Be True to Yourself

Be True to Yourself

Why it doesn't mean what you think it does (and how that can make you happy)

Redefine what it means to be true to yourself

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Our culture tells us that the way to be happy is to "be true to yourself". It’s posted on social media, promoted in adverts, taught in schools and, even, expressed in churches. But what does that mean, and does it actually work?

Matt Fuller explores how true happiness, wholeness and freedom can be found in embracing who God has created us to be; allowing ourselves to be shaped by who the Bible says we are, rather than our own fluctuating feelings, or the voices around us. In the process, this book draws on a broad range of fascinating research and examples to give us a fresh biblical take on some of today's biggest hot-button issues.

By cutting through the confusion and showing us something better, this is a book to help every Christian live with confidence in today's culture.

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Finding the real you
  • 1. To Thine Own Self Be True
  • 2. Finding ourselves in reflecting God
  • 3. Finding ourselves in knowing others
  • 4. Finding ourselves in seeing Christ
  • Part 2: How to be true to the real you
  • 5. Identity: Certainty > self-creation
  • 6. Gender and sexuality: How should I define myself?
  • 7. Sex: The hunger of self-gratification?
  • 8. Relationships: Deny yourself to find yourself
  • 9. Community: There can be no losers in church
  • 10. Online: True to selfie in a virtual world
  • 11. I'm not the Messiah… (but I want to become like him)

Specification

Author Matt Fuller
ISBN 9781784982911
Format Paperback
First published 2020
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 12mm
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

A sparkling and thoroughly biblical response to the siren voices that tell us to be true to ourselves. Each chapter provides profound gospel insights into our deepest longings for authenticity and acceptance. This warm and often humorous book blends a liberating biblical anthropology with culturally rich insights into our quest for identity. It deserves to be widely circulated.

Richard Cunningham

Director, UCCF: the Christian Unions

Matt Fuller has the ability to tap into our culture and our hearts, and then let the word of God and the grace of God expose, reorient, guide and comfort us with tremendously helpful insights. But you know a book is good when you want to side with Jesus because you’re persuaded again that his way is the best way.

Ray Galea

Lead Pastor, Multicultural Bible Ministry

This book offers a beautiful and hope-filled biblical response to the unbearable pressures our culture has placed upon us. Packed full of insight and loaded with illustrations and commentary on our culture, it helps us understand both where we have been led astray and then how the gospel fully answers our quest for significance and meaning. A must-read for all in the church if we want to understand ourselves and our world better.

Neil Powell

Pastor, City Church Birmingham

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