Many Christians feel broken and angry but don't think they can express these real feelings around others--or to God. So we put on a mask to hide our identity. Feelings of embarrassment and shame make us hide from the One who truly loves us.
Author Brennan Manning encourages you to let go of this stressful, unreal impostor lifestyle and freely accept your identity as a child of God. Find the rest that you long for as you grow in character and accept His lordship.
Includes discussion questions.
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As the new year came closer, I knew I simply had to take the time to connect with God. This book is one way I do that. I read it back in 2008 and picked it up again just a few days ago. Manning was a special soul. He was so battered and broken in life, trying to please God, and finally came to God with pure humility and a deep hunger for Truth! And God honored him. That's why this book is so good- it's real and sincere and Manning lays it all out there with no pretentions. He reveals a false self which he coins "the imposter" - the self who lives to receive praise and wealth and attention and power- all which stifles the voice of God. And all because unknown to us, the heart simply longs for its Maker.
This book refreshes my tired soul. I can identify with so much he says, I am moved to tears at times.
I had the privilege of seeing Manning in Chicago several years ago. He was so humble and kind and his message was exactly what I and many others need to...
This is an absolute must read for anyone who is serious about doing the hard introspective work of changing thier way of life. Not just their situation. Manning is one of those inspired reads. It seems he parked his ego at the door and has not only learned to listen effectively to truly change behaviour while in the rooms of spiritual teachings.he is a gifted writer sharing his experience in the transformation from the bondage of self and ego driven fears to being a selfless individual concerned with others and a true release into being I what we were created to be. Joyous and free from selfishness and worldly garbage we drag through our day .
Incredible book for a morning meditation. I read a chapter or less and then just consider how what was just mentioned jives with my life. If not, why not? The author, Brennan Manning,has literally been the bottom of society and finally came to the realization of the GREAT love God has, regardless of who or what we are. That realization turned his life totally around and his ability to write about that love with regard to the human condition RESONATES to one's very being.
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