Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In Which I Acquaint You With 3 Healing Workbooks * A Giveaway



Last time my eyes wandered the bookshelves over in the counseling office in The Nest {a peaceful, light-filled haven nestled in the treetops over the garage}, I counted more than 50 different workbook titles.  Over the years, I've gathered these resources at conferences, online, and in used bookstores and have appreciated their helpful direction for both individuals and the groups I've worked with.

But these three below?  These are the ones I have my clients use on a steady basis.

They're timeless, Christ-centered, eye-opening, and incredibly helpful tools for the healing journey.  Written by two of the 'fathers' of Christian counseling, I've seen these pages turn women's lives around.

There's nothing like putting pen to paper to clarify what's true about where we are.  And it's most reassuring to know that 'I'm not the only one!' even as you move ahead to make choices that lead you further down the path toward healing.

Click on the titles to browse their pages ...

Carter & Minirth


Carter & Minirth


Carter & Minirth

I'm delighted to have a copy of The Freedom From Depression Workbook to send to one random commenter.  You might want to use it for yourself or maybe gift to a hurting friend.  To get in the running for the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday evening, September 17th at six pm {eastern}.  US only, please.

*  Please Note - If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, please contact your doctor for an evaluation.

May you find God using these superb resources to bring incredible hope ...






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26 comments:

  1. Thanks, Linda, for mentioning these helpful workbooks and for offering a give-away. So generous!
    Blessings to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks, Martha! So grateful you're here ...

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  2. These all sound like healing books, Linda. By the way, I don't think I said it before, but I love those pots on top of your bookcase. :) And the way you have organized your shelves is so welcoming. Blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. * smile *

      I do love those bowls!

      * sigh *

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  3. You're so sweet to share these resources, Linda. All are hot topics, big time battlefields, in the Christian realm. Happy Tuesday, my friend!

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    1. Kristi ~ you've said it well. The enemy of our souls is prowling around looking for whoever he can devour.

      Let's hear it for Christ-centered healing!

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  4. Linda, these all sound like good books. As a mom of teens who attend a school with three suicides in their recent past, we've heard about the link between depression and suicide. It's wonderful that you're giving a book away!

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    1. Just hearing a bit of your story grieves me, Jeanne. Untreated depression can be a killer. I encourage every parent to take note ... and be safe for their kids even as they're proactive in conversations.

      As well as in their own mental health care.

      So sad.

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  5. Thank your for sharing these healing resources.

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  6. These sound like great books, Linda, and I love that you have personally seen the difference they have made for people. Thanks for letting us know about them.

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  7. I agree, Linda! These are all great resources and authors. I'm especially fond of Carter and Minirth and have used many of the books they've written together and with others (like Minirth and Meier). They really know their stuff and I'm like you, I have seen lives changed (myself included) for the better because of the study and processing of these truths. Thanks for sharing about these, my friend! We seem to see eye-to-eye on so much!

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    1. Yes, we do see eye-to-eye on those things that matter most. How grateful I am that you're in my life, Beth. You keep pouring wisdom and kind graces into our conversations.

      You bless me greatly, dear friend ...

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  8. Thank you Linda for this great post and recommendations.

    I wish to enter the contest even though I am not in the US. If I win, please give the book to the person who comments immediately after me - providing he/she is in the US. Thanx.

    God bless.

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    1. Well you're not only smart and funny, but you're oh so kind, too, Victor. I'm so glad to do community with you, even from across the pond.

      Ol' chap ...

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  9. I take these recommendations seriously Linda, because I know you speak from a wealth of experience with these workbooks. What a joy for you to be able to give one of these away. I have a friend who struggles with depression, so if I win, it would go to her. I pray that your "Nest" is a beautiful place of healing for many, many people! Hugs and blessings to you today :)

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    1. Yep, you're right, Marilyn, this is serious stuff. We're surrounded by the wounded and broken ... and most of us have been in that pit at some point along the way.

      I'm beyond grateful to have resources to share. And your friend is blessed indeed to have you walk faithfully by her side.

      Too many people find themselves abandoned. Sadly.

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  10. I've been deeply hurt by someone very very close to me and I am having a hard time forgiving him. Maybe the Choosing to Forgive workbook would help me through. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. You're so right, Monica, forgiving can be hard work! Be courageous and continue down that pathway, dear soul. That's where freedom and peace is found.

      Through Jesus ...

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  11. These resources sound great-thanks for sharing them!

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    1. One if my favorite things to do ... sharing the good stuff! So glad you're here today.

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  12. A Timeless book is a great thing, isn't it? Every author's hope. :) Thanks for sharing, Linda. Your "nest" office sounds so cozy. I bet that's a comforting place for your clients. :)

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    1. Don't you just love cozy, safe, and quiet?!

      ;-)

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  13. Your space looks so inviting, and the books add to the caring and safe atmosphere! I love browsing the titles in personal and office spaces. It's so important to have those timeless books--straight forward and full of truths!

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    1. I hear exactly what you're saying, Lynn! Especially in new and awkward social situations, I'm often drawn to wander over to bookshelves that seem to invite my attention, that make me feel a bit more comfortable and at home.

      ;-}

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda