Monday, August 29, 2011

Walking Into Walls By Stephen Arterburn - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Worthy Publishing)

Stephen Arterburn identifies five blind spots that cause us to make poor choices – stubborn resistance, self-centered entitlement, justifiable resentment, blind ignorance, disconnected isolation. He then offers life-changing advice to help us conquer these self-defeating reactions – and make the changes permanent.

All of us crash into self-constructed walls and bloody our noses from time to time. These walls block growth, healthy relationships and overall contentment and happiness. Most of us are blind to our own self-defeating behaviors and attitudes, so we repeatedly walk into the same walls again and again. Best-selling author Stephen Arterburn leads us through the process of deconstructing the issues that built those walls as well as find the permanent healing that frees us to live the joyful life we were meant to live .

My Thoughts:

Once again, God has sent a book to my life for a specific purpose and during a specific time in my life in which a specific need exists and for which need the message is perfect. As I face a particularly difficult trial in my life, it is easy for me to place the blame on everyone involved but me. Yet when I'm honest with God and myself, I know that some of the blame lies at my feet, and I'm left asking myself , "How did I let myself get to this point?"

Stephen Arterburn's book sheds a huge amount of light on areas of life at which we all stumble at some point. If we take a careful and honest look at our hearts, we will easily recognize the "walls" of Stubborn Resistance, Arrogant Entitlement. Justifiable Resentment, (this hit me suqare between the eyes) Desconnected Isolation, and Blind Ignorance. Arterburn uses personal examples from his life and some from the lives of others he has encountered in ministry to illustrate the walls which he names in this book. He also uses a lot of Scripture to teach readers what God has to say about each area of our lives that blind and block our way to a healthy, productive life lived as God intended us to live.

I have been deeply touched by this book, and I am happy to reccommend it to others! I had the opportunity to interview Steve Arterburn while I attended the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta last month, so come back tomorrow and enjoy a view from Stephen Arterburn's Window!

About the Author:

Stephen Arterburn is an award-winning author with over 8 million books in print, including the bestsellers Every Man’s Battle and Healing Is a Choice. He has also been editor of 10 Bible projects, including the Life Recovery Bible. Steve founded New Life Treatment Centers in 1988 and is currently host of the radio and television show “New Life Live.” In 1996 he started the most successful traveling conference, Women of Faith – attended by over 4 million women. He and his wife live with their 5 kids in Fishers, Indiana.

1 comment:

Sherrie said...

Thank you for the blog post on Walking Into Walls! Greatly appreciated. - Sherrie Slopianka | Marketing Director | Worthy Publishing