This is what professional Christian counselor Donna Gibbs gives women with Silencing Insecurity. Drawing from her twenty years of experience counseling women, she exposes the many lies that produce insecurities in us starting from a young age, the result of letting those insecurities get the best of us, and, most importantly, the way out of insecurity--for good. Anyone who is tired of letting insecurity snatch away the joy from her life will welcome this practical and freeing book.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Identity Thieves 17
1 Appearance and Comparisons 19
2 Success and Failure 27
3 Approval and Rejection 35
4 Life Experiences and Trauma 43
5 Roles and Responsibilities 51
6 Background and Origin 59
7 Who Is the Chief Thief? 65
Part 2 Unnecessary Problems 73
8 Mental 75
9 Emotional 89
10 Relational 101
11 Developmental 113
12 Sarai 125
Part 3 The Necessary Secret 133
13 Audience of One 135
14 Formula for Wholeness 145
15 A Transformation in Dependence 157
16 Freedom from Insecurity-A Biblical Example 167
Appendix: Scripture Truths for a Secure Identity 183
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an amazing book I think every teen girl and woman should read! In the first section Donna talks about identity thieves such as appearance and comparisons or approval and rejection. She explains how we might have bought into the lie that our identity is based on how we look or on whether we have people's approval, etc. There are many different things we can base our identity on rather than on where it should be, which is who God says we are. He says we are His masterpiece, his child and He loves us and will never leave us. The next section talks about problems insecurities can cause, from mental patterns we might fall into to emotional issues to relational or developmental ones. Are you thinking negative or positive thoughts towards yourself? The third section talks about how to fight the thieves and that's by trusting what God says about us and not listening to the lies. She shows what characteristics a healthy sense of self-worth will have and illustrates her points with Esther, a great example from the Bible. Each chapter has a victory verse and questions, making this ideal for a group study or on your own. Some things she pointed out I had heard before and I try to examine what I'm telling myself but there was just so much vital information in here that I needed to read and so many others do, too.. I highly recommend this life-changing book! I received this book from Revell. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.
Everyone struggles with insecurity... but everyone deals with it differently. If I don't have my beliefs solidly planted in God's truth I just might find myself free falling off the cliff of defeat, discouragement, and demise. Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs is a great resource. The book moves from Part 1 about Identifying identity thieves to Part 2 which dives deeper into the different things that can cause identity questions and then on further to Part 3 which covers how we can look to God for our security and for defeat of our identity thieves. Each section has an intro which gives the reader a great summation of what they will be learning in that section. I feel like when I am done reading this section I will know all these things... and that is a great addition to this book! Each section finishes with some questions. They start off more focused on past and present thoughts and I wished they would have extended more into application but I found that the questions in Part 2 and 3 were more of those type. There is a great balance of scripture, commentary, personal experience, and the experience of others in this book! I think that is one of the greatest things about it. It's not condemning at all. I loved the material in Part 3 and the questions were well thought out and very helpful for self-reflection and application of the material. I struggled a little bit with the layout of the book. I kind of wished the 3 sections were mashed together a little bit more so I didn't have to wait til Part 3 to get to that material. This is just my personal preference though and not something I want to get nitty gritty about. Overall the material is great and pushes the reader towards Christ! The book might be considered geared towards young adults but anyone can read it and glean valuable insights. I received a copy of this book from Revell. This has in no way influenced my review. I was under no compulsion to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own. *Contains Affiliate links. I receive a few cents for purchases made through these links at no cost to you.
Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs is expertly written and touches on those insecurities we hold so very dear. Thoughts such as, “If only I were thinner”, “if only I were smarter”, “I feel worthless.” Like a woman who bares the scars of physical abuse, we are battered and bruised from feelings of insecurity we slap on to ourselves. The comparison trap has gotten even worse with the explosion of social media. Donna starts off Silencing Insecurity by helping the reader to understand what might be taking a stab at their identity. Could it be past trauma or experiences, or perhaps just our perceived appearance of ourselves. The author helps us to dig through the “nitty gritty” with end of chapter discussion questions to help with soul searching and identifying our identity thieves. If your identity isn’t secure, they will likely cause problems in your life and create unnecessary problems in our relationships, spirituality and personal life. But there is hope at the end of the tunnel as the author points us to scripture and shows readers how God truly sees us. What I particularly liked about this book were the discussion questions that allowed be to really hone in on the areas in my life where I am struggling with insecurity. Also, the author didn’t just talk about insecurity but provided biblical references and examples pointing us to the word. I especially liked that at the end of the book she provided scripture truths for a secure identity. Think of these as scripture affirmations, which you can repeat whenever you are feeling insecure, such as feelings of rejection or unworthiness. The author also outlines a framework for wholeness which you can use to embrace your identity and find true freedom from insecurity.Donna provides practical, encouraging, biblical guidance on receiving freedom from insecurity.
Silencing Insecurity: Believing God's Truth about You is a great read. I think many who have insecurity issues would find inspiration within the pages. Donna Gibbs has a way of showing readers how to see a new look at their life, to have a way of finding joy, and to feel better about themselves. I give Silencing Insecurity: Believing God's Truth about You four and a half stars and highly recommend it for others who want to feel free again. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
This book was amazing writing and compelling to read with that also had fully insights in a practical, biblical guidance with all the greatest tools to help all of us that had been struggled with thoughts or emotions feel worthless, feel inadequate and feeling not to be healthy enough for all those feeling that trap us vulnerable to feelings of inadequacy. This book will help you experience freedom to live, to thrive, to grow and to love yourself as God love you. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “I received complimentary a copy of this book from Revell Reads for this review”.