The Exceptional Life by Stephen Arterburn is a self help book to take you from what ever your life is now to the life that God intends you to have. Arterburn identifies the 8 roadblocks to living and shares how to get the life that you want from sharing his own life experiences as well as those of his friends and relatives. He show you how to break down the barriers and get the life you desire. He guides you through giving up guilt, resentment, fear, anger, instant gratification, helplessness, isolation and addiction in order to recieve hope, love, trust, forgiveness, patience, power, connection/community, and freedom.
Arterburn in his book reminds us of things we already know in an easy to understand way. In the first chapter he tells us what the book is about and in the following chapters he goes into further detail. Since he is not giving new information one could read the first chapter and the last chapter which sums up the book and probably get the whole book. I would probably advise reading this book if one was young and just starting out on your own but it is too slow for those of us with a lot of life's experiences.
I recieved this book free for this review from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group.