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

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17 out of 17 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    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 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...

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    3 star

    I have enjoyed Beth Moore Bible Studies in the past however, I found this book and study more of a self help - identify the problem - type of book . We had good discussions but I would have liked a deeper look into the solution for Insecurity - understanding and growing in a knowledge of who we are in Christ.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    What I expected.

    After reading other reviews, I hesistantly bought the book. It was just as many other reviewers described. But anyone looking to find change by reading a book would be disappointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    If you're Insecure. . .

    I'm not one to really struggle with insecurity, so I'm not sure I'm the best one to write a review. However, I realized why insecurity probably isn't a big issue to me. In the book, she talks about how once we depersonalize someone, we no longer see them as human, and they are larger than life in our minds. I stopped to think about that. If you were to look at my list of friends on a social networking site, you'd find authors, recording artists, missionaries, even someone who has done modeling as well as "average" people. Yet, I still find these people "normal". My friend who won a Dove Award? I remember the time he insisted we meet for a class project in college in his car, and then us riding around the city while doing our homework. I guess I'm unlike a lot of women and see the human side of people rather than the larger-than-life side. That said, I'm not totally immune to being insecure, but even with her, I see she has strengths I don't, and I have strengths she doesn't.

    While this is an area I don't often struggle with, it helped me understand a bit more the women who do. The stories of crazy things women did because they were insecure was a very interesting section of the book, as well as what men had to say about insecure women. I enjoyed the chapter on dignity, because I've rarely seen that addressed as it was in this book. Most times I've seen it either as being proper or covering your body sufficiently, but Beth Moore took this a step farther and basically describes dignity as the opposite of self-esteem.

    I would recommend this book to other women who struggle with this issue!

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    Not completely what I was expecting...

    Sections of this book focus on men so much I feel like I read a self-help book on relationships/marriage and not insecurity in general

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