Book Review: Healing is a Choice

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November 19, 2011 by Beth Hess

There is always a choice. The choice to give up or keep going. The choice to complain about a situation or change it. The choice to have faith or try to do it all on your own. In Healing is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn presents 10 Lies that we tend to believe and the 10 Choices that can change everything! For example… Big Lie: “I must protect myself from any more pain” is really a CHOICE to live in predictability rather than leaping in faith and Chosing to Risk. Simple concepts. Powerful distinctions.

This revised and updated edition includes a full workbook within the context of each chapter. Unlike many guides that get hidden away in the back, this format encourages — nearly forces — the reader to consider the personal application of each choice. I applaud that choice since it useful for both group and personal study and it provides the immediate tools to examine the choices I make based on these lies. It’s not a simple or comfortable process, but healing means cleaning wounds, and this book is poised to be a wonderful, though sometimes painful, cleanser for those willing  to Choose healing.

This is one of those books you are likely to return to again and again, for one section or another, as life throws various forms of pain and suffering your direction. It is one I will keep on my shelf as a ready reference for a long time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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