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You Aren't Worthless: Unlock the Truth to Godly Confidence (Updated Edition)

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You Aren't Worthless is an honest examination of life as Christians as well as an honest examination of life as a part of humanity

You Aren't Worthless by Kristin N. Spencer looks at what it truly means to follow Jesus while dealing with the insecurities that come with living in a world that doesn't value humanity. You Aren't Worthless deals with tough issues such as self-esteem and body image.


Ultimately I give You Aren't Worthless 3.5 stars, because while there was a lot that I got out of the book, there were statements that Kristin Spencer made that I don't fully agree with.


What I appreciated about the book: You Aren't Worthless talks about things that the church often brushes aside because these issues are difficult to address in such a way that everyone benefits. It's easier to tell people that their doubts or their questions come from a place of unbelief than it is to be honest with ourselves and what we believe about humanity. When we look at our bodies, often we compare what we have to what everyone else has, and this raises insecurities and fears that often are difficult to pin down and address. By asking simple questions about why we feel the way we do, we can get a better idea of who we are and what our purpose is in life.


What I disagreed with in the book: Kristin makes what feels to me to be a blanket statement regarding self-esteem and self-compassion. In chapter 5, Kristin talks about the fruits of the Spirit, and combines these fruits with what she sees as fruits of the flesh (or the fruits of self-esteem). Having a healthy concept of self is important, as it grounds us in what makes us human. The balance should come from what we do with that concept of self. If we have a negative self image, we will fear that which pushes us beyond our comfort zones. And sometimes we will drag others with us. But if we have a healthy self image, we can easily look beyond our insecurities, or maybe be more willing to take the plunge and step outside of our comfort zones. The problem is when we insist as Christians that our negative self image is what self esteem should look like. We need to address this inconsistency before we can truly address what a healthy self image should look like to the world.


Why everyone should read this book: You Aren't Worthless is an honest examination of life as Christians as well as an honest examination of life as a part of humanity.



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About the author

Kristin N. Spencer spends part of each day imagining up new worlds. When she’s not writing you can find her working in full time ministry, sewing cosplay costumes, or watching geekesque movies. Her favorite movie is Sabrina (the Julia Ormond version) and her favorite person is Jesus. view profile

Published on September 15, 2019

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Genre: Christian Non-Fiction

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