God didn't design us to be doormats.
We all want to give the best of ourselves to others. But, what happens when others take advantage and get the best of us?
How do you care for family, friends, and co-workers without letting your own needs get pushed to the back-burner?
The Best of You reveals a breakthrough strategy to develop your voice, set wise limits, and still be a loving person. For over 20 years, Dr. Alison has integrated faith and psychology to help women reclaim their confidence, find their purpose, and enjoy healthy relationships. Her unique wisdom will help you answer these tough questions:
- Why don't I know what I want?
- How do I heal from the pain of my past?
- How do I find my voice?
- What if other people respond with anger, blame, or a guilt trip?
- How do I find people who "get me"?
- How do I negotiate change in my relationships?
You don't have to stay stuck, overwhelmed, or defeated. The best of you is right around the corner. Discover the life that God intended for you to enjoy.
“With wisdom and tender strength, Dr. Alison Cook has given us a book that will empower us to live from the best and truest version of our God-given selves. The Best of You is a phenomenal resource that expertly integrates faith, psychology, and Dr. Cook’s own hard-earned story. I am profoundly grateful for this important offering and I will be recommending it often.”
Therapist and Author of Try Softer
“Not only does Dr. Cook marry psychology and spirituality in a synchronized dance in The Best of You, but she does so with unpretentious simplicity—reminding us that wisdom at its best is wisdom accessible to all. She is gifted in breaking concepts down with everyday examples to help the reader feel more confident in both understanding and applying them in their daily lives. As I read The Best of You, I was struck by how it wasn’t just informative but also facilitated an experience of connecting with my own sense of self and deepening this connection."
Dr. Jean Cheng
Clinical Psychologist at Talitha Koum Psychology and creator of the Instagram site @jeanpsychologist
“In The Best of You, Dr. Alison Cook comes alongside us, gently revealing how to do the hard, beautiful work of becoming—and trusting—our truest, deepest self, in partnership with the God who made us. Dr. Alison uncovers the painful experiences that shape us and the lies we have believed, so we can break free and live in the truth of who we are and whose we are—the beloved daughter of the God who made us, loves us, and rescued us. This book shows you how to begin to live in his truth and love and as you follow Dr. Alison’s lead, you will find yourself living out The Best of You.”
founder and CCO of Your Enneagram Coach, bestselling author, speaker, and trainer in the Enneagram
“The Best of You is like therapy in a book. Dr. Cook addresses the key questions we all ask with nuance and grace. She reveals the often-hidden realities of painful relationship patterns and provides practical solutions, including relatable stories, reflection questions, and even sample scripts for the hard conversations. This book is a must-read for anyone on a path of personal growth.”
Founder of Noonday Collection and author of Imperfect Courage
“Dr. Alison is a bold and courageous messenger for today’s Christian woman. She exposes toxic teaching that keeps women feeling small, dependent, passive, and silent. Alison asserts that a woman cannot achieve a healthy ‘we’ in any relationship if she ignores developing herself as a person with the freedom and ability to say no. The Best of You is a practical, Biblical road map for a woman to break free from who she thinks, feels, or has been told she is, and take steps to grow into who God created her to be.”
international speaker, relationship coach, and author of seven books including the bestselling The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
“In The Best of You Dr. Alison helps you unearth harmful patterns, leading you through gentle repair. Her seasoned skill as a therapist dispels myths too often heard in church and pop culture. You will find yourself in these pages—through illustrations and real stories— at times with startling self-awareness: “This is what I always do!” But you will also find a vision of “This is what I can become.” Finding the best of yourself is not easy in a difficult world, but Dr. Alison gifts you a clear path that makes it possible.”