Thursday, April 5, 2012

Book Review: "My Own Worst Enemy"

Often we are our own worst enemy, meaning that we put ourselves down and we think the worst of us, that we are not good enough in some particular way. Janet Davis addresses this is her latest book for women, "My Own Worst Enemy: how to stop holding yourself back." The chapters are split into 3 main sections. Section one focuses on "many faces." Perception vs. reality is addresses and really looking at ourselves and thinking about what we do want in life and who we want to be. The second section is "many phases," and the third is "choices along the way." Feeling self-doubt, shame, and worthless are just a few things that are common thoughts that hold each of us back from our true potential as it is can hinder us from taking a step toward something we may enjoy or from letting our light shine as brightly as it can. Davis ties in Biblical examples and also personal experiences to address the different areas and to help each reader stop holding herself back. Each chapter ends with a "your story" section that is personal reflection questions.

This is a great book that is thought-provoking and eye opening! Each chapter is a good length, so that it is thorough, but not so long that it is overwhelming or will require a huge amount of time to get through. The questions at the end of the chapters are great as they will really help you to think about your own life, but they would also be great to use in a small group as they would lead to some good discussions. Davis ties in so much in this book and you do not want to miss out!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a honest review.*

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