Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self

Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self


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This book calls women to look away from new self-improvement strategies in order to find the abundant life and joy God offers them in Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433565991
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 302,918
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jen Oshman is a wife, mom, and writer, and has served as a missionary and pastor’s wife for over two decades on three continents. She currently resides in Colorado, where her family planted Redemption Parker, an Acts29 church.

Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. An advocate for Bible literacy, her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the word of God. You can find her at JenWilkin.net.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jen Wilkin 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 17

1 The Siren Call of Self 23

2 What the Giver of Life Intended 41

3 Rooted in Christ 61

4 You Are What You Eat 79

5 Built Up in Christ 97

6 Established in Christ 117

7 Finding Lasting Joy 139

Conclusion 159

General Index 165

Scripture Index 171

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Lord knows that we have more than enough books about ourselves and never enough books about the God that created us. It isn’t until we see him that we can then make sense of ourselves. I believe Jen Oshman’s book accomplishes that by widening our vision and helping us fall in love with seeing God again.”
—Jackie Hill Perry, poet; author; hip-hop artist

“Countless voices are telling women, ‘Believe in yourself . . . reach your potential . . . find your purpose . . . fulfill your destiny.’ But Enough about Me has a very different message, a message that is not only countercultural but also runs counter to today’s Christian culture: your life is not ultimately or most profoundly about you, but about the one who has made you his own. This is the kind of good news women really need.”
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story

“The siren call of self promises much but provides little. While the world tells us to want more, do more, and be more, Jen Oshman turns our eyes from ourselves and helps us to find our lives in Jesus, the giver of every good and perfect gift. Written with warmth and wisdom, Enough about Me is an encouragement to something better, something richer, and something true.”
—Melissa B. Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; author, Growing Together

“Jen Oshman deftly walks through a variety of challenges to following Jesus in the modern world. Each time she helpfully exposes the shortcomings of living for the self, while also pointing to the joy of living for and in Christ. I will give a copy to each of my daughters and pray they absorb Oshman’s godly instruction.”
—Jonathan K. Dodson, Founding Pastor, City Life Church, Austin, Texas; Founder, Gospel-Centered Discipleship; author, The Unbelievable Gospel; Here in Spirit; and Our Good Crisis

“For many years now I have benefited from Jen Oshman’s writing. I’m delighted that she has broadened her repertoire to include this book. In an age obsessed with self, its message is delightfully countercultural and desperately needed.”
—Tim Challies, blogger, Challies.com

Enough about Me is for those who feel tired, burned out, or like they’re not enough. Jen Oshman kindly encourages readers to look away from themselves and to look instead to Jesus, powerfully reminding them that true, lasting joy is found only in him. This book will lift your gaze in a way that will change your life.”
—Hunter Beless, Founder and Executive Director, Journeywomen podcast

“This book had me hooked right from the start. I guzzled my coffee as I considered the common struggles of despair and disillusionment Jen Oshman describes. But the real triumph is the way Enough about Me turned my eyes to the one who defines my life and gives me joy. This is a must-read for any woman running on empty because her ‘fuel of self’ has run out. Our empty hearts need to find full dependence on God.”
—Emily Jensen, coauthor, Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments; Cofounder and Content Director, Risen Motherhood

“In a time when our greatest value is self and the lure of this world tricks us into believing we can have it all, I can’t think of a more necessary and relevant book for today’s women. Jen Oshman masterfully ushers us to where greater joy is found by redirecting our gaze from ourselves to Christ. If you’ve ever had it all only to be discontent, or you’ve been discontent with all that you have, this book is for you.”
—Shar Walker, Senior Writer, North American Mission Board

“Every day, disciples of Christ are bombarded with competing information for how they can live their best lives. Whether it’s chiseling your arms at the gym, keeping a smokestack of essential oils pumping in your house, or promising to never buy frozen chicken nuggets again—none of these things will sustainably complete you, calm you, or comfort you. The focus on self is crushing us. Jen Oshman reminds readers that the more we focus on me, the more out of focus we become. Sisters, there is only one place to look that will secure the good life you truly need: ‘Christ who is your life’ (Col. 3:4). And in this book, that’s who Jen Oshman points you to—Jesus and all his glory. Take up and read. We can never get enough of him.”
—J. A. Medders, author, Humble Calvinism; Pastor of Preaching and Theology, Redeemer Church, Tomball, Texas

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