Item description for Beyond the Masquerade: Unveiling the Authentic You (Focus on the Family) by Juli Slattery...
Overview Often, Christian women today find worth behind the masks of their accomplishments, physical appearance, intelligence, education, relationships - even their work in the church. But those masks separate us from God, from other people, and from our true selves. Thankfully, there is hope. We can remove our masks and trust Christ to see us as we really are...but it takes humility. To examine our hearts, motives, and past experiences requires honesty and confession. But beyond the masquerade, Christ can heal and transform our lives, freeing us from bondage.
Publishers Description Many Christian women today are wearing masks. From an early age, we are taught that to be valuable we need to do more, to be more. To feel worthy, we learn to hide behind the masks of our accomplishments, physical appearance, intelligence, education, relationships--even our work in the church. But those masks separate us from God, from other people, and from our true selves. Thankfully, there is hope. We can remove our masks and trust Christ to see us as we really are . . . but it takes humility. To examine our hearts, motives, and past experiences requires honesty and confession. But beyond the masquerade, Christ can heal and transform our lives, freeing us from bondage.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Focus on the Family
ISBN 1589973771 ISBN13 9781589973770
Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond the Masquerade: Unveiling the Authentic You?
This one's unique Nov 13, 2007
So many Christian book studies, so many Bible studies!! Of them all, to me, this one has done the most for my relationship with God. Initially, I wanted to quickly identify my mask, fix it and place a check on the complete box. Finding the mask wasn't hard. Fixing it was what I found to be impossible. In this book, Dr. Slattery leads her readers to God's answer for this dilemma.
Learning to be authentic Nov 2, 2007
I have read this book four times and with each reading I am drawn closer to God. Realizing my worth as a child of God is very freeing. And that is what this book encourages. All people wear masks. We learned to wear them from a very young age. For a while they worked quite well but they eventually deprived us of true intamacy with God and with other people. This book is about taking off our masks. The author has a solid knowledge of the Bible as well as a wise grasp of psychology. She offers practical examples to difficult concepts. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any person, male or female. I found it to be challenging and transforming.
Life Changing Read Oct 21, 2007
We all want to know: "Am I special?", Am I a person of value?". No matter what we have or have not accomplished, deep down we all struggle with our self-worth. Dr. Slattery states that "to question self-worth is as human as breathing." This book will show you how we hide behind masks and how we make the mistake of buying into the world's definition of our value. You will learn to free yourself of these masks and find your value in your creator and what the Bible teaches about your self-worth. This book is definitely a must read!
This is a must read! Sep 28, 2007
If you are looking to "go deep" and see what God intends for your value and worth to be based on, this is the book for you. It has been life-changing for me. It is challenging, thought-provoking, inspirational and wonderfully real. We all wear masks to protect ourselves...to hide...but what we don't realize is that it hinders us from having intimacy with God and others. Intimacy and acceptance is what we all so desperately want and need. There is a freedom that comes admitting we are less than perfect and that we need help...God is always there to answer our call.
Changed My Life Aug 14, 2007
What more can I say, it changed my life for the better. You won't be able to read this without making a change yourself too. Masks will come off and the love of God will envelope you for who you are - HIS BELOVED CHILD! Julie (the author) has a shoot from the hip style that is easy to relate to and gets to the nitty gritty of self-esteem issues. If you want a fluffy hug, watch the big purple dinosaur. If you want to find out who gives unconditional love and acceptance for who you are, read Beyond the Masquerade.