My Own Worst Enemy: Overcoming 19 Ways We Defeat Ourselves

My Own Worst Enemy: Overcoming 19 Ways We Defeat Ourselves


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My Own Worst Enemy: Overcoming 19 Ways We Defeat Ourselves by Alan Nelson

Some people can't seem to get ahead in life even when they try to improve relationships or situations. Alan Nelson suggests that their setbacks result from attitudes that affect their behaviors, whether they are aware of it or not.

My Own Worst Enemy describes nineteen ways people sabotage their lives. Each chapter provides readers with a definition and the dangers of a "behavitude"--behaviors that stem from attitudes--such as guilt, living in the past, and self-sufficiency. Nelson addresses the "why" behind such behavior and offers solutions readers can use to begin changing their lives.

Nelson also provides self-assessment sections for readers to estimate their own involvement in self-defeating behavior and discussion questions for group or individual study.

This book is for all readers who want to take an honest look at themselves, make changes, and begin living up to their potential. It also appeals to pastors, counselors, and others who help people on their paths to healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800757915
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Nelson, M.A., Ed.D., is founding and senior pastor of Scottsdale Family Church in Arizona. He is the author of Five Minute Ministry, The New Thing, Leading Your Ministry, and Broken in the Right Place.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The author treats each chapter in a simple, direct and thorough way that enabled me to use each chapter for leading directed group discussion for a Christian Single's class for those over 35yrs old. Each chapter's topic was so pertinent to our daily life, attendance and discussion grew in the class and all were edified by what the author had to say. The questions at the end of each chapter helped discussion and brought to light the struggles we deal with daily. Through out the book the author points us to Scriptures that encourage us to better our attitudes and to follow God's will instead of ours.