Friday, March 11, 2011

The Me I Want To Be

John Ortberg wrote The Me I Want To Be > Becoming God's Best Version of You . He emphasizes the fact that we are made by God for a purpose and our qualities are His workmanship. Ortberg believes that there are ways we can be more authentic and fulfill our purpose, which is not what we do, but who we are. The closer we become to being who God created us to be, the closer we will be to God. Ortberg points out some lies and misconceptions Christians can have that keep us from being our best selves, from believing truth.

I admit, when I read the book cover and the first few pages, I was afraid this was another Christian Self-Help book full of cliches and New Age ideas. As I read further along, I began to see that I was wrong. I think Ortberg may have erred in the naming and publicity of his book; that both are misleading. This book is actually a great study on some of the common mistakes in the ways Christians view themselves, their circumstances, and God's divine plan. So much would be rectified if we changed our attitudes about those things. I know that my attitude has improved after reading passages that challenged several excuses I had been making.

I know this book also has supporting material such as group study guides and dvd sessions which would make this a great study for a small group, Sunday school class, or even just a group of friends.

The Me I Want to Be is written by John Ortberg and published by Zondervan Publishing. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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