Friday, April 20, 2012

My Own Worst Enemy by Janet Davis

You know you could do great things if you just stopped getting in your own way. But most days, self-doubt, fear, and the seductive whispers of insecurity have you second-guessing yourself--before you’ve even started.
Now you can learn how to break the destructive cycle of shame and self-doubt to achieve your full potential. Through lessons from her own life and examples of modern and biblical women, Janet Davis shows you how to break harmful patterns in order to live out your purpose in God's kingdom, bringing the sense of fulfillment you’ve been longing for. (book cover)
Within the first few pages, I knew this was a book I could completely relate to, and feel sure that many others will feel the same. As author Janet Davis described a time she had been asked to speak on a topic that she was familiar with and well-versed in, she was full of confidence that this was well within her capabilities. Yet, that insidious inner voice whispered, "Just who do you think you are?" That is a voice I hear so many times, and nearly always let it defeat me. Whether this is a problem you deal with daily, or it just hits now and then, this is a book that will strike a chord with you.

Filled with stories of Biblical women, but often told with a fresh perspective, as well as stories of women Mrs. Davis has counseled with herself, she explores the fears, failures, and lack of confidence that can often strike. Yet each story also brings hope and a glimmer of ability we each have to succeed when we trust Jesus to help each of us lead the life we were meant to have. With the study guide questions at the end of each chapter, this is a good book to utilize to break these chains of fear. This would also make an excellent study for a small group; a support group of friends who will pray, listen, and care about you is essential during those times you find it hard to love or trust yourself.

Check out other books and more info about Janet Davis at janetdavisonline. 
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House and was not required to give a good review.

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