I had no idea who Thom Gardner was before picking up this book. I've read several books like this recently and was pretty disappointed with most of them. This book however was different. I found this book to be incredibly insightful, convicting and helpful.
This book deals with a variety of issues including rejection, worthlessness, fear, shame and others. First, it tells the story of a Biblical character who experienced this barrier.
Then Thom exposes the lie underlying each barrier. Then he gives an emotional profile of each. Then, carefully each lie is refuted with biblical truth. This book will open your eyes and help you take a good look at yourself. This book will be life-changing. I know it definitely was for me. I still have a long ways to go in the healing process, but I feel this book has helped me take a giant step forward. This is a book to read, ponder, re-read and ponder some more. This book is practical and offers no quick fix.
There is also an excellent resource in the back for dealing with painful memories. I haven't done it with all the barriers yet, but I have done a couple and I can tell you, this technique works. I also like that this book avoids the psychobabble and self-help philosophy so common in books on healing, even Christian books. This book is soundly and solidly biblical.
If you are in need of spiritual and emotional healing and long to have a deeper, more intimate relationship with God, do yourself a favor. Buy a copy of this book. You won't be sorry. I highly recommend this book. It is one of the best I've ever read on the subject of emotional and spiritual healing.