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Walking into Walls: 5 Blind Spots That Block God's Work in You Hardcover – August 23, 2011
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Well, it just so happens, the forehead of my heart is pretty beat up from walking into so many walls over the course of my adult life.
So I replied to the tweet and asked for a review copy of the book.
The book was sent to me with no strings attached. They just asked that I write a review if the book resonated with me in any way.
So, here I am with my copy of Walking into the Walls: 5 Blind Spots that Block God's Work in You sitting beside me, bleeding with pink highlighter. It resonated alright.
Walking into Walls (Worthy Publishing, August 2011), identifies the five "blind spots" that cause us to make poor choices: stubborn resistance, self-centered entitlement, justifiable resentment, blind ignorance, and disconnected isolation.
Steve Arterburn doesn't just inform readers about the walls, he shares practical guidance on how to stop banging our heads against them.
Through his work with New Life Ministries, Arterburn encounters men and women who desperately want to be healed from their hurts and hang-ups but keep repeating the same toxic patterns over and over...walking into walls, if you will.
My initial response to Steve's introductory statement was a mixture of skepticism and hope.
Even if you were living in the worst possible abusive situation or the most neglectful and disconnected relationship, you may have built a wall that keeps you stuck in a dark place where you don't have to stay. Once you take responsibility, you will find new hope and insight as you get your life unstuck and move past your wall.Read more ›
These walls stop us from having relationships, happiness and most of all keep us from doing the work that God has planned for us and to live a joyful life. We all need healing and break down the walls and make sure they are not erected again to block our way. We build our own walls even though we do not realize it at the time and we need to learn to deal with our wall and tear it or remain in misery . When one sees reality from a new perspective you are liberated to live with less pain and conflict in your life.
The five walls that the author has the reader dealing with are the Walls of , Stubborn Resistance, Arrogant Entitlement, Justifiable Resentment, Disconnected Isolation and the wall of Blind Ignorance. Can you picture yourself hiding behind one of these walls? I know I have seen myself in some of this book.
With an excellent study guide at the end of this book, I highly recommend this book and if you are like me have a pen, paper and marker handy as you will be using them. If you are familiar with the Women of Faith books Stephen Afterburner was the originator of this successful women's conference started in 1966.
Was it self-help?
Is it a motivational?
What blind spots are we even talking about, but as I begun to read through Stephen Arterburn's book, I was impressed by, not just the style of writing, which was very laid back and conversational (always a good thing), but although this, like any book, is never a substitute for actual, face to face therapy, that is beneficial to work through whatever is on one's heart, "Walking into Walls:5 Blind Spots that Block God's Work in You", really helps begin the first steps toward identifying the walls, that we can put up in our lives, that not only hinder a productive, healthy living and relationships in our lives, but can also hinder our walk with God.
Now, does any of this sound like part of us, or all of us:
1. Stubborn resistance, and/or
2. Arrogant entitlement, and/or
3. Justifiable resentment, and/or
4. Disconnected isolation, and/or
5, Blind ignorance.
"Walking into Walls:5 Blind Spots that Block God's Work in You" isn't a book that is either condemning or difficult.
The reality is that , we all have, currently or may experience at some point in our lives,one or all of these blind spots and what Stephen Arterburn, does, is with gentle guidance, encouraging anecdotes that help us see how these "walls" can blind us without knowing and even understanding through Scripture, really helps the reader, no matter how small or big the circumstances in their lives, deal with these walls, that we put up in our lives.Read more ›
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I've only read a little if this book and can already see where it will help me immensely. I was attracted to it because it is recommended often for people who are blocked by issues... Read morePublished 23 days ago by gg030409
Awesome Awesome book !!! It makes me understand the people who have that
kind of personalities that he talks about in the boo. Read more
Everyone should read this book! It just might change your life for the better!Published 18 months ago by Linda Sacco
I bought this book to assist a friend, it covers a lot of the insecurities she has been facing and the study guide at the back is helpful. Read morePublished 22 months ago by brada
helping me to see areas i need to work on so that I will stop "walking into walls"!!
This book has so much potential to be far more than it is.
I would have liked to see it more "fleshed out" with further information about what to do if you find... Read more