I remember when I just started Blogging, I couldn’t help but compare myself to other Bloggers. How well designed their Blog was, how well they wrote and the trickle of traffic I was getting in comparison to them. It may not be blogging, but we have all felt insecure at different stages of our lives. We have battled with thoughts on how to deal with insecurity and have likely looked into books on insecurity at some point. This week on the blog, I will be reviewing the book Silencing Insecurity: Believing God’s Truth About You by Donna Gibbs.
SUMMARY ON THE BACK OF THE BOOK
Insecurity is easily the most pervasive struggle of women in America today. We have more ways than ever to compare ourselves to others–who are all prettier, thinner, smarter, more successful, and more put together than we are–and our sense of self-worth takes a serious beating on an almost daily basis. We’re tired of simply commiserating with writers and bloggers who share their own struggles–we want real, workable solutions about how to find peace with ourselves.
This is what professional Christian counselor Donna Gibbs gives women with Silencing Insecurity. Drawing from her twenty years of experience counseling women, she exposes the many lies that produce insecurities in us starting from a young age, the result of letting those insecurities get the best of us, and, most importantly, the way out of insecurity–for good. Anyone who is tired of letting insecurity snatch away the joy from her life will welcome this practical and freeing book.
How To Get Rid of Insecurities
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BOOK REVIEW: SILENCING INSECURITY:BELIEVING GOD’S TRUTH ABOUT YOU
Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs is expertly written and touches on those insecurities we hold so very dear. Thoughts such as, “If only I were thinner”, “if only I were smarter”, “I feel worthless.” Like a woman who bares the scars of physical abuse, we are battered and bruised from feelings of insecurity we slap on to ourselves. The comparison trap has gotten even worse with the explosion of social media.
Donna starts off Silencing Insecurity by helping the reader to understand what might be taking a stab at their identity. Could it be past trauma or experiences, or perhaps just our perceived appearance of ourselves. The author helps us to dig through the “nitty gritty” with end of chapter discussion questions to help with soul searching and identifying our identity thieves.
If your identity isn’t secure, they will likely cause problems in your life and create unnecessary problems in our relationships, spirituality and personal life. But there is hope at the end of the tunnel as the author points us to scripture and shows readers how God truly sees us.
What I particularly liked about this book were the discussion questions that allowed be to really hone in on the areas in my life where I am struggling with insecurity. Also, the author didn’t just talk about insecurity but provided biblical references and examples pointing us to the word. I especially liked that at the end of the book she provided scripture truths for a secure identity. Think of these as scripture affirmations, which you can repeat whenever you are feeling insecure, such as feelings of rejection or unworthiness. The author also outlines a framework for wholeness which you can use to embrace your identity and find true freedom from insecurity.
WOULD I RECOMMEND
Donna provides practical, encouraging, biblical guidance on receiving freedom from insecurity. If you are looking for resources on how to overcome insecurity, christian self-esteem books or how to get rid of insecurities, then be sure to grab a copy of Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs. Looking for additional book recommendations? Check out my book reviews.
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