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Publisher's Summary

The Word Guild 2005 Canadian Christian Writing Awards Award of Merit in Personal Growth/Individual Category

In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ.

Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation.

©2004 David G. Benner (P)2014 David G. Benner

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"David Benner is a keen student of both God and human personhood. It is a rare kind of book that combines wisdom about faith and understanding about the self. This is that kind of book." (John Ortberg, author and pastor)

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Great short book on spiritual transformation.

This is a very good book on spiritual transformation and the true and false self. It has one of the best introductions to the Enneagram I have read. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Kirk
  • 02-05-2019

I've not read a more important book.

This book by David Benner is so profound and important, I will read it many times, we must know ourselves to see what we cling to that blocks us from knowing God and being who we are meant to be. He has a gift of explaining how to start this journey!

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  • 匿名
  • 04-11-2019

Purposed

Set yourself free from the chains of uncertainty and aimless pursuits. You should acquire a notebook that you dedicate to answering the questions, you should plan to truly engage in the exercises and revisit this book often. Be set free!

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  • happy
  • 25-07-2019

Truly Transformational

The reader’s voice is easy to listen to, as each sentence is full of depth and meaning for personal growth. Seeing and experiencing God’s love for me as I am uniquely created is a message that everyone can benefit from hearing and learning to live out. The book is not only profound but also gives practical application.

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  • Meredith R. Thorn
  • 13-04-2019

WOW

This book helped me realize how important I am to God and how to respect this creation that he made.



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  • Dave Berkey
  • 19-01-2018

good book to help you stay in a good path

good book to help you stay in a good path or get to one you were made for.

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  • LadyD
  • 04-11-2017

Great Read

Highly recommend this book Very insightful and inspiring to help us become closer to God.

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  • Jenni
  • 16-11-2020

new perspective

I could listen to this book over and over and continue to get new insights. Getting to know myself by getting to know God. So good.

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  • MsCurlyMoe
  • 02-11-2020

Amazing

I think this is a great book for anyone dealing with identity and religion. Very well written. So much depth to the words. Loved it!

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  • Chiefy
  • 14-10-2020

Know thy self...

Great book on personal reflection and self reflection, the exercises allow you to fine tune your ability to hear from God and allow God to move in and on your life...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-04-2020

AMAZING

Amazing and well written and great Audio as well on a great tool to apply to our faith. a great spiritual tool.

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  • Robin's wife
  • 08-12-2020

A great advent read

I used this as a resource for a stay at home quiet morning.

Simply brilliant

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