How People Grow

What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth
Narrated by: Henry Cloud, John Townsend
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Our desire to grow runs deep. Yet the issues in our lives and relationships that we wish would change often stay the same, even with our best efforts at spiritual growth. What does it take to experience increasing strength and depth in our spiritual walk, our marriages, family lives, and friendships, our personal development - in everything life is about? And how can we help others move into growth that is profound and lasting?

Unpacking the practical and passionate theology that forms the backbone of their counseling, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and how growth happens. You'll discover:

  • What the essential processes are that make people grow
  • How those processes fit into a biblical understanding of spiritual growth and theology
  • How spiritual growth and real-life issues are one and the same
  • What the responsibilities are of pastors, counselors, and others who assist people in growing - and what your own responsibilities are in your personal growth

Shining focused light on the great doctrines and themes of Christianity, How People Grow shows why all personal growth is spiritual growth, and best of all, it helps you understand the Bible in a way that will help you head with confidence down the high road of growth in Christ.

©2001 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2002 The Zondervan Corporation
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excellent choice

This a very thought provoking text. It stretches your intellect along with your faith. After listening to the audio, I bought the book in order to better sink my teeth into the material. Anyone sincerely wanting to elevate their relationship with God will love this stuff.

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Not the entire book!

This recording is not the entire book. While the information is still wonderful, it is not the entire book.
This should have been notated on the image or in its description!

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Very insightful & helpful for teaching & experiencing personal growth

I purchased this book for insight into the process of maturity because I missed many of these stages as an adult child of alcoholics. When I saw it on Audible, I thought this would be a good book to listen to as well as read in paperback.

I found myself going back and replaying certain sections to help them sink in. This was so helpful! Listening to the authors read gave me the sense that they were right beside me, individually and lovingly coaching me. One surprise I experienced was that different wording and explanation of concepts/truths helped me immensely in areas of my recovery program where I was stuck.

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Amazing very insightful!!

these guys deliver on biblical explanations why some people grow and some don't. they look at the WHYS under microscope - very good book!!!!

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Really good but too abridged

Lots to learn but all the examples and important helpful details were stripped from the book. Still worth listening to though.

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Wisdom from the Source as relayed by humble men

I throughly enjoyed the authors reading. Gave huge amounts of info in just a few well chosen words. Masters of explaining the very difficult parts of life as it relates to the Creator.

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Shortened version of actual book.

I ordered this version to help me finish my reading for a group reading the book together. Started noticing chapters don't match and are severely shortened. Bummed! Authors voice changes chapter to chapter, a little difficult to listen to with his hint of a nasally sound.

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Ah Ha! Moments

Where does How People Grow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ranks as one of the best.

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I have listed to this book several times and had Ah Ha! moments each time..

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Excellent Read!

Rich, meaningful & great takeaways to use! Helps link the spiritual & thinking parts of our brain & heart.

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Always learn from these authors...

1 or 2 areas where the talking was hard to hear, but overall great quality and a superb message. This is a book all Christians should read.

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