Non-Fiction Review: Never Go Back

Never Go Back by Henry Cloud
Never Go Back 

Henry Cloud (Goodreads Author)
4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

This book demonstrates ten life lessons that will teach you never to go back to your old patterns or make the same mistake twice. They include things like…
Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.
Don’t trust the wrong people.
Don’t forget why you’re here.
Don’t take your eyes off the big picture.
Don’t try to please everyone.

I enjoyed reading this because it has a lot of commons sense approaches to problems that are universal, and gives real solutions to difficult situations. One of the good things about this book is that it focuses on the only thing we can control… ourselves. It gives real hope that our life can change, because we can change ourselves, our habits and patterns, our thinking, and our reactions and choices.
I liked the writing style, and it kept my attention, using both logic and emotions to get important points across. I also liked that the author didn’t get bogged down in lengthy descriptions of examples of people who did blah blah and had blah blah problem and fixed it with blah blah solution. There ARE examples of real people with real problems, but the examples are concise and to the point, so that I didn’t get bored reading about random people.

This book would be excellent for anyone who is feeling bad about past mistakes, or wondering how they ended up in the same situation again, and wants to change and improve their life.

The best part about this book is the solid Bible-based advice, and the Scriptures and references to godly wisdom that are sprinkled throughout the chapters. No one can hope to change their life for the better without God’s involvement in their life, and I loved the way this book keeps the focus on God’s power to work in us.

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