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
I think the overall theme is good, and it's a Christian based book, however, it is full of a lot of stories..and ultimately it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I would prefer more principles than stories.
The narration was fine, but the information in the book was spotty at best, dangerous at worst. In a book about "safe people" I expected the authors to discuss in at least some depth the dynamics of dangerously abusive relationships (domestic abuse, etc.). The book was startlingly shallow in respect to serious emotional/psychological abuse. I hoped for much better from Cloud & Townsend.
It is intended for religious people, many references to the bible. This should have been clearly noted in the book description.
not at all
it was the just the content
n/a i didn't listen but to a few minutes of it
This book has been very useful and encouraging to me. It is great to listen to on my commute to help me focus on these principles at work and at home. But the narrator sometimes uses a tone, especially when mimicking women, that annoys the heck out of me. Also, I have a weird quirk where I don't like to hear the little noises someone's mouth makes while talking (e.g. Someone with dry mouth will drive me crazy). There are unfortunately a few spots where I can hear that, and I just can't handle it!
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".
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