I divide self-help books into three categories. 1) Read them and toss them, 2) read them and pass them, or 3) read them, reread them, recommend them, reread again and keep my copy safely at home. “Healing is a Choice” by Stephen Arterburn definitely falls into the third category. Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart! Not that it’s hard, it just pushes you to dig down deep for answers to questions about why you may be doing what you are doing.
If you have a rock in your personal path that you can’t seem to move and can’t find a way around, “Healing is a Choice” may be for you. One thing I loved about this book is that it is all-inclusive. There are question and answer sections at the end of each chapter so you don’t have to buy a separate workbook. The tone “Healing is a Choice” is kind and compassionate. Arterburn shares from his own life and uses several other life stories to make his points more personal.
I loved this quote about the old adage that time heals all wounds. “Time changes wounds, but the changed wounds are usually bitterness, hatred, denial, rejection, and a cold absence of emotions. What is accurate is that time heals all wounds that are treated appropriately.” If you’ve got old wounds or baggage you’d like to get rid of (and who doesn’t?), consider gifting yourself with a copy of “Healing is a Choice.” Even better, gather a few trusted friends and work through the book together. I think you’ll be glad you did.
This book was provided to me by Thomas Nelson as part of the Book Sneeze program.