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The Search for Significance: Book and Workbook
In The Search for Significance, Robert McGee shows readers how to find true self-worth, based on the love, acceptance and forgiveness of Christ, and how to get off the performance treadmill. This classic best-selling book has changed the lives of millions of people b...more
This book is rooted in scripture and I found the author's handling of the bible responsible and appropriate. In fact, don't m ...more
Very timely book for me and a lot of rich content. I will re-read this again and again. When my children are older - I'd also like them to read it and start out with a better perspective of true success than I did.
-I must meet certain standards to feel good about myself.
-I must be approved by certain others to feel good about myself.
-Those who fail are unworthy of love and deserve to be punished.
-I am what I am. I cannot change. I am worthless.
and then uses Scripture to address each belief. The author is a counselor; I suspect this book is a culmination of his counseling techniques ...more
Then why the low rating? Because less than a hundred pages of substance is diluted by over two hundred pages of anecdotes, Reader's Digest-style self evaluations and study guides. Not that any of those were bad, but they distracted from the real material.
Still, a good read.
This book helps you to identify where you currently look for significance, explores the Bible for the truth about how God sees us, and teaches us how to replace lies with truth ...more
This book was recommended to me after a failed suicide attempt. I was excited to see what materials in the book could help me and help me to see the truth of the Word of God and God's will for his children when they are struggling. I found it exciting that there was a Christian book which used psychological theories to back it up.
That said, this book was beyond disappointing. The author's understandi ...more
Self-Worth = Per ...more