It started out so innocent. Sign up to review books, read a book, write a review. How much simpler could it be, especially for a book worm like myself? I had no idea that selecting “Healing Is a Choice” by Stephen Arterburn would have such a drastic impact on my life.
I was in the middle of the biggest life trial I have been through (and I have survived some doozies). I was preparing to go out of town for work, anxious to be leaving with so many unanswered questions up in the air when this book arrived in the mail. I began to read it on the plane and could not stop reading chapter after chapter.
“Healing Is A Choice” addresses ten decisions we can make to heal and ten lies that keep us from those choices. While the book does touch on some physical aspects of healing, it is geared much more toward emotional healing. Mr. Arterburn uses examples from his own life to demonstrate the choices we all make to heal or internalize our pain. I was unfamiliar with Mr. Arterburn before reading this book, but I have much respect for him for sharing his personal struggles as somewhat of a Christian marriage expert going through a divorce. His personal story and use of Biblical illustrations make these principles easy to relate to. I was especially touched by the chapter on healing your future. The book includes workbook type exercises at the end of each chapter for those who benefit from a deeper consideration of their personal issues. I highly recommend this book for anyone struggling with hurt, anger or the feeling of powerlessness in their life.
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