How To Walk into a Room: The Art of Knowing When To Stay and When To Walk Away

HarperOne. Mar. 2024. 240p. ISBN 9780063328822. $26.99. SELF-HELP
Freeman, host of The Next Right Thing podcast, spiritual director, and author of five books, including The Next Right Thing, focuses on the metaphorical rooms where people live in their personal and professional lives: house of worship, home, relationships, community groups, workplace, etc. The book is divided into three parts. The first discusses how to walk out of a room. These are areas where we feel we no longer belong or want to belong. Freeman encourages readers to reflect on these feelings and why. Part two centers on “pausing,” the in-between period when readers may want to leave a relationship or physical place but are having doubts about whether it is the right decision. Finally, part three addresses how to walk into a new room after one decides to become or is in the process of becoming a new person.
VERDICT This well-written volume encourages users to ask the tough questions in their lives. Best suited for self-help, pastoral, and spiritual counselors.
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