cover image Reframe Your Life: Transforming Your Pain into Purpose

Reframe Your Life: Transforming Your Pain into Purpose

Stephen Arterburn, . . FaithWords, $22.99 (232pp) ISBN 978-0-446-58033-5

J ust when it seems bestselling author Arterburn (Every Man’s Battle ) can’t possibly produce another book, he writes one that can dramatically change lives. This time he focuses on breaking free from the pain of the past with a technique called “reframing.” Reframing “is looking at the events of your life from a broader perspective than just the event. It is looking deeper into all the facts surrounding the past rather than to personalize the hurt.” He describes the main roadblocks to reframing: stubborn resistance, arrogant entitlement, justifiable resentment, disconnected isolation and blind ignorance. He also details what reframing is and is not, and how to do it. According to Arterburn, reframing is the major step before readers can resolve whatever issues haunt them. A gentle faith perspective is woven through the book, with a special section on “Reframing Your God” to help readers get their spiritual lives in harmony. With plenty of real-life examples (including his own) and the promise of “a whole new life” if readers are willing to do the work, Arterburn has crafted a book that will delight his fans and draw many new ones. It’s honest, pointed and hopeful. (July)