Does Christianity really work? Why do many sincere Christians fail to make progress in some area of their lives even though they work hard to apply the spiritual solutions they have been taught? They learn about God's love, yet continue to feel depressed. They understand the crucified life, but still struggle with problems in their relationships. They focus on their security in Christ, but continue to overeat. 'Spiritual interventions' are not working for them. To solve this dilemma, authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend went to the Bible and found that the true processes that make people grow are all there. Not only is the Bible true, but what is true is in the Bible. The problem, they contend, is that many systems of growth leave out much of what the Bible teaches. In this foundational work, Cloud and Townsend describe the principles they use in their private practice, their teaching and seminars, and in their writing of books like Boundaries, Changes That Heal, and Safe People. This book will be useful both to those who are helping people grow spiritually, as well as those who are seeking growth themselves.