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Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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Written by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life examines how conservative evangelical Christians should set and maintain proper boundaries - that is saying yes and no at the appropriate times, by examining how boundaries are presented in the Bible. Those who cannot say no live lives filled with unhappiness because people take advantage of them. The symptoms of unhappiness include feeling unappreciated, disrespected, stressed, and exhausted from doing too much at home and work.

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Just explains an importance of boundaries

This book just summirise facts about mportance of boundaries that you already know and do not demonstrate effective ways to do it. Not recommended.

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  • Janie D
  • 21-01-20

What a waste

I see that I am not the only one who wasted a credit thinking this was an actual book. Why doers the summary even exist? It seems quite useless.

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  • Denise
  • 20-06-16

Feeling Cheated - A Summary Not Expected

Would you try another book from Instaread and/or Michael Gilboe?

The book Boundaries is a very good book do not get me wrong. The actual book that is. This actual audio book is a synopsis of the actual book so if you are looking for cleft notes then this is for you but I spent money for this not knowing it was not the actual audio book of the original audio book so this to me was money wasted.

What was most disappointing about Instaread’s story?

This was not the actual book. It is a review and i can read that from the dust jacket. I was mislead into thinking this was the actual book and not a summary.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Gilboe?

Yes, the narrator is not the issue, the fact that this was designed to mislead individuals into buying an audio book that is not complete.

Did Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend inspire you to do anything?

No because this is not the actual book. It is a summary and now I have go and buy the actual audio book and try this again.

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Need to highlight on the website more clearly that this is a summary of the actual audio book and not the full book that the user is purchasing so they will not waist money for something like this. This may have its purpose not to say it doesn't but alert the user as to what they are actually buying would be better and I would not feel like I had just been swindled out of my money.

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  • Cody
  • 29-04-16

very basic

there's literally zero actionable information in this synopsis. You may as well have just read the titles to each chapter in the book. You would have gleaned as much information if you had done so.

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  • Ryan
  • 20-04-16

This is just a summary

What did you like best about Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend? What did you like least?

Good summary, but just a summary

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Didn't realize this was just a summary. Thought I was getting the whole book. Should have checked into it more.