Advertisements

Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Safe People by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I have recently started reading this book, and so far I love it. I think this book is insight full and excellent for others to read. This book helps you to find relationships that are good for you, and it helps you to avoid people that are not safe. The book has three parts the first part talks about unsafe people… what is an unsafe person, personal traits of unsafe people, interpersonal traits of unsafe people and how we lost our safety. The second part is Do I attract unsafe people?… do I have a “safety deficit,” why do I choose unsafe relationships, false solutions, why do I isolate myself from people. Lastly, Part three is Safe People… what are safe people, why do we need safe people, where are the safe people, learning how to be safe, and lastly should I repair or replace. “Safe People will help you restructure your approach to relationships. Put an end to getting burned— and start enjoying the healthy, balanced relationships everyone wants and needs.” (safe people)

If you have been in a relationship (friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.) with someone and you were abused verbally, abuse physically, used or abandoned then this book would be really great for you

“I have read several of the Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend books over the years. This book “Safe People” though is one of the best insights about people and relationships. I start reading the book and I was able not only identify issues that I need to work on, but was able to recognize some of the behaviors and actions of others. This book is a great complement to the Boundaries Series and I would suggest that anyone who wants to increase the relationships in a healthy and positive manner get a copy. I have recommended the book for our Men’s Group at Church and others.”

-Don (christianbook.com)

” It teaches how to see things in others but more importantly it teaches the reader of how they are treating others. The line that has stuck with me the most since reading this book is, “in order to attract safe people you need to be a safe person yourself.” This is very true and women sometimes need help in recognizing the areas in our lives that can cause other to see us as unsafe people. It personally made me stop and think about things before I say them, or at least try to do that more, because what comes out of my mouth can affect the other person in a powerful way.

This book was very easy to read. There are Scripture references all over in it and the authors are Christians who give it a Christian world view but I have recommended it to non-Christians as well…”

-Cindy (purelifealliance.org)

you can find the book in Amazon and Barnes and Noble

SafePeople_Cover.jpg

Advertisements

Like Divergent?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

I loved reading the divergent series so I decided to find books that would be like this series and I thought that you guys might like to read some of these too. I hope you guys have fun reading them. Enjoy ­čÖé

  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (this series starts with the book called Cinder)
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • Fire and Thorn series by Rae Carson (this series begins with the Girl of Fire and Thorns)
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young

By the way which book do you think is the best?

Book Review

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

I have been busy with backed up school work because of hurricane Irma so right now one of my teachers is making us do a litsy log and post along with some other reading-related homework. So since I have been reading nonstop I thought I should post about one of the books I am reading called El Deafo.

El Deafo is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Cece Bell. The book is about Cece Bell’s childhood and living with her deafness. Although this graphic novel is about the author’s childhood it is illustrated with talking bunnies instead of actual people. In an interview with Horn Book Magazine┬á Deirdre F. Baker had asked Cece Bell “Why did you choose to tell your autobiography with bunny characters?” and Bell states “As the only deaf kid in my elementary school, I felt very different and isolated….Having to wear my awkward hearing aid intensified that feeling.To metaphorically show the magnitude of this, I made all the characters bunnies.”

The graphic novel shows Cece Bell needing the assistance of a phonic ear hearing aid while she was growing up. While the hearing aid helps her to hear it also distances her from kids because they see her different than them. This, of course, upsets her and it makes her desperate to find a real friend but she has problems with making a real friend because of the way the kids treat her but she still stays with them for the fear of not having any friends. Along the way, she gets an alter ego called “El Deafo” who is a superhero. Over time she opens up to people especially to a new friend who doesn’t care that she wears a hearing aid and eventually┬átells her friend about “El Deafo” and her friend agrees to be the sidekick.

This book was fun to read and I loved how it wasn’t a normal autobiography. I think the author did a great job. It was funny but it still showed her point of view on being deaf and dealing with people in her life. I honestly can say that I enjoyed every single part of this book.

If you want to see more opinions about this awesome book you can go to:

www.goodreads.com

Also if you want to follow Cece Bell online:

www.cecebell.com

If you would like to read books written by Cece Bell She has written the Rabbit and Robot series, the Inspector Flytrap series, and many others 


%d bloggers like this: