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Porcupine People: Learning to Love the Unlovable Paperback – October 1, 1998


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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Vine Books (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569551057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569551059
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,062,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ezell (Iron Jane) knows the requirements of tough love and forgiving what she calls the porcupine people all around her. The child of alcoholic parents who was raped as a teenager, Ezell says that "the quills of porcupine people don't shoot out: you can only be hurt by reaching out to touch one of them.... But if you and I are going to walk in the light with Christ, then we must give [forgiveness] another try." Ezell contends that we meet porcupine people in the workplace, at school and even in our family. Using anecdotes from her own life and from the lives of her friends, Ezell devotes her first four chapters to the importance of loving the unlovable, dealing with enemies and understanding that any successful relationship entails difficult struggles. Ezell then offers her keys to the process of loving again. She instructs the wounded in heart to accept their porcupine person, flaws and all, believe the best of others, confront with care, decide to improve the relationship, put forth effort and fully forgive. Ezell provides numerous scriptural references to support her admonition to forgive, and each chapter closes with a series of reflective questions designed to help readers put into practice her advice.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book tells the truth about loving those who "prick" you. Lee Ezell shares wonderful stories/examples in loving the 'unlovables'. This book gives some guidelines for confrontation, pratical communication tips and well as questions to ponder on. This book will change you... to look at the 'porcupine' with the eyes of Jesus and allow you to communicate with them out of a pure heart. This books is also a very is read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jyeegirl on May 19, 2014
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I found this book at random in a Christian book store but it was just what I needed (back in 1998). I was dealing with my dislike toward a certain person and the conviction of God wanting me to love others. I didn't know how to love like God wanted me to love. This book provided some tangible examples. The author's testimony is honest and encouraging. I have lent out my copy so many times that I thought I lost it and bought another one. Surprisingly my first copy showed up. I am still lending this book out to friends.
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By jposecai on August 15, 2013
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the book was definitely something I needed to read and I have already passed it along to my coworkers. Would recommend toanyone who has trouble with negative people in their life
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