Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Boundaries for Your Soul by Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller

You can turn your shame to joy, your anger to advocacy, and your inner critic into your biggest champion. 

Do your emotions control you or do you control your emotions? Many people let guilt, anger, or self-criticism dominate their lives and negatively affect their relationships. Boundaries for Your Soul shows you how to calm the chaos within. This groundbreaking approach will help you:
  • know what to do when you feel overwhelmed,
  • understand your guilt, anxiety, sadness, and fear,
  • welcome God into the troubling parts of your soul,
  • and move from doubt and conflict to confidence and peace.
Boundaries for Your Soul includes relatable anecdotes, helpful exercises, an engaging quiz, and opportunities for personal reflection. Gathering the wisdom from the authors' twenty-five years of combined advanced education, biblical studies, and clinical practice, this book will set you on a journey to become the loving, authentic, joyful person you were created to be.

You can get a copy on Amazon
Learn more about the book and authors HERE

About the Authors:
Alison K. Cook, PhD, is a psychologist who specializes in integrating spiritual formation and psychology. She holds an MA in counseling from Denver Seminary and a PhD in religion and psychology from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology. Alison, her husband, Joe, and their two children are active in the Salvation Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and enjoy being in the outdoors.

Kimberly J. Miller, LMFT, MTh, is a Christian counselor who holds a master’s of theology from Regent College and an MA in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy landscape architecture, volunteer activities, and spending time with friends and family in Claremont, California.

My Take:
I found this book to be very insightful and helpful. I began reading this during a time when I was struggling with an emotional roller coaster. There was a lot going on in my life and I was having a difficult time coping. 

I am really good at stuffing my feelings and not really dealing with them, but in the end, that's not a very healthy alternative. 

Alison and Kimberly give great tips on befriending negative emotions and learning how to handle them. They also help in discerning why those negative emotions keep showing up by digging a little deeper to get to the root. 

I feel like this book would be an asset to people who struggle with a variety of emotional issues whether simple or maybe  a little more complicated. Obviously, it shouldn't replace talking to a counselor if necessary, but it does give alot of helpful advice. 

Its not really a fast read. I am taking it kind of slow. At the end of each chapter, there are assignments you can do to help you grow. 

I was blessed with a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson and the BookLook Blogger team. All opinions are my own and I was not required to give this book a positive review. 

From Thomas Nelson website about the book

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