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Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy Hardcover – February 10, 2015
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When it comes to authenticity, is being fully yourself always worth the risk? From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes New York Times bestseller Scary Close, Donald Miller's journey of uncovering the keys to a healthy relationship and discovering that they're also at the heart of building a healthy family, a successful career, and a trusted community of friends.
After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Miller decided that he'd had enough. Trying to impress people wasn't helping him truly connect with anyone--and neither was pretending to be someone he wasn't. He'd built himself a life of public isolation, but he dreamed of having a life defined by meaningful relationships instead. At 40-years-old, he made a scary decision: he was going to be his true self no matter what it might cost.
Scary Close tells the story of Miller's difficult choice to impress fewer people and connect with even more. It's about the importance of knocking down old walls to finally experience the freedom that comes when we stop playing a part and start being fully ourselves.
In Scary Close, Miller shares everything he's learned firsthand about how to:
- Deconstruct the old habits that no longer serve us
- Overcome the desire to please the people around us
- Always tell the truth, even when it's hard
- Find satisfaction in a daily portion of real love
- Risk being fully known in order to deeply love and be loved
- Apply these lessons to your everyday life
If you're ready to drop the act and find true, life-changing intimacy, it's time to get Scary Close.
About the Author
Donald Miller is the CEO of Business Made Simple, an online platform that teaches business professionals everything they need to know to grow a business and enhance their personal value on the open market. He is the host of the Business Made Simple podcast and is the author of several books, including the bestseller Building a StoryBrand. He lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Elizabeth.
- ASIN : B09L2P4WYH
- Publisher : Thomas Nelson (February 10, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 078521318X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0785213185
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.88 x 1 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,065,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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stands out and moves you. Don Miller is a Jedi Master. Help you he will.
Buy this book. Read this book. Live this book. Or... you can keep going about your merry way never knowing what
you are missing. Your life will stay the same and forward you will go. But remember when you watched football games
on old school TV, and then along came High Definition? Football on TV never looked so good. Thats what Don's book does for your life.
He takes it from almost-great and Ive-heard-that-before to HD.
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Three of us have read it now and our friendship is turning into a real love for one another as we recognise the safety of real intimacy and lose our fear of being truly open.Possibly the most important move ever.