We do not find our true self by seeking it. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. In the words of the Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, “There is only one problem on which all my existence, my peace, and my happiness depend: to discover myself in discovering God. This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion. Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. And it's a comforting and hopeful solution! This type of culture in church prohibits diversity & with diversity accompanies effectiveness. We can’t all expect to be missionaries otherwise who will man the fort? Peak Performance, Happiness, Success with tools Hollywood uses to create heroes (create your OWN hero)! However, David G. Benner is an internationally known depth psychologist, transformational coach and author whose life passion has been helping people walk the human path in a deeply spiritual way and the spiritual path in a deeply human way. You will find yourself taking your time going over each chapter to mine all the spiritual truths in each one. In contrast to other books filled with drive-through pop psychology and sound-bite spirituality, Benner, a psychologist and spiritual director, offers an impressively deep and challenging introduction to Christian self-discovery in a little more than 100 pages. A short book yet filled with scripture and wisdom. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation. Here is a pathway to discover and receive the beloved unrepeatable self that God designed you … A-Mazing. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 26 DE ENE. The Gift of Being Yourself gets beneath the crust of ego and past persona and behind image to the truth of you. A-Mazing. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. "Rarely do I suggest a book in spiritual direction with the exception of the sacred Scriptures. Author Archives: alliechastainn Extra Credit: The Selfie That Is Not Really A Selfie. This book is for those at a crossroads of self discovery. A scan of the footnotes at the back of the book should give … An excellent informative book highlighting the importance for us all to know who we TRULY are. Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself. What the great sages tell us about divine nature and how to realise it? David Benner’s book, The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery is a call to transformation through seeing oneself as God does. This is written from a fundamentalist perspective. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. For those who view such an approach as simply an accommodation to our culture's obsession with self, Benner provides a multitude of quotes from historic, respected theologians such as Augustine and John Calvin. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. The goal is to know your true self in light of truth found in Christ. Although self-knowledge is the subject, it becomes clear that transformation is the ultimate goal both of this book and of the journey it invites readers to begin. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2015. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself. Dr. Benner's wisdom and experiences are so inspiring and wonderful. It wasn’t what I expected. For those who are tired of the self help and self help(ish) Christian books that offer little-to-no real answers for a changed life, this book is for you. 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Benner Lori Mitchell SFR M501: SPIRITUAL FORMATION May 6th, 2013 In the book, The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner lays out a sound plan for spiritual … It’s only through the acceptance of our uniqueness in God that we can genuinely find ourselves & our purpose. "Rarely do I suggest a book in spiritual direction with the exception of the sacred Scriptures. This is dangerous because people develop a superficial foundation in what they perceive is socially acceptable amongst the community. This is Part One of a series around David Benner’s The Gift of Being Yourself, a book I am reading with a number of my students.Since I am discussing the book anywhere from 5-6 times a week with different students, I figured I might as well document the fruit of some of my reflections and conversations. Author : David G. Benner; Publisher : InterVarsity Press; Release : 24 October 2015; GET THIS BOOK The Gift of Being Yourself. Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. Why I recommend this book: This is a really great book on knowing God and knowing yourself. Unable to add item to List. The Gift of Being Yourself gets beneath the crust of ego and past persona and behind image to the truth of you. Easy to read but best read carefully and prayerfully for life-giving transforming encounter with God. David G. Benner's insights are illuminating in regard to how we relate to God. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. The Gift of Being Yourself gets beneath the crust of ego and past persona and behind image to the truth of you. Definitely recommend this book! The author is a psychologist whose … The goal is to know your true self in light of truth found in Christ. The Self as God’s creation (Pastor John S. Anand) 2. This is that kind of book., Wise, compassionate and accessible, David Benner's The Gift of Being Yourself is truly a gift … Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself. IVP Books; Expanded edition (September 24, 2015). You need to learn the indispensable tools in order to be young for your entire existence. One of my favorite books I read in 2015. Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016. Excellent Book on how deeply Our Heavenly Father loves us. It helps one understand their false self and … This produces Christians with no endurance & most of all no identity in Christ. The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: David G. Benner, David Cochran Heath, InterVarsity Press: Audible Audiobooks I read another along with a Bible Study group and He’s seriously into knowing who we are in the Lord. The Gift of Being Yourself. I don’t know if that sounds too Stuart Smalley to you, but I needed to know that truth on Sunday: It’s okay to be yourself. Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at. Thank you, Dr. Benner! Buy The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Expanded) (The Spiritual Journey) Expanded by Benner, David G, Pennington, M Basil (ISBN: 9780830846122) from Amazon's Book Store. November 8, 2013 by alliechastainn Leave a comment The Presentation It’s a do-able gift. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. … Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? The Gift of Being Yourself gets beneath the crust of ego and past persona and behind image to the truth of you. "The Gift of Being Yourself" is an exceptional investigation of the subject of self-identity. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. Please try again. Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not. "The Gift of Being Yourself" is an exceptional investigation of the subject of self-identity. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God's purposes for you. May 9, 2020. You've subscribed to The Spiritual Journey! Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Please try your request again later. Some of his books include, The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story About the Meaning of Life, God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils, The Impact of Identity: The Power of Knowing Who You Are, PRODUCE YOURSELF: Apply Hollywood's Proven Formula To Become The Hero Of Your Life. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold. The author draws on his professional experience as a … This book offers a new approach to establish a clear identity & enjoy a more positive life. I have read other books on the same subject that were good but repetitive. Free trial available! Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2018. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself. A straightforward guide to positively shifting your self-perception and eliminating negative illusions, If you like energy medicine, shamanic healing and discovering the earth chakras... you'll love this transformational journey with Anna Watts. If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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