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The Gift of Being Yourself

The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery
Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • brazilianMoM
  • 04-11-2017

Great Read

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

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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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  • Jamie Aydt
  • 05-04-2019

great read! well beyond typical "self love"

benner is well beyond many. great writing and story line. dont give up because it sounds "mushy". it's real and raw.

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  • Pastor Deryl
  • 10-03-2019

Very Helpful

I really needed to hear this amazing material, now to apply ot to my life.

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  • Philip L. Penner
  • 25-01-2019

True transformation

The profound truth that I took away was: without truly understanding who you really are there is no place for transformation to begin.

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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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  • Coco Chanel
  • 13-02-2017

Excellent!

It's an excellent book. It was not what I expected but what I needed. Now the journey begins.

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  • Nathan B. Shaver
  • 05-02-2017

Most helpful and clear exploration of the concepts of false self/true self.

Merton, Calvin, Augustine and Bonhoeffer other church fathers have called us into a deeper and full fellowship with God in Christ by learning who we really are. David G. Benner helps to remove the barriers and complicated ideas that keep us from knowing the true self by charting a clear course for us to do the hard work and follow Jesus into fullness of life.