Ava H. Sturgeon, a longtime teacher, understands the unique challenges that young ladies face and gently guides them to Biblical truth through personal examples, humor, and journaling. This twelve-week study is ideal for church discipleship programs but could easily fit into private school curriculums or individual quiet times. For every girl seeking value in today's world, A Daughter's Worth is required reading! 188 pages, paperback.
"When you scan the shelves at the bookstore, even Christian stores, its easy to see our obsession with self-help books. The church today has embraced many secular psychology concepts all in the name of becoming happy and healthy individuals. We think to be happy as Christians we should love ourselves, establish boundries, and find our inner child.
"But how does this fit with Biblical principles? Thats where Leslie Vernick takes the reader in How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me-First World. She asserts that the path to lasting happiness is paved with humility, selflessness, and self-denial, rather than self-awareness, self-esteem, or self-fulfillment. To experience true inner peace, one must cultivate a deeper relationship with God, not pursue self-improvement.
"Vernick supplies many Scriptures to support her material, and gently challenges the reader to rethink some cultural ideologies that the church has adopted as its own. An example of taking a norm to task is her treatment of self-reliance: A self-sufficient person is typically seen as a competent and emotionally healthy individual. After all, no one likes to be needy
When we believe that we are self-sufficient, our heart automatically and unconsciously grows proud, and we forget God. He warned Israel,
Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God
"Chapters include The Happiness Paradox, Humilitys Imposters, Growing in Selflessness, and The Secret to Great Relationships. Vernicks insightful, Biblically-sound warnings are not difficult to follow, and are extremely timely in our generation of self-absorption, causing this reviewer to shout, 'Finally!' I highly recommend this book to anyone who is drawn to self-help books, and to those who counsel others." -- Stacy Oliver, Christian Book Previews
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