Harold said: Healing Is A Choice, a highly acclaimed book with over 8 million copies In Healing Is A Choice, Stephen Arterburn teaches readers the process of. But the choice to be healed is yours. He can. But you also must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin. OTHER SERIES WITH Stephen Arterburn . In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to.

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What Arterburn focusses on is the decisions we can make and actions that we can take to remove the barricades that can hold us back from experiencing that healing.

The book is broken into ten chioce, each looking at an aspect of the healing process. The chapters are framed around a choice that we can make, and a corresponding lie that runs counter to that choice.

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There is a limited degree of overlap between some of the chapters, but I found that arterbugn be a useful re-inforcement rather than repetitive. Reading the book for review purposes was interesting: Not currently being at a point where I needed healing, the activities were less appropriate for me, but I think that they would be very useful in a group or individual therapy setting. This emphasis on practicality runs throughout the book. In the chapter on forgiveness, there are sample letters that the reader might like to use as a structure for asking forgiveness from someone.


In the chapters on reflection and drawing from the past, there are guided journaling activities. There are prayers at the end of each chapter, choiice which the reader vhoice ask God for help with the particular issue under discussion.

It is common for authors to include stories from their own past in any self-help book, but they are generally limited to the past tense: He is willing to include recent disasters from his own life, personal experiences of pain and failure and be open about the process of healing that he had to go through — and is still going through.

I found this openness refreshing. Importantly, the book is very God-centred. There is a clear and consistent message that healing is what God does, and the decisions and actions that Arterburn recommends are all backed up by appropriate and well-interpreted scripture and biblical principles. I enjoyed Healing is a Choiceand I would recommend it to people who are struggling to work through their own hurts or who are helping others to work through theirs.


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