Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection
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Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection  -     By: Jared Mellinger

Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection

New Growth Press / 2017 / Paperback

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Being mindful about who you are and what you are doing isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Evaluating yourself is necessary and can lead to positive change – but what about the dark side of introspection? Do you ever feel weighed down and exhausted by your own self-analysis? Perhaps you made a mistake, said a careless word, or even messed up big time. Now you can’t get it out of your mind. Your mind circles around the event, trying to somehow make the outcome different – so that you don’t feel embarrassment, shame, and regret.  

In Think Again, Pastor Jared Mellinger, a self-confessed struggler with introspection, holds out the hope of the gospel for those who, like him, overdose on introspection. Only truly understanding the gospel can rescue us from false guilt, fruitless self-examination, and self-accusation. The only long-term solution to thinking too much about ourselves is when our attention is drawn away from ourselves and Jesus fills our mind’s eye. 

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Title: Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection
By: Jared Mellinger
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: New Growth Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 1942572565
ISBN-13: 9781942572565
Stock No: WW572564

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Evaluating yourself—being mindful of who you are and what you are doing—is necessary and can lead to positive change. But what about the dark side of introspection? Do you ever feel weighed down and exhausted by your own self-analysis? Perhaps you made a mistake, said a careless word, or even messed up big time. Your self-examination spirals into a full-blown cross-examination. You keep revisiting what happened. Your mind circles around the event, fruitlessly trying to somehow make the outcome different so you don't feel the embarrassment, shame, and regret.

The modern self-esteem movement has left us empty and self-focused. We exhaust our healthy introspection and pervert it into constant self-evaluation, wrong views of ourselves, self-accusation, and false guilt. Introspection was never meant to bear such weight.

Think Again offers real relief from the burden of introspection that so many of us carry each day. Pastor Jared Mellinger, who tends to overdose on self-analysis himself, shows us how the hope of the gospel can rescue us from the bad fruit of unsound introspection. Mellinger's short, story-filled chapters help readers identify and turn away from unhealthy introspection.

There is an outward-focused God who delights to rescue an inward-focused people and lead them into a better way to live. When we truly understand it, we'll see that the gospel actually sets us free from thinking about ourselves too much.We can seek after and pray for the peace and joy—the sanity—that comes from thinking about ourselves less often. Think Again includes practical instructions for self-examination, fighting false guilt, breaking free from hyper-introspection, and more. Ultimately, Think Again demonstrates that the solution to thinking too much about ourselves is to look to Christ, and it gives readers the tools to begin to turn from the mirror.

Author Bio

Jared Mellinger is the senior pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he lives with his wife, Meghan, and their six children. He is the author of Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection and A Bright Tomorrow: How to Face the Future without Fear.

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