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Dare to Drop the Pose

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  91 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Is the REAL you getting lost because the FAKE you is just so annoyingly impressive?
“Stepping onto the platform to preach that morning, I admitted to myself that I was not a pastor first, but a regular, scared, insecure, everyday guy whose life had been changed by Jesus. And if Jesus really loved me as I was (I knew He did), then why should I go on trying to be someone I w
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Published December 14th 2011 by Multnomah (first published August 10th 2010)
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Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Impressively honest.

I think this is a very important book for many people, pastors and laymen alike. It is especially significant coming from a pastor of such a large church who I'd assume has intense pressure of putting up a front. What we receive in this, however, is the gift to be human and not mindless robots that interact with each other. This is not a book to come to if you're trying to understand what the Bible says about the topic of being real or anything like that. To be honest, there
Originally Called confession of a pastor Craig Groschel loosely touches on many things that leaders struggle with. If you want to be challenged and open up in growing with your walk and desire not to "fake it" when it comes to how you lead, this book is for you.

I would recommend for anyone in leadership positions. It is written from a pastors perspective, but is applicable to anyone who desire to develop themselves.

This was read in my bible study and discussed in a group. There are questions i
Zachary Wiley
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-living
In today's churches, so many Christians think that they have to present themselves as a "perfect product" to their peers. Craig Groeschel leads by example as he drops the pose and lets his flawed and "under renovation" self show. He shares funny and relatable experiences that make you realize...I am not alone. He also gives practical steps that illuminates truth from God's Word. The overarching theme of this book to is encourage you to embrace authenticity and let the people in your life love yo ...more
Trent Gillespie
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great look at hypocritical Christians, written by a Christian Pastor. He really doesn't like praying. Neither do I. I have ADD praying that goes off on tangents. He struggles to be a good Christian, as do we all (who are Christians). Insightful, honest and with good strategies to try to make yourself a better Christian, not the perfect Christian, just better. A wonderful read for a Christian like me.
Kent Brindley
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read and beautiful, personal reminder for those of us struggling to retain our Christian identities.
Emil Bredahl
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just super
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Funny. Honest. Helpful. Loving. Insightful. Awesome.
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Groeschel is right in my wheel house. He seems to be right in my head!
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book. The only thing I don't like is that in Weird (his new book) he puts quite a bit of the same stories in it.
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Craig Groeschel (born December 2, 1967) is the founder and senior pastor of, a church with thirteen locations in six states. He is married with six children and lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City, where is based.

Groeschel was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in southern Oklahoma, attending Ardmore High School. He attended Oklahoma City University, a
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“Be who God called you to be. Live for the an audience of ONE.” 1 likes
“For years I played the what-if game. Maybe you're acquainted with this pastime. The rules are simple:

Rule #1: You're only allowed to think of worst-case scenarios.

Rule #2: You're never allowed to win this game. You can only lose.

Rule #3: The more you play, the greater your losses.”
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