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Rethink Your Self: The Power of Looking Up Before Looking In

Rethink Your Self: The Power of Looking Up Before Looking In

by Trevin Wax


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Follow your heart. You do you. You are enough.

We take these slogans for granted, but what if this path to personal happiness leads to a dead-end? In Rethink Your Self, Trevin Wax encourages you to rethink some of our society’s most common assumptions about identity and the road to happiness.

Most people define their identity and purpose by first looking in (to their desires), then looking around (to express their uniqueness), and finally—maybe—looking up (to add a spiritual dimension to life). Rethink Your Self proposes a counter-intuitive approach: looking up before looking in. 

It's only when we look up to learn who we were created to be that we discover our true purpose and become our truest selves.

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ISBN-13: 9781535995634
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 367,557
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Trevin Wax is senior vice president of Theology and Communications at LifeWay Christian Resources and a visiting professor at Wheaton College. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin hosts a blog at The Gospel Coalition and has contributed to The Washington PostReligion News Service, WORLD Magazine, and Christianity Today, which named him one of thirty-three millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. As former director of Bible Publishing at LifeWay, he led the launch of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) and served as general editor of the CSB Worldview Study Bible. Currently he is the general editor of The Gospel Project, and an author of many books, including This Is Our Time, Eschatological Discipleship, Gospel Centered Teaching, and Rethink Your Self. He and his wife Corina have three children and live outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Looking In, Around, and Up 7

Chapter 2 Looking Around, Up, and In 21

Chapter 3 The Challenges of Defining Yourself 33

Chapter 4 The Challenges of Displaying Yourself 49

Chapter 5 Look Up 65

Chapter 6 Our Original Purpose 79

Chapter 7 Our Unavoidable Flaw 95

Chapter 8 The Ancient Wisdom of Jesus 109

Chapter 9 The Hinge of History 131

Chapter 10 Your New Self 147

Chapter 11 Retraining Your Self 165

Conclusion 187

Acknowledgments 193

Notes 195

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