Thursday, April 09, 2020





Suggested Reading

Healing from Abortion

  • A Solitary Sorrow
    by Teri Reisser, M.S., M.F.T with Paul Reisser, M.D.
    ISBN Number: 0-87788-774-8
    Published by: WaterBrook Press, 2375 Telstar Dr., Suite 160, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

  • Abortion & Healing, A Cry To Be Whole
    by Fr. Michael T. Mannion
    ISBN Number: 0-934134-35-9
    Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

  • Abortion Recovery Facilitator Guidebook and My Abortion Guilt, Grief and Shame Is Ending Soon.
    by Victims Of Choice, Inc.
    Order through 
    A guidebook for those desiring to address the pain of abortion in women using a one-on-one, Christian, Therapy Model.. The guidebook is both a training tool and the recovery program. On site training is available by Victims Of Choice.

  • Forgiven and Set Free
    by Linda Cochrane
    ISBN Number: 0-8010-5723-X
    Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287

  • Healing a Father's Heart
    by Linda Cochrane and Kathy Jones
    ISBN Number: 0-8010-5722-1
    Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287

  • Her Choice to Heal
    by Sydna Masse
    Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing (November 1998)
    ISBN-10: 1564767345
    ISBN-13: 978-1564767349

  • I'll Hold You in Heaven
    by Jack Hayford
    ISBN Number: 0-8307-3259-4
    Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel

  • I'll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book
    By Debbie Heydrick
    ISBN Number: 0-8307-3260-8
    Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel

  • Into The Light
    by Nicole W. Cooley
    ISBN Number: 978-1-4141-1064-6
    Published by: Pleasant Word (a division of Wine Press Publishing, PO Box 428, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
    Georgette Forney wrote the forward for the book, Into The Light. This is what she had to say about it: Into The Light is an incredibly courageous book. Nicole’s willingness to honestly discuss rape, abortion, pornography addiction and many other painful experiences is a testimony of God’s strength working in broken people. Every person who reads this book can connect with some part of her story and learn as Nicole did more about God’s healing grace. I strongly recommend this book for everyone; it teaches us to have more compassion for one another and encourages us to face our traumas.

  • Life After Abortion - Healing Leadership Guide Video and Workbook/Guide.
    by Jennifer O'Neill

  • Redeeming a Father's Heart
    by Kevin Burke, LSW, David Wemhoff & Marvin Stockwell
    ISBN Number: 9781434313676

  • SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion
    by Sheila Harper
    ISBN Number: 0-9742051-0-9
    Published by: SaveOne, 1-866-329-3571

  • The Four Steps to Healing-Non-Denominational Edition
    By Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
    ISBN-13:  978-0972876940
    Published by:  Tabor Garden Press
    Order single copies from for $12.99.
    Order a single copy or inquire about a quantity discount for multiple copies through

If you or someone you care about has experienced the pain of unresolved grief after abortion, you know how hard it can be to find help.  Magazines and talk shows offer advice on nearly every topic, yet it’s rare to see a headline for post-abortion recovery.  The Four Steps to Healing sheds new light on an issue that has touched the lives of many but is talked about by few.  The myth of abortion as a “selfish” choice is dispelled here by illustrations of women who chose abortion out of concern for everyone’s need but their own.  Many who suffer from post-abortion grief are, in fact, caring nurturers, helpers by nature who take spiritual matters seriously.  To address the specific needs of those who ling to reconnect and go further in their faith, The Four Steps to Healing is available in both Catholic and non-denominational versions.  Filled with practical suggestions, prayers and stories of hope, it is a resource for those who want to be healed and for those who want help.

  • The Four Steps to Healing-Catholic Edition
    by Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
    ISBN-13:  978-0972876926
    Published by :  Tabor Garden Press
    Order single copies from for $12.99.
    Order a single copy or inquire about a quantity discount  for multiple copies through

  • Surrendering the Secret
    Many women hide the secret of abortion deep in their hearts, and they suffer severe consequences. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful new study in the best-selling Picking Up the Pieces series. Author Pat Layton, founder and president of A Woman's Place Ministries, Inc., helps women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study, meaningful group experiences and caring community.
    Author: Pat Layton
    Publisher: LifeWay (2008)
    ISBN-10: 1415864691
    ISBN-13: 978-1415864692

Information on Affects of Abortion:

  • Aborted Women Silent No More
    by David C. Reardon
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-2-2
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN

  • Detrimental Effects of Abortion An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary
    by Thomas W. Strahan
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-0-6
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN

  • Fatherhood Aborted
    Guy Condon and David Hazard
    ISBN Number: 0-8423-5423-9
    Published by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL 

  • Forbidden Grief
    by Dr. Theresa Burke
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-8-1
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN

  • How To Talk With Your Children About Your Abortion
    by Dr. Philip G. Ney
    ISBN Number: 0-920952-12-7
    Published by: Pioneer Publishing Company, Ltd., PO Box 27103, 750 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC, CANADA, V9B 5S4

  • Men and Abortion
    by C.T. Coyle, PhD.
    ISBN Number: 1-894169-87-5
    Published by: Essence Publishing, 44 Moira St. West, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8P 1S3, 1-800 238-6376
    Distributed By: Life Cycle Books, PO Box 561, Fort Collins, CO, 80522-0561, 1-800-214-5849

  • Post-Abortion Aftermath, Writings Generated by Various Experts at a Post-Abortion Summit Conference
    edited by Fr. Michael T. Mannion
    ISBN Number: 1-55612-708-1
    Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

  • Psycho-Spiritual Healing After Abortion
    by Douglas R. Crawford and Fr. Michael T. Mannion
    ISBN Number: 1-55612-246-2
    Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373

  • Victims and Victors, Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault
    edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie
    ISBN Number: 0-9648957-1-4
    Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN

  • Women's Health after Abortion, The Medical and Psychological Evidence
    by Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy, Ian Gentles
    ISBN Number: 0-920453-22-8
    Published by: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 3089 Bathurst St., Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2A

Fictional Stories:

  • Reconciled
    By Elisabeth Grace Daniel
    2006, Xulon Press
    ISBN 978-1-60266-482-1
    If you have wondered what a pregnancy center is all about, this book will help you better understand the complexities involved in a crisis situation through the fictional stories of three different couples and how they are ministered to by their local Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center and how God can move and protect and restore human life.

  • Forgiven Much
    by Leslie T. Dean
    ISBN 1 60034 749 5
    This novel brings to life the Mary Magdalene you have never met. Dean imagines Mary’s life as one of desperate hopelessness woven with stories of the bible and shows us how to live a life of biblical purity regardless of our past.

  • Heart of Stone
    by Mia Vanduran
    ISBN 1 59781 146 7
    In this novel, we meet Samantha, a recovering alcoholic dealing with the reality of post-abortive stress. She is sorry for the choice she made and knows that while God forgives her, Aaron Eagle, a Lakota and her ex-fiancé might not. Years earlier, Samantha aborted Aaron's baby without telling him she was pregnant. Now, years later we learn that they still have feelings for each other and find that there is healing in forgiveness.

  • If You Were Mine
    by Cynthia Scott Hutchinson
    ISBN 1 4259 3777 2
    As you read this fictional story, you will come to care for Jenny as she deals with a very real and very painful consequence of having an abortion as a college student. It is a love story turned tragic that delivers hope for Jenny and for the millions of others who have lived through their own heartache and despair.

Abortion Testimonies

  • Forgiven: Finding Peace in the Aftermath of Abortion
    by Christina Ryan Claypool
    ISBN Number: 0-7880-2112-5
    Published by: New Creation Ministries
    Order at Amazon

  • From Fallen To Forgiven
    by Jennifer O'Neill
    ISBN Number: 0-8499-1715-8 

  • Real Abortion Stories
    Edited by Barbara Horak

  • Silent No More
    by Sister Anne Sophie
    ISBN 1 57918 269 0
    Sister Sophie is our Regional Coordinator in Corpus Christi, Texas.  In her book, she shares her powerful testimony that will help you find the courage to stand as a witness to a world in need of the Gospel of Life.

  • Surviving Myself
    ISBN Number: 0-688-15992-3

  • You Aren't Alone, The Voices of Abortion
    by Peggy Kirk, M.A.
    ISBN 1-57733-113-3
    Published by: Blue Dolphin Publishing, P.O. Box 8, Nevada City, CA 95959, 1-800-643-0765

Recommended DVDs

  • Silent No More Awareness Campaign presents,
    The Truth about Abortion: Experience vs. Rhetoric,
    by The Silent No More Awareness Campaign
    Produced in house and can be purchased through the Campaign

  • Tilly
    produced by Anchor Educational Foundation
    can be purchased through Heritage House at

Recommended CDs

·         We Can Change the World
Produced by Trish Short for Artists for Life Foundation
"We can change the world is blessed with haunting, memorable music and crisp, intelligent lyrics which speak from the very heart of the tragedy of the loss of a child through abortion." - Dr. Theresa Burke

·         The Choice
One woman's journey through abortion, mourning and spiritual healing.
Order from: Abortion Recovery InterNational - 

·         Healing After the Choice
By Michael John Poirier
The popular singer/songwriter focuses on the themes of healing and forgiveness, especially for those affected by abortion.  Includes 17 selections, total time 72 minutes.





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