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How to Walk Away from Toxic People

Gary Thomas explains where God wants us to focus our relationships, and where He doesn’t.

George P Wood on October 10, 2019

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Sometimes to follow in the footsteps of Jesus is to walk away from others or to let them walk away from us.” That’s what Gary Thomas writes in his new book, When to Walk Away, published this past Tuesday by Zondervan. I’ll be talking with him about how to walk away from toxic people in this episode of the Influence Podcast.

I’m George P. Wood, executive editor of Influence magazine and your host. Gary Thomas is writer-in-residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston and adjunct faculty member teaching spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Denver, as well as Houston Theological Seminary. He’s the author of numerous books, including Sacred MarriageSacred Parenting, and Authentic Faith.

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