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David C. Cook Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You

If you've ever wondered if your life will ever change, Stasi Eldredge's book, becoming myself assures you that "God will complete the good work he's begun in you." In this book, Stasi shares her personal struggles with weight, self-worth, and her past, teaching readers that God wants them to participate in their transformation as he completes his good work in them. She invites women to look at their pasts, especially their mothers, with honesty and mercy and to look toward their future with hope. Embrace God's dream of you!
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Review 1 for Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
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Every woman must read this book!

Date:November 18, 2013
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Reading "Becoming Myself" is like having coffee with a dear friend who understands you and loves you anyway! Stasi has an amazing way of helping us see ourselves as God sees us, flaws and all! She then brings us to a place where we can begin to understand that God already knows how messed up we all are. He understands our hurts and wants us to turn to Him for help navigating through all the mess! And when we do? WOW! That's were the healing begins! And it is liberating!
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Review 2 for Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
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Help to overcome negative thoughts about yourself

Date:November 16, 2013
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This book was highly recommended to me by some amazing women of faith that I deeply respect. I was eager to jump in and read it because I have heard such incredible things about Stasi and John Eldredge’s ministry called Ransomed Hearts and the conferences that they conduct. I soon realized that I am probably not the right audience for this book. Much of the book focuses on how to overcome past hurts from your childhood, poor self image and insecurities. I was blessed to have a wonderful set of parents and a good upbringing which provided me the opportunity for a good foundation that did not set up a lot of emotional scars that needed healing. But, the overall purpose of the book is about changing the things that you don’t like about yourself…that don’t line up with the Word of God and how He sees you…..to becoming the woman that He intends you to be. With that context, I think everyone can find something in this book that is relevant for them.
My absolute favorite part of the book is the Daily Prayer at the end. It is a powerful representation of what to pray and how to pray it. You can also find it on their ministry website under the tab called “Prayer”.
I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
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Review 3 for Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
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The only word available is WOW

Date:October 30, 2013
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For several reasons, Becoming Myself, was an amazing book to read. It was filled with so many encouraging words and insightful thoughts on living the life of a Woman-Created-By-God. (That's you, by the way).
Her passion is to speak into the lives of women -- who have asked themselves these questions. Is change really possible? Is there something better than this? Will I ever feel whole? Who am I really? Am I beautiful? Acceptable? Worthy? Can I truly find freedom?
Stasi has a gentle yet convicting way of speaking into the hearts of women in her new book. She is honest and transparent as she guides you through so the many variables, facets and angles that make you ... you. I warmed quickly to her words.
I need to point out that this is not a weekend read. It was difficult for me to absorb it as a book reviewer on a deadline. Instead Stasi's book would be better taken slow and unhindered. There were many places I felt her words convict my heart and want to dig down deeper- but I couldn't. There were many places when the flow of emotions would not allow me to continue reading- but I had to.
Let me encourage you to grab a hold of this book if you are wondering about, seeking after healing or change in your life. Stasi says, "the very fact that we long for the change is a sign that we are meant to have it." So get the book, read it slow and patiently and watch God unveil the true you - the one He envisioned, dreamed of and then created.
A study guide is also available for purchase & great for small groups & bible studies.
Book has been provided courtesy of David C. Cook and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller.
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Review 4 for Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
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has just the right personal touch

Date:September 26, 2013
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this was a good addition to Captivating, let you know how and where the author is in her walk today
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Date:August 12, 2013
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I was looking for a book to encourage me in many ways. This book really fits the bill. Staci does that and more!
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Becoming Myself--Embracing Who God Made You

Date:July 21, 2013
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Drawing from her own weight loss battles, author Stasi Eldredge describes the struggle for lasting change in her new book, "Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You."
Eldredge reminds readers that transformation is a process God uses to "heal our inner world so He can transform our outer world." She also says God is "in the business of setting us free, making each of us into the woman He always wanted us to be. The woman we always wanted to be."
As she leads readers through a variety of issues like looking at your past through the eyes of mercy, our mothers' effects on us, and friendships, Eldredge seeks to help readers let go of shame and self-discipline since neither are agents of change. She says, "God isn't waiting for me to get my act together in order to become worthy of his affection."
She goes on to say, "Though our past has shaped us, we are not our past. Though our failures and sin have had an effect on who we are, we are not defined by our failures or sin."
According to Eldredge, struggles, fear of intimacy, self-hatred, and the need to control our world, make us desperate for God, and "that is not a bad thing." She encourages readers to embrace who they are, to awaken to the desires and dreams God placed in them. "Let God begin to write your story. Invite him to show you your past through his eyes," she says.
Overall, this was a good book, reminding readers to live out their new identity in Christ, allowing God to transform them from the inside out. The author has clearly walked the path of which she speaks, and she genuinely hopes to help her readers through similar struggles.
I appreciate Eldredge's gentle reminders that I will never be successful in trying to change myself--that it is God who does the transforming, beginning on the inside, changing my attitudes.
At the same time, the book ended abruptly for me, leaving me wondering, "Okay, now what?" While I understand small group resources are forthcoming, I was disappointed in the lack of reflection or discussion questions to guide me through the process of applying some of the principles in the book. So, I look forward to seeing the accompanying resources when they are released.
* Note: I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review. However, the opinions expressed are my own.
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