• Telling Yourself the Truth

  • Find Your Way Out of Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Anger, and Other Common Problems by Applying the Principles of Misbelief Therapy
  • By: William Backus, Marie Chapian
  • Narrated by: William Backus
  • Length: 56 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (192 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Wrong thinking produces wrong emotions, wrong reactions, wrong behavior - and unhappiness! Learning to deal with your thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking. How to handle one's thoughts properly is what this book is all about! It explains the life-changing method the authors call misbelief therapy, and it can work for you.

©2010 Bethany House (P)2010 Bethany House

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This not the audio book

this is not the audio book, it's simply a 1 hour speech on the topic of the book. the book is very good but this is not the book!

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This is a live presentation, not an audiobook.

This is a short live presentation, NOT an audiobook as marketed. I'm assuming the book has more information not contained in this presentation. I expect an audiobook to be a reading of the book, not a shortened version of the highlights of the book. I'm disappointed.

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Not the book!!!

This is a wonderful talk by Dr. Backus, but it is not the book, Telling Yourself the Truth.

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Not the full book

This is not the full book! This is only a 1-hr lecture about the principles contained in the book. It's a good lecture, but was disappointed because I thought I was buying the full book.

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Lecture, not the book.

I have read this book. I give 5 starts to the book. I actually didn’t get to read the last chapter of this book because I forgot my copy in the airplane recently when I took it in a trip. Then I bought the audio book, hoping I would be able to listen to the last chapter. I thought it was strange the book could be read in only 56 min, however I really like the book and thought I would take a chance. By the way, this is the first book I got using Audible. This turned out to be a lecture by the author, and it was a good lecture, more like a sermon, however I have to agree that advertising this as an audiobook is misleading. You could find a lecture very similar in YouTube for free. Rating 2 stars due to the advertising as book and it’s a lecture. Great lecture, though.

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Good sermon, but was hoping for the book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book really helped me a lot. Was hoping to listen to the book, but this was a recorded sermon. The sermon was good. However, just not what I was expecting to hear when purchasing. I thought this would be a reading of the book... which I've been waiting for for years. If anyone knows how to get the reading of the book, please let me know.

What could William Backus and Marie Chapian have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Provide a reading of the actual book.

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Thought I was purchasing the whole book.

Did I really just pay twenty dollars for chapter one? What a Rip off. I am disappointed that the BBC whole book is not available.

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Not the actual book

This was a presentation given by the author about similar concepts, but not the actual book.

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Good but just a lecture

This was a very good 1 hour lecture, but I was expecting a condensed version of the book. The description needs to be more clear. Otherwise I enjoyed it quite a bit. I have several of the author’s books which I highly recommend. You really can be free of wrong thinking!

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Not a narration of the book!

This seems to be a talk by the author. During the talk he makes no references to the book although he talks about a similar subject matter. Interesting talk but not a reading of the book by this title.

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  • 08-23-16

Good message - awful sound!

This is NOT an audio version of the book. It is a speech given by William Backus. I feel cheated as I thought it WAS the audio version of the book.

The recording is poor and Wm Backus's voice is sometimes too loud and, to me, very annoying. The content is very good but, compared with the book, very, very short. Perhaps it is a good introduction to the book.

I cannot recommend it. I think Audible should make it clear that it is NOT an audio version of the book. The quality of the recording and voice is so annoying that I could not listen again.

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  • Joy
  • 03-13-20

This isn't the book

I own the "Telling yourself the truth" book, and this is not it. This is more like a lecture/sermon on the same theme. I wanted an audio version of the book not a lecture with its name.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-28-22

it's not the book it's a lecture

it's a 50min lecture not the actual book. very misleading. audible should fix this asap

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-21

This is NOT the contents of advertised book cover!

Very misleading, I searched for the book Telling Yourself The Truth, it came up in my search, with the identical cover of what my hardcopy has, but the contents is a lecture!!! Not what I was lead to believe that I was purchasing for $10!!! In my books, this is dishonest. You've just deceitfully procured $10 from me!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-19

Not the book

This isn’t the book of the same name, but a talk given by one of the coauthors. I still enjoyed it, there’s a lot of wisdom succinctly dispensed here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-18-19

This is not the audiobook

Really disappointed in audible - paid the $16.95 membership for this one book in particular and instead it was a recorded talk = NOT the audio version of this book.

Cancelling my membership. Such a waste of time and money.

Could’ve bought the actual book for the same price.