Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday's Monday

I'm finally returning to the bloggie-world! I could offer excuses for my absence such as cleaning house (yes- it took that long. TEN, yes TEN loads of laundry were piled in my bathroom. My hubby has enough ACU's to clothe a small company!), catching up on missed appointments, lazy days in the sun and a disfunctional computer (Can I just say that after spending an hour writing a heart-felt post, only to have it mysteriously disappear with no record of being extremely frustrating). But enough with my excuses... I missed all of you!

Despite that I missed my Monday's Must Read- I must share it with you! As a graduation present, my parents bought me a Kindle (I LOVE it!) and my first kindle book purchase was
So Long Insecurity, You've Been a Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore

Here's a quick review from Publishers Weekly
Prolific Bible teacher and women's ministry leader Moore (Get Out of That Pit) moves away from her characteristic dead-on expositions of scriptural principles in her newest; the topic is insecurity, and the content, she admits, is close to an autobiography. Moore, always transparent with her own personal struggles, is refreshingly so throughout this text. Readers will be chortling in laughter one moment and sucking air the next as Moore exposes the many faces of female insecurity. The author names and claims each one, then defuses every bit of power these nonsensical inner voices possess by countering their lies with God's truth. Women, no matter what their age, battle against advertising's siren call for unattainable physical perfection; the habit of making a man's love the ultimate validation; and the worldly definition of success as money, power, and status. Moore uses personal essays, women's true confessions, expressive prayers, and lots of commonsense suggestions to jar women out of their insecure rut. Readers will delve into this work and find themselves comfortably uncomfortable, and this is a very good thing. (Feb.)

I am still currently reading this book. And it's fabulous. I'm just beginning the 5th chapter, but already I am learning to take a new perspective. But more on that later. It needs a while to settle before I spill all. If I'm learning anything about my demented way of insecure thinking, it's that I'm clearly not the only one who struggles with confidence and self-esteem. We all do. So let's find the answer in His perfect acceptance and heal. Go on, check it out. You can find the book here or to learn more about letting go of insecurity visit Beth's website here.


Mateya said...

I have heard so much about this! I would love to read it!

Kayla Sue said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I am so glad I did!!

I am a new army wife as well (as of April 2009) and my husband is getting ready to come home from a 12 month deployment to Iraq in one short month!! I am so excited and actually cannot wait for the day that I wash tons of his acu's. (they certainly do have a huge amount of those!!)

So excited for you!! Love every minute with your man!

Sarah said...

I've heard a lot about this book. I may have to get it soon.

P.S. You have an award waiting for you at my blog.

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