Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Book Review - Telling Yourself the Truth


The truth will set you free!
I dropped the ball and feel like a failure as a parent/spouse/friend,
or, I lost my job; I am useless. This is negative self-talk at its finest. Negative thinking produces negative emotions, negative reactions, and negative behavior. Don't be a victim of circumstances; self-destroying lies will keep you from achieving true happiness.

But true happiness is possible if you stop believing your lies. The authors explain Misbelief Therapy, a life-changing method, in an easy-to-understand way. Learning to deal with your thoughts, they say, is the first step to healthy thinking. They'll help you stop the misbelief, I'm so lonely and miserable, and replace it with the truth: I'm alone, but not lonely. God loves me with an everlasting love, and I am invaluable to Him. Once you pull the negative thoughts out and replace them with the truth, you will see that you can lead a satisfying and fulfilling emotional life. Based on the Bible, Telling Yourself the Truth has continuously helped thousands of people for more than thirty years. This newest edition now includes a helpful study guide.


Do you tell yourself negative things about yourself? I think all of us have things that we say all the time to ourselves that we never think twice about. It can be things that we've been told in childhood by parents, siblings, friends, or even things that we have heard from our spouse. We start to believe these negative things and then chime in to reinforce this negative talk.

This is NOT how God sees us or how we should treat ourselves. This negative talk can hold us back from doing the things we really want to do and can even make us physically sick!

I love that this book gives us the tools to start talking to ourselves the way God sees us and they even give us the Scriptures to back up what God says! For me, this was incredibly helpful and showed me the truth in God's Word about who I am.

The back of the book provides questions for each chapter that you can work through and help yourself to stop the negative talk. I found that I didn't even realize I was doing some of the negative talk to myself until I did these worksheets in the back. It really helped me to clarify areas where I need to believe who I am through God's eyes.

I highly recommend this book! It really has helped me to change a lot of the negative talk and feelings I've had about  myself and has given me the tools and help I need to start talking positively about myself and believing the truth! This book is a definite 5 out of 5 star book.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Bethany House Publishers 

Blessings - Julie

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