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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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  • Rome
  • 26-07-2021

One of best books I've ever read. Transformative.

Life transforming book from a great spiritual master. Unlocks the key to one's highest levels of fulfillment and self understanding. Insightful application of the Enneagram personality tool as well. Benner is perfectly on target and well balanced in his masterful coverage of the gift of being yourself. He is also a wonderful theologian. Tremendous quotes and meaningful insights. I highly recommend this book for those who are ready for the highest levelas of wisdom, enlightenment, spiritual renewal and fulfillment. May God bless your journey with special graces.

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  • AEP
  • 06-03-2021

The Gift of Being Yourself

Reading speed a bit too fast, but otherwise good. Benner's examination of the true vs. the false self is profound.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • andyc
  • 30-10-2021

Informative

I enjoyed the content of this book. It’s deeply informative In the chapters on false self.

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  • Jaclyn Gilbert
  • 28-10-2021

Buckle Up!

What a valuable message. This transformational book has impacted my spiritual journey! I appreciate how Benner reveals Jesus' human character in a clearer light.

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  • 01-10-2021

A search for an abandonment to Christ.

Security in the love of Jesus leads us to seeing ourselves truly. Thank you David

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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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