- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 26, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400201616
- ISBN-13: 978-1400201617
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 57 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies Paperback – June 26, 2018
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"A phenomenal book--and one I've set aside to slowly read again and again until it's part of who I am."
--Ann Voskamp, author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
"Boundaries for Your Soul spoke to me in echoes of already-known, yet-not-fully-applied truths, as well as with sweet new understandings. For both those familiar with Jesus' inner healing and those new to the process, there is real help here. I plan to review the material often for myself, and share it with others."
--Elisa Morgan, author of The Prayer Coin and The Beauty of Broken and president emerita of MOPS International
"Is there a spirit-led self within you that emanates love and can lead your inner and outer life? Is it possible for you to love your inner enemies in the same way that Jesus extolled you to love your outer ones? In this beautifully-written book, Cook and Miller not only show you how to do that but also make a strong case that doing so creates enormous inner transformation and peace, turning former enemies into valuable allies. I am thrilled with the way they have translated my work for a Christian audience and believe this book is an extremely important contribution to our culture's healing."
--Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, developer of the Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy
"Boundaries for Your Soul offers us a wellspring of desperately longed-for imagery and actions that provide the opportunity for real change in real time and space. For all of those parts of us that have been waiting our entire lives to hear the call to come home and take their proper place and purpose of healing, wholeness, and creativity, I cannot think of a better place to start."
--Curt Thompson, MD, psychiatrist, speaker, and author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame
"Boundaries for Your Soul is a rigorously compassionate, biblically-informed manual that can help you discover your true self in the choppy waters of life's ever-changing circumstances."
--Sandra McCracken, songwriter and musician
"What an accomplishment! When we have dissonance within our souls, our hearts crave harmony and wholeness. This groundbreaking book on boundaries helps us manage our emotions, improve our minds, and enrich our relationships. Everyone needs this!"
--June Hunt, founder, CEO, and CSO (chief servant officer) of Hope for the Heart and author of The Answer to Anger and Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook"
"Miller and Cook offer a resource to provide awareness, insight, and guidance for anyone seeking to integrate their painful and conflicting thoughts and feelings and achieve internal harmony. This is a worthy challenge and theirs is a remarkable achievement. We highly recommend this book to anyone seeking inner peace and joy, and that is a lot of people!"
--Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, founders of Imago Relationship Therapy and New York Times bestselling authors of Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple
"In Boundaries for Your Soul, the authors have given us a great gift that will help people gain greater self awareness and new-found self-control over those unruly thoughts and feelings that threaten to derail our life and relationships."
--Leslie Vernick, relationship coach, speaker, and author of The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
About the Author
Alison Cook, MA, PhD is a counselor, speaker, and writer who specializes in the integration of faith and psychology. She helps people:
- Develop confidence from the inside out
- Transform anxiety and loneliness into contentment and connection with others
- Turn off the internal negative voice and experience the true loving God who isn't trying to beat you up
- Heal lingering trauma from childhood wounds or abuse
- Forge healthy relationships with safe individuals
For over 20 years, Alison has helped create transformative results for ministry leaders, non-profit executives, college students, individuals, couples, and families. Her expertise includes managing depression, anxiety, grief, anger, codependency, work/life balance, and marriage conflict.
Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a speaker, author, and retreat leader. She is passionate about helping people:
- Avoid burnout and live with a sustainable sense of purpose and harmony.
- Transform challenging thoughts and feelings into their greatest allies.
- Resolve disagreements with others, successfully navigating emotional conflict.
- Increase the ability to serve others by cultivating a strong inner life.
- Discern God's loving guidance during life's inevitable trials and challenges.
Kim is the founder of Leading Wholeheartedly, a ministry that helps Christian leaders tend to their inner lives, so that they can better serve others. She also founded Doing Good Well, a leadership development program for Christians in the Visual Arts. Prior to her work as a counselor, Kim was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.
Kim earned a Master's degree in Theology at Regent College and holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She is certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy and in Imago Relationship Therapy, and is trained in the Gottman and Prepare-Enrich therapy methodologies.
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Too often books which attempt to integrate psychology and religion miss the mark by leaning too heavily in one direction or the other. Not Boundaries for Your Soul. Here there is true integration as the narrative flows between the two domains in a seamless fashion. They are not two separate ways of addressing the issue. Their integration creates one, richer, more comprehensive approach, and this benefits the reader tremendously.
As a psychologist, I find this book refreshing. Not only has it benefited me, but I look forward to using it with many clients in support of the work they are dong in therapy. It provides a compassionate understanding of the challenge in setting healthy boundaries, and the tools to create change. Amen!