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Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations, allowing others to take advantage of their kindness. Authors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer Biblically-based ways to take control of your life and set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself. Using the case history of a fictional woman named Sherrie, Drs. Cloud and Townsend illustrate her growth from living with virtually no limitations to applying boundaries with others in her life. In the process, they answer many difficult questions, teaching us how to set limits but still be loving, identify our legitimate boundaries, and say no without feeling guilty. Boundaries is an essential guide for Christians who want to increase their assertiveness without sacrificing the ideals of the Scriptures.
©1999 Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud (P)1999 Zondervan

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too religious

i didn't like the fact that the author constantly refers to god and the bible. I don't belive in god and was not expecting a sermon in this book.

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  • Hudsonriverspeaker
  • 21-03-03

Excellent book!

This is the book for all of us in this day of multi-tasking and exhaustion. It is a book on how to cope with being a people pleaser and running on empty! I loved it and and its accompanying workbook. It includes biblical references and is a wonderfully written book by two experts! Please read it right away -- your life may depend on it.

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  • Brandon
  • 02-03-15

Great principles

This book has great principles, I agree with what they have to say generally. The story format of teaching is hard for me, but studies show it sinks in more that way. I would recommend this book to people that regularly feel obligated by others.

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  • Brian
  • 11-02-15

Wow

Something here for everyone. Only wish I had read earlier in life. Essential for any hope of a healthy relationship.

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  • George Ann
  • 31-08-12

This is an important informative book.

What about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance did you like?

I believe Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend hit home with the sharing of information of patients' stories and examples of how to set boundaries

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I needed to hear this book and know the information presented. I think this book is great.

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  • Me
  • 29-12-11

Awful audio

Would you try another book from Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend and/or Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ?

Probably a decent book, but someone else needs to read it or the volume needs to be adjusted. I can hardly hear it from my iPod or my buds. It is awful in that respect.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Be able to actually hear the book being read.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Could not even hear him. This book needs to be redone.

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  • Holli
  • 31-12-08

Boundaries

This book was very good. It Makes you learn things about yourself and others. A must have for you and your whole family. Have everyone listen to it. It will change your thinking and your life.

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  • A. Ellis
  • 05-07-08

worth the time

Very benificial listen. Rich with insight. This audio book gave me insight into what was happening with my boss and also what was happening with one of my children.

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  • Lamar H. Green
  • 28-11-20

Lessons prior to adulthood

I listened to this book later in life and I wish I would have listened to it once I turned 18. Boundaries are extremely important especially for adult children.

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  • Debbie Baker Cassel
  • 06-11-20

Refreshing Journey

My life was spinning out of control. It was because of my spouse and job. But, this book helped me realize that the real problem was due to my lack of boundaries. I appreciate my life now even amidst other challenges!

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  • Dr.Tafari
  • 15-08-20

Much Needed....

I am not a Christian, yet I believe in spiritual principles. This text gave me great spiritual principles why we all must make boundaries to love others as well as ourselves. Often we pretend the universe gives us all that we want. That is never true. Being means accepting limits at times. We need to limit others as well to be in line with the energy of all living things.