Many of us are bent on producing and achieving, striving and hustling for our self-worth. Beneath this relentless drive churns a deep yearning to uncover our true selves and our purpose in this world. Gardeners familiar with the technique called "pruning open" know that the secret to healthy plants and trees lies in subtracting rather than adding. Similarly, we begin to flourish as we let go of our false selves and allow God to prune us open.
With powerful stories and revealing research, Michelle DeRusha helps readers:
- learn how to declutter their hearts, minds, and souls through the practice of directed rest
- let go of busyness, striving, and false identities to embrace their truest selves as beloved children of God
- grow in their relationships, vocations, communities, and intimacy with God
True You offers those exhausted by the pervasive do-more, be-more messages of our society a path toward rest, renewal, and, ultimately, wholeness in Christ.
- If you're struggling with busyness, perfectionism, striving and such make this your first read for 2019.
I've been on my own transformational journey from perfectionism, striving, competing, busyness.... and the such for a few years now. The opportunity to read this book came along at a time when I knew that this was a conversation that needed to be brought to light especially in our current cultural climate but didn't really have the words to articulate what was going on. Then came True You. It felt like Michelle had been reading my mail, like she knew things about me that I'd only whispered in the dark.
This book brought to light the resounding truth that we're really all more alike than different. Our struggles are not unique and are thus better shared.
I could not stop high-fiving the book one moment and weeping with it the next. I'm going through it again, this time with a small group of girlfriends, we're all looking forward to being free from our false selves and discovering our "True You-ness"
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