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Publisher's Summary

This New York Times best-selling and award-winning book helps listeners set healthy boundaries in order to be the loving people God created and now offers a whole new chapter.  

Are you in control of your life?  

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits and limitations. Have you ever found yourself wondering: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? 

In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book and New York Times best seller, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself. This updated and expanded edition specifically addresses boundaries in the digital age, online dating, single parenting, and the workplace. 

Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not and influence all areas of your life - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. 

Unpacking 10 laws of boundaries, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You'll discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be. 

©2008 Henry Cloud (P)2017 Zondervan

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Great Book

I enjoyed this very much. Great content and practical steps to achieve great relationships and a fullfilling life.

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PHENOMENAL!!!!!

TRULY! THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ/LISTEN. I PURCHASED THE HARD COPY BUT HAD TO THEN BUY THE AUDIBLE DUE TO MY HECTIC SCHEDULE. NEVERTHELESS, IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY! I THANK GOD FOR TEACHING US HOW TO LOVE OURSELVES AS WE SIMULTANEOUSLY LOVE OTHERS THROUGH HEALTHY BOUNDARIES. THANKS BE TO GOD FOR USING THESE AUTHORS AS VESSELS FOR SHARING HIS WORD! 🙏

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Gaining control of Personal life

Great book for better understanding Building of interpersonal relationships, Worth many REREADs.
I loved it.

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Right on target

Just what I needed at this time in my life. I think it is a book you need to read twice.

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Great Book!

Would you consider the audio edition of Boundaries to be better than the print version?

I would be good having the print and audio versions. So can follow along with book!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Boundaries?

This book was so many memorable moments to list here!

Which character – as performed by Henry O. Arnold – was your favorite?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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This book is so good for anybody that has problem with relationships!

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I enjoyed this book, except for the Freudian theories about children in chapter...14 I think? the one about setting boundaries with children. I felt like that chapter was a little idealist as well, but the Freudian theories were out of date and disturbing in my opinion. I noticed the rest of the book had scads of scriptures to back it up, but there were no scriptures in that part.

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What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator seemed to run on. It felt like he did not give enough time between sentences and thoughts in the book. Like maybe he was rushing through it.

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I do wish the book had a few more examples that are based on what the people actually did. There were a few but, I felt the book could use a few more to show the reader/ listener how and why the person came to the boundary. A little more explanation on understanding how to set appropriate boundaries too. I really enjoyed the biblical context showing that if you can parse it, The Bible is an instruction manual to life. I will definitely be listing to this book several more times!