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Foolproofing Your Life: How to Deal Effectively with the Impossible People in Your Life

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    Don't be a fool and get this book!

    Normally, I never sit down to read what I consider "self-help" or "relationship" books. I have found most are full of things you either already know or a bunch of fluff advice that never works in the real world. So, when I was sent Fool Proofing Your Life by Water Brook Multnomah Publishing, I wondered, "did I really sign up for this book?" and "how will I get through it?". I reluctantly sat down and opened this book to find that Jan Silvious wrote an amazing book! I remarked to my husband that I could have written this book...no...I would have lacked the courage...the author knew my struggle. I was left wondering how she knew what was going on in my life so well. Honestly, I was so engaged in this book that I forgot about all around me and absorbed every word. I wondered how I would sit down and write a review as my heart wanted to write more of a thank you letter. I did not think I could impress on others enough how insightful, amazing, and crucial this book is to your life. It will give you a freedom you have not yet known from fools in your life and insight into why we all play the fool at times. Each chapter is filled with things that you would swear come from your own head and heart. Reading this book was like talking to a friend who truly understands you.

    Jan Silvious goes yet one step further by ending each chapter with a study to do on your own. It begins with a section called "Think About It" where you are asked questions to further reflect on the chapter. Then you read "Go to God About It", where she masterfully applies the lesson to God's true Word. Finally you read "Consult the Bible About It", where you are given verses to reflect and meditate on about the lesson in the chapter. This ensures that you are not simply reading a book but changing the way you think in a way that conforms to God's Word.

    I promise you that after reading this book and applying the lessons you will want to write a thank you letter to the author. This is a book to give as a gift...but you must not share your copy, as you will want to keep the lessons and biblical applications handy to keep yourself on the right track. This book will make you want to run out and buy a copy for all those you know.

    (book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    A Must Read!

    An extremely important perspective for those dogged to "just get over it" and forgive when they are mistreated by family and/or friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Youre not alone!

    This book was so liberating. After 30 years of marraige I discovered I wasnt alone and didnt have to lose my mind and soul. Thank you for writing this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2009

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    Great Advice on a Tough Topic

    As a minister's wife, I regularly coach people who live in difficult relationships. This is the best book I've ever read on this topic. Practical, biblical, but doesn't preach.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2009

    Do You have a fool in your life?

    Fool~Proofing Your Life by Jan Silvious addresses the issues of how to deal effectively with difficult people in your life. I found this book to be written in an honest, up front and caring way. The chapters are designed with Bible study reviews based on Proverbs and study questions that help you delve into self evaluation. While I didn't agree with all the principles that Ms. Silvious presented, I did find the book well written and motivational.

    This was book was provided to me for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Wolf

    Fang gets points for both nice and hot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Highly recommended

    very informative, helpful, not just about others but about oneself as well.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Best Book I Never Read!

    I brought this book to a lunch meeting so I could read it while waiting for a friend to arrive. My friend arrived early, saw the book and assumed I was attempting to distance myself from him, thinking he is one of the fools in my life. After reassuring him that I was just given the book a few days ago, he took the book to read during an upcoming vacation. He loved the book, felt it spoke to him and has read it several times. He recommended it to several others and was gracious enough to let one of them hold on to the book for a while. Needless to say, I will be ordering one for myself, and this time no borrowing will be allowed.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Insight, wisdom, coping skills--this book has it!

    Originially, I bought this book (two of them) to help a friend deal with her inlaws and I thought it might be useful for a better way to deal with my ex-spouse. What I realized is that there are MANY fools that I have been coping with ineffectively and this book has helped to tap into my intuitive reasoning resources rather than relying on my defense mechanisms. When I understood that the change in dealing with the fool has to come from me, it made the prospect of running into a fool that much easier to fathom an appropriate outcome rather than the nightmare that I am used to. It is easy to read, it is practical for any situaltion where fools cause stress in your life, and helps the person reading to become less of a fool themselves!

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