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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Cloud, John Townsend Narrator: Henry Cloud, Dr. Henry Cloud, John Townsend Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310260585
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Our desire to grow runs deep. Yet the issues in our lives and relationships that we wish would change often stay the same, even with our best efforts at spiritual growth. What does it take to experience increasing strength and depth in our spiritual walk, our marriages and family lives and friendships, our personal development—in everything life is about? And how can we help others move into growth that is profound and lasting? Unpacking the practical and passionate theology that forms the backbone of their counseling, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and how growth happens. You’ll discover What the essential processes are that make people grow. How those processes fit into a biblical understanding of spiritual growth and theology. How spiritual growth and real-life issues are one and the same. What the responsibilities are of pastors, counselors, and others who assist people in growing—and what your own responsibilities are in your personal growth. Shining focused light on the great doctrines and themes of Christianity, How People Grow shows why all personal growth is spiritual growth—and best of all, it helps you understand the Bible in a way that will help you head with confidence down the high road of growth in Christ. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vincent | 1/30/2014

    " In my conquest to understand myself better, the Cloud and Townsend series never failed to bring insight and clarity to the reasons for some of the attributes I have collected. This book is one of the best I've read, comprehensive in its exposition in what the Bible teaches, yet practical in its advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/27/2014

    " This book helps one reflect on the basics of Christianity in relation to the chinks in their life. I found Cloud and Townsend's take on 'guilt','forgiveness' and 'sin' quite illuminating and liberating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/5/2014

    " Very detailed book about unifying Biblical theology and practical counseling to help with growth, not just of people who "need counseling" but everyone. It helped me understand my church's small group strategy a lot better. I don't think I took it all in, and despite what the authors said I think some of it applies only to actual support groups. But, I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/27/2013

    " Read while at Crown "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 12/23/2013

    " Because all truth is God's truth, all growth is spiritual growth and has spirit roots. Without Jesus, true, deep, heart-changing, life-transforming growth cannot be accomplished. Cloud & Townsend continue to help me grow up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Parker | 12/18/2013

    " This book started out slow, but about half way it really connected and I could not put it down. This is another highly practical book for those seeking the Lord and desiring growth. I've been putting some of the concepts in this book to use in my own life as well as using them to encourage growth in others, and it has really shown results. I recommend it for those in positions of any kind of leadership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 11/28/2013

    " Awesome, insightful book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Seawel | 8/17/2013

    " A combination of sound theological and clinical research. Exactly what I was looking for to enhance my understanding of psychological issues in light of Scripture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kev | 8/7/2013

    " A comprehensive review of how all growth is fundamentally spiritual. Cloud and Townsend take a great deal of effort to exhibit how people can facilitate development in other people utilizing practical uses of scripture and community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade Fung | 7/25/2013

    " The best book I read about personal grow in Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 7/22/2013

    " Good for biblical counseling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 6/1/2013

    " Amazing and challenging. Gave me a whole new insight into how God uses people in and through our lives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grant | 12/30/2012

    " Pretty narrow scope of "how people grow" and really not all that informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belsis Smalley | 9/10/2012

    " Awesome book I am reading about How to Grow as a person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 8/11/2012

    " great counseling/doctrine book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 4/20/2012

    " This is an excellent, Biblical look at how people grow and mature. While I am not a big fan of psychology, this book provides an great look at how people over overcome addictions, problems, and disorders in a Biblical way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Kelly | 1/30/2012

    " Interesting book on spiritual growth. I found it personally helpful. However, it felt pretty clinical for the uses that the authors suggested . . . in church small groups and Bible studies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 11/29/2011

    " This book took a while to read. It was helpful, but somewhat dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ja'nai | 11/22/2011

    " This book truly changed my life. It has helped me to let go of some myths that I had about being a Christian and it encourages me to continue to grow and work on my relationship with God and keep God at the center of my life and all of my relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 11/17/2011

    " This is an excellent book that enlightens the reader as to the necessary process believers must go through to experience true growth and fulness in Jesus Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/12/2011

    " A book of practical common-sense with both spiritual and eternal insights into how the congregation of God (aka, the 'church') ought to function. Added to a thorough spiritual knowledge of the Bible, this will make a valuable text for life-changing and life-enhancing bodies of believers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Beadle | 9/12/2011

    " Here is another life changer. So insightful, and a book that I am still learning from. "

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

    " Caveat: It takes FOREVER to read. BUT! BUT! If you keep chipping away, chipping away, you'll learn a ton about how God created us to grow--spiritually, emotionally, relationally, etc. and you'll get really excited about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Huixian Ouyang | 6/25/2011

    " This is a fantastic book on growth; it goes back to the core and basics of what makes us tick and what are the elements that are truly critical to helping us grow in our weaknesses and flaws. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 5/24/2011

    " The best book I read about personal grow in Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 1/9/2011

    " It's helping me quite a bit! I love this book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/27/2010

    " A combination of sound theological and clinical research. Exactly what I was looking for to enhance my understanding of psychological issues in light of Scripture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grant | 10/15/2010

    " Pretty narrow scope of "how people grow" and really not all that informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kev | 10/26/2009

    " A comprehensive review of how all growth is fundamentally spiritual. Cloud and Townsend take a great deal of effort to exhibit how people can facilitate development in other people utilizing practical uses of scripture and community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ja'nai | 5/6/2009

    " This book truly changed my life. It has helped me to let go of some myths that I had about being a Christian and it encourages me to continue to grow and work on my relationship with God and keep God at the center of my life and all of my relationships. "

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About the Author
Author Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and cohost, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and he is cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud, his wife, and his two daughters live in Southern California.

About the Narrators

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.

Dr. John Townsend is a popular speaker, psychologist, cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and cofounder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is the author of many books, as well as coauthor of the 2003 Retailers Choice Award–winning God Will Make a Way and the Gold Medallion Award–winning Boundaries (over one million copies sold). He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California, and lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.