Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Break Through

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book Review - Break Through

About the Book
This book shows readers how to draw a line in the sand to protect themselves from the controlling or irresponsible behaviors of others - spouses, parents, friends, or co-workers. 'Well, I guess he does have a good side.'... 'You know, it's probably my own fault.' ... 'I need to cut him some slack, because he's had a rough life.' It's easy to get stuck in painful, even destructive relationships - caving in to a spouse's addictions and consequent abuses, ignoring a live-at-home son's inconsiderate behavior, or putting up with a supervisor's manipulation or even harassment. We excuse them again and again, and then kick ourselves for not setting respectful boundaries. Break Through has a self-test to help readers get back in control; it is filled with useful tools that will help them make big changes in their life. It will show readers when to give in, but also when to push back for a happier, more stable life.

About the Author
(Ed. D. The College of William and Mary) is President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, and Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. Licensed in Virginia as both a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Tim now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He is recognized as a world leader in faith and mental health issues and has authored 20 books including his latest, Breakthrough: When to Give In, When to Push Back. Most importantly, Tim has been married 31 years to his wife Julie and together they have two children, Megan and Zach.

My Take on the Book
This was a well researched text that shares much on what it means to love and be loved in return. The book was easy to understand and really makes you look at yourself and the relationships that you are in and how these relationships help and hinder your ability to both love and trust others. This is the type of book that you will not read once, but instead will be a book that you will find yourself reading over and over again. A great read that I did not want to put down once I started!

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1 comment:

K.L. said...

This book is a game-changer for those who need help setting boundaries in their life. Some of us try to hard to control others; others of us allow ourselves to be manipulated, even bullied. This book addresses both these dysfunctions but offers real life examples of how to change. A quote from the book that I loved: “As we move toward healthier relationships, we’ll find ourselves developing a more secure relational style—learning how to identify and communicate thoughts, feelings, and opinions with confidence.” I want that, and this book is helping me to achieve it!