Telling Yourself the Truth

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Bethany House, Feb 1, 2000 - Religion - 224 pages
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Most of What Happens in Your Life Happens Because of the Way You Think.



Wrong thinking produces wrong emotions, wrong reactions, wrong behavior--and unhappiness! Learning to deal with your thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking.



How to handle one's thoughts properly is what this book is all about! It explains the life-changing method the authors call Misbelief Therapy, and it can work for you--





In your home

In your own circumstances

In your own problems

In your own adverse environment

In your own thinking





Based on the Bible, this book has helped thousands of people for many years, and it can help you!

Telling Yourself the Truth can show you how to identify your own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth.



Also available: the corresponding Telling Yourself the Truth study guide.

Winner of the Gold Book Award (500,000 copies sold),

Winner of the Gold Medallion Award (ECPA), which recognizes excellence in evangelical Christian literature
 

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User Review  - jntjesussaves - LibraryThing

Excellent book! Before reading this book, I had never heard of this thing referred to as "self-talk." Drs. Backus and Chapian present information on this vital topic in a relevant way. It is probably ... Read full review

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User Review  - Becky - Christianbook.com

This is an excellent book. I am re-reading it again. If you have depression, anxiety, fears, anger or unwanted sin, then read this! I suffered from terrible depression for 10 years. This book has ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Misbelief?
13
Do We Really Want to Be Happy?
23
Misbelief in SelfTalk
28
Misbelief in Depression
36
Misbelief in Anger
46
Misbelief in Anxiety
63
Misbelief in Lack of SelfControl
78
Misbelief in SelfHate
103
Misbelief in Fear of Change
115
Misbelief in Never Taking a Chance
126
Misbelief in Our Relationships With Others
139
Misbelief in Being Indispensable
150
More Misbeliefs Guaranteed to Make You Miserable
159
What Must I Do to Be Miserable?
173
Study Guide
183
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About the author (2000)

William Backus, PhD, founded the Center for Christian Psychological Services. Before his death in 2005, he was a licensed clinical psychologist and an ordained Lutheran clergyman. He wrote many books, including What Your Counselor Never Told You.




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.

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