Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review

Date : December 4, 2011
5 out of 5

“Written and published by Bob Livingstone, Redemption Of The Shattered: A Teenager’s Healing Journey Through Sandtray Therapy is a compelling blend of candid memoir with personal spiritual testimony. Here recounted is Livingstone’s individual experiences and the near devastating pain of coping with the early loss of his father. Redemption Of The Shattered is highly recommended as a profound and engaging voyage of self-discovery, insight, and the recovery from familial...

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California Assn of Marriage and Family Therapists

Date : December 4, 2011

“Fifteen-year-old Bob Livingstone’s emotional life froze when his father died unexpectedly. Numb and tearless through the funeral, then continuously numb from drug use; failing in school; avoiding friends; unable to communicate with his stricken family-his disengagement with the world continued into adulthood. He never completely understood why.

Twenty years later, Livingstone finally is ready to meet and engage his demons-in the sandtray. His book, Redemption of the Shattered: A...

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Amazon.com

Date : December 4, 2011

5 out of 5

“There can never be enough discovery vehicles to help lead people out of the all-too-often confusing wilderness of their pasts. Redemption of the Shattered is a valuable tool on the road to wellness.”

Russell Friedman, co-author of the best selling grief book: The Grief Recovery...

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Teresa Freimuth, Mother of a Teenager

Date : December 4, 2011

“Redemption Of The Shattered by Bob Livingstone is an emotional self propelled path toward healing. I enjoyed it for many reasons. Mainly, I was relieved by the ease at which I, a lay person, could read and comprehend the book. Sandtray therapy was a foreign topic to me, but after reading this book, I feel I understand it and its usefulness. Secondly, the format of the book, sandtray, analysis, family discussion and questions is well thought out and practical. It lends to a usefulness in my own life....

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Kate Amatruda, LMFT, CST-T

Date : December 4, 2011

“Redemption of the Shattered is the moving journey of the author as he recovers from the death of his father. Mr. Livingstone’s honest, first person portrayal of his emotions, combined with the Family “Discussion Questions, such as, ‘In the beginning of the chapter, Rob is so angry and out of control that he smacks his hand through a window. Have you ever had similar experiences?’ and ‘Rob at one point says he feels all alone. Have you ever had this experience?’...

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Ronald Chen, Harvard Medical School

Date : December 4, 2011

“In each chapter, the author starts with a picture of the sandtray he created, goes on to tell the metaphoric story behind the scene, and ends with lessons learned. Through 24 chapters, the reader has an incredible opportunity to peek at the “journey” the patient goes through in dealing with issues of death of a loved one. It is as if we are behind the glass window in the adjacent room, watching each sandtray therapy session in...

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Cynthia S. Goodwin, University of Southern Indiana

Date : December 4, 2011

“In Redemption, Mr. Livingstone bares the unique passageway that took him from fragmentation to wholeness, from darkness to light, so that we all might benefit from his journey. With sand tray therapy as a powerful therapeutic tool, he replayed the adolescent dramas around his father’s death that longed for expression in his adult soul. His book is unique in style and tone. Each segment is followed by discussion questions that every family who has confronted death might consider as an essential part of...

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