Discovering Your True Self
Discovering Your True Self is not a book for the casual reader. It is not a book of religious pabulum or of feel good devotional thoughts. It is a book about a challenging, but significantly meaningful and life-transforming journey. It is about a journey that leads us beyond the anxiety and fear that unconsciously dictate our lives. As we make progress on the journey, we break free from anxiety’s sabotaging power.
Not only does the journey lead us beyond our default, anxiety-driven ways of thinking and living, it leads us to discover new, healthier ways of thinking and relating. This journey of discovery leads us to experience life differently. On this journey, we learn to use our power, first, to manage ourselves and, then, to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It leads us into deeper, more meaningful relationships, into an inner disposition of joy and peace and thanksgiving, and into a joy-filled sense of purpose and meaning. It leads us into greater emotional-relational-spiritual maturity. And it leads us to discover and release our true self.
From the book flap: The goal of our journey in life is to discover and live out of our true self, the person God created us to be when He fashioned us in our mother’s womb. However, this is easier said than done as many of us struggle with understanding who we really are in the midst of life’s ups and downs.
In a comprehensive guide, Pastor Steve Langford describes the spiritual journey involved in discovering our unique, authentic self that stands in contrast to the false or constructed self that the world pressures us to be. After identifying the role of anxiety and fear in the manufacture of the false self, Dr. Langford describes what is involved in the journey along with the tools, concepts, and skills that resource the journey. He also describes how our experience of life is different when we move beyond the sabotaging power of the anxiety-driven constructed self and begin to live out of the true self.
A guide for personal reflection and small group study follows each chapter.
Discovering Your True Self describes the journey that leads us to move beyond the false self the world demanded we should be into embracing the true self, the person God created us to be.