Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Book Review - Silencing Insecurity


Say goodbye to insecurity. It's time to change how we think about ourselves.

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. It's not what God wants for us, and it's not what we want for ourselves. So why is it so hard to stop?

Drawing from her twenty years of experience counseling women, professional Christian counselor Donna Gibbs says enough is enough. In this practical book, she exposes the vulnerabilities and lies that produce insecurities in us starting from a young age, explores the result of letting those insecurities get the best of us, and, most importantly, shows us the way out of insecurity--for good.


Donna Gibbs is author of Becoming Resilient and a leading Christian Counselor recognized on the referral networks of Focus on the Family, Christian Care Network, r3Continuum, FINDINGbalance, and Samaritan's Purse. She has been providing women and their families the hope and help they need for twenty years as a national certified counselor, board certified professional Christian counselor, and licensed professional counselor supervisor. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Mark, and their four sons where she is co-owner of Summit Wellness Centers, PLLC. Learn more about Donna @DonnaGibbsResilience on Facebook where you can follow her and read her weekly blog.


This is a book that for most of us, is needed. It's so easy to compare ourselves in this social media laden world. Seeing other's beautiful homes, perfectly cooked meals, or other things that make us feel insecure about ourselves is something that we all struggle with from time to time.

In this book, Donna helps us to understand where these feelings of insecurity come from - where the root of the problem started. I thought this was so helpful in understanding where these feelings actually started. Where did the belief system start in my mind that I was less than others? I loved the "Freedom Questions" at the end of each chapter, as well.

My most favorite thing about this book is that it's truly grounded in Biblical truths. Truths about how God sees us and how He wants us to see ourselves. I loved the encouragement and hope that I felt as I read through this book.  I also felt that, because Donna is a professional counselor, she dealt with this issue of insecurity in a professional, yet compassionate way. Most of all, she shows us the tools, through Scripture, for laying aside those feelings of insecurity.

This is a wonderful book and so helpful! I really enjoyed reading it and love that it gave me a lot of help in the area of insecurity. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Revell. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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