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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Book Review: So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore

Today Beth Moore's newest book titled "So Long Insecurity: You've been a bad friend to us" is released in stores. I had the privilege of previewing the book. Beth says in the opening of this book that this is as close to an autobiography as she's ever written. Her humble and open heart is spilled out on every page as she openly shares her own insecurities.

Beth defines insecurity plain and simply: "not secure". Then she goes further in each chapter digging down into the depths of insecurity from self-doubt to perfectionism to preoccupation with self - she reveals many types of insecurities we all deal with.

She reminds us that all we have to do is be born on planet earth to be insecure. A host of troubles are common to humankind. We should be careful who we covet or who we judge as "having it all". Nobody has everything! And most likely if you knew the woman you coveted you'd find that she bleeds and is not as different from you as you think.

We think - well if I had that house or that body or that pretty face or that fabulous man or that degree I'd be secure too. But what we are saying is money, beauty, a great man, or prestige will make us secure. That is all false!

At one point she says "women use men like mirrors" to see if they are okay. In our media saturated culture, the bar for beauty has been raised to a standard that our grandma's did not have to deal with!

So what do we do with all these insecurities? Psalm 29:11 says "The Lord gives his people strength; the Lord grants his people security." There is nothing secure in this world - we must cling to Jesus for our strength and security. If your insecurity is interfering with your daily life and using your giftedness for the Lord, your family and children then this is the book for you!

Walk with the King!



Anonymous Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Sounds like a great read that will encourage many. Thanks for sharing the first glimpse, Courtney! I hope "settling in week" is going well. :)

February 2, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I'm going to get this book after work today! Thanks for the review-- I am so excited to read it!

February 2, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

I can't wait to read this - I was hoping you would be able to do a giveaway! :) :)

February 2, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow. God has spoken to me today. I love when he does that. But this message that Beth Moore is sharing is not just for me, but likely every woman! I have realized my sin in wanting more in this world. It is a relentless and insidious sin that seeks only to choke the spirit. Today I read Luke 12:15 and now your blog post for today. Isn't our God great, that he tells us the way in which we should go! I got the message. Thank you God.

February 2, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

I've done a couple Beth Moore studies and I must admit I'm not the best student for remembering fine details but one key point that (so very basic to many but was revolutionary to me years back) stuck from Breaking Free was a question: "DO YOU BELIEVE GOD?" Once you can answer with an affirmative "Yes!" Then we next have to identify what lies need to be removed from the walls of our hearts and mind, not just removed though but "repapered" with His Truth! I have many insecruities, but I praise HIM that He is The SOLID ROCK of Ages and when those "lies" resurface we can cling to His never changing Word! We shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set us free!! Thanks Courtney!

February 7, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

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