Arterburn has revised and updated his Healing is a Choice book. It now includes a full workbook which makes this a very thick paperback.
Each chapter has a choice you have to make in order to be healed along with a lie that you must deny. Ending with a segment from the workbook, these chapters can be daunting.
The ten lies are:
"All I need to heal is God and me"
"Real Christians should have a real peace in all circumstances"
"It does no good to look back or look inside"
"Time heals all wounds"
"I can figure this out myself"
"If I just act like there's no problem, it'll just go away"
"Forgiveness is only for those who earn it or deserve it"
"I must protect myself from any more pain"
"Until I am completely healed and strong, there is no place for me to serve God"
"There is no hope for me"
You will find plenty of biblical support for each choice and lie and practical application to help give you ideas and open possibilities.
So many times, well intentioned people offer advise that adds to the pain and makes you feel worse. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say, "You just need to get over it" when "helping" their friends.
If you are dealing with a hurt or feel like you've been wounded and it just won't heal, this book might be the resource to aid you in recovery.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.