I'm going to look for "Peace like a River", thanks for the recommendation.
This might be interesting to some - Teacher's TV did a survey of teachers and came up with the Top 100 all time most popular books of teachers. I've put the list, like many others from Classroom 2.0 (thanks especially to the Gifted group and the Reading Teachers group) into a list in the Books4Teachers bookstore. A handy place to get quick recommendations from other teachers. Takes me time to put up the lists but they are invaluable. Especially for younger teachers. http://www.books4teachers.org/
Can you guess what the most popular book of teachers was, without looking?