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Life can be sweet. Our relationships with friends, spouses, colleagues, and family members can be wonderfully rewarding. They can also bring heartache, frustration, anxiety, and anger. We all know the difference between times when we feel open, generous, and at ease with people versus times when we are guarded, defensive, and on edge. Why do we get trapped in negative emotions when it's clear that life is so much fuller and richer when we are free of them?

Bonds That Make Us Free is a groundbreaking book that suggests the remedy for our troubling emotions by addressing their root causes. You'll learn how, in ways we scarcely suspect, we are responsible for feelings like anger, envy, and insecurity that we have blamed on others. (How many times have you said, "You're making me mad!")

Even though we fear to admit this, it is good news. If we produce these emotions, it falls within our power to stop them. But we have to understand our part in them far better than we do, and that is what this remarkable book teaches. Because the key is seeing truthfully, the book itself is therapeutic. As you listen and identify with the many true stories of people who have seen a transformation in their lives, you will find yourself reflecting with fresh honesty upon your relationships. This will bond you to others in love and respect and lift you out of the negative thoughts and feelings that have held you captive. You will feel your heart changing even as you listen.

"It would not be accurate to describe this book as supplying the truths upon which we must build our lives," writes author C. Terry Warner. "Instead it shows how we can put ourselves in that receptive, honest, and discerning condition that will enable us, any of us, to find these truths on our own."

Finding these truths is the key to healing our relationships and coming to ourselves, and Bonds That Make Us Free starts us on that great journey.

©2001 Arbinger Institute (P)2018 Shadow Mountain

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Helped save our marriage.

Our marriage of 10 years was strained due to a number of circumstances. My wife read this book at a friend's recommendation. Without doing any thing special we regained harmony. 2 years later, and I finally listened to it. I'll be honest, it took some effort to get through the first few chapters, but I'm so glad I did. It's not so much learning new ideas to implement as it was finally seeing myself clearly.

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Excellent content. Quiet recording.

The content of this book is essential! So life-changing! I wish it wasn’t so hard to hear. I’m constantly trying to turn up the volume.

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The most powerful and influential book...

I have ever read, short of scriptures. The principles shared by Terry Warner in this book can truly free anyone who strives to apply them in their lives from emotional bondage.

What harm is there in feelings like jealousy, anger, revenge, insecurity and many others? They result in us giving others control over our own happiness. This book helps the reader understand this and other important principles and shows the reader a way out of the bondage caused by these and other negative actions and emotions. It has changed my life and am confident it can do the same for others.

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The most Important Book in My Audible Library

Bonds That Make Us Free stands head and shoulders above any other book in my library save it be my core book of scripture upon which I rely daily. It is a book I hope to return to each year, preferably towards the beginning of the year as it helps me stay on track and set a positive intention for my relationships the whole year through. It's the type of book I want to share with everyone because did the profound truths it has spoken to my soul. I hope many will experience this book and take the message to heart as it has truth to heal. I am so grateful for the wisdom the author gained through experienceand research and which he shares by stories in such an effective way.

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Soul awakening

Only those who desire to "know" will/can find what is needed. There are so many gems that can bring us to face ourselves and help us understand others and find the peace we need. Only if we are willing to face/see ourselves. Pivotal and life changing. Highly encourage even stress that you obtain this book. Thank you Mr Warner.💔💖🤟😌

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Life changing experience listening to Dr. C. Terry Warner

This is an amazingly enlightening book written and narrated by the great author. I repeatedly resort to this book for guidance and reminders. Eternally grateful.

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Profound insights to ponder and apply

If you read this book with an open heart you will discover truth is that can change your life and improve all of your relationships. It can easily be studied and pondered again and again. It can review things you may not want to know but will help you be the kind of person you really want to be

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Must read

One of the best books I’ve ever read. A must read, likely reread yearly for me.

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The foundation of Hope and forgiveness, invites a change of heart and shows it is possible.

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very insightful

I learned a lot about myself and others and how we colude causing cycles of negative actions and reactions.

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  • 08-09-21

Personally insightful and helpful to progress in self and relationships

Fabulous and gentle listen.
There is so much to consider about oneself and to dare ask the question…Is it me that is causing my pain?

The examples are relatable on many levels and really defines the point the author is making.
I have started implementing the simple ideas that don’t relate to changing others but changing me from the inside to outside.

So grateful I came across this book.
It has change how my future with myself and others will be.

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  • 04-14-19

The truth spoken in love.

A beautiful reading of this powerful account of the dreadful bondage of living a lie, and how life doesn't have to be this way. May not be what you think you want to hear at first, but if you open your heart, and listen to the stories... Who knows what you might discover?

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  • 03-14-19

A generous and heartfelt life changing book

This is the material the world needs to fix itself. The content is truth, it is liberating and it will create a better life for anyone who truly encounters and embraces it. The good news is how accessible that place actually due to the skill and care with which C Terry Warner has put into it.

Congratulations on your work and the difference you are making in the world.