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Author: Henry Cloud Narrator: Henry Cloud Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9780062007049
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“If you’re hesitant to pull the trigger when things obviously aren't working out, Henry Cloud’s Necessary Endings may be the most important book you read all year.” —Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover

“Cloud is a wise, experienced, and compassionate guide through [life’s] turbulent passages.” —Bob Buford, bestelling author of Halftime and Finishing Well; founder of the Leadership Network

Henry Cloud, the bestselling author of Integrity and The One-Life Solution, offers this mindset-altering method for proactively correcting the bad and the broken in our businesses and our lives. Cloud challenges readers to achieve the personal and professional growth they both desire and deserve—and gives crucial insight on how to make those tough decisions that are standing in the way of a more successful business and, ultimately, a better life.
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Quotes & Awards

  • Necessary Endings may be the most important book you read all year.” 

    Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Makeover

  • “Having written five books about the seasons of life, I can tell you that necessary endings are the hard part. Henry Cloud is a wise, experienced, and compassionate guide through these turbulent passages.” 

    Bob Buford, bestselling author of Halftime and Finishing Well

  • “This book will challenge you to put a stop to things that have been getting in your way for a long time.” 

    Tom Rath, author of Strengths-Based Leadership

  • “Through specific strategies for ending things well, Cloud advocates for powerful personal changes…and will give many readers the fresh start they crave.” 

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.j. | 2/14/2014

    " Although the main focus is on employees and businesses, Cloud does address personal relationships too. His honesty is convicting and made me assess and think hard about some situations that were dead and needed to be pruned. He also wrote "Boundaries," another good book about relationships. He says to get where you want to be, you have to sacrifice something that is holding you back. Thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis | 2/9/2014

    " For the year's beginning, a book on endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/17/2014

    " Great wisdom, enough to give five stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pianogal | 1/13/2014

    " This book was a decent read. It had a lot of helpful thoughts. My two complaints, though, were that a) it tended to repeat itself a lot and b) the author was very focused on necessary endings in the business section. That's fine, but I hoping to be able to apply more of this to my every day life. If you're a corporate exec looking to make some hard decisions then this book is for you. If not, well then you'll probably give it 3 or less stars like I did. And it repeated itself a lot too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisha | 1/12/2014

    " read for work, but enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen | 1/8/2014

    " Can't I please give this more stars? 'So very usable...applicable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/8/2014

    " Really wish I had read this book a few years ago. It is chock of full of very useful and practical information. Though a lot of it is business focused, it is really applicable to personal relationships. I liked that the emphasis was not just on ending relationships, but steps to end cycles and patterns in relationships that are destructive. I'm pretty sure that I could read this again in a year and take as much away the second time, but notice different things that fit where I am at. If you are feeling frustrated, burnt out, unable to let go of patterns of behavior in your own life, it applies too (eating, addiction, etc.) "

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

    " Interesting perspective, and very important to remember. I needed it when I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elliothd | 11/29/2013

    " It's a beautiful bold book addressing all relationships. Personal and professional. Henry cloud is a great speaker and writer. Read boundaries by Cloud and Townsend first and then read this. Great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edie | 11/11/2013

    " This book is transformation for a person who doesn't ever want to let go. Makes good practical sense with great illustrations. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/5/2013

    " Solid, practical advice about how to revise our thinking about endings and navigate them effectively. Timely read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 9/18/2013

    " Meh... good idea but very very repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 7/7/2013

    " I loved his descriptions of what we must give up in order to get what we want most. He's a business consultant providing advice to business leaders, but the advice applies in many contexts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/6/2013

    " Helpful and encouraging - the concept of "pruning" one's life is especially powerful "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katelyn | 3/31/2013

    " So repetitive! Too many metaphors in place of substance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 8/25/2012

    " This is one of those books with content I highlighted when it was especially helpful. My copy is colored from cover to cover. I've read several of Dr. Henry Cloud's other books, and he never disappoints. He's the kind of author who truly writes life-changing books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 6/18/2012

    " Excellent book. A must read for anyone seeking to move forward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/21/2012

    " Couldn't have read this at a better time. I'm totally motivated for whats next now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 2/28/2011

    " So. Dang. Good. I think I could read this book over and over and still be excited, moved, persuaded, and challenged by its contents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/23/2011

    " This is a great book for anyone aspiring to be a leader in any capacity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 2/10/2011

    " Wish I would have read this book 10 years ago when I started managing people. Over-the-top insight into how to process through natural life endings in relationships, employee transitions, projects, etc... This will stay on my shelf as a reference book for a long time. "

About the Author

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.