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Boundaries | [Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend]

Boundaries

Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations, allowing others to take advantage of their kindness. Authors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer Biblically-based ways to take control of your life and set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
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Publisher's Summary

Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations, allowing others to take advantage of their kindness. Authors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer Biblically-based ways to take control of your life and set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

Using the case history of a fictional woman named Sherrie, Drs. Cloud and Townsend illustrate her growth from living with virtually no limitations to applying boundaries with others in her life. In the process, they answer many difficult questions, teaching us how to set limits but still be loving, identify our legitimate boundaries, and say no without feeling guilty. Boundaries is an essential guide for Christians who want to increase their assertiveness without sacrificing the ideals of the Scriptures.

©1992 Zondervan Corporation

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    Hudsonriverspeaker 03-21-03 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book!"

    This is the book for all of us in this day of multi-tasking and exhaustion. It is a book on how to cope with being a people pleaser and running on empty! I loved it and and its accompanying workbook. It includes biblical references and is a wonderfully written book by two experts! Please read it right away -- your life may depend on it.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 03-02-15
    Brandon 03-02-15

    I am a young entrepreneur. I am 24 married and love business books. Hopefully all these reads pay off in my business, eh?

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    "Great principles"

    This book has great principles, I agree with what they have to say generally. The story format of teaching is hard for me, but studies show it sinks in more that way. I would recommend this book to people that regularly feel obligated by others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 02-11-15
    Brian 02-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow"

    Something here for everyone. Only wish I had read earlier in life. Essential for any hope of a healthy relationship.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Louisville, Ky, United States 08-31-12
    Amazon Customer Louisville, Ky, United States 08-31-12
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    "This is an important informative book."
    What about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance did you like?

    I believe Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend hit home with the sharing of information of patients' stories and examples of how to set boundaries


    Any additional comments?

    I needed to hear this book and know the information presented. I think this book is great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Poncho 12-29-11
    Poncho 12-29-11

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    "Awful audio"
    Would you try another book from Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend and/or Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ?

    Probably a decent book, but someone else needs to read it or the volume needs to be adjusted. I can hardly hear it from my iPod or my buds. It is awful in that respect.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Be able to actually hear the book being read.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Could not even hear him. This book needs to be redone.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holli Melbourne, FL, USA 12-31-08
    Holli Melbourne, FL, USA 12-31-08
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    "Boundaries"

    This book was very good. It Makes you learn things about yourself and others. A must have for you and your whole family. Have everyone listen to it. It will change your thinking and your life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Ellis 07-05-08
    Alex Ellis 07-05-08
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    "worth the time"

    Very benificial listen. Rich with insight. This audio book gave me insight into what was happening with my boss and also what was happening with one of my children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Snohomish, WA, USA 02-05-10
    Jeff Snohomish, WA, USA 02-05-10
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    "Pretty basic"

    The book has some good information, but nothing particularly advanced. No "ah hah" moments. And the audio book version has horrible audio quality.

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    Lauri Hauser 06-27-15 Listener Since 2010
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    "SoSo"

    I had already bought the book on setting boundaries with children I expected this one would be more geared toward adults with more examples and it was.

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    Nichole Pittsgrove, NJ United States 06-10-15
    Nichole Pittsgrove, NJ United States 06-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    It's exactly what I needed to hear! It's perfect for someone going through boundary issues.

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