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Overview Straightforward and easy-to-read, "She's Gonna Blow" is for every mom seeking here-and-now hope and help in finding healthier ways of expressing anger, letting go of control issues, and drawing closer to God.
Tens of thousands of moms who struggle with anger have found hope, laughter, understanding, and biblical counsel in "She's Gonna Blow " With over 100,000 in print, this bestseller now has a fresh cover and a new practical helps section with more resources and step-by-step advice.
Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages of Children, "tells readers that Julie Ann Barnhill "has learned from her journey, and so will you...You'll identify with Julie's open, honest approach."
Straightforward and easy-to-read, "She's Gonna Blow " is for every mom seeking here-and-now hope and help to...find healthier ways of expressing angerlet go of "control" issues and be more positivedraw closer to the God who created moms and mothering
Tens of thousands of moms who struggle with anger have found hope, laughter, understanding, and biblical counsel in "She's Gonna Blow!" With over 100,000 in print, this bestseller now has a fresh cover and a new practical helps section with more resources and step-by-step advice.
Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages of Children", tells readers that Julie Ann Barnhill "has learned from her journey, and so will you...You'll identify with Julie's open, honest approach."
Straightforward and easy-to-read, "She's Gonna Blow!" is for every mom seeking hope and help to find healthier ways to express anger, let go of "control" issues and become more positive draw closer to the God who created moms and mothering.
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Citations And Professional Reviews She's Gonna Blow!: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger by Julie Ann Barnhill has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 03/01/2005 page 85
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2005
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736915524 ISBN13 9780736915526
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More About Julie Ann Barnhill
Julie Ann Barnhill's hilarious yet thought-provoking speaking and writing resonate with thousands of listeners and readers. Interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Dr. James Dobson about the topic of her bestseller, She's Gonna Blow!, have spoken honestly to the hearts of mothers everywhere. Her other books include Radical Forgiveness, Scandalous Grace, and Exquisite Hope. Julie and her husband, Rick, live in Illinois with their three children.
Julie Ann Barnhill currently resides in the state of Illinois. Julie Ann Barnhill was born in 1965.
Reviews - What do customers think about She's Gonna Blow!: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger?
Some good advice Jul 20, 2006
Just like any other parenting book, you'll have to take what's helpful and leave the rest. I want to stress that I did find a FEW very helpful parenting suggestions in this book. If you're thinking about reading this book just be aware that it has a fairly strong religious tone. A great read for someone seeking faith- based parenting views. One to skip for someone who just wants a parenting book!
Author Response to Review Accusation Jan 17, 2006
Dear Ms. Willman (and other readers/reviewers),
It is my habit to check online reviews two or three times a year in hopes of keeping tabs on the thoughts of the reading public. I came across your review and immediately pulled a weather beaten copy of She's Gonna Blow from my office shelf and turned to pages 68 and 70. Indeed, in the first sentence of the third paragraph it reads, "I lived with my two younger sisters..."
You, my observant reader, have managed to catch an editorial oversight (also referred to as "an error") which up until this time has managed to slip by the eyes of countless editors and myself.
Ms. Willman, the authenticity of my personal character and writing is of utmost importance to me as a writer and woman. My passion for communicating via spoken and written words was, is, and forever will be, built upon a core foundation of authenticity and truth...even when revealing it is personally painful or less than flattering.
I want to assure you, as well as the hundreds, even thousands, of men and women who may read these review pages, that the personal stories I reveal in my books are far from "manufactured sad scenarios," being used in a manipulative attempt to prove something.
No, Ms. Willman, I have no need to make up stories for my real life is filled to overflowing with twists and turns, losses and gains, heartache and redemption. Rest assured, save for the typographical error you found, the story you call into question was indeed true--as were dozen others. I did lose my older sisters at a very young age. I did watch them leave my foster parents home without me. I did (still do on many occassions) mourn their absence. Their leaving had a profound effect upon my heart. I reveal and peel away these places of my heart and life in order to let other women--other mothers, know that they are not alone. No matter how hard that may be to believe.
Please know I have contacted my publishing house and the typographical error will be corrected as soon as possible. I trust you will accept my response with the same measure of grace by which it was offered. Should you wish to contact me, please feel free to email from my web site, juliebarnhill.com.
Warmly, Julie Ann Barnhill
Author Falsifies Her Own Past! Jan 2, 2006
I will say that this book has the potential for helping people (moms) with anger issues. However, there are some major discrepencies in the stories the author tells of her own past that have turned me off the book completely.
On page 68 the author relates a heart wrenching memory in which her 2 younger siblings (ages 4 & 5) are adopted out of the foster home all 3 were living at.
At the end of page 70 the author has the audacity to claim she was adopted at the tender age of 3 after spending only a year in foster care.
I'm sorry but manufactoring sad scenarioos and passing them off as truth in order to prove a point is wrong. I find it manipulative to say the least. Unfortunately in my eyes it totally discredits the author & her book.
Saving Grace Nov 12, 2005
Finally, a book that told my story! From page one I could relate to this author. She is candid in the book about her own life and struggles with anger. The book essentially has four parts: what anger looks like (where you find out you are not alone!), what may have caused it, what you can do about it in the long term (real change!) and what strategies you can use in the meantime.
The book is Christian based; the author reminds and encourages the reader to turn to our Lord for assistance. She does not preach, reprimand, or lecture. She points out places in the Good Book that will renew your energy and confidence in your own parenting.
I did have a hard time with the part about where the anger comes from, since I have not experienced any abuse as a child. I felt a little guilty that I shared such a devestating problem with people who have a much better excuse than me. However, the author is sensitive to this and reminds the reader constantly that all types of reasons could have lead to this issue.
The title of this book jumped off the screen for me, because it so fittingly described me. I constantly felt like I was on the verge of "blowing". The short and long term strategies have helped me crawl from that desperate feeling onto more confident ground. I still have a long way to go, but I am eternally grateful for this book's honesty and resourcefulness.
Thank you Julie Oct 7, 2005
Congratulations and thank you Julie Barnhill for writing such a wonderful, helpful book and for having the courage to admit you made mistakes so that all of us may learn from them. My son is just now becoming a toddler and I was just beginning to feel the frustration and anger so I am very thankful to have heard of your book at MOPS before I had very many chances to really screw up. You have made me a much better parent and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.