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.
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