From one of the sharpest Christian voices of her generation and host of the podcast Relatable comes a framework for escaping our culture of trendy narcissism—and embracing God instead.
We're told that the key to happiness is self-love. Instagram influencers, mommy bloggers, self-help gurus, and even Christian teachers promise that if we learn to love ourselves, we'll be successful, secure, and complete. But the promise doesn't deliver. Instead of feeling fulfilled, our pursuit of self-love traps us in an exhausting cycle: as we strive for self-acceptance, we become addicted to self-improvement.
The truth is we can't find satisfaction inside ourselves because we are the problem. We struggle with feelings of inadequacy because we are inadequate. Alone, we are not good enough, smart enough, or beautiful enough. We're not enough--period. And that's okay, because God is.
The answer to our insufficiency and insecurity isn't self-love, but God's love. In Jesus, we're offered a way out of our toxic culture of self-love and into a joyful life of relying on him for wisdom, satisfaction, and purpose. We don't have to wonder what it's all about anymore. This is it.
This book isn't about battling your not-enoughness; it's about embracing it. Allie Beth Stuckey, a Christian, conservative new mom, found herself at the dead end of self-love, and she wants to help you combat the false teachings and self-destructive mindsets that got her there. In this book, she uncovers the myths popularized by our self-obsessed culture, reveals where they manifest in politics and the church, and dismantles them with biblical truth and practical wisdom.
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If you’re constantly chasing the better yourself and are reaching deadens after dead end OR reach your goals and are still not satisfied?? That’s ok, you’re not enough. God is. How freeing is that?
I’ve spent a good amount of time swimming through ‘self love’ gurus and their memoirs. Inevitably people who find their faith in these alternative gospels, find their way to agnosticism. Because of my testimony and all God has done for me, I had to relinquish these teachings. I’ve learned to discern that many of these talking points left me feeling empty and disappointed.
God is seeking us and trying to direct us toward His good and perfect word. We have to be willing to forgo our wants and desires to hear what he wants us to do in our walk with him. Alleys book and podcasts are full of testimonials and reference materials that are backed my bible verses. The truth.
Thank you, Alley for pointing us toward his will for our lives. Because of your courage I am informed on valuable resources such as American Gospel and the pitfalls of critical race theory.
God bless you and your family.