We live in a world of fakers. Rather than being real with each other, we present a carefully crafted persona that hides our faults and magnifies our good qualities. But inside we long to be loved, warts and all. We long to stop hiding from each other - and especially from God.
With a tender and gentle spirit, pastor Rick Bezet calls readers to a life built on authenticity, showing that the way to true freedom lies through reclaiming our hearts, reviving our souls, and renewing our minds in light of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Through biblical stories and (often funny) personal examples, Bezet encourages readers to live with passion, integrity, and perseverance. He releases readers from the spiritual death that comes with pretending and leads them into a new life characterized by transparency rather than fear.
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This is one of the best every day, real life books I’ve read (listened to) recently. There are tips for home life and work. Ideas on how to have a balance of people in your life to support you – the author described it as your Crowd, Companions, and Confidants. How respect starts with respecting yourself. How important confidence is. He mentions that just because we are confident in one season (or one area) of our life, it doesn’t mean we will always be confident. If we lose our confidence (or need more), he has tips on how to get it. I also liked the section on encouragement.
Overall, I felt it was a great book to not only remind us to be real, but it offered tips on how to make sure we are real in all areas of our lives. I’ve already listened to the book twice!
Rick is a great storyteller. I left Arkansas for New York in 2010 and I miss hearing his sermons every week. He remains relevant in his teaching and very entertaining with his illustrations and anecdotes. I bought several copies to give to friends and I had to get the audio, especially since Rick narrates. You won't be disappointed.
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