Thursday, January 14, 2010
Regret-Free Living by Stephen Arterburn with John Shore
In Chapter 2 of Regret-Free Living, Mr. Arterburn quotes poet May Angelou who once wrote, "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." In the book, Steve urges the reader to step back into the past to analyze past mistakes and learn from personal history how not to repeat the errors and missteps.
What has caused your regret? What was your part in the situation? Do you need to grant forgiveness in order to move on? With a voice of experience and his relatable style, Steve is fantastic at thinking up humorous hypothetical situations and sharing very real situations, some positive, many painful, from his own life to show the reader how to avoid living a life of regret, and is careful to give scriptural foundation for his advice.
My advice? Make yourself a big, squishy peanut butter and jelly sandwich (you'll know why when you read the book) and get ready to examine your past and make plans to live regret-free in the future.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2009)
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* Reviewed as a Bethany House Reviewer