- File Size: 373 KB
- Print Length: 124 pages
- Publisher: IVP Books (September 20, 2009)
- Publication Date: September 20, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00APKGLV2
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery Kindle Edition
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"As he has done many times before, David Benner guides us to a place of wisdom and devotion with this beautiful book. With empathy and insight he demonstrates that the two great tasks of life―knowing God and knowing ourselves―converge into a single adventure as we are drawn into the arms of our loving God." (Mark R. McMinn, Rech Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College, and author of Why Sin Matters)
"Slowly we are unpacking the full implications of incarnation. David Benner does exactly the same in this excellent book, using good theology, psychology and spiritual practice to make the profound obvious. This is the work of all good teachers." (Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
"David Benner is a keen student of both God and human personhood. It is a rare kind of book that combines wisdom about faith and understanding about the self. This is that kind of book." (John Ortberg, author, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, California)
"David Benner's The Gift of Being Yourself is the best treatment of the journey to becoming one's true self that I have ever read. I began reading the book as a favor to David; I finished it in one four-hour sitting as a favor to me. Drawing from his wisdom as a psychotherapist and spiritual director, insights from Scripture, and his own self and God discoveries, David gently describes the great disparity between the false self that most of us have become and the self-in-Christ that we are intended to be. I have never been so challenged and warmly inspired to receive the gift of being my true self." (Gary W. Moon, director, Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, Westmont College, author of Apprenticeship with Jesus)
"Wise, compassionate and accessible, David Benner's The Gift of Being Yourself is truly a gift to the dedicated seeker. The author draws on his professional experience as a psychologist and his own lifelong vocation as a Christian. The result is a book that felicitously weaves together the insights of psychology and Christian spirituality." (Margaret Guenther, author of Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction)
"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. . . . He offers a clear and practical outline for those seeking to begin the lifelong process of knowing God and knowing themselves in an authentic way. . . . His discussion of accepting our flaws and sins as a necessary step to transformation is a model of lucidity. 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." (Publishers Weekly (starred review), January 26, 2004)
"As a teacher of spiritual directors, I require my students to read The Gift of Being Yourself first. Understanding the false self and receiving the true self is essential for knowing God and one's truest desire, and it's a prerequisite for discerning this story in the lives of others. This new edition encourages readers to stop and consider the implications for themselves through questions and through examples from Benner's own life and the experiences of others. This calls for a careful consideration of Benner's premise as a lived reality, and not just as theory or ideas. I will highly recommend this edition for students of spiritual direction and formation." (Helen Cepero, spiritual director, author of Christ-Shaped Character and Journaling as a Spiritual Practice)
"A small, engaging book on knowing God and knowing self. The Gift of Being Yourself gets beneath the crust of ego and past persona and behind image to the truth of you. Here is a pathway to discover and receive the beloved unrepeatable self that God designed you to be." (Adele Calhoun, author of Spiritual Disciplines Handbook)
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If you desire to know God more fully for who
He Is instead of looking at life experience or so called blessings...read this. The point of our whole existence and worth is found in knowing who He Is. not trying to figure out God through our circumstances with finite minds.
Especially as Americans, we quickly find our self-worth in what we do. Yet this is not who we are. We are no more or less significant based off of our actions... Just a tid-bit of the (many) truths this book speaks on.
Every person who reads this will benefit from it.
I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to those who want their thinking to be challenged to find a new self awareness in the face of Christ.
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Easy to read and makes so much sense!