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Boundaries

by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Pretty excited that as I am about to share this book with you as one of my favorites, I discovered there is a website for continuing to understand how to have and to respect healthy boundaries in our lives. Thank you, Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend, and Zondervan .


A friend recommended this book several years ago, so I purchased it. And placed it on my shelf. Occasionally, I picked it up, thumbing through it's pages before placing it back on the shelf. Last year, I started reading and could barely put it down. This book is a roadmap to finding peace in relationships and peace with yourself. It can be read individually or as a group. There are also small group videos and workbooks. There are also other titles in the Boundaries series with greater focus in specific areas and relationships.


A very apt subtitle:

WHEN TO SAY YES

HOW TO SAY NO

TO TAKE CONTROL

OF YOUR LIFE


As a Liberty University alumni I heard the doctors' names often and had some of their material as required readings. So, I already believed that the information I would find between the jacket of this title would be sound, doctrine-based advice. Not only are these two authors intent on staying within God's boundaries where scripture is concerned, they don't hold any punches. No sugar-coating. I will not share one of those moments, in an effort to not confuse or enrage someone with loss of context. However, here is an excerpt from one (of many, many) pages highlighted by my hand.


A taste of Cloud & Townsend's book, taken from page 61:


"Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others" (Phil. 2:4). God wants us to take care of ourselves so that we can help others without moving into a crisis ourselves.


Check it out for yourself: https://www.boundariesbooks.com/boundaries-books/


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Shannon McNabb
Shannon McNabb
Jan 23, 2019

Leave a comment if currently reading this book, or if you have already read it, if one particular chapter helped you.

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