Break Through: When to Give In, How to Push Back: The Moment that Changes Everything
Concise, revealing and hopeful.
The reasons we are the way we are is brought out in ways that brings the a-ha response. Understanding brings out the desire to move beyond our present situation and leave behind this turmoil that ensnares us. The book then takes us through steps to do exactly that, with guidelines and suggestions that make our journey successful.
October 9, 2012
I am always leary of books like these because sometimes they go so far away from scripture and give too many of their own opinions of the Scriptures that it sometimes goes too far from the Truth of the scriptures...But when they are spot on using scriptures and keep them into context they are a blessing...such as this book...
In Chapter one this book starts out with "What the world calls "love" often isn't true love at all"
If our version of love is destroying us or someone we care about, then letÃ¢ÂÂs not call it love. It that's you, if you or someone you know has been mistaking counterfeit love for real love for the real thing, then you need a breakthrough, a flash of insight and a dose of courage to take action and change the status quo. And thatÃ¢ÂÂs what this book will give you. Change doesn't happen quickly or easily, step by step you can learn~and live~authentic love, wise trust, genuine forgiveness, and real freedom.
We are all in some strained relationships, strained can drive us crazy, yet we seem to be helpless to exercise true love, move toward a more healthy relationship/ After these statementÃ¢ÂÂs they share several different ways how people deal with others thinking they are doing it because they love them...
I am ashamed to say I have been guilty of some of the very same examples. Then there are those who claim and believe they are Christians and misuse the ScriptureÃ¢ÂÂs from Gods Word in a very very wrong wayÃ¢ÂÂ¦.this to me is very sad indeed.
Each chapter deals with the wrong way we deal with relationships and the right way we should deal with relationships. Then there are questions to help you understand and see what you think true love relationships, not only in marriages but with family, friends, co-workers etc.
In Chapter 4 there is a self-test to help you see whatÃ¢ÂÂs going on in your lifeÃ¢ÂÂ¦.which I found very interesting and helpful.
In my opinion (and we all have one, just like a belly button) I found this book very helpful. You cannot just pick it up and start reading; it must be read slowly and with a Bible and with prayer.
Tim and Pat make very good and easy ways to see how we are in parts of our lives and how to change our ways for Gods Glory. May HE continue to use them in that very purpose, HIS Glory.
July 7, 2012
"Break Through" is no breakthrough ...
When a big name in Christian counseling circles writes a book, even with a co-author, you naturally expect an excellent read. That was not my experience with "Break Through: When to Give In, How to Push Back" by Tim Clinton and Pat Springle (published by Worthy Publishing).
First, let me say much of the content of the book is solid. I simply found the writing of it somewhat confusing.
My initial expectations regarding the content was garnered from the title on the cover of the book. But once I opened the cover and started reading, I was not able to definitively zero in on what this book is primarily about. The content seemed to be a mishmash of subjects from enmeshment (what I think is supposed to be the core topic) to boundaries, trust, parenting, forgiveness, and other topics, some of which seemed to be repetitious.
I think the problem with "Break Through" was a lack of concise communication, starting with clearly identifying a focal point for the book, and then continuing with a concise unfolding of the issues pertaining to that focal point. The content is more an ongoing rambling, switching from one topic to another, and then back again without clearly connecting everything to easily identifiable focal points.
Because of the odd way the book is written, it is not a standout regarding the topics it does cover. There are multiple other books that more concisely, more clearly, and more simply convey as good of content as you will find in this book.
For these reasons, I have to say "Break Through" is no breakthrough. Even with that said, I have no doubt there are many who would find themselves blessed with some of the content if they're willing to work through the muddle of the message.
I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing. 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 CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
June 22, 2012
"By the time youÃ¢ÂÂre finished with this bookÃ¢ÂÂ¦youÃ¢ÂÂll not only recognize love for all that it is, but break through the fog of your relationships into the light of an amazing new day for you and for those you love the most."
Thus ends the introduction to Dr. Tim Clinton and Pat SpringleÃ¢ÂÂs new book, Break Through: When to Give In, How to Push Back. A lofty promise indeed, but one upon which Clinton and Springle deliver.
In the book, the authors give insight into unhealthy relationships, such as codependency and abusive relationships. Why does a wife make excuses for an alcoholic husband? Why does a father continue to bail out a deadbeat daughter? The answer may surprise you.
Using biblical insight and real-life examples, Clinton and Springle offer clear explanations for the real causes of unhealthy relationships and a clear path to forming healthy relationships. Each of the easily digestible chapters ends with a series of questions designed to make us think about our own relationships. The book also includes a guide for groups and classes who are looking to make the most of the bookÃ¢ÂÂs teaching.
To say that I found this book enlightening would be an understatement. It has caused me to think about my own relationships Ã¢ÂÂ both healthy and unhealthy Ã¢ÂÂ and to start to address the areas of concern. I found the writing to be very easy to read, the print perfect for my lately very tired eyes, and on top of that I love the feel of the book jacket Ã¢ÂÂ very soft and nice to hold.
Whether you recognize unhealthy relationships in your life or not, I highly recommend this book. You and your relationships will be changed for the better by reading it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing. 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 CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
June 20, 2012