Books by Chip

Books by Chip

The Voice of the Heart

Since its initial release, The Voice of the Heart has been handed from one friend to another and has helped thousands of people begin to speak the truth of their story and to live more fully from the heart. Chip invites us to begin to know our hearts so that we better know ourselves and can live fully in relationship with others and, ultimately, with God.

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How Are You Feeling Today?

We were created as emotional and spiritual creatures—simply put, as people who feel and
think. For many of us, over time, we lost the ability to connect through feelings, either because we were never taught or maybe it was discouraged. When this happens, we become impaired.

When we don’t know how to relate to our feelings, it can have a negative effect on our kids. Alternatively, children who are helped to see that feelings are gifts, and learn the language to share those feelings, are more connected to themselves, others, and God. They are able to embrace core values and express behaviors consistent with those values in an ever-changing, challenging world.


In his new children’s book, How Are You Feeling Today?, Chip synthesizes his
groundbreaking book, The Voice of the Heart, into the simplest possible form for young children (ages 2-11).

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The Perfect Loss

This colorful memoir takes us on the journey of a man whose hunger and desire for life could not be ignored, resisted, or denied. Chip gives readers an intimate look into the moments that compelled him to return to who he was by realizing whose he was. Using the Beatitudes, Chip shows the eight movements we all must make if we are to live in freedom, fidelity, fullness, and faithfulness.


Needs of the Heart

Awaken to the freedom of needs. Without knowing and expressing our needs, relationship with God and others suffers. As a complement to The Voice of the Heart, Chip invites readers to explore the needs we are created to have so that we can live fully.

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Keeping Heart

In Keeping Heart, Dr. Chip Dodd takes us to the benefits of needing well, desiring honestly, longing deeply, and facing unvanquished hope. The five characteristics of the heart are in us to grow us and bless us, but have so often been mistaken for negative experiences that one needs to control rather than utilize. We have been created to live fully in a tragic place. Knowing our hearts and utilizing its gifts help us see who we are created to be so we can do what we are created to do.


Anthem to the Invisible

An allegory that speaks truths we are trained not to see, and we wish we could hide from. It sends us into the future in which metaphor and science have collided into a new materialism. We have gotten everything we ever wanted and yet the cost to the heart of who we are is its price. The unique story takes us into the mystery of our own hearts and beckons us to listen to our own cry for liberty.


Parenting with Heart

Parents want to be the best person they can for their children, but much of the time they may feel like giraffes on ice--clumsy, unprepared, and in imminent danger of going down. The good news is, our children don't need perfect parents. They need authentic, fully-hearted, relationally engaged parents who can mess up and move on more than parents who always get it right. In this freeing book, Chip is joined by Stephen James and invites parents to let go of perfectionism and micromanaging as they learn to parent from a place of emotional honesty and intimacy.


Hope in the Age of Addiction

Between alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, pornography, gambling, and eating disorders, fully 25% of the population of the United States is addicted to something. Those addictions are taking a massive physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial toll on individuals, families, and communities. With an honest assessment of the facts, yet always reaching out toward hopeful solutions, Chip, along with Stephen James, explains what addiction really is, how it works, and why it is so damaging to our hearts, souls, minds, and relationships.