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Book review : Inside my heart

December 12, 2006

Inside my heart : choosing to live with passion and purpose by Robin McGraw (Nelson Books, 2006)

Robin McGraw is the wife of Dr Phil, the well known television personality. The book is largely autobiographic though not a chronological account of her life. Robin uses her life experiences to explain her outlook on life. I found her approach to life to be quite confrontational. She seems very sure of herself and her opinions and is more than happy to tell you exactly what’s on her mind. This can be a good quality as she encourages woman to be more assertive and challenges them to make choices that will help them to grow into the person they were meant to be. Yet it can also be a bit overpowering and intimidating. Robin doesn’t allow for different personalities and her way of handling struggles and difficulties would not necessarily work well for all women. Her faith in God seems genuinely yet she rarely mentions asking God for wisdom or guidance in her decision making.

Still her book makes for interesting reading. I enjoyed reading her life stories and the different twists and turns that her life has taken.

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by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

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12 thoughts on “Book review : Inside my heart”

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for reviewing this book. I have been wondering how good it was. I am not a Dr. Phil fan (no reason in particular) so I wondered if I would like his wife’s writing.

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for reviewing this book. I have been wondering how good it was. I am not a Dr. Phil fan (no reason in particular) so I wondered if I would like his wife’s writing.

  3. I was able to borrow this book from the library where I work, which is unusual in that normally we don’t carry books by Christian authors. However it slip under the radar because of the Dr. Phil connection.

    Let me know if there are other books you would like me to review and I’ll see what I can do.

  4. I was able to borrow this book from the library where I work, which is unusual in that normally we don’t carry books by Christian authors. However it slip under the radar because of the Dr. Phil connection.

    Let me know if there are other books you would like me to review and I’ll see what I can do.

  5. Yes reviewing a dictionary is out of the question. Too dull, though it is rather good at explaining itself as it goes along ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Yes reviewing a dictionary is out of the question. Too dull, though it is rather good at explaining itself as it goes along ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. we can blame practically everything on personality if we want to. Couldn’t saying “she doesn’t allow for different personalities” be a cop out?

  8. we can blame practically everything on personality if we want to. Couldn’t saying “she doesn’t allow for different personalities” be a cop out?

  9. My saying “she doesn’t allow for different personalities” is my polite way of saying I found her to be very confrontational (probably an 8) and I would find her way of handling struggles very stressful.

  10. My saying “she doesn’t allow for different personalities” is my polite way of saying I found her to be very confrontational (probably an 8) and I would find her way of handling struggles very stressful.

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