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"Friedman understood congregational life as no one else did at the time and possibly as no one else has done since....When this book was originally written, clergy flocked to read it, as well as to attend Friedman's lectures and participate in the training program he established. Just as the book's title suggests, Friedman's ideas continue to be passed down to today's generation of leaders."--from the Foreword to the Paperback Edition by Gary Emanuel, PhD, and Mickie Crimone, MS, APRN
"Well written and lively...required reading for pastoral counselors of every persuasion....Any therapist will find here new techniques for bringing about changes and will enlarge his or her conceptual framework of the human dilemma." --Jay Haley
Great insight on applying family dynamics to congregational life. Keeping relationships linear is so important!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Good book gave me good insight into how family and church dynamics work.Published 3 months ago by David R Alvarez
As in all his books, Friedman has a lot of great stories and insights about relationships in groups of people.Published 7 months ago by Dan Knauss
Excellent book well known in the field of family studies and religion and used by many Chaplains.Published 7 months ago by John A. Gregorio
Very interesting read to treat the person not displaying the symptoms and seeing the results. This book has made me more aware that there is a 3rd person in most all... Read morePublished 7 months ago by lucillewade
This is an amazing book explaining Family Systems Therapy. And allowed me to be myself in counseling others.Published 8 months ago by Jason Phelps
Although some of the approaches can be nerve wrecking, this book is a master piece to being emotionally healthy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Emmanuel