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So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us

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18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Once again, Beth Moore has inspired me

Review by Jill Williamson

I love Beth Moore. I've never met her, but I've done several of her Bible studies and had the privilege of attending one of her conferences. The woman inspires me. Why? Because she's real. She's suffered through life, just like the rest of ...
Review by Jill Williamson

I love Beth Moore. I've never met her, but I've done several of her Bible studies and had the privilege of attending one of her conferences. The woman inspires me. Why? Because she's real. She's suffered through life, just like the rest of us, and she refuses to let that define her. Praise Jesus for that! That, and her passion for studying the Word of God, draws me, and thousands of other women, to her like sheep to a shepherd. She is a disciple of Jesus. She teaches His truth in a wonderful, personal, life-changing way.

So when I saw this book, I knew I needed it. I've always had low self-esteem. And I am plagued by insecurity. The smallest little comment will send me into a spiral of woe. One example, I have the nasty habit of interpreting faces. I can read minds, too, you know. If someone looks at me funny, I know I did something to make them upset with me, and I can't stand it until I know everything is okay again. I've also trained myself to interpret email tones. I entertain my husband every time I read an email to him. He says I read every word with a negative, attacking tone, as if the author has a personal agenda against me--or someone.

One of my husband's most telling phrases is: It must be exhausting being you.

Well, ouch.

But he's right. It is exhausting being so insecure. I don't mean to do this to myself. And I'm tired of it. And a bit ticked off, as Beth was in the beginning of her book. Having read the book, I will say that I now have confidence that I can beat this thing. Insecurity distracts our minds from living the life God intends for us. It keeps us weak instead of strong. It keeps us distant instead of loving. It keeps us judging instead of reaching out and building lasting friendships.

Once again, Beth Moore has inspired me. I'm saying, "So long, Insecurity! You don't own this girl!" Whoo hoo! Now that's something to get excited about. If you've ever felt insecure, sit down and talk it out with Beth. And that's exactly what this book was. A nice, long, heart to heart with Beth Moore about a topic that plagues us. I highly recommend it.

posted by Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews on June 18, 2010

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1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

I was disappointed in this book, through no one's fault but my own

I did not realize it was going to be so religious..I thought it was going to be about getting over insecurity, but there were too many references to the bible..did not expect that..I did not do my homework before I bought this book...I felt like I was reading a story fr...
I did not realize it was going to be so religious..I thought it was going to be about getting over insecurity, but there were too many references to the bible..did not expect that..I did not do my homework before I bought this book...I felt like I was reading a story from a born again person....was disappointed...the book, if you like the religious references, is very good, but I could not get over every few paragraphs having the bible thrown in my face...

posted by 3221283 on March 20, 2010

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Really?

    Too much fluff for me to sift through, the point was in there somewhere but i ran out of patience. Just grab some Ekhart Tolle and get on with your journey and your life.

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