Boundaries

  • by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by Dick Fredricks
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.
Have you ever found yourself wondering:


Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
What are my legitimate boundaries?
How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing you how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
You'll see vital principles of boundaries at work as Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through a day in the life of "Sherrie", first as she lives with almost no boundaries, then as she begins to apply proper boundaries with others in her life.

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Changed my life

I read this book several years ago and have reread it and used if for reference many, many times. I'm not so religious so I was unsure of the religious aspects of the book. They were pertinent and illustrative points. This book literally changed my life. I felt like I had been missing some pieces to being an adult for years and those pieces were boundaries. Setting boundaries was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but the process has made me happier and more at peace with myself than I ever would have thought possible. I'm downloading it now, since now it's audible.
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- Louise

Too Much! Please be warned by a fellow Christian

Let me start by saying that both my wife and I met at a Baptist University and have Minors in Religious Studies.

I have never reviewed a book before but felt compelled to because of our inability to complete this book. We travel a lot and have listened to over 150 Audible Audio Books and this is the first we have been unable to complete. We heard about this book from Dave Ramsey and know it would be useful but, we cannot get past all the Biblical references. Trust me, we enjoy Biblical references, the references are so over the top that on MULTIPLE occasions my wife would turn to me and say, what was the lesson we were trying to learn? (After 10 different verses, I can't remember what the point was either). It's really absurd. I can't stress how difficult it is to follow. Perhaps in a written form it is easier, but, I can honestly say, this is one book I was really looking forward to and I am tremendously disappointed I can't bear to finish it.

I'm sad to say I cannot recommend it.

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- Christa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2005
  • Publisher: Zondervan