I finished reading Break Through this week and am excited to announce that I have an extra copy to give away to a lucky reader! To be entered to win the book go to the comments ad answer the question at the end of this post.
Break Through: The Moment that Changes Everything When to Give in, How to Push Back by Tim Clinton and Pat Springle
I have to confess. I did a preliminary read through (I did read every page, honest.). To be followed by a reading to make notes in another book. To question myself. To complete the end of chapter reviews. I came to the conclusion that this reading was just a read it to review it kind when I faced the first round of end of the chapter questions. I realized that I should and wanted to do the digging and looking and thinking that this book presents.
I like a book that challenges me. Whether it is a piece of fiction that stretches my imagination with the growth of a character, or if it is nonfiction and the character to be stretched is me.
If you are looking for feel good vibes from a self-help book, Break Through is not for you. With those books you can sit and read for a few hours. Maybe shed a tear or two but ultimately you close the back cover of the book and say, “That was easier than I thought.” A red light should be flashing in your peripheral view.
Break Through is that. It is a book that challenges you. There are stories from individuals that work through each chapter of the book–you can read about their progress–even the one step forward, two steps back kind. In this way, the book helps to provide back up for when you are feeling the backward motion of the pull of your old life.
Besides personal accounts, each chapter opens with a relevant topical quote. Chapter 12 is one of my favorites.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
For me the section on irresponsible behaviors was big. There was an aha for me that I needed to face. My need to control led me to being irresponsible in other areas of my life, lazy even. I could face saying I am controlling. But to be called irresponsible, I would loathe that.
Everyone’s path through this book will be different. I expect that even my second read through will bring different truths into focus. I would challenge you to pick up a copy and work through it yourself. If you have problems telling others no. If you don’t know where you begin and your spouse ends. If you feel like a martyr–and maybe sometimes that feels good. If you aren’t sure what forgiveness looks like, this book could help.
Give away deadline: Monday June 25th..winner announced Tuesday June 26.
To enter the book give away, answer this question from Chapter 3:
How do you think setting appropriate boundaries can help you love more sincerely?