FOMO, the fear of missing out, isn’t new. But today, social media makes us increasingly more aware of the fun, interesting, and enjoyable activities that others are experiencing. We yearn for the lives we assume others are already living.
Through insights gained through her own journey toward contentment, author Sarah Heath found the answer to overcoming these feelings is to live an authentic life. Rather than longing for and chasing after somebody else’s life, you have to show up completely to your own life with honesty and courage.
In The Authenticity Challenge, Sarah invites you to embrace authenticity in three key areas of your life: vocation (the What), relationships (the Who), and faith (the Why). Over the course of 21 days, you will be guided through seven daily challenges each week related to one of these areas.
Take the challenges on your own or combine with the DVD featuring Sarah in 8-10 minute video segments designed for small group discussion. Additionally, leader helps found in the book make sharing group study easier, allowing you to share your experience with others and encourage one another as you grow in authenticity.
Being authentic in all areas of your life allows you to see how uniquely beautiful your story is. It enables you to be grateful for who you are. And it empowers you to move toward a more content life.
About the Author
Sarah Heath is the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Costa Mesa, California. With roots in Canada and Mississippi, she is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and an ordained elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. An actor, artist, author, and speaker, Sarah uses her many gifts to share God’s love with others. She writes about her insights on the topics of finding our identity in Christ and using our unique gifts to serve God and others. Sarah has a passion for music, traveling, acting, creating art, watching and participating in sports, and enjoying all with which God has gifted us. Learn more about Sarah and her ministry at www.revsarahheath.com.
Table of Contents
A Little Intro and Confession 7
Week 1 The Who 19
Week 2 The What 45
Week 3 The Why 71
Leader Helps 101