by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Zondervan Publishing

Grand Rapids, Michigan

2003 US $22.99

Reviewed by Claire L. Eva, Assistant Director, General Conference Stewardship Ministries

This work, Boundaries Face to Face, was motivated by what prompts any work of importance—need! When Cloud and Townsend found they were continually telling people that they should have a direct conversation with the person they were having a problem with, the response was frequently, ?How do I do that—and do it effectively??

The book is a step-by-step guide to help the reader have this difficult conversation. What makes the volume so meaningful is the authors’ skill and their use of biblical wisdom and personal experiences to speak so appropriately to the issue of effective communication.

Topics include, ?Why You Need to Have that Difficult Conversation,? ?The Essentials of A Good Conversation,? ?Seeing How It’s Done,? ?Getting Yourself Ready?,? and finally, actually ?Having the Difficult Conversation with People in Your Life.?

This is another important work by Townsend and Cloud that will help the learner express the truth in love and communicate more effectively for a lifetime of growing in Christ.