#COLLABOREADS Challenge 2015

June  Review #1 for the #Collaboreads ChallengeCOLLABOREADS
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JUNE – #collaboreads
irst month’s criteria: NYT Bestseller selection at time of reading.
My choice ?  #6 on the Religion, Spirituality, Faith Bestseller List
Boundaries Audio

Review Guidelines:  Rachel says, because we’ll be reading different books, we decided to make the review process a little more stream-lined. So, we made a little mnemonic for the suggested way to do your review
[you can do it differently]
Here’s my R.E.A.D.S  review of BOUNDARIES…

What part of the book could you NOT get enough of?
> I loved the material presented , especially how our childhood character development reflects in our boundaries as adults.  I also valued the scriptural substantiation that often provided new depth to understanding of the examples provided.  Such an excellent wealth of material, it’s hard to choose one part.
How did you relate to/care for the characters?
>I related to many of the character examples used to illustrate boundary issues.  Those reflecting descriptive scenarios of self and others I recognized, both adults and children.
What’s your thought on the plot line and twists and turns?
>Thorough exploration of personalities and boundary development, the twists and turns were relevant to the discussion and informative material.
What other books are like this one?
>Many books, even with the same title.  I particularly like this book’s faith based material.
Does it serendipitous-ly line-up with things going on in your life/the news right now?
>Perhaps a readiness in me to hear the material for my own growth – a preparation of the soil for these seeds to root.  Also, beneficial in understanding healthy growth and maturing of children in various stages of development.  Definitely lining up with the confrontation of daily world news exposing boundary issues on many levels.
You know you judged this book by the cover. > 🙂
What did you think of it? How did it relate to the contents of the novel?
> Creative simplicity in this cover.  The message is conveyed simply, directly, and effectively.  That single pencil line divides the title into a revelation.  We are BOUND when we don’t have boundaries – when we don’t know how to say ‘no’, when to  say ‘yes’, and how to take control of our own life.

And the font and layout of the pages?
> N/A as my copy was audiobook.  As such, the relevant issues are narrator’s capability and recording issues.  I found the narrator capable and skilled at inflection, tone, modulation, clarity and very easy to follow.  He added personality to the various characterizations of personalities. Recording quality was clear and without distractions.
Stars. How many out of five do you give this book?  5*s
Would you recommend this book to a friend?
> Definitely.  Especially to friends interested in understanding how their inner perspectives on boundaries effect their actions, those interested in personal change,  and how applying this knowledge can become part of transformation and well-being.

First Linkup:  June 29th at Rachel A Dawson & Amber’s linky

#Collaboreads For JULY ?

The random criteria for next month’s link-up:
A book with someone’s name in the title. 
Linking up on July 27th

Shared with other bibliophiles at :

Literacy Musing Mondays ~ Book Nook ~ Musing Mondays ~


6 thoughts on “#COLLABOREADS Challenge 2015

  1. This was a lovely, articulate review. So glad your August post led me back to read this one too! So much of my reading is related to where faith is taking me these days. But I haven’t settled on the right niche to begin sharing some of this reading. Glad you show the way!

  2. I read this book, but sometimes I think concept went too far. When do you pass from boundaries to not following Christ and helping others? I think that it was borderline in some of the advice. Thanks though for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays. This book will provoke a lot of debate and thought.

  3. I had never heard of this one before your review! It sounds like a super interesting and insightful read. I think that subject matter is something that I lot of people could use some information on.

  4. I have yet to experience an audiobook! I know, I’m so behind the times. It’s definitely something I need to try asap. 🙂 Visiting from the #collaboreads link up xo

  5. I love how you said this:
    “Perhaps a readiness in me to hear the material for my own growth.”

    I think that we don’t often approach books to be changed or touched, but instead to be fed. And to know that you got a challenge out of this one just makes my heart ridiculously happy. I think what’s important in your review is the way this book aligned with so many parts of your life that were waiting to be challenged and spurred onward… Seems this did just the trick! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining us! 🙂

  6. I loved the content of Boundaries when I read it last summer, but I HATED the writing style. I can’t handle books that aren’t well written, even nonfiction, and this one just didn’t live up to the hype for me. I wonder if listening to it as an audiobook would have made a difference for me? Even though it wasn’t my favorite, I did appreciate that the author gave lots of encouragement to follow through on his common sense advice, even when it seems to go against what’s “nice” or “polite” by society’s standards.

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