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Overview Learning to deal with negative thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking. Based on the biblical concepts, this book shows readers how to identify misbeliefs and replace them with truth. Includes a study guide to help readers apply the lessons.
Publishers Description Most of What Happens in Your Life Happens Because of the Way You Think.
Wrong thinking produces wrong emotions, wrong reactions, wrong behavior--and unhappiness Learning to deal with your thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking.
How to handle one's thoughts properly is what this book is all about It explains the life-changing method the authors call Misbelief Therapy, and it can work for you--
In your home In your own circumstances In your own problems In your own adverse environment In your own thinking
Based on the Bible, this book has helped thousands of people for many years, and it can help you Telling Yourself the Truth can show you how to identify your own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth.
Also available: the corresponding Telling Yourself the Truth study guide. Winner of the Gold Book Award (500,000 copies sold), Winner of the Gold Medallion Award (ECPA), which recognizes excellence in evangelical Christian literature
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764223259 ISBN13 9780764223259
Availability 0 units.
More About William Backus & Marie Chapian
Dr. William Backus is founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, and an ordained clergyman in the Lutheran church. He is also a licensed Consulting Psychologist. He has a master's degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients, which show a 95 percent improvement rate, compared to a 67 percent success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "the truth of God as revealed in the Word."
In addition, he serves as an assistant pastor on the staff of North Heights Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota, where he has founded and directed a lay-staffed free counseling clinic. He and his wife live in Minnesota.
William Backus lived in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. William Backus died in 2005.
Reviews - What do customers think about Telling Yourself The Truth?
Telling Yourself the truth Nov 10, 2006
This is a great book for anyone who wants to improve their EQ
Not Against Christian Principles Mar 15, 2006
"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" 2 Cor 13:5 I found this book to be a practical tool to carry forth the command to examine myself. Self-deception is an easy thing; we justify and excuse our behavior because we haven't taken the time to really evaluate our thoughts. ALL people have emotions, Christians included, and many Christians struggle with guilt and shame over unchristlike feelings. But God has given us the tools to "come let us reason together" and that is what this book teaches. Christians do not have a magic wand swept over them, they are just humble students willing to take God's lead, willing to "die daily" to self. If you don't know the real you, that you are a sinner, you will not recognize the enemy and will be defeated time and time again. This book helps you to take your thoughts and feelings and reason them out through the eyes of the Lord. It is a step by step tool to victory. Not only have I learned how to "put on Christ" in a very practical way, but I have been able to help others, with these tools, to abide in Christ and have victory rather than guilt and shame. This book is for God's glory!
A book everyone should read. Sep 24, 2005
The step by step information in this book changed my life. Even as a faithful Christian and successful business owner, I had a significant problem with anger. My wife, family and friends and have seen a dramatic change. This powerful book addresses the negative self talk that almost all people have. More importantly it gives biblical instruction on how to stop it and the destruction that it causes.
therapeutic Jan 31, 2005
Great book! One of the better 'self-help' books I have read. Anyone who battles negative thinking and insecurity needs to read this book.
Life Changing May 19, 2004
Wow! I am blown away by this book. I received this book as a gift and had never heard of either author before. I could identify with so much of what the author's shared and was able for the first time, to recognize a lot of misbeliefs in my life. Some of them I knew about, but a lot of them, I didn't.
This book is biblically based and Christ centered. It doesn't promise easy answers or a quick fix. The suggestions made by the authors to overcome misbeliefs are helpful, practical and easy to apply.
This book has a life changing message. This is a book that definitely needs to be read more than once. I thank God so much for this book.