Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Healing is a Choice Stephen Arterburn- Book Review

Ten decisions that will transform your life and ten lies that can prevent you from making them.

Sounds like a typical formula of self help rhetoric...but this is much different!

I am VERY impressed with this book and the truth and practical nature of it. It is firmly grounded in the fact a relationship with God is of utmost importance, the use of scripture is throughout it and well presented, it is steeped in practical wisdom to walk a person through becoming more complete, more in the image of Christ, healing from past hurts, big or small. This updated version has a study guide that is inserted after each chapter, EXCELLENT! This is not designed to be a quick read, quick fix, but for you to take time to reflect, get counsel from others, journal, and take steps towards healing.

I was not in any particular crisis or unhealthy state when reading this, and I still found value and worth in it and look forward to going back and digging deeper into some of the areas and exercises presented. It would be a valuable resource for a counsellor or pastor to have in their office, and an excellent resource for ANY Christian who is looking to grow and second have a resource on hand that could help them as they have friends etc that are walking through challenging times.

The steps are logical, progressive, not easy, but are grounded in truth and explained in detail to equip and encourage the individual to make strides in each area, then to move onward.The lies are equally exposed in powerful,clear ways making this a powerful one two punch towards healing, if you make the choice to take that path.
This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Geeeze, you're a good prefacer. mum