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4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Henry Cloud Narrator: Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Publisher: Zondervan Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations, allowing others to take advantage of their kindness. Authors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer Biblically-based ways to take control of your life and set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

Using the case history of a fictional woman named Sherrie, Drs. Cloud and Townsend illustrate her growth from living with virtually no limitations to applying boundaries with others in her life. In the process, they answer many difficult questions, teaching us how to set limits but still be loving, identify our legitimate boundaries, and say no without feeling guilty. Boundaries is an essential guide for Christians who want to increase their assertiveness without sacrificing the ideals of the Scriptures.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Guerrero | 2/12/2014

    " A must-read for everyone. Life changing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/7/2014

    " I regret not being able to write a complete review at this time, but this book deserves a really long, positive review. My mind was opened to so many boundary issues in my life. This is one of those books that could actually change your life if you let it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cece Bee | 2/2/2014

    " An easy read that outlines concepts about changing your life to encompass healthier boundaries within your relationships. Can be applied to personal or professional life. This book is written from Christian perspective, however can be applied and appreciated from secular perspective also. Worth reading, however did become a little repetitive in concepts and the same examples kept being used. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Rice | 1/30/2014

    " The Boundaries concepts work. While there is all kinds of relationship advice out there that might work with some of the people some of the time, boundaries, when done according to the Cloud and Townsend books, work every time because you can make them work without any co-operation whatsoever. Whether the problem relationship is with a parent, child, sibling, partner, friend, or co-worker, you can use this idea to protect your body, mind and spirit. Easy to read, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 1/27/2014

    " It takes a lot of people a lifetime to learn what their personal boundaries are and also what it takes to recognize other peoples' boundaries as well. On top of that...learning to...or re-learning how to interact with people while acknowledging this new idea of boundaries and building relationships with all of that in mind...well...you get the idea...enough of my talkin'. This book will blow your mind! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanita Haining | 1/26/2014

    " It has been awhile.. if I recall correctly it really speaks more to people who are guilted into doing things (ie. being a good christian) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/25/2014

    " Excellent Book! Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/21/2014

    " life changing book for somebody who overcommits on a regular basis - lots of good insightful points - read an old library copy, will buy a copy - it's that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 1/9/2014

    " Good fences make good neighbors-what we need to know about establishing healthy boundaries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 12/9/2013

    " This book was life changing for me. It was at a time in my life when I was ready for this. Deeply revealing and transforming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/30/2013

    " For the people pleaser like me, this book has great instruction on how to feel good about setting limits! Highly recommended...it's been years since I read it and probably need to read it again as a refresher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 11/27/2013

    " Many over simplified or extreme examples are used within the various chapters, however the overall message is helpful to raise self-awareness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollydabchotmail.com | 11/23/2013

    " My neighbor gave me this book. It is not one I would tell everyone to read, but I skimmed through the book. There seems to be a lot of great advice on honesty and friendships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena | 11/21/2013

    " A lot of this book is no-brainer stuff, but what the authors point out makes you feel better about saying no and standing up to people about what's best for you and your family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Eldridge | 11/14/2013

    " This book came highly recommended, but the religious anecdotes were distracting for me. I was hoping for more on the specifics of how to set boundaries and less on justifying their existence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Connally | 9/27/2013

    " This book really helped me be aware of certain boundaries I needed to set. Some were common sense, others were new ideas for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gale | 9/21/2013

    " This is one book I believe everyone should read at least twice!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 7/14/2013

    " I read this after being familiar with the ideas for many years, but I still found it helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/8/2013

    " Simple outline of the importance of boundaries with yourself and others. Good details and examples but pretty basic ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette du Plessis | 5/12/2013

    " This book was most helpful in ways I couldn't imagine.....it opens your eyes to people around you.... another read is SAfe people! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian | 4/26/2013

    " I use this book in therapy more than any other book I own. It is all based on Scripture and this book was truly lie-changing for me. I feel every Christian should read this book with a humble, unselfish spirit and allow God to work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Montrudd | 11/13/2012

    " The authors totally make sense--it is a book that you need to keep around just to review from time to time. It's good to do as a study with a group (there are workbooks for this). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 10/4/2012

    " Read about a paragraph at a time over the last month or so, in between traumatic events, and finally finished. One of those few books that I read first and bought afterward, in order to have a copy on hand for rereading and for lending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Fleisher | 7/7/2012

    " Great Book. Practical tips on setting healthy boundaries in your life. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lina Vieira | 12/31/2011

    " I chewed up this book and underlined and highlighted every other sentence. Good stuff. Learned so much. I would even go as far as saying life changing not just eye opening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/17/2011

    " Wow, did I need this book! Learning the difference between loving and enabling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 7/5/2011

    " I am adding this book to my list of stuff to read because my man Dave Ramsey is an advocate of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 6/11/2011

    " Hands down, best book I've ever read. I will re-read and do the workbook that comes with it, it has changed my life for the better :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/18/2011

    " It's good. I have a few things to work on.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wcrocket | 1/26/2011

    " Great husband and wife to read together "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 8/11/2010

    " Currently reading library copy. I will end up buying my own copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 6/14/2010

    " Great info on how to have a successful marriage! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/3/2010

    " Helpful, but there's a lot to wade through and reconcile with your own world view if you're not Christian and the type to count to three before you react rather than citing a verse at yourself. All in all a good read though, and an interesting perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 4/19/2010

    " Great for married couples, good resource to use. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darrin | 4/6/2010

    " this book is great amd really inciteful. I started to read it and found it very hard to pull away from it. As you read this book you will def. think about people and situations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 3/15/2010

    " Erik and I were recommended this book as a pre-marital aid. This book is not terribly well-written, but the guidelines are useful. I think I'll appreciate it more in a couple of years. At this point, t's difficult to prognosticate the areas in which we will have trouble boundary-wise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 2/24/2010

    " Sounds simple when reading it. Applying it . . .working on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawnastebbins | 2/6/2010

    " Very clear help for codependence. Synergistic with 12 step process, and personal transformation. Perfect for Alanoners! And anyone who wants to grow a beautiful loving marriage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/30/2010

    " A useful explanation of something that can really trip people up in marriages and intimate relationships -- who I am, who you are. Helped clarify some thinking about this for me, during a difficult stint overseas with my partner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/1/2009

    " Awesome Godly strategies for keeping personal and relational boundaries in effect in your marriage! Highly recommended for anyone in a serious relationship, considering marriage, or even if already married. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 8/29/2009

    " After going through a marriage series at a church I previously attended, I had to read this book. It helped me to set some boundaries that I did not have when considering a courtship. "

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About the Author

Dr. Henry Cloud has written or cowritten more than twenty books, including the bestselling Boundaries series. His books have sold more than five million copies. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV broadcasts, including ABC News, PBS, and FOX News, and has been featured or reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and others. He is a frequent speaker on such topics as leadership, relationships, and personal growth both nationally and internationally. Henry is an avid golfer and enjoys boating, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving, and he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.