Throughout Scripture, God reveals himself as the great I Am. He does not define himself with reference to any thing, person, or trait. He is, and that is enough. Women find themselves in a far different situation. When we introduce ourselves, we typically describe ourselves in terms of our relationships (the wife, mother, daughter, sister, or friend of someone else) or in terms of our accomplishments (our title, position, education, or accolades). When our identity is wrapped up in these external things, we inevitably (and exhaustingly!) strive to prove ourselves worthy of love, attention, or affirmation.
God never meant for us to focus on whether we are "enough," whether we measure up. He made usevery piece of usto be just as he is.
Jerusha Clark discovered this while exploring Jesus's seven powerful "I am" statements recorded in the Gospel of John. She invites women to join her in embracing the life and truth of these words, relishing the freedom of an identity fixed on Christ alone while leaving behind fear, bitterness, busyness, and toxic thoughts that steal our joy and limit our power.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jerusha Clark is the author or coauthor of several books on spiritual growth, women's issues, marriage, and mental health, including the bestselling Every Thought Captive, and Your Teenager Is Not Crazy (coauthored with her husband, Dr. Jeramy Clark). She also enjoys teaching at churches, retreats, schools, and conferences. She lives near San Diego, California.
Table of Contents
1 Since You Are Precious and Honored 15
2 Do You Want to Be Well? 27
3 From Fear to Freedom 39
4 You're Always In 59
5 Satisfying Your True Hunger 77
6 I'm Not Afraid of the Dark Anymore 95
7 The Unforced Rhythms of Grace 115
Selah: Introducing the Way, the Truth, and the Life 135
8 Making Good Decisions in a Choice-Crazy World 141
9 Discovering (and Loving!) the Real You 161
10 Giving Your Life So That Others Might Live 181
11 So Much More to Life than This 201
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Every Piece of Me" by Jerusha Clark explores the topic of discovering the real you. We, as women, are usually defined as "wife, mother, sister, friends, etc. Clark shows that are identity is not wrapped up in those titles. She also explores other issues that may haunt us, such as fear, bitterness, busyness and toxic thoughts. I appreciated Clark's honesty about the issues she deals with. She tells true stories of her own life. There are some good tidbits to learn in these pages, however, it got a little wordy and became a little confusing for me, at times. I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.