Discover Great Self-Help Books in the Help Yourself Giveaway!


Today marks the launch of the Help Yourself Giveaway, brought to you by the authors and publishers of the great self-help books shown below.

Enrich your life with books about leadership, self-esteem, spirituality, health, marriage, parenting, travel, and more. Then follow the authors and publishers of these helpful books for a chance to win $75 in books!

Optimize Your Immune System by Marie Ruggles
Genre: Immunology, Immune Systems, Nutrition
4.7 stars, 120 ratings
From $3.99

In Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy, you'll learn how to build a kitchen pharmacy of whole foods, superfoods, and nutrients to provide a stable foundation for your health. Marie Ruggles, MS, RD, CN, CDE, draws upon more than forty years of experience within the wellness arena to make specific recommendations for how to fortify and stimulate your body’s natural defenses. Follow this immune-boosting roadmap to a healthier diet, making you less prone to viral infections and more resilient after an illness.

"An insightful and engaging book about wellness." ~Readers Favorite 5-Star Review

"A clear, actionable guide that delivers practical food-as-medicine and lifestyle strategies to bolster your immune defense." ~Kathie Swift, author of The Swift Diet

Bigger Better Braver by Nancy Pickard
Genre: Self-Esteem
4.7 stars, 54 ratings
From $7.99

Bigger Better Braver: Conquer Your Fears, Embrace Your Courage, and Transform Your Life is a proven, step-by-step guide for uncovering and putting into action the vision we each have in our hearts to live the life we are meant to lead. Provided with clarity and enhanced with inspirational client and personal stories, the book is a journey in itself, as Nancy lays out time-tested tools to identify, face, and overcome shadow beliefs from childhood that hold us back, get free of the limits of our comfort zone, come to terms with and cultivate fear as a driving force for change, and discover the courage we already have to take bold steps into the future.

Foreword Reviews Winner. Chanticleer 1st Place and Finalist. International Book Awards Winner and Finalist.

"A warmly written…pep talk for living your 'big' life now." ~Kirkus Reviews

"A self-help companion designed to unearth hope and help it to grow." ~Foreword Reviews

Welcome to the Zipper Club by Bruce Ballister
Genre: Cardiology, Heart Disease
4.5 stars, 32 ratings
From $4.99

Are you or a loved one facing cardiac surgery? There’s nothing more frightening than when your heart isn’t functioning the way it’s supposed to—except possibly when the heart of someone you love is in trouble. It's natural to want information before surgery, but much of what is on medical websites is incomprehensible jargon.

Whether you’re preparing for heart surgery yourself or you’ll be supporting someone else, Welcome to the Zipper Club: Surviving Heart Surgery and Beyond will explain what to expect and how to survive beyond the surgery, including:
  • What to expect as you prepare for your surgery.
  • How it feels to have had your chest cracked open.
  • Why a support team is so important for your recovery.
  • How to transition back home as smoothly as possible.
  • And most importantly, what you need to do to avoid a repeat performance.
"Great support to anyone preparing for heart surgery." ~Ian Day, co-author of Challenging Coaching

The Marriage Experience by Ryan and Jenny Brown
Genre: Christian Counseling, Christian Dating & Relationships
5 Stars

The Marriage Experience: Weekly Conversation Starters to Build the Relationship You Desire is 52 weeks of guided prompts with a short, biblically-based readings each week, designed to help couples have intentional, affirming, strengthening conversations with each other.

Designed to be an easy way to stay connected with each other even in the busiest years of life, The Marriage Experience can be repeated year after year. The prompts and readings will easily apply to each new season of life. Couples will find that their conversations will grow deeper and deeper as the years go by.

"An absolute game-changer!" ~Alisha Illian, author of Chasing Perfect

"A great pathway for couples to communicate and draw closer to one another.” ~Brad and Marilyn Rhoads, founders of Grace Marriage

Inner Compass Mom by Danielle Kloberdanz
Genre: Memoir, Christian Missions & Missionary Work
5 stars, 26 ratings
From $6.99

Part memoir, part prescription for the overwhelmed mom, Inner Compass Mom: Finding Peace and Purpose in the Midst of Motherhood shares Danielle Koberdanz’s transformation from disillusioned mother of four to a happier, purposeful, and joyful woman, free of the feelings of inadequacy that had plagued her.

In her spiritual coming of age, Kloberdanz found encouragement and inspiration in the teachings of spiritual leaders, philosophers, and scientists, and tapped into their insights for her own path to a life-changing transformation. Kloberdanz shares their combined wisdom and her own insights in a readable, relatable, and uplifting guide for any mom to find more peace and happiness while raising a family. 

"A simple guide to reconnect with your inner self to find a sense of true well being.” ~Patty Berry, Registered Dietitian, mother of three

Lord, I Don't Want to Die a Christian by Chandrika D. Phea
Genre: Christian Liberation Theology, Christian Commentaries
4.9 stars, 28 ratings
From $6.49

In Lord, I Don't Want to Die a Christian: My Journal and Journey to Freedom, an ordained minister explores how Christianity hinders her experience of God, Life, and Humanity. 

After living in China as a Christian missionary, hosting a two-year Bible study for seven curious Chinese freshman college students, my sense of curiosity inhaled and later exhaled when returning to the practice of Western religion. Born into a devoutly religious family, the daughter, niece, and grandchild of Christian clergy, degreed in Biblical Studies, ordained as a reverend of the faith, I now have questions of the religion that raised and readied me. The emittance of questions and resolves thereof have done well in surrendering to me a choice: Christianity or curiosity?

"Bold...honest...authentic...a lifeline to church folk who feel stuck in a form of Christianity that's harming them." ~Brian D. McLaren, author of Faith After Doubt

The Mad Ramblings of a Joker by Brandon Dillon
Genre: American Poetry
4.9 Stars, 71 Ratings
From $3.99

Brandon Dillon is an award-winning poet who writes from the soul about his life as a child born into poverty, his travels around the world as a U.S. Marine, love won and love lost, and the trauma that life brings. The Mad Ramblings of a Joker is a brutally honest collection, full of metaphor and vibrant imagery. His work covers topics such as PTSD, depression, and heartbreak, and softer moments of hope and reflective peace. His poetry is deep and unforgettable, a beacon for a dark world that needs a friend to say, “I’ve been there. I understand.”

"Dillon's voice is honest and resonates with others who have experienced trauma, loss or PTSD." ~Andreana Binder, MFA, Faculty, Writespace

"A glimpse into what it looks like to live on the other side of survival." ~Xach Blunt, poet, spoken word artist

Joyous Leadership by John Mark Watson
Genre: Business Mentoring & Coaching
5 stars, 55 ratings
From $6.99

What is joyous leadership and why should it be practiced? In Joyous Leadership: Stories of Learnings Along the Way, Mark Watson makes the case through pivotal personal stories that joyous leadership is not about short-term profit or prestige. It is a long-term endeavor to enrich our lives and strengthen our communities. Joyous Leadership shows that we all have plain or sometimes ugly personal stories that, like a prism examined in the light, transform into something that may surprise ourselves and inspire others.

"A must-read for any aspiring leader." ~Lee C. Banks, Vice Chairman & President, Parker Hannifin Corporation

"A precious gift!" ~Dr. Robert Fisher, President, Belmont University

Return to Chiloé by Diana Delacruz
Genre: Memoir, Christian Missions & Missionary Work
From $2.99

Return to Chiloé: Treasures from the Island charts a life-changing trek from memories of the past to hope for the future. Join author Diana Delacruz on a nostalgic six-day return journey to Chiloé, her former home on a little-known Chilean island shrouded in mist and mystery that shifted her life experience in subtle yet significant ways.

In this travel memoir complemented by meditations on local mythology, Diana chases and checks off adventures on her Chiloé Islands bucket list: sleep in a palafito with an ocean view, eat clambake-in-a-pot, tour heritage architecture, discover hidden hamlets, savor the sunset over the Pacific. Along the way, questions surge to challenge her: Did our work here all those years ago matter? How can I harmonize my love for this land and its people with the desperate need for transformation we all share? Can I reach and touch eternity amid the harsh realities of life here?

Diana uncovers gems of bright sea glass in the darkness of generations steeped in myths and legends. Surprises sweep her up as God’s true story, the only remedy for false narratives, renews her faith. Her prayer—and ours—becomes, "God, let me see what matters. Help me sort treasure from trash, crystals from clamshells."

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