Thursday, March 30, 2017

Give Yourself A Break: A Book Review

About The Book:

It's time to start treating yourself the way you treat others
As children we're taught to treat others the way we would like to be treated. But as adults, we often need to turn that old maxim around. We're good at showing compassion to other people--but many of us have trouble showing that same compassion to ourselves. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend. And all this negative self-talk can have a devastating effect on our lives and relationships.

Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson wants you to stop beating yourself up. Grounding her advice in Scripture, she offers practical steps, specific exercises, and compassionate words to say in order to build a loving relationship with yourself. Through inspiring stories of transformation, she'll help you learn to show yourself the kind of grace and understanding you offer to others--and to change your relationships, your outlook on life, and your view of yourself in the process.

You can read an excerpt of Give Yourself A Break here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Kim Fredrickson has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Christian life coach for more than thirty years. An adjunct professor, speaker, and author, she loves helping people become equipped spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually with practical skills to live more effective and fulfilling lives. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for thirty-seven years and they have two grown children. Learn more and read her blog at

My Review:

As women, we are often our own worse enemy, particularly when it comes to being our own critic. Why do we do this and how can we change our emotional to stop and treat ourselves with the same respect we hope and pray others treat us. This book will help you work through that. It is well-written and gives many tips and ideas that will have you relying on God for self worth instead of relying on oneself or others, who always fail, but God never does. The author has a lot of practical, easy ways to do this but I feel there could have been more specific scripture references to get the reader to dig deeper into versus always looking to self. Overall, though it was a good read.

I recommend this book and give it a thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Give Yourself A Break at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., 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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