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Overview In this insightful book, the award-winning author of "God Will Make a Way" introduces a revolutionary approach to resolving problems and moving ahead constructively with those difficult people in readers' lives, providing both principles and practical help from a uniquely biblical perspective.
Publishers Description In this insightful book, the award-winning author of God Will Make a Way introduces a revolutionary approach to resolving problems and moving ahead constructively with those difficult people in readers' lives, providing both principles and practical help from a uniquely biblical perspective.
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Studio: Integrity Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jul 13, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1591450101 ISBN13 9781591450108
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More About John Townsend
Dr. John Townsend is a popular speaker, psychologist, co-host of the national radio broadcast New Life Live!, and co-founder of Cloud-Townsend Resources. His many books include the award-winning God Will Make a Way and the breakout best-seller Boundaries, both co-authored with Dr. Henry Cloud. He maintains a private practice in southern California, where he lives with his wife, Barbi, and their two sons.
Reviews - What do customers think about Who's Pushing Your Buttons: Handling the Difficult People in Your Life?
Great practical advice Mar 26, 2008
This is a great practical advice book! Easy to read. I highlighted a number of parts and have already passed it on to a family member.
Who's Pushing Your Buttons Dec 21, 2007
I purchased this book on the basis of a radio interview with the author which I heard. The book was interesting but not as useful as I had hoped. It has an element of inflexibility that weakens it.
Just a word of caution... Dec 27, 2005
While I find this a pretty good book, and appreciate the approach the author takes, I really was a bit unnerved by the constant quoting of scripture and references to Jesus. If you do not belive in Jesus, or sin or heaven/hell and...I was really put off by suggesting that one reason your button pusher does what he does may be due, in part, to demonic forces.
I wish that I had known the strong Christian slant of this book before I purchased it. I am not Christian, and I am not comfortable with the constant bible thumping. But there are some sound ideas and suggestions.
I had to...as the saying goes, "Take what I want and leave the rest." Some might not be a great match for this book base on what I found.
Good Solid Help , but be warned you may find that YOU are a button pusher Dec 6, 2005
I bought this book because I needed some support in dealing with a couple button pushers in my life and was not disappointed in this books teaching. In this book Dr. John Townsend explains that dealing with a button pusher takes a plan and that leaving is not an option in a love relationship, in fact he states boldly that leaving is for wimps.
This book has opened my eyes to may things here are a few 1- We must not be dependant on the person, we can live with and love a difficult person and still change and grow ourselves 2- That we must set boundaries and consequences and those consequences must be appropriate. 3- Even though I focus on the other persons attitudes towards me, what is it about me that draw's out those attitudes in others, how do I push buttons as well. 4- God is ultimately in charge and although it may look like the other person is not learning anything or having to deal with the nasty behavior, all people pay for their actions one way or the other and you cant run from God and he will in fact make things more difficult on the person in order for them to repent and return to him.
Although this book is no landmark on the subject it does offer solid ideas and help on a difficult subject and I would recommend it to anyone trying to get a grasp on living in a difficult relationship.
Sanity Saver Jun 7, 2005
This book is a wonderful and practical guide to saving your sanity in the midst of a relationship with the difficult person in your life. I stumbled on to this at the bookstore (I came home and ordered it for 1/2 the price on this site)during a time that I was trying to figure out how to deal with a loved one with a personality disorder. I took it to my therapist, who has since reviewed it and recommends it to many of his clients. It is not specific in dealing with an individual with any specific disorder; there is actually no labeling at all beyond the term "botton pusher". This is so helpful! The guidance within creates hope, and provides very practical tools,where as the books I've read from the the secular psychology world put these people in a box. Psychology alone provides much of the same advice, but with very little promise of living a better life with your difficult person. I can't recommend it enough!