In this ground-breaking book, 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 - Becoming an adult.
I absolutely loved the first 1/4 of this book and thought it was extraordinarily insightful. I found myself highlighting and underlying so many great passages. I also enjoyed
The book spent a little too much time pinpointing symptoms or negative side effects from not establishing boundaries, relationships, or our own identity as adults. I know I have problems I know what most of my downfalls are, at least the ones I am most interested in fixing. I didn't care to spend so much time reading about what can happen to us if we don't resolve certain issues because I had already diagnosed myself with issues I didn't need the Christian take on the DSMV. I also felt that it got a little repetitive and could have been a much shorter book if he didn't spend so much time repeating himself or belaboring the point.
Overall I would recommend this book to anyone considering reading it, if it sounds like it could be of use or a good read for you I'm sure you will gain from it. Despite my cons list I do feel that I gained much from reading this book.