mental illness!! (Out 2016). Get a free 10 day devotional here.
Life Changing Novels
##13 Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
This book deserves 10 stars! Anyone who thinks their life is over must read this book. You will find that it does not matter if everyone has treated you like trash, there is hope against all odds
##14 Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
Anyone ever struggled with the guilt of abortion must read this book.
##15 I do not come to you by chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Laughter is good medicine. This book will have you in stitches, and open your eyes to a different world too!
##16 Superabundance, Grace by Sandra Nelson
Ever struggled with bitterness? Do you feel imprisoned by unforgiveness and you are not able to let go? The author expands her unique revelation in this book on what grace is, living a life full of grace and having grace in superabundance.
##17 The Power of the Promise by Anne Arouna
The author shares her unique story of overcoming abuse (physical, sexual, domestic, emotional), and shows that you can go from being a survivor to being an overcomer! (Out soon)
##16 Lessons from my Father by Samson Adeyemi
A book for youths (and anyone really). Practical and motivational.
##18 Life without Limits by Nick Vujicic
Nick says if you can’t get a miracle, become one! This book will motivate you!
##19 In Love Again: Practical Guide for Transforming a Marriage in Crisis by Valentina Ibeachum
Someone once described divorce as two papers that have been glued together being separated. Each paper will be torn. Think your marriage is headed for the rocks, say no more..get this book.
##20 The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
Make your marriage fire proof with this practical workbook that shows you that marriage is worth fighting for! There is an accompanying film too…
Dealing with challenges
##21 Overcoming crisis, the secrets to thriving in challenging times by Myles Munroe
How can you deal with unemployment, war, economic and other crisis? The answer is in this book.
##22 Conflict free living by Joyce Meyer
Learn how to take control of damaging emotional issues. Learn about the destructive effects of conflict and dissension, how to recognise and confront it- once and for all
If you have read any of our own books (by Zoe A. Onah or E. Onah) , please could we ask that you kindly send us your review. A review can help others and go a long way to encourage someone to get something that will bless and help them. We are all in this together!