“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”(Romans 14:19)
I have gathered a few books and highly recommend the authors: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah, Zephaniah, Haggai or Malachi. Many are excellent for counsel and sound advice. The Psalms can be comforting; Proverbs are full of wisdom; Ecclesiastes is interesting commentary on life. Here I have only listed a few. You may find many others readily available. The average home may have at least one. Libraries usually stock a few. The last I knew, you would be able to find one in the top drawer of a nightstand in most hotels and motels, thanks to the Gideon Society. Some are even found at thrift stores and flea markets.
Old or new copies are all about the same. Some copies have been revised to be read more easily, in modern, every-day language.
Other than support, many of them contain historical facts, great poetry, intrigue, and, most interestingly, a wealth of truth.
By the way, even though the books are ancient, they have very few, if any, re-print restrictions. Excerpts may be used freely and applied individually or collectively. The information found is extremely pertinent and relevant to any modern malady.
I have not mentioned the brilliant convenience of this group. You will find all books located in one easily held volume, which, if read cover-to-cover, could be accomplished by any average reader in a short time.
A side note: once upon a time, during my time, I was one of several readers in a Bible reading marathon. Reading around the clock, it took less than a week to complete.
“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”(1Thessalonians 5:14)