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  1. The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success--Book and DVD
    The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success--Book and DVD
    Marcus Buckingham
    Thomas Nelson / 2008 / Other
    $26.99 Retail: $29.99 Save 10% ($3.00)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 2, 2008
    Deena Peterson
    This is one of the most unique interactive books I've seen--ever. Perfect for a high school graduate, a college student, or someone just seeking out more to this life than just existing, "The Truth About You" is what you choose to make it. Each part of this study is valuable; all parts used together pack the most power.
  2. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    November 19, 2008
    Scott
    The Truth About You, in my opinion, is the epitome of what is wrong with the Christian publishing market. It is a secular, humanistic, self-help, feel good approach to life and success that is in most cases in direct opposition to biblical principles.Not that its all bad. This book is not just a book: its an experience. It comes complete with a 20 minute video, a separate ReMemo pad (for tracking strengths and weaknesses), and a variety of interactive exercises. Nice package. But the content is still more psycho-babble than anything.The main themes center on finding your strengths, which are your interests, your ideas of what makes you feel good, fulfilling your needs, etc. To find those strengths, you are told to complete the statement, I feel strong when The biblical response to that iswhen I am weak.For the Christian, its not about me, what makes me feel good, etc. Its to be about Christ, growing in His image and likeness, serving for His glory, and allowing His strength to be seen in my weakness. This is the exact opposite of Buckinghams statement that as we grow, we become more and more of who we already are. God tells us to die to self and become like Christ.Dont get me wrong. Buckingham has something in the idea of a group of folks all doing what they do best. But there is too much focus on self and self-reliance here. I realize this is a business text, not a theology text. But the point is that a Christian publisher ought to be focused on those things that are biblically based, regardless of the genre. If we want to write about success, we should be doing it from a biblical definition of success and so on.Sadly, so much of Christian publishing these days is more focused on the feel-good psychology and self-centered individualism so prominent in our culture than on a solid biblical worldview. For all its nice packaging, this book is just the case in point for that problem.
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