Grace V Self-Esteem
In the style of C.S. Lewis, Brett Glover's inspired parables humbly invite you to encounter spiritual truths about our time. They show you how grace (God-esteem) and self-esteem are in conflict. As you read, you will discover the true nature...
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In the style of C.S. Lewis, Brett Glover's inspired parables humbly invite you to encounter spiritual truths about our time. They show you how grace (God-esteem) and self-esteem are in conflict. As you read, you will discover the true nature of self-esteem and your definition of success will change from a focus on one's self to a kingdom-of-God worldview. You will see how striving to be a hero will make you into villain, why hunting treasure will cause you to lose true riches, and why dressing up as eye candy will turn you into a devil! This book explains why violence and abuse is on the increase, why depression has skyrocketed into an epidemic, and what causes our global suffering.
Brett Glover is a theologian who writes with one eye on the kingdom of God and the other on social and world affairs. He is the founder and CEO of In2grace Ministries, which advocates for issues of social justice through grace. Brett has served as a Pastor, Manager of a residential Youth and Family Therapy Program as well as spending time in the business world.
:Modern relationships often focus on high or low self-esteem. I hear it all the time: "I have low self-esteem; that?s why I am a doormat!" Or, "She has it all together. Look at her self-confidence. It makes her so sexy!"
Yet before the 1950s, social problem-solvers didn?t consider high or low self-esteem as important. It is fascinating now to find complete diagnoses based on low self-esteem. Raising self-esteem seems always to be the solution.
I happen to believe that self-esteem is a social fabrication; it exists only because we give it meaning. It has no basis in truth or objective reality. Self-esteem is nothing short of an invention to try to give people meaning and value without God. excerpt from page 69