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The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery
     

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery

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by David G. Benner, M. Basil Pennington
 

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ISBN-10: 0830832459

ISBN-13: 9780830832453

Pub. Date: 02/06/2004

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Recipient of the Award of Merit in the Personal Growth/Individual Category of The Word Guild 2005 Canadian Christian Writing Awards!

"Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee." Augustine

Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep

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Recipient of the Award of Merit in the Personal Growth/Individual Category of The Word Guild 2005 Canadian Christian Writing Awards!

"Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee." Augustine

Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God's purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself.

In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director 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. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation.

"Christian spirituality," writes Benner, "involves a transformation of the self that occurs only when God and self are both deeply known." The self is not God, but it is the place where you meet God. Genuine self-knowledge revitalizes your spiritual life and opens the door to becoming who God has created you to be.

Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not.

But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830832453
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
02/06/2004
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by M. Basil Pennington Preface: Identity and Authenticity
1. Transformational Knowing of Self and God
2. Knowing God
3. First Steps Toward Knowing Yourself
4. Knowing Yourself as You Really Are
5. Unmasking Your False Self
6. Becoming Your True Self Epilogue: The Transformational Journey Notes

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Gift of Being Yourself 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Barb26 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful book if you are working on personal and spiritual growth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You are gift to yourself and all of us who have been attacked by humanistic mumbo jumbo. I guess that is why three fingers point back at those who should not be judging but helping
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