May 19, 2014

Guilt Free: Using Remorse to Escape the Adversary's Tool

Book Details
Author: Karen John
Release Date: May 2014
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Genre: Self-Help

"Men are that they might have joy...NOT guilt trips!"

*Have you ever felt that you're not good enough?
*Do you feel guilty for things you have done or haven't done?
*Is the negative energy inside of you so buried that it's become hard to identify?
*Do you question why you can't access or get rid of these unwanted feelings?
*Have you wondered what might be behind these feelings and why they linger when they're not wanted?

IF SO...

Welcome to the human race! YOU ARE NORMAL!

GUILT is usually a cycle of BURIED PAIN...

Karen John shows us how "we have the power through Christ to overcome guilt and pain."

We are not loved by they Lord in incremental score keeping ~ 65 percent affection in exchange for 65 percent visiting our neighbors, 30 percent love granted for 30 percent scripture study, 80 percent blessings in answer to 80 percent daily prayer~ we are just loved by the Lord, period."

We need to let go of needing to be perfect and willing accept the fact that we are going to make mistakes...without feeling guilty about it. 

Karen shares many stories and clinical examples of how to change guilt into remorse and then move forward to joy.

Here is her ingredient list for joy:
~2 cups faith
~1 broken heart
~1 contrite spirit
~1 cup adversity
~Garnish with something you're passionate about as well as serving others
~1 cup of being still, taking a needed break, and knowing who you are
~1 cup of living in the moment with those we love
~1 1/2 cups of acceptance of change and being grateful for it

LOTS to PONDER in this book!

About the Author
Karen W. John earned a Masters Degree in Social Work at Walla Walla College and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of counseling experience including, but not limited to, individuals, marriage and family, and all forms of addiction. She has taught Social Work classes part-time at BYU-I and speaks often at the university and at ward and stake functions. She currently resides in the Rexburg, Idaho area.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


  1. This looks like a great and helpful read! Sometimes it is nice to take a break and just remember that life is a gift, not something to continually stress over :)

    1. This book REALLY WAS HELPFUL for me!
      I am learning more and more that we need to turn EVERYTHING over the the Lord...and YES! He gave us life and IT IS a GIFT!
      Thanks for your comments!
      Come see me again :)



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