Did you know that there is such a thing as bibliotherapy, in which counselors will prescribe a course of books to read as a way of working through emotional or mental problems?
Read about bibliotherapy–along with accounts of some fascinating research into the psychology and neurology of reading–in this article by Ceridwen Dovey: Can Reading Make You Happier? – The New Yorker.
Have any of you had any experience, formally or informally, with “bibliotherapy”? Have any of you resolved a personal problem by means of reading?
I’m sure the Bible would be the ultimate example, but what other books did you find helpful in these ways?
HT: Paul McCain