How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me-First World

How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me-First World

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Do You Need Greater Self-Esteema€“Or Something Else Entirely? Western culture increasingly emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-esteem. Many of us believe we must a€œfinda€ ourselvesa€“and feel good about what we seea€“before we can experience significant spiritual growth. Focusing so much on ourselves, however, distracts us from pursuing the only source of true fulfillment. Do we, as Goda€™s people, really need to love ourselves more? Or is there a wiser, biblical path that can lead us to joy that is not self-centered and fleeting, but God-focused and lasting? Challenging the current fascination with self esteem, Leslie Vernick answers these questions and others that trip up Christians today. Offering surprising insights and practical helps that can make a real difference in your life, she shows how you can experience greater personal, relational, and spiritual growth while humbly adoring and glorifying your God. From the Trade Paperback edition.I loved learning, and I even loved practicing. I thrilled at hearing my own fingers play such beautiful music. One day my teacher asked me to consider playing the offertory during church. ... piece than I was used to, but I was anxious to show off my new talent by playing complicated chords and fancy runs. ... Iran from the service vowing never to play the piano in public again. The offering continued in marked silence. I was humiliateda€”but I was not humbled. Caron, a friend of mine , toldanbsp;...

Title:How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me-First World
Author:Leslie Vernick
Publisher:WaterBrook Press - 2011-05-25


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