Telling Yourself the Truth

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Most of what happens in your life is a result of the way you think. Wrong thinking produces wrong emotions, wrong reactions, wrong behaviors, and unhappiness! Learning to deal with your thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking.

How to handle one's thoughts properly is what this book is all about! It explains the life-changing method the authors call Misbelief Therapy, and it can work for you!

Based on the Bible, this book has helped tens of thousands of people to break free from the tyranny of anger, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and other emotional difficulties. Telling Yourself the Truth can show you how to identify your own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth.


WILLIAM BACKUS, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, was founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, a licensed consulting psychologist, and an ordained minister. Backus offered practical help and training in effective and loving interpersonal communication. Dr. Backus' clients showed a 95% improvement rate, compared to a 67% success rate for other methods of therapy. Dr. Backus passed away in June 2005.

Dr. Backus authored several books, including Telling Each Other The TruthTelling the Truth to Troubled PeopleWhat Your Counselor Never Told You, and Finding the Freedom of Self-Control.

MARIE CHAPIAN, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and a psychotherapist. Educated at the University of Minnesota, Moody Bible Institute, and Metropolitan State University, she holds a Ph.D. in psychology. Marie has been the recipient of several awards in the areas of poetry, fiction, and design, and has been nominated for the Ten Outstanding Women of America Award. 

Marie is best known as the author of over twenty-five books, including the bestseller Free to Be Thin, which she co-authored with Neva Coyle. Marie has also written the five-book devotional series, A HEART FOR GOD. Marie travels extensively and speaks to groups throughout the United States. She is also known and loved as as peaker in Europe, Mexico, and Canada.


Additional information

Paperback: 224 pgs.
Publisher: Bethany House; 20th edition (February 1, 2000)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches