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Overview Now in a fresh package, this classic uses Scripture, case histories, and dialogue to impart timeless principles that can heal damaged relationships, strengthen everyday communication, and help people avoid the traps of manipulation that often disrupt the free flow of honest discussion.
Publishers Description Proven, Healing Ways to Speak the Truth in Love Now in a fresh package, this classic on learning the art of true communication is good news for all. The author uses Scripture, case histories, and dialogue to impart timeless principles that can heal damaged relationships, strengthen everyday communication, and help people avoid the traps of manipulation that often disrupt the free flow of honest discussion. Readers will find this information invaluable in every relationship of life--especially those that don't come easy.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.38" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764201573 ISBN13 9780764201578
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More About William Backus
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 Each Other the Truth?
Experience Freedom in Communicating With Others! Oct 7, 2003
Backus' book is a refreshing read to communicate openly and lovingly with others and avoid manipulation.
Among the many important points covered in the book include:
1. When we lose integrity, we become a fraction of the person God created us to be. 2. We fail to receive because we fail to ask. 3. Do's and dont's for criticizing others. 4. Characteristics of loving speech. 5. God does not guarantee we will always be around people who will always act properly. 6. Adding your own self-criticism to a person's critical remarks can stop people in their tracks. 7. Do not pride yourself on not making requests. 8. Attention and compliments are nice, but they do not determine our self-worth.
Read and be encouraged to be less manipulative of others and loving them more!
Best, Most Practical Book About Communicating Mar 13, 2001
As a minister of 22 years, I first read this book about a dozen years ago. It helped me communicate better to my wife, friends, and congregation.
Since that time, I have loaned copies to numerous people I have counseled (I have a stack of these), and many have been helped through putting this book in practice.
Backus encourages direct and honest communication. He deals with the lies we tell ourselves that keep us from speaking truthfully and directly. Besides aiding in communication skills, the principles mentioned will also increase personal sincerity and integrity.
Practical, easy to read, illustrated with case studies, this is a must read for all Christians.
One of the most useful books you'll ever read Dec 30, 1999
Dr. William Backus has done a great service in writing this book. Many big problems start as small problems, problems that could be solved with proper communication and unconditional love.
Dr. Backus writes that by far the most frequently violated command of Jesus is "When someone sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone." Human nature wishes to tell anyone and everyone else but the person who needs to be confronted lovingly with the truth.
The author uses his experience as a Minister and a Clinical Psychologist to guide the reader through the process of loving confrontation. Chapter titles include: "How to have a good clean fight.""How to Handle Critical People" and "How to say no."
The only qualification you need to benefit from this book is to be a member of the human race who routinely interacts with people. No matter who you are or what your station in life, you will benefit from Dr. Backus' insights.
"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
A Healthy Relationship Guide Jun 11, 1998
Dr. Backus helps the reader to accurately undertand what his/her rights are, and what rights s/he DOES NOT have, within relationships. He also details healthy ways to both manage, and avoid conflict; if at all possible. This is one of the best books I've ever read. (A good companing to this book is the book "Managing Conflict God's Way".)