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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

Critic Reviews

"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 Read

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

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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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Excellent!

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

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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.

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ephiany provoking book

life transformational book if you allow it to do so every time it opens your eyes to a truth you did not realize until he eloquently explained it

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Thought provoking read

Benner gives us reason to consider our own way of interacting with others and with God. Have we developed a false self? I was apprehensive about the thought of knowing God better by understand self, but there is a logic to it. Consider for yourself.

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An excellent book about how we construct and try to maintain "false selves"

A wonderful and concise book about how we can know ourselves as we really are, which is how God knows us. It was eye-opening!