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Follow your heart. You do you. You are enough.

We take these slogans for granted, but what if this path to personal happiness leads to a dead-end? In Rethink Your Self, Trevin Wax encourages you to rethink some of our society’s most common assumptions about identity and the road to happiness.

Most people define their identity and purpose by first looking in (to their desir
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 20th 2020 by B Books
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Matt
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a valuable book for our cultural moment, marked by Trevin’s characteristically penetrating insight and engaging style. Pre-order it now!
Ivan
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I can’t think of a more timely book that at once counteracts today’s “be true to yourself” message and shows the beauty of denying self and following Jesus.
Mukesh Gupta
Oct 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I got a digital review copy of this book via NetGalley. Before i say anything, I would like to share that I am not a Christian. I am spiritually inclined.

I believe that that model that Trevin shares in the book about "Looking up, Looking around and Looking In" is a powerful approach to rethink our lives. The 4D (Definition, Display, Desires and Design) model for rethinking ourselves is also an interesting take on this process.

The author also brings in tales, anecdotes and quotes from the Bible
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Ian
The world is hooked on 'self'. We all grapple with it. Everyday. As Wax highlights, so many of the messages we are indoctrinated with encourage us to look inward first to navigate one's life. We in the church have also caught the same bug.

Wax with a gentleness and compassionate leaning highlights the flaws in the industry of 'self'. This isn't just a book for the church; Wax's outlook and tone is one that all people can find this book useful. In essence, Wax spends the first half of the book ide
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Darryl Dash
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Rethink Your Self, Trevin Wax encourages us to rethink society’s assumptions about happiness and suggests a better way.

Wax has written a book for a general audience. It deals with one of the most important issues today — expressive individualism — and its effects on individuals and society. But Wax writes with a keen understanding of the issues underlying this worldview. Rethink Your Self is easy to understand, but it has depth.

I see the “look in” approach everywhere I look, including in the
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Trevin Wax is the Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin hosts a blog at The Gospel Coalition and regularly contributes to The Washington Post, Religion News Service, World, and Christianity Today, which named him one of thirty-three millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. His previous books include Counterfeit Gospels ...more

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