The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend share expert insights that will help you:
©1995 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2009 Zondervan
Wife, Mama, and commuter-student listening on the way to Portland and Monmouth, Oregon. Also during laundry-folding and using the treadmill.
I don't know. I have not read the paper version of this book. I find the narrator who performs these books, written by Dr. Cloud & Dr. Townsend, detracts from the integrity and content. He is quite theatrical. For the serious degree of content the book offers, I find his presentation style distracting.
A different narrator who doesn't exaggerate different voices, gender, and age. Find it a little insensitive.
I found that this book pushed my buttons in a good way. Really convicted me of personal issues I have and offered sound/practical advice.
Once in awhile Dr. Cloud/Dr. Townsend will kind of boast about their response to a client. Usually because they respond in a sarcastic manner. I found this trait about them to be...insensitive and an unattractive quality to their content. But it was easy to overlook in regards to their high quality teaching.
The only downside was the music occasionally in the background. It added nothing for me.
Highly necessary for any human being. I read this book in print, but listening to it is more effective. The message is so straight forward into looking at yourself that it sinks in being "told" than just reading "I should".
Great book!!! Very insightful as to how relationships truly operate. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is currently dealing with "Toxic" people in their lives.
The message spoke to me greatly. I needed to hear this as I was yearning for correction and a reason as to why sustaining relationships have been so difficult for me. Also, the role I played in those poorly nourished relationships.
I wish I had read or listened to this book sooner. I love Cloud and Townsend and there are character definitions in this book that are very revealing. I hope to learn and grow from this wisdom
Absolutely! I find their writings easy to read, yet very insightful
This book was INCREDIBLE and I would rank it above the books I have listened to so far.
Boundaries is a good book to start with then this one.
This one is just as good.
An idea that I remembered from the book is even if I'm not at fault I can create a safe place for the offender by offering my sympathy but knowing when to draw the line.
Make sure your boundaries is in place first.
No. As a secular individual, faith-based self-help books are not for me. If your faith is important to you, this book would be too!
For whatever reason, I did not pick up on the book's huge reliance on God and the Christian faith in the description. For secular or agnostic individuals, I feel this book to be of little value.
The performance was technically good.
It would probably be impossible to edit the book given my particular belief system.
I published this review not as a criticism of the book or its contents, but rather to provide a filter for an informed buying decision.
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