Set Free to Live Free: Breaking through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves

Set Free to Live Free: Breaking through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves

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by Saundra MD Dalton-Smith

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Practicing physician helps women gain freedom from insecurities, fears, and misconceptions they have about themselves.  See more details below


Practicing physician helps women gain freedom from insecurities, fears, and misconceptions they have about themselves.

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Set Free to Live Free: Breaking through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
spicetoeternity More than 1 year ago
A Review of Set Free to live Free By Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith I thought I knew all the negative self-talk that women indulge in and the lies we tell ourselves I had down pat. After all at age 70 it¿s a matter of been there done that, got the tee shirt, so what¿s new. Saundra Dalton-Smith¿s book, Set Free to live Free is new. In her book the author takes you behind the patient doctor screen to bring true life experiences, and shows the crippling effect these lies and myths have on the psyche. She herself, as she reveals was not immune, so this is also her story as well as yours and mine and so many countless women. So we know the score, but how do we get free. A God-given intuitive gift allows Dr Dalton-Smith to probe beneath the surface of the problems presented to dispense a prescription based on biblical truths, facts and a ministry of encouragement that empowers the patients to replace the lies with truth. As I poured over this book, and I must warn you it is not a onetime sit down and read kind of a book, it takes time to read study, digest and act upon the information. But as I went through the book, I had to stop and take notes, which I placed in strategic places in the book so that I could go back and reference the sections. It was sort of like doing a Bible Study and truly a great amount of truth was revealed and a lot of healing and help. I felt that I had gained victory over a number of things because they no longer were a part of my life, but as I read Set Free to live Free, I found that there was still tension in some areas of my life that needed to be released if I was to truly gain the victory I deserved in life and in Christ. One such situation was in relation to emotional pain. I was no longer in a male female relationship, so I thought there were no barriers around my emotions. How wrong I was, when I examined myself. I am so glad I did because not long after I was led by the Lord into a friendship with a wonderful man, and had I not torn down those protective barriers, I would not have been open enough to receive the good that was coming from and through him. I am now able to engage in honest self-disclosure. What freedom, what a victory!!!! This is an easy to read, nook, note, not a quick read, and I truly appreciate the deep biblical perspective that Saundra brings to bear in her writing. This is definitely a book that women of all persuasions should read, whether Christian or non-believer, because the issues are common to us all and the solutions are sound and very needed to make us into the beautiful creation of God that we are intended to be, living up to our full potential in total blissful freedom of self. Written by Yvonne Pat Wright December 8, 2011..
JanetPerezEckles More than 1 year ago
The warm, yet bold style used to present women with God's truth is refreshing and inviting.When the World screams that thin is happy, the author reveals a deeper truth:"As a physician, I would love to see everyone within ten pounds of her ideal weight. The problem with such a statement is it requires a concrete definition of ideal body weight. For some it's the weight they were prior to childbirth, for others it may be the weight at which they had the fewest medical ailments, and for still others it may be the weight at which they perceived they were the most attractive. Whatever the motivating factor, the reality is that women have become weight and dieting obsessed to the point where it has become counterproductive."Lies about our ideal weight and our image are only two aspects of many the author explores. Each page is filled with engaging examples, her trustworthy view as a physician, and true-life scenarios--all shining with powerful insight that are truly life-changing.---Janet Perez Eckles, author of Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God's Fiesta.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite Wow, what a powerful book! The first few sentences hooked me, and I couldn't put it down until I had read the book in its entirety. Every woman should read this book, whether she's a lifelong follower of Christ, a new believer, or a seeker. While I expected a good read based on the title and the promotional information connected to the book, I gained so much more from reading it. I discovered that I, too, have fallen victim to the seven lies that women tell themselves. The lies have to do with: Perfection, Envy, Image, Balance, Control, Emotions, and Limits. The book opens up with an account of the author, a doctor, ministering to a female patient. But it wasn't a physical ailment that was plaguing the woman; it was a spiritual ailment based on the lies that she was telling herself about herself. It was a moving story that had me transfixed as I read it. There are two added bonuses to this book. The first is the section near the end about the Diamond Society. In this section, the author encourages women to replace their old mental ties with a new perspective, discover their talents and live the full and free life that God intended for them to have. Included here is the Free Woman's Creed with 7 truths to replace the 7 lies that women tell themselves. The last chapter is valuable as well. It lays out an eight-week study guide to help the reader share the book in a group setting. This might be the best book I've read all year!
Rkay86 More than 1 year ago
Free to be my personal best, to not compare myself to others but to be the best unique me that God created me to be...what a wonderful freeing message! Personal opinion-Slight concern in chapter 3 concerning "sowing negative energy in the atmosphere"- seems borderline new-age type talk for a christian book to me, but overall a helpful book I would recommend.
marybeth67 More than 1 year ago
was really looking forward to reading Set Free to Live Free when it arrived in the mail. As a recovering perfectionist Dr. Dalton-Smith's work was of great interest to me. Written from a Christian perspective and looking at seven lies women tell themselves. Dr. Dalton-Smith identifies these lies as Perfection (Perfection Is the Goal), Envy (I Would Be Happy Too If I Had Her Life), Image (If I Do This I Can Look Like That), Balance (Life Is an All-or-None Activity), Control (Being In Control Is Better Than Spontaneity), Emotions (Emotional Imbalance Is Only for Crazy Women) and Limits (Everything Comes with Conditions). Once these are thoroughly explained she goes through a plan to fight the insecurity's that affect woman on a daily basis. This work of non-fiction really spoke to my heart. Everything we do affects us both physically and spiritually. Dr. Dalton-Smith explores this connection and leads the reader to the truth. She uses real woman's stories to show how God can heal. He is the answer. This is a book I will need to read again and really ponder how to apply the principals to my life. I sure could use a little setting free that's for sure. Set Free to Live Free is now available from Revell Publishing. Go and get it. It will change your perspective in the most positive way! Happy Reading, Mary
OnAssignment More than 1 year ago
In Set Free to Live Free: Breaking through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith speaks to the mental blocks that separate most from living a joy-filled life. Within these pages many will see portions of their friends, their mothers and, if they're honest-themselves. They will because at some point in an individual's life they struggle, if even in a minute way) with: 1) Being controlling; 2) Run away emotions; 3) Insecurity and a host of other foibles that hampers mental wellness. Through the inclusion of short stories and words of inspiration the author encourages the readers to break the cycle of complacency. This work is a good tool to use for personal self-examination or in small or large discussion groups. The author also provides the reader with an eight week Bible study. Dr. Linda F. Beed/Reviewer On Assignment Reviews for Let Us Bear Fruit\
VicG More than 1 year ago
Saundra Dalton-Smith in her new book, "Set Free To Live Free" published by Revell is "breaking through the 7 lies women tell themselves. The more you tell a lie the more it becomes like truth and therefore becomes believable, at least to the person telling the lie. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith looks at the 7 lies that women tell themselves and how to break free from their hold. The seven mental lies that hold you back and steal your joy are: 1) Perfection, 2) Envy, 3) Image, 4) Balance, 5) Control, 6) Emotions, 7) Limits.. Each section deals with the problem and then how to deal with it. If you are a woman and you have issues in these areas "Set Free To Live Free" is the book for you. This book also includes an eight-week Bible study for you and your Sunday School class, Small Group, or Bible study. Dr. Dalton-Smith includes compelling stories and inspirational writings where she encourages women to embrace spontaneity, be transparent, nurture your body, and cultivate a balanced life. Dr. Dalton-Smith is sponsoring the "Set Mom Free" Mother's Day Contest in conjunction with her blog tour and Mother's Day. You can enter to win a $100 VISA card, a bouquet of flowers delivered on Mother's Day (for yourself or your own mom!) and an autographed copy of her book. The contest will run during the blog tour week on her Set Free FaceBook page. Here is how it will work: Once you are on the FaceBook "Set Free" page, make sure you have clicked "Like" to become a Fan. Then look in the far left column and click on "Promos". This will take you to the contest details. Simply follow the directions from there and you will be entered. The contest is already open, so you can enter today if you like If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
With a cover like this, I strapped myself in for what I knew to be another Christian self-help book. Granted, I was a bit taken aback by the talk of "energies," as I thought the author was going all new-age on me. However, as the book progressed, I saw Biblical attitudes and perspectives with quotations and saw that the author truly did have good intentions and kept the stress / focus on God's way. While I can get addled by books that promise blessings and happiness from God, I remember that God promises us life everlasting for free. Each "lie" has a story from women, followed by Bible verses and the author's advice. The topics are typical and discuss perfection, envy, limitations, emotions, and the like. While step-by-step instructions on how to be a happy woman of God are good for the spiritually young, I think women and men alike need to just stare at the Savior until all problems fade into the background. Read Psalm 63. :)