How People Grow reveals why all growth is spiritual growth and how you can grow in ways you never thought possible. 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 to reveal how growth really happens.
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All growth is spiritual growth. Authors Drs. Cloud and Townsend unlock age-old keys to growth from Scripture to help people resolve issues of relationships, maturity, emotional problems, and overall spiritual growth. They shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and show that growth is not about self-actualization, but about God's sanctification. In this theological foundation to their best-selling book Boundaries, they discuss: * 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
Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and co-host, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and 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 and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California. SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Henry Cloud es un conferenciante de gran popularidad. Con el Dr. John Townsend es anfitrion del programa de radio New Life Live!, ademas de ambos ser fundadores de la Clinica Cloud-Townsend y de la organizacion Cloud-Townsend Resources. Es el autor de varios libros premiados con el reconocimiento Medalla de Oro, entre ellos 'Limites' y 'El poder transformador de los grupos pequenos'. El Dr. Cloud, su esposa y sus dos hijas radican en el Sur de California.
Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is coauthor of the bestselling Boundaries and author of Boundaries with Teens and Hiding from Love. SPANISH BIO: El Dr. John Townsend es un popular conferencista y un famosisimo autor de exito de ventas. Es graduado de psicologia clinica en Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology de Biola University. Ademas es coautor de numerosos libros incluyendo el ganador de la Medalla de Oro Limites. el es coanfitrion del programa radial emitido a nivel nacional New Life Live!
Cloud and Townsend, clinical psychologists who are the Gold Medallion
Award-winning authors of Boundaries, attempt in this book to chart personal
growth from a biblical perspective. Rather than suggesting that real growth
happens only to Christians, they argue that most effective therapeutic
methods, even those that are ostensibly secular, use biblical concepts. As
such, they look to Scripture for the very best strategies for spiritual and
emotional growth. While they are critical of a one-size-fits-all approach to
human suffering, they do prescribe a combination of prayer, Bible study and
regular contact with a "growth group" for virtually every problem they
address. The growth groups they describe are populated by healthy, vulnerable
people who are willing to confront each other lovingly and own up to mistakes
and failures. Cloud and Townsend argue persuasively that such groups
facilitate dramatic changes in individuals' lives, but leave the logistical
problem of finding such evolved folks to the reader. Perhaps the most radical
message of the book is that failure is the norm, even for the most devout. Not
only do the authors repeatedly give examples of the best Christians committing
the worst sins, but they also insist that such wrongdoing never warrants
condemnation from God or other believers. Instead, they argue, sinners must
experience total acceptance and love before true repentance and change can
occur. This solid, Bible-based argument against guilt and for grace is a
powerful elixir for evangelicals who all too often hear the opposite message.
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