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The book speaks for itself but readers have given their feedback below, take a read before you make your purchase.


Robin G-V
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2023

Uncover the mysteries of religion and psychology in Maria Liviero's captivating book, "Why We Make Bad Choices: The God's Labyrinth of Good and Evil Encountering the Self." Dive into a thought-provoking journey of self-discovery, presented in a clear and practical format. Prepare to be intrigued as Liviero explores the depths of the human psyche, providing answers to life's perplexing questions. With its engaging writing style, this book is a must-read that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

Thanks so much for an advance review copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review of my personal opinion.


Look into yourself

Linda Parsons

Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2023


"This academic book uses a fictional story to illustrate how you can analyze your choices. It guides you through this journey using two often diametrically opposite points of view: religion (Christianity) and science (Jungian psychology).

A relationship with your God can help. So can psychology. In both, acceptance of yourself can help you to love others.

We all have unresolved traumas, known and subconscious, but to be fully free, you must realize what they are and face them. Self-help questions after each chapter can help with this process of learning about yourself.

You should know that this book is not a pop-psychology slogan fest. It’s deep, thoughtful, and insightful, much like the journey it will take you on to discover your real self. Well worth a read!"

Great Lesson!

Katherine Bartlett

Reviewed in the United States July 7, 2023


"We are a Christian family and my daughter also loves psychology so this book is great since it combines both aspects. I really like how it tells about why we have a tendency of doing bad things based on Genesis."

Thoughtful and Memorable Approach to Religion and Psychology...A Must-Read!

Anthony Avina

Reviewed in the United States May 26, 2023


"This was a unique and powerful read. The author’s ability to write in a way that felt both educational yet relatable to everyone was a great use of voice and tone, and the philosophical discussions that the author’s work brings up help to bridge the gap between religion and psychology as a whole new way, allowing for the reader to really take the time to explore their own lives and the impact that one’s faith and morality can impact their lives directly.

For me, the connection the author formed between religion and psychology was such an impactful writing and philosophy tool. The symbolism and creativity that the author used in showcasing the story of Eve and her experiences throughout the book of Genesis, and how the author was able to relay that information to our own understanding of the universe as a whole and our place in it in regards to our own identity and psyche was amazing to see come to life."

This book is a bridge between psychology and Biblical study

N. N. Light

Reviewed in the United States March 30, 2023


"The book attempts to be a bridge between the worlds of Bible study and psychology. Structured in a workable format. Each chapter has a set of self-help questions you can answer to see how well you are grasping the chapter.

While the use of Jungian philosophy is an interesting approach, there is a caution here. To better fully grasp that aspect, it would be better for people to have at least a cursory grasp of Jung. My six weeks of undergrad psych didn't seem to do the trick.

A questionable basis for fact is to put too much emphasis on the work of someone who has 'won' an Erratic Boulder award twice. If there was a clear definition of who ‘Eve’ represents, the book would be a lot more relatable.

While this is an admirable approach, it may not work. It is largely unlikely that a dedicated person who studies the Bible will be open to the myriad psych concepts. In the same way, a psych maven will not be open to the lengthy discourse about Genesis.

More likely to appeal to people with a very strong understanding of psychology. People of strong religious belief may have trouble grasping the concepts presented. Verbose and often vague, the book lacks a certain clarity. At times the self-help questions are almost too complicated for simple understanding.

Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I'd review it.

My Rating: 4.25 stars"

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