Two books that have been enormously encouraging and eye opening are : "The Jesus I never Knew " by Philip Yancey " The Purpose Driven Life " Rick Warren Have they helped me feel better ? No , but they help me maintain perspective about what is important . If you love Jesus , the Yancey book will add a new dimension to what we already know about HIm. Many christian books seem to be written without anything compelling to say ; but these have powerful messages . I realize many here are not christians , but for those who are a blessing may be found in reading these .