Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to Be Perfect - A Woman's Guide

Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to Be Perfect - A Woman's Guide

by Kim Gaines Eckert
     
 

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Kim Gaines Eckert talks about key issues that women face in our society. She offers direction to women who want to pursue their health and healing in the context of Christian faith, without needing to "be perfect." She touches on issues of relationships, career, motherhood, self esteem, intimacy, abuse, sexuality and others.See more details below

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Kim Gaines Eckert talks about key issues that women face in our society. She offers direction to women who want to pursue their health and healing in the context of Christian faith, without needing to "be perfect." She touches on issues of relationships, career, motherhood, self esteem, intimacy, abuse, sexuality and others.

Editorial Reviews

Cara Davis
"The battleground for women's souls is in the mind. Stronger Than You Think equips women with the armor they need to combat society's messages, Satan's deceptions and our own internal misgivings."
Virginia Todd Holeman
"Stronger Than You Think offers to women and men sound theology and practical psychology on managing many of the perplexing dilemmas of being human. If you struggle with self-esteem, body image or relationship matters, then this book will help you to grow into the whole person that God created you to be."
Judith Balswick
"This excellent woman's guide, Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to Be Perfect, offers a much-needed message to the women I know. Regardless of age, relational brokenness leads to internal pain and a profound longing for wholeness. Kim Eckert uses sound psychological insight and biblical truth to provide tools for the journey of growing inward and outward. It's an amazing experience to accept and love the you God created through healing relationships."
Jan Silvious
"Solid, thought-provoking, healing, challenging. These four words describe my reaction to Stronger Than You Think. With the mix of the straightforward teacher and the insightful therapist, Kim Eckert gives women a book that speaks to our heads and our hearts. If it is time for you to take a positive, life-altering journey, this woman's guide is for you. I loved it."
Mark R. McMinn
"This book will make you think and feel and grow. Kim Gaines Eckert draws on her extensive knowledge in Christian theology, spiritual formation and psychology, and yet makes it practical for everyday life. This is not just a helpful book for women, but also for the men who walk alongside women as friends, colleagues and lifelong partners."
Stephen Arterburn
"Every woman who worships the god of perfection can come to know the God of the universe while discovering the wonder of who God has made you to be."
Dawn Gentry
"A timely book in an era when women are pressured to be and do more than ever before . . . A beneficial starting place for group discussions and growth."
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"Women, this book is for us! You will walk away with insight about wholeness and it's relation to brokenness and how incorporating the broken parts of us can be used by God to effectively respond to the pain and brokenness in this world we live in."
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"Honest and hopeful, Stronger Than You Thing is a guide that will partner well with any woman--no mater where she is along life's journey."
Publishers Weekly
This is not a self-help manual with the obligatory seven steps for growth or spiritual renewal. This is a book about women's brokenness. Eckert, an assistant professor of psychology and counseling at Tennessee's Lee University, says that failed relationships, body issues, sexual wounds, low self-esteem and dormant anger conspire to keep women from the wholeness they desire. In the first half, Eckert draws on the work of Mary Pipher and Kathleen Fischer to highlight the damaging messages women internalize, and the "negative self-talk" that can cripple them. These chapters are well done, with Eckert bringing the message home through various "tools for the journey"-practical suggestions of things that women can do to enjoy greater authenticity and wholeness. The book's second half really sings as Eckert tackles specific issues like anger, depression, self-image and-in the book's most poignant chapters-beauty and women's sexuality. Drawing on her own stories and those of women she has counseled (and mixing in song lyrics from Dar Williams and Natalie Merchant), Eckert asserts that women are stronger than they think they are: emboldened by Christ, they can find spiritual healing and emotional wholeness. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830833733
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
756,130
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Jan Silvious
"Solid, thought-provoking, healing, challenging. These four words describe my reaction to Stronger Than You Think. With the mix of the straightforward teacher and the insightful therapist, Kim Eckert gives women a book that speaks to our heads and our hearts. If it is time for you to take a positive, life-altering journey, this woman's guide is for you. I loved it."
Jan Silvious, author of Foolproofing Your Life and Big Girls Don't Whine
Judith Balswick
"This excellent woman's guide, Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to Be Perfect, offers a much-needed message to the women I know. Regardless of age, relational brokenness leads to internal pain and a profound longing for wholeness. Kim Eckert uses sound psychological insight and biblical truth to provide tools for the journey of growing inward and outward. It's an amazing experience to accept and love the you God created through healing relationships."
Judith Balswick, marriage and family therapist, and coauthor of A Model for Marriage
Stephen Arterburn
"Every woman who worships the god of perfection can come to know the God of the universe while discovering the wonder of who God has made you to be."
Stephen Arterburn, author of Healing Is a Choice
Cara Davis
"The battleground for women's souls is in the mind. Stronger Than You Think equips women with the armor they need to combat society's messages, Satan's deceptions and our own internal misgivings."
Cara Davis, editor, Radiant magazine, and editorial director, RELEVANT Media Group
Mark R. McMinn
"This book will make you think and feel and grow. Kim Gaines Eckert draws on her extensive knowledge in Christian theology, spiritual formation and psychology, and yet makes it practical for everyday life. This is not just a helpful book for women, but also for the men who walk alongside women as friends, colleagues and lifelong partners."
Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D., professor and author of Finding Our Way Home: Turning Back to What Matters Most
Virginia Todd Holeman
"Stronger Than You Think offers to women and men sound theology and practical psychology on managing many of the perplexing dilemmas of being human. If you struggle with self-esteem, body image or relationship matters, then this book will help you to grow into the whole person that God created you to be."
Virginia Todd Holeman, Ph.D., professor of counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary

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