Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.
Have you ever found yourself wondering:
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
I read this book several years ago and have reread it and used if for reference many, many times. I'm not so religious so I was unsure of the religious aspects of the book. They were pertinent and illustrative points. This book literally changed my life. I felt like I had been missing some pieces to being an adult for years and those pieces were boundaries. Setting boundaries was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but the process has made me happier and more at peace with myself than I ever would have thought possible. I'm downloading it now, since now it's audible.
This book is incredible. So many of us were raised without any boundaries or with boundaries that were too harsh. So we developed problems later in our lives as our own boundaries are messed up and we don't even realize it. This book will teach you what a life with healthy boundaries look like - along with Biblical examples. I loved the part where Dr Cloud and Dr Townsend point out that we are to be active (not passive) agents in our own lives and that we have a responsibility to let people know where are boundaries are (instead of just getting hurt, keeping it inside and never saying anything). This book is highly recommended and well worth your time.
The content is outstanding and very helpful, a must for everyone. A suggestion could be to make use of a female voice in the female parts. Thank you.
Book's content was good, the narration did leave something to be desired. Once you set your mind to get past that and actually listen to the book, there is alot of good information to be gleaned from it. Please grit your teeth and get past the not so good to get to the good. Never know, you might find a gem in all the rubble.
I thought the book was very good. I didn't like the woman's voice used by the narrator (as mentioned by another poster here). Ignore the narrator and listen to the content. It's worth getting through.
This book has meaty content that was very challenging and relatively painful for me to hear - hence the harsh reality as to why I so desparately needed to read it! On first blush many of the concepts seem too simplistic to be realistic. After continuing to review and re-review poignant sections in many chapters I've finally started to fully realize the importance of Biblically sound KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) techniques for setting boundaries in my life. This book is seemingly underwelming in some parts but if you pay close attention you will find it to be affective to the point of life changing.
The content was great, but the narrator was ridiculous. Every time he depicts a woman, she has a little mousy whine to her. It is a hard listen.
Yes!! This is an absolutely great book. I read it years ago. About a year ago, a friend mentioned it and shared her experience with it so we decided to do a bookstudy. This book has great realistic examples and advice on setting boundaries with family, friends, children, coworkers, and even yourself. It even gives biblical scripture as a reference. This is a great book. It helped me a lot!!!
I can't think of another Boundaries book that was a precise and beneficial as this one.
When Sherri finally got some peace of mind by giving other people rightful responsibility for their lives.
Let me start by saying that both my wife and I met at a Baptist University and have Minors in Religious Studies.
I have never reviewed a book before but felt compelled to because of our inability to complete this book. We travel a lot and have listened to over 150 Audible Audio Books and this is the first we have been unable to complete. We heard about this book from Dave Ramsey and know it would be useful but, we cannot get past all the Biblical references. Trust me, we enjoy Biblical references, the references are so over the top that on MULTIPLE occasions my wife would turn to me and say, what was the lesson we were trying to learn? (After 10 different verses, I can't remember what the point was either). It's really absurd. I can't stress how difficult it is to follow. Perhaps in a written form it is easier, but, I can honestly say, this is one book I was really looking forward to and I am tremendously disappointed I can't bear to finish it.
I'm sad to say I cannot recommend it.
I really like this book but get out your notepad because you will need to really take time to digest the wealth of revelation in this book. It's unbelievable how this book not only reveals the reasons and solutions to other peoples behavior issues but also highlights your own strengths and weaknesses. I like books that not only tell it how it is but also tell you how it's supposed to be based on the truth in God's word. I love this book. I will have to listen to it over and over. I highly recommend this book.
"Very useful book with a fatal flaw"
Excellent primer on personal boundaries BUT I stopped listening when I heard the writer condone spanking a child.
This is an excellent book.
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