Encouraging the Unemployed-Resources

Recommended Reading


When God Doesn’t Make Sense by James Dobson (Tyndale House Publishers, 1993)

This is a practical book for those going through difficulties, such as disease, divorce, rejection, death, or sorrow. Experiences like these are hard to understand and seem unfair. Dr. James Dobson, a Christian psychologist and family counselor, writes this book for those who feel that God has abandoned them.

The Survivor’s Guide to Unemployment by Tom Morton (NavPress/Pinion Press, 1992)*

The author of this book was unemployed for seventeen months. His advice is credible, and his practical tips are proven. He relates unemployment to a roller coaster of emotions, relational difficulties, and financial crises. The book deals with many issues, including how to survive the initial crisis, maintain personal dignity, deal with family and friends, assess and manage your finances, file for unemployment benefits, obtain other means of income, constructively use your newest asset of time, avoid destructive personal temptations and employment scams, and effectively prepare for the job search. In the words of the author, “You have little control over the fact that you are unemployed; but you have a great deal of control over how you will handle it.” This book will help the unemployed to not only survive but more importantly, triumph.

— Constance B. Fink

* Out of print in 1995.