Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend is one of the best books that I’ve read on how to truly regain control of our lives.


This is a book that is sure to reshape the way readers think about the amount of control they allow others to have over their lives.



This is a book that has the potential to change readers lives for the better. The one thing that nearly every person desires is control over their lives or destiny. This book properly equips readers with the tools to maintain or regain control over their lives. There is no way for someone to seriously read this book an not find immense value in it.


One of the things that I enjoy most and search for in nearly every book that I read are principles that can shape and alter my life for the better. This book is overflowing with principles…in a good way! There is literally a highlighted line – or paragraph – on nearly every page of my book. That’s just how much valuable content is presented and explored throughout this book.


The only reason I can think of for people not enjoying and learning from this book is because of how it places a mirror in front of readers, without necessarily trying to do so. This book is not written in a condescending or attacking tone whatsoever. However, it presents examples and explains concepts in a way that it is hard not to see ourselves and our behaviors highlighted at some point throughout this book. Personally, that’s not a bad thing. I want to be aware of the areas that I need to improve in and Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend have helped me to hone in on those areas of my life.


Simply put, this book is a life changer. Before ever reading it, it had been recommended to me by countless people. When I finally did pick up a copy and start reading it for myself, I immediately understood why so many people had been raving about this book. I now find myself to be one of the people who raves about it and recommends it to people that I know and encounter who truly want to gain a better grasp on their lives. There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best books I’ve read to date. That’s precisely why I believe everyone needs to read this book. It’s eye-opening and potentially life changing, for those who are ready to apply what they learn and make the necessary changes to gain control over their lives.


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