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Boundaries Audiobook

Boundaries

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Publisher's Summary

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.

Have you ever found yourself wondering:

  • Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
  • What are my legitimate boundaries?
  • How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
  • Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing you how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

You'll see vital principles of boundaries at work as Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through a day in the life of "Sherrie", first as she lives with almost no boundaries, then as she begins to apply proper boundaries with others in her life.

©2001 Henry Cloud and John Townsend; (P)2001 The Zondervan Corporation

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    Amin 01-03-17
    Amin 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book really helped me."

    I had a lot of issues with boundries, and I already read a couple books, on this, but this one is the best. He provided help with a lot of interpersonal issues, beggining with fear, ending with shame and quilt.
    If you have problems in setting and holding your boundries, and you feel that arounding using you, or you constantly saving someone you HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK.
    I, persobally, will read it again.

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    Latino Chocolate Washington, DC 01-03-17
    Latino Chocolate Washington, DC 01-03-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Very Valuable"
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    This book was an eye opener for me, from why all my emotional relationships did not work, how to deal with my relationships with my children, friends and including my very close relatives. It's a most read if you are having issues fitting in.

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    Melissa 12-29-16
    Melissa 12-29-16
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    "great book that helps establish boundaries!!!!!!!!"

    great book hot those who struggle with second guessing themselves with people and boundaries !!!

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    Qiana 12-27-16
    Qiana 12-27-16
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    "This should be mandatory reading!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Boundaries to be better than the print version?

    YES


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could relate and it has giving me permission to take care of myself.


    What about Dick Fredricks’s performance did you like?

    It was fine.


    What did you learn from Boundaries that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned that you teach people how to treat you.


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    D_Notice 12-22-16
    D_Notice 12-22-16
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    "Hoodwinked!"
    Would you try another book from Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend and/or Dick Fredricks?

    Nope.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by real doctors.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Fredricks?

    Dick does fine, he is crippled by a bad text filled with flowery prose.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It helped me better familiarize myself with the fast forward features of the Audible App.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a religious text written by someone who clearly wants to be a romance writer. It opens with a 30 minute long short story full of flowery prose about a good Christian woman and her struggles to tell people "no" in her life because she feels as though she should submit to everyone. From there we dive right into Bible verses. Ugh, barf, and no thank you.

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    Robin M. 12-19-16
    Robin M. 12-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Exactly what I needed."

    I didn't know the first thing about boundaries before reading this book. Now I have somewhere to start. Author covers boundaries in all areas of life, good work very practical examples and tips given.

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    Lora 12-06-16
    Lora 12-06-16
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    "Everyone should read this!"

    I think EVERYONE should read this book. Though written many years ago, the message is still relevant. We all need to establish boundaries at work, home, with family and friends, and within ourselves in order to be our best selves. Dr. Cloud presents this information with scenarios that make it relatable. In the narration, his voice changes to high and low to speak for men and women, and I often found that comical and distracting, but I would still recommend this audiobook overall.

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    Sabrina Vermillion, SD, United States 12-04-16
    Sabrina Vermillion, SD, United States 12-04-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a slow reader in comparison to others who read frequently, I take my time and absorb the story. I focus in on details and I remember those that stand out. I love adventure stories and non fiction.

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    "literally life changing "

    this book is filled with fabulous gudelines to life regardless if you are Christian like myself or not. it is the puzzle of social interaction illuminated. it may seem somewhat simple and "childlike" in its explanations which is why I gave it a lower story rating but sometimes I think simple conciseness is important so that everyone can understand this message be you in high school or struggling with a 40 year marriage.

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    Amy M. Bain San Antonio, TX 78154 11-29-16
    Amy M. Bain San Antonio, TX 78154 11-29-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Life changing"

    I would recommend this book to anyone, however especially those who just feel generally unsatisfied in life. The authors lay out a deeper understanding of relationship (any) and do so without shame or accusation. It makes a great gift or group reading.

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    Josh 11-25-16
    Josh 11-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great insight for all relationships!"

    At first, this Christian book went against my Christian beliefs about what it does and does not mean to love those around me. Actually, I just didn't understand healthy, biblical boundaries accurately. Couple this book with The Anger Trap and I've made phenomenal changes in my relationships, especially in my own home. I really was backwards on a lot of my thought processes about relationships (and that's after obtaining a B.A. in Psychology with a 4.0gpa). This book is insightful. I'm glad I looked past the not so pleasant way it sounds at first. I just got used to it and then started to learn.

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