My mom, Kim, wrote this book review.
Healing is a Choice was full of great content: applicable scriptures, relatable anecdotes, and helpful suggestions about how to survive the pain of this earthly life. This pain may come from emotionally devastating events like divorce (as in the author’s case) or death of a loved one or it may be physical pain due to some kind of illness or accident. Arterburn’s solutions work for any kind of hurts one is trying to work through. I thought his advice was very worthwhile and not just the psycho-babble that some tend to deliver.
But because of the voluminous content and the workbook included within, it was just too big! Some of us looking for healing have physical handicaps of some kind or another–for someone with chronic pain like myself, the book is just too heavy and unwieldy. It took me a long time to get through—I think some of the VERY GOOD POINTS were belabored a bit and some information seemed redundant (probably because of the included workbook). Maybe I did need to hear things reinforced in different ways multiple times, but as I said, it did make the book physically cumbersome. Even my wonderful “book hugger” book holder struggled with it!
So for those wanting to get their money’s worth out of a self-help manual, this fits the bill. Much cheaper than a counseling session, you could make great progress emotionally and spiritually by applying this seasoned Christian counselor’s material. I will definitely go back to it again and again to reread marked passages.
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