“Success lets me and everybody else know that I’m important — that I’m worth loving. Success is how I prove my worth in this world.”
That’s what Mark Joseph thought.
He was driven to achieve, and he did. Through his success, he felt loved and respected. He worked night and day to keep feeling important.
But success came at a price.
If you’re overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and running in circles chasing happiness, this is the book for you.
You’ll learn, as Mark did, that the overwhelming pursuit of success stems from our underlying belief that we need to earn love, and that striving for it will somehow cure our lack of self-love. He’ll show you, through his experiences and those of others, that fulfillment has nothing to do with success. It comes from knowing that – despite success or failure – you were created by God for greatness, for love and to be loved.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Joseph is the executive director of the Christian Outreach Office at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his team share the love of Christ with tens of thousands of people every year. He blogs, speaks, and helps men and women who feel overwhelmed by life’s struggles to understand that they are made for greatness.
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About the Author
Mark Joseph is executive director of the Christian Outreach Office at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his team share the love of Christ with tens of thousands of people every year. He blogs, speaks, and helps men and women who feel overwhelmed by life's struggles to understand that they are made for greatness.
Table of Contents
Author's Note 9
Part I Overwhelmed
Chapter 1 When Love Feels Conditional 19
Chapter 2 Why We Don't Love Ourselves 27
Chapter 3 Overwhelmed by Fear 37
Chapter 4 False Happiness, False Gods 47
Chapter 5 When Tragedy Strikes 53
Chapter 6 Our Wounds 59
Part II Fulfilled
Chapter 7 Discovering God's Love 67
Chapter 8 Our Need for Healing 75
Chapter 9 Becoming the Best Possible You 87
Chapter 10 Let God In 97
Chapter 11 Walking with Others 105
Chapter 12 Pursuing the Path to Peace 115
Chapter 13 Called to Greatness 123
Appendix 1 Prayers 139
Appendix 2 Suggested Reading 141