Sunday, August 16, 2015

We Need to Talk: A Book Review

About The Book:

Grow through conflict into a healthier you
Conflict is a normal part of our lives and relationships. But the desire to avoid it and the tendency to handle it poorly can get us stuck--or even in trouble. In this practical and approachable book, therapist Dr. Linda Mintle expertly leads you through successful conflict management so that you can enjoy more secure and peaceful relationships. She offers real-world advice based on solid research for marriages, parenting, extended family, ex-spouses, blended families, and friendships. 

You will learn to:

· approach conflict in ways that work
· problem solve and be more confident
· negotiate differences
· forgive and move on
· strengthen relationships even when conflict seems unsolvable

Dr. Mintle helps you understand your personal approach to conflict, how it developed, and what you can do to effectively engage with others. Throughout, she directs you to your ultimate source of relational transformation: a loving God.

If you want to build and maintain stronger relationships despite conflict, We Need to Talk is the place to start.

You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Dr. Linda Mintle is a national speaker and bestselling author. She is the Chair of the Division of Behavioral Health at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Liberty University. Dr. Mintle appears regularly on national broadcasts and is a national news contributor in mental health. In addition, she hosts her own BeliefNet blog, Doing Life Together. She lives in Virginia.

My Review:

This was a very good read for all who are dealing with conflict in their life, whether in work or personally. It will teach you techniques to work through all types of conflict and how to move on from conflict to peace, but most importantly it teaches how important forgiveness is as part of the process of overcoming conflict. The book is very well-written and flows nicely, is very organized and was very easy to read and understand. A perfect book for all personal library's. It includes both practical and biblcial advice, meeting the needs of all who read this book. A great addition is the conflict assessment that is on the author's website, it was very eye opening to me and how I handle conflict. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase We Need to Talk at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc. and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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