Monday, February 2, 2009

Friedman's Fables, Edwin H. Friedman

5 stars
A brilliant and masterfully written book. Friedman takes the genre of the fable to a new level as he explores the outworking of human relationships and living. As an ordained rabbi and practicing family therapist he brings a valuable perspective on the human condition and how we might begin to look at ourselves by looking through 24 stories he has constructed. In reading his tales the reader begins to read him or herself and address the fears and lies we often entertain. Using storytelling as a means to foster transformation, Friedman's work is a valuable tool for therapists, clergy, and teachers.

I highly recommend the supplemental "Discussion Questions" that are sold separately - a great discussion and reflection tool that takes you into the nuances of Friedman's stories.

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