- You are what you do
- You are what you experience
- You are who you know
- You are what you know
- You are what you own
- You are who you raise
- You are your past
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Daniel Im is a speaker and leader who has traveled to cities like New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Seoul to teach, consult, and coach. His podcasts have been downloaded over 3 million times. He has pastored in five major cities around the world in churches ranging from 100 people to 50,000 people. He has written two paradigm shifting books, No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry, and Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (second edition). He has an M.A. in Global Leadership and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Performance Coach. Daniel lives in Edmonton, Alberta with his wife Christina and their three children. For more information, visit danielim.com and follow him on social media @danielsangi.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Hustle 13
Chapter 2 Experiences > Things 31
Chapter 3 Me, Myself, and Maybe You 53
Chapter 4 The American Dream 75
Chapter 5 Hoarders "R" Us 99
Chapter 6 It's Not about You 121
Chapter 7 The Other Side of Shame 151
The title You Are What You Do can be misleading if you do not see the subtitle, “And Six Other Lies About Work, Life, & Love”. Author and Pastor Daniel Im does an excellent job of showing how our modern society operates on the following lies: You are what you do. You are what you experience. You are who you know. You are what you know. You are what you own. You are who you raise. You are your past. I found the examples that Im uses to illustrate his points to be relevant and eye-opening. For example, he talks about the gig economy and social media and how these relatively recent trends affect our outlook on life. Because we are so immersed in these “lies”, we might not even recognize their effect on us. Im is open and honest in showing how these lies have negatively impacted his own life in order to alert his readers about their potential dangers. There were points in the book that I felt lacked clear organization. However, Im’s conclusion that it is only in Jesus that we can find freedom from these lies make You Are What You Do a thought-provoking book that is worth reading.
Great book about escaping the vicious cycle of performance-oriented Christian living In his new book, “You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies about Work, Life, & Love,” Daniel Im exposes the seven lies we can often buy into, to either get ahead in life, and measure our worth to ourselves, and to God. Published by B&H Publishing, Im uses as a framework the fairly new world of “gigging,” a.k.a., freelancing, contracting, and side hustling, which is one way to attain personal and financial independence, and the American Dream – or at least that’s what the world want us to believe. In his 208-page book, Im exposes these seven lies (page 8): 1. You are what you do; 2. You are what you experience; 3. You are who you know; 4. You are what you know; 5. You are what you own; 6. You are who you raise; and 7. You are your past. The truth is, these lies can end up conforming us to this world – often without us even knowing it – if we aren’t watchful (and if we let them), many times preventing us from renewing our minds to what God’s Word says about us, and far more importantly, about the Lord. One of the strongest points Im makes is in exposing lie number 3: We are who we know: That people can shape us (page 63) if we aren’t careful. “This lie that you are who you know is a fog,” she writes (page 64). “It’s everywhere and elusive. You see it all around you, you can feel the coolness of it, and you see others enwrapped in it, but when you try to grab it, you can’t – it just dissipates. “And a life built on this lie doesn’t lead to the thing it promises: greater levels of meaningful connection with others. Ironically, it actually produces the exact opposite: isolation.” The only qualm I have with the book is its lack of scriptural references and biblical examples of people in both the Old and New Testaments, who had the same issues as well: Moses, Abraham, Solomon, David, etc.; the twelve apostles (especially Peter and Thomas); and yes, even Paul. Overall, Im’s book is for any believer who is caught in the vicious and endless cycle of performing, and feeling they have to do more to be more – especially to more people (often to people who don’t really care about us at all). It is well-written, timely, and has a message for all ages. I highly recommend it. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. Full disclosure: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, I received a copy of this book free through B&H Publishing. My opinions are my own and I wasn’t required to write a positive review. © 2020 by Doug S., M.A.
You are what you do by Daniel Im is a book that considers 7 lies and then helps the reader to recognize them so that they can discover the truth. The description of this book says: The way that we’ve done things for centuries has been unsettled and unseated. We’re living in a new normal. And while on the surface many of these changes look like the next best thing, there’s actually a complex and fragile web of lies holding it all together: You are what you do You are what you experience You are who you know You are what you know You are what you own You are who you raise You are your past” I found this book very informative and easy to read. This book helped me to reflect on my own life and see where I had let these lies in and then helped me to see truth. I recommend this book.