Changes That Heal - Henry Cloud

Changes That Heal

By Henry Cloud

  • Release Date: 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings


Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out? How can we be free when we struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises?

Changes That Heal by renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God. Combining his professional expertise and personal experience, Dr. Cloud guides us through four basic ways to become joy-filled, mature followers of Christ:

Connect more deeply with others

Separate from others in healthy ways

Understand the good and the bad in ourselves and others

Grow into greater emotional and spiritual maturity

With fascinating case studies and helpful techniques we can start using immediately, Changes That Heal reminds us that God promises to complete his good work in us.


  • Not Very Helpful For Me

    By MKWick
    Several years ago my wife and I took part in a monthly Changes That Heal study that we did with a few other people from our organization. Dr. Cloud takes the reader step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God - bonding to others, separating from others, sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others, and becoming an adult. Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task and shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing. Although I enjoyed the people I met with in the book study, I really struggled reading this book. I felt the book was rather boring and not that useful for me. Perhaps I am inclined to give most books of this subject matter a poor review since it is my preference to read nonfiction books containing more theology and less psychology. My wife on the other hand found Changes That Heal to be very beneficial, and I can understand why many might like such a book.