Tree of Lies: Transforming Decisions, Behaviors, and Relationships By Gaining Perspective On Your Identity in Christ

Tree of Lies: Transforming Decisions, Behaviors, and Relationships By Gaining Perspective On Your Identity in Christ

by Scott J Perkins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943526413
Publisher: Perkins Communications, LLC
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 1,083,262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Scott Perkins is a discipleship coach, author and speaker. His passion is to help others understand their identity in Christ and live in that reality. He is thankful that God does not discard His followers when they make a mess. Scott lives outside of Orlando, FL with his wife Missy and daughter Sarah Grace. Connect at

Table of Contents


Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner

Introduction Not So Good Friday

Part 1: The Lies

Chapter 1 Burning Out: What was the problem?

Chapter 2 The Tree of Life: What is identity?

Part 2: The Root

Chapter 3 The Root of the Problem: Where do feelings of worthlessness come from?

Chapter 4 The Cover Up: How does the false self work?

Chapter 5 Core Lies: What is the story you tell yourself?

Part 3: The Truth

Chapter 6 God's Surprising Response to Brokenness: Who is the God you are following?

Chapter 7 The Desert Life: Who does God say you are?

Chapter 8 Planting a New Root: What does it mean to deny yourself?

Chapter 9 The Mystery of Faith: What is your cross?

Chapter 10 Following Jesus: How do you develop a good root?

Part 4: The Fruit

Chapter 11 Not Meant to Be Alone: How do you love others well?

Chapter 12 Living Your Mission: What is your purpose?

Chapter 13 Working It Out: How do you respond to failure?

Appendix A Discovering Your Root

Appendix B Developing an Identity Statement in Christ

Appendix C 31 Days of Identity Devotions

Selected Bibliography


Contacting Scott


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Tree of Lies: Transforming Decisions, Behaviors, and Relationships By Gaining Perspective On Your Identity in Christ 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Monamosie More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading Tree of Lies and am impressed with how Scott put his own struggles and his path back to God on display to help us see the “lies” that most of us live by or tell ourselves as we walk through life. There are many great exercises and/or readings that will help you find the problem(s) in your roots so you too might be able to find your identity in Christ. I would highly recommend this as a resourceful tool for anyone seeking comfort and understanding with their selves and the Lord.
Jigna More than 1 year ago
How many times have you read self-help books and felt most of it was a quick fix? It seems as if most books are band-aids that cover up wounds which never heal. Well this book truly is a breath of fresh air. It doesn’t talk about things you’re doing wrong, and what habits you need to correct to be on the ‘right path.’ Rather it digs deep into the root cause of the problem. Scott has done an incredible job of providing us with intimate details about his personal life. He goes on to mention his own struggles and weaknesses. Through his struggles, you’re left with a sense of someone truly trying help. You don’t feel condemned about what’s not right in your life, rather you feel free to express what’s really going on. His transparency allows you to confront your own struggles, while still allowing you to make mistakes along the way. While reading, you’ll find yourself wanting to remove the mask you’ve been wearing for years and let people see the real you. You will want to feel accepted and loved for who you are rather than the mask you continue to hide behind. Regardless, without firs t working through the root of your own struggles, you won’t be able to ever make any lasting changes. I feel this book is a guide. Once you start reading you’ll be able to first identify what’s really bothering you and work your way to a healthier life. This book is a must read. You feel drawn to the author, because he comes across as a friend speaking to another friend. Anyone who is contemplating which self-help book to read should prioritize this book. You won’t be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I am not completely finished with Tree of Lies, I highly recommend this book to any who might wonder why they don't have true peace in their Christian walk. Perkins has the ability to uncover the deep motivations of the heart. This enables the reader to dig deep, uncover the lie which can at times be so subtle, flowing out of our cultural context in a way that makes them appear right/good. My book is highlighted with phrases that if bitten off, chewed on and digested could be life changing --- thus my not wanting to rush through it quickly. If you are hoping to uncover the masks that we all wear, desiring to stop hiding, and seeking to live an authentic life, this book will be significant in your journey towards that freedom.