Customer Reviews


7 Reviews
5 star:
 (5)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favorable review
The most helpful critical review


18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable help for overcoming addictive behaviors
This is the best book I have seen addressing the challenges of those who try repeatedly to break out of compulsive behaviors, but without success. Through real-life case studies of three individuals who successfully overcame compulsive behaviors (an eating disorder, a drug problem, and a pattern of homosexual behavior, respectively), the authors discuss the reasons...
Published on October 3, 1998

versus
35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a little awkward
I understand that this book is still being widely sold in LDS and Christian bookstores. The book's point of view is that homosexuality is something that can be overcome.

It's interesting to note that each of the book's co-authors has subsequently come out as gay and lesbian respectively. This makes their theories ring more than a little bit hollow.
Published on June 25, 2005 by Penelope Ocha


Most Helpful First | Newest First

35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a little awkward, June 25, 2005
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
I understand that this book is still being widely sold in LDS and Christian bookstores. The book's point of view is that homosexuality is something that can be overcome.

It's interesting to note that each of the book's co-authors has subsequently come out as gay and lesbian respectively. This makes their theories ring more than a little bit hollow.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable help for overcoming addictive behaviors, October 3, 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
This is the best book I have seen addressing the challenges of those who try repeatedly to break out of compulsive behaviors, but without success. Through real-life case studies of three individuals who successfully overcame compulsive behaviors (an eating disorder, a drug problem, and a pattern of homosexual behavior, respectively), the authors discuss the reasons for people's failures to break addictions, as well as the steps necessary to successfully break out of a compulsive cycle. Although geared specifically toward members of the LDS Church, the book is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in overcoming an addiction or helping someone else do so.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Answers, January 11, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
Compulsive behavior is the great destructive element of our epoch, and some behaviors are only too, too easily acquired and terribly difficult to stop. This book answers many questions sufferers have asked themselves and provides solutions to problems I thought were nonexistent or out of reach.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book with huge flaw, January 26, 2005
By 
Eric C. Erickson "AxelDC" (Washington, DC United States) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
This book describes well the shame cycle that many addicts experience. Those suffering from addiction and those around them should read this book to understand how to get out of this cycle.

It's one huge flaw is its early 90s, Mormon-inspired view of homosexuality as a simple character flaw to be overcome. Martha Beck has since recanted and recognizes that sexual orientation is an inate human trait and not something that can be changed or one should be ashamed of.

Apart from this one chapter, the book is a sensitive, insightful look into addiction.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Glad to have a good perspective, November 28, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
I certainly appreciate the insight of the authors. Of course, a book is not a cure. And though it is not a cure, it is a tool in my toolbox for dealing with compulsive behavior.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


11 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and compassionate, April 11, 2001
By 
Tyler Leary (Lake Point, UT) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
Insightful and encouraging, this book's only flaw was a marketing one. I fear that this book, which explains so well the cycle of sin and how to replace it with joy, will only be looked at by people suffering specific problems. The authors should be commended here, not only for their research and compelling real-life examples, but also for their insight into the gospel, the atonement, and the capacity for human change.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous tool for one who TRULEY wants change., February 25, 2009
By 
This review is from: Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Paperback)
This book has changed thousands of lives for the better. Although a few people may disagree with it premise or be in denial of much of the truth it presents, as a therapist and counselor I have found it to be powerful in helping people put their lives in harmony with their values - ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO HOMOSEXUALITY! I have had far more people change predisposition to the same sex and engage in a heathy normal relationship than i have the contrary. Excellent for the true seeker that wants to change an uncontrollable addiction.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

Details

Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior
Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior by Martha Beck (Paperback - Feb. 1990)
Used & New from: $0.01
Add to wishlist See buying options
Search these reviews only
Send us feedback How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you? Let us know here.