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Name of Book: Renovate your Relationships Author: Scott Vaudrey

Doctor-turned-pastor Scott Vaudrey shows readers how to have stronger, more meaningful relationships by mastering the balance between building bridges and setting boundaries. We all have people in our lives who are difficult--a demanding boss, an annoying neighbor, a manipulative family member, or a controlling spouse. When you reach a point where something must change in that troubling relationship, how do you narrow the gap between where things are and where you want them to be? In Renovate Your Relationships, Scott Vaudrey draws on his experience as both an emergency-room physician and a pastor to reveal how we can diagnose the problems in our specific relationships and then master the balance between building bridges toward people and setting boundaries with them. Using real-life stories, illuminating dialogues, and ground-breaking practical tools, he unearths the root cause of our relational breakdowns and helps us make changes that enable us to move forward with a new, more productive pattern of relating.

Reviewed by:

Debi Jones

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a maximiser de luxe!! Someone who really loves life... loves the opportunity to understand real people...loves working in team ...loves a good laugh...not afraid to apologise....loves breathing in the goodness of God....loves learning and growing and helping people succeed in their relationships...I lovvvvvvve unlocking relational potential!!

What drew you to read this book:

Any book to do with the preservation of authentic trust laden relationships for the long haul kinda catches my eye!! With evvvvvvvery fibre of my being, I believe that relationships, whilst sometimes exhausting and challenging, carry within them God given opportunities to be authentic reflectors of the LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

What impact did this book have:

It was a brilliant reminder of one of the most foundational biblical principles - that speaking the truth in a gracious way has the potential to change the trajectory of a relationship for the good. We build healthy relational bridges when we are able to clarify and define healthy relational boundaries.

In a paragraph, what is the main point:

The main thrust of the book has to do with identifying unhelpful destructive cycles of behaviour and inspiring confidence to lead yourself in practising new lifegiving responses that not only honours and protects the needs of others but yours as well.

Who would benefit from reading this book:

Anyone who super keen to maximize their relational potential would devour from this book - anyone willing to practice new ways of relating would benefit from the practical tools, insight and wisdom Scott Vaudrey shares as he coaches how to transform relationships from good to better!

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