The Gift of Being Yourself Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Gift of Being Yourself


  • Author : David G. Benner
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830846122

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The Gift of Being Yourself Excerpt :

In the expanded edition of this profound exploration of Christian identity, David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. 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. Deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself.

Surrender to Love Book
Score: 5
From 7 Ratings

Surrender to Love


  • Author : David G. Benner
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830899449

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Surrender to Love Excerpt :

In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation, but invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion—by surrendering to love.

Jamie Is Jamie Book

Jamie Is Jamie


  • Author : Afsaneh Moradian
  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631982910

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Jamie Is Jamie Excerpt :

When free-spirited Jamie arrives at a new preschool, all the kids learn that it’s okay to play whatever you want. There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool— baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused . . . is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren’t they? Not according to Jamie! This bookchallenges gender stereotypes, shows readers that playing is fundamental to learning, and reinforces the idea that all chil­dren need the freedom to play unencumbered. A special section for teachers, parents, and care­givers provides tips on how to make children’s playtime learning time.

Soulful Spirituality Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Soulful Spirituality


  • Author : David G. Benner PhD
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441214362

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Soulful Spirituality Excerpt :

Spirituality has an indispensable role to play in the expression of our humanity. However, spiritual practices can sometimes make us less, not more, authentically human. We may be good Christians, but we aren't good human beings. How can we ensure that our spiritual journey is conducted in a way that allows us to become fully alive and deeply human? David Benner has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. Here he presents an expansive, psychologically informed understanding of spirituality, probing the contrasts between soulful and soulless spirituality, deep and shallow religion, and healthy and unhealthy relationships with God to affirm the vital role of human development in the spiritual journey. Benner then suggests soulful practices for cultivating the Christian spiritual life. This book will appeal to readers seeking depth and substance in their quest for authentic spirituality. It will also be a helpful resource for mental health professionals and spiritual directors. Reflection questions and exercises for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter.d

Opening to God Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Opening to God


  • Author : David G. Benner
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830846870

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Opening to God Excerpt :

Prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us. Using the four movements of lectio divina, spiritual director David Benner invites us to discover openness to God as the essence of prayer, spirituality, and the Christian life. This expanded edition explores prayer as attending, pondering, responding, and being, opening us to a world of possibilities for communion with God.

Desiring God s Will Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Desiring God s Will


  • Author : David G. Benner
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830846139

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Desiring God s Will Excerpt :

How do we become both willing and able to do what God asks of us? In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality, examining why our desires are disordered and how we can align our hearts with God's.

Time Alone Book

Time Alone


  • Author : Susan Squellati Florence
  • Publisher : Helen Exley Gift Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1861874197

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Time Alone Excerpt :

Presents a collection of gift books, The Journeys Series, invites the reader to pause and look into their own life. This collection aims to help and strengthen those who read them.

Why Being Yourself Is a Bad Idea Book

Why Being Yourself Is a Bad Idea


  • Author : GRAHAM TOMLIN
  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780281081806

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Why Being Yourself Is a Bad Idea Excerpt :

Most people just want to be happy and to make a difference in the world. We’re often told we’ll achieve this by being ourselves. But when we begin to reflect, that’s not quite as simple as it sounds. All sorts of questions and countercultural notions arise. Maybe trying to ‘be yourself’ is not such a good idea after all? This book dares us to let go of some of the assumptions we make about life. Drawing on current research, contemporary events and ancient wisdom, it offers an invitation to journey to places we may never have imagined before. It vividly reveals how the revolution that Christianity began can still make remarkable sense of our experience of wonder, love, evil, justice, identity and freedom. ‘Intriguing and provocative, speaking to our deepest concerns and heaviest questions.’ James Mumford, author of Vexed: Ethics beyond political tribes ‘I kept saying “YES!” as I turned the pages of this book.’ Pete Greig,author of How to Pray

Sacred Companions Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Sacred Companions


  • Author : David G. Benner
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830876808

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Sacred Companions Excerpt :

We need companions on our spiritual journey. In this inviting guide, David G. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced. Through prayerful, guided attunement to God's activity, sacred companions provide care for the soul, and Benner models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God.

The Gift of Self Love Book

The Gift of Self Love


  • Author : Mary Jelkovsky
  • Publisher : Blue Star Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781950968275

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The Gift of Self Love Excerpt :

If you are struggling to feel comfortable in your own body, then this inspiring and interactive self-love workbook is for you. The Gift of Self-Love is an honest, heartfelt, and relatable book that will guide you on your journey to self-love, self-care, and body positivity. Bestselling author and speaker Mary Jelkovsky’s story of battling an eating disorder and conquering her deepest insecurities has been featured in Teen Vogue, Health, and Shape magazine. Now in this empowering book, Mary shares the advice, research, and exercises that she used to build her self-confidence and finally learn how to love herself. Written like a letter to a close friend, this self-improvement book provides practical advice and exercises that will help you finally give yourself the gift of self-love. The Gift of Self-Love includes: • A mix of the Author’s Personal Stories, Research, and Meaningful Advice to help you build self-worth and accept for who you are • A Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Quiz to assess how you feel about yourself today and identify areas to give yourself more compassion and love • Writing Exercises to help you get in touch with your feelings, rewrite limiting beliefs, and stop pressuring yourself to meet other people’s expectations • A Positive Self-Talk Guide to help you reframe your thoughts and silence the negative voice in your head • Recommendations for Loving Your Body and embracing healthy living at any size • ...and more! After recovering from an eating disorder and healing her body, mind, and spirit, Jelkovsky started her online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea to inspire women to be confident in their bodies and love themselves unconditionally. Mary is committed to empowering women of all shapes and sizes through her social media, online programs, and worldwide self-love retreats.

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself


  • Author : Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401938093

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Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself Excerpt :

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

Finish Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Finish


  • Author : Jon Acuff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698184800

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Finish Excerpt :

Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish? According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite— they took the pressure off. Why? Because the sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That’s why we’re most likely to quit on day two, “the day after perfect”—when our results almost always underper­form our aspirations. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more suc­cessful just by following a few simple principles. If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You ca

Spirituality and the Awakening Self Book

Spirituality and the Awakening Self


  • Author : David G. Benner
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587432965

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Spirituality and the Awakening Self Excerpt :

Presents psychological commentary on the spiritual development of the self, claiming that the maturation of the self is founded in Christian spirituality.

The Gifts of Imperfection Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Gifts of Imperfection


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-09-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592859894

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The Gifts of Imperfection Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller features a new foreword and new tools to make the work your own. For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what’s now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe. What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way. Brené writes, “This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, ‘My story matters because I matter.’ Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance.”

Dare to Be Yourself Book

Dare to Be Yourself


  • Author : Alan Cohen
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 1994-06-14
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9780449908396

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Dare to Be Yourself Excerpt :

In this powerful map to self-discovery, Alan Cohen draws on sources from Buddhism to the Bible, from Gandhi and Einstein to A Course In Miracles, sharing many of his own radiant moments of revelation on the spiritual path. He shows how we can let go of the past, overcome fear, and discover the power of love in our lives. Once we are engaged in the work of truly being ourselves, each challenge becomes an opportunity for growth, each choice a lesson in commitment, each relationship a renewal of God's work. Dare To Be Yourself will dramatically enlighten, empower, and enliven you as you awaken to life and love and the unique gifts that are yours to give the world. "Alan Cohen has a rare and precious quality. He inspires happiness, and the message itself is as pure as his heart." -- Hugh Prather