Saturday, April 12, 2014

Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee (My Review)

This is from the back cover of the book Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee:
“Hi, I’m Jennifer. I know we’ve just met, but already . . . I want you to like me.”
—that deep longing for people to value you, respect you . . . and love you. You’ve worked hard for their approval. You’ve wanted to make people think you’ve got it all together, but on the inside, you’re falling apart. And you’ve heard this one question ringing in your ears: What will people think of me?
Jennifer Dukes Lee knows exactly how you feel. She understands how exhausting life can be when you’re chained to your approval rating. Jennifer has spent plenty of time and energy trying to earn others’ approval—at work, home, and church—all while wondering what would happen if the facade dropped and everyone saw her hidden mess. She’s made the same mistakes many of us make as we try to sprint for significance—and wear ourselves out pursuing human love and acceptance above all else.
And now Jennifer leads you on a journey to rediscover the joy found in the unconditional love of God. Through her own life journey, she gently invites you to make peace with yourself and to stop working overtime for an approval that is already yours in Christ. Love Idol will help you dismantle what’s separating you from true connection with God and rediscover the astonishing freedom of a life lived in authentic love."

I was so anxious to read this book as I felt, as I'm sure many others have, that this book was written for me.  I have dealt with insecurities my whole life.  I've been trying to find my place and where I belong in this world.  This book is amazing.  It helped me realize my place is with God.  He loves me, accepts me and I already have his approval.  Really all that matters in this life is sharing God's word, getting people to Christ and us getting to heaven ourselves.  This book has shown me that I don't need to worry about seeking other's approval ~ I have God's approval and that is all that matters.
I give this book 5***** all the way around.  This is a book that I am sure to read over and over and I recommend it to everyone.

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