Monday, June 25, 2018

Book Nook: Am I Enough? Embracing the Truth About Who You Are

There is a strong temptation to compare ourselves to others, to think we aren't enough, to struggle with self-esteem. This often is especially challenging for young women. My older daughter is just getting to the age where young ladies often start to struggle with self-image - and although right now hers seems rock solid, that may not always be the case.

I had a chance to review Am I Enough? Embracing the Truth About Who You Are by Grace Valentine. Grace has experienced the pressure to fit a certain mold herself, and decided she'd had enough of the toxic culture. She didn't want to just survive, she wanted to grow and thrive. This book is a look at her perspective on self-esteem - a perspective that is rooted in the fact that it doesn't matter whether we are "enough" for this world, because we weren't created for this world, but for the next.

The book looks at common lies that women often pick up, either from society or from internal monologues - lies about our worth in relationships, our abilities, beauty, and more. The book has a good balance of honesty and humor, which makes it both easy to read and very helpful. Those who read this book will feel understood and know they aren't alone, and will be empowered to confront the lies with a stronger self-image based on their image and value to God.

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