Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus

Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus

All women are looking to live a life that will satisfy their deepest longings. Worldly thinking offers false hope found in self-focused saviors such as acceptance from others, a checklist for better living, emotional fulfillment, comfort, accomplishments, and more?some of which has crept into the church. Featuring 6 chapters aiming to free women from self-consciousness, se All women are looking to live a life that will satisfy their deepest longings. Worldly thinking offers false hope found...

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Title:Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus
Author:Lydia Brownback
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1433560658
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus Reviews

  • Laura
    Apr 10, 2019
    Christian women seem to love advice. We write it, share it, put it in pretty fonts on beautiful backdrops, set it to music. Most importantly, we buy it. Books marketed to women often invite to take better care of ourselves or better understand ourselves. We are convinced we can solve o...
  • Jung Sun
    Feb 14, 2019
    Still thinking...a definite re-read. She discusses the self-love/care belief that?s so prevalent right now and promoted by many famous christian speakers/writers-who are primarily women now- so churches need to be aware and protect the women within the church. Women tend to be more e...
  • Rachel
    Jan 19, 2019
    I'm really thankful to have received a free copy from Crossway through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Click here to read my full review. ...
  • Deon
    Jan 15, 2019
    *This is an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. No review, positive or otherwise, was required?all opinions are my own.* With so much focus on self-care of late, the timing of this book couldn't be better. This short book was so helpful in showing areas where we are not focusing...
  • christina
    Mar 21, 2019
    ?Does it spark joy?? This question seems to be everywhere lately, thanks to organizing maven Marie Kondo?s book and Netflix series. We could perhaps rephrase it, ?Does it help me flourish?? Flourish?The OED defines it this way: (of a living organism) grow or develo...
  • Lorraine
    Mar 21, 2019
    There are many self-help books out there even in the Christian Living genre. (See "Girl Wash Your Face.") While there is truth to be gleaned from books like this, the authors' mistakenly hold to a belief that God is almost our heart's repairman and we can claim his strength as our own...
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    Jan 27, 2019
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    Mar 26, 2019
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  • Jeanie
    Dec 26, 2018
    What we focus on defines us, so if our focus is inward, on ourselves, we wind up defining ourselves whether we are righteous or guilt. When we begin and end with us - with our self- we miss the heart of the gospel and never truly find the freedom for which we ache. The snares of se...
  • Stevie
    Jan 05, 2019
    I think this book would be excellent for a women's small group. I found it very challenging, yet encouraging. Even though we as women often want "more" for ourselves, we know we cannot do it through ourselves alone. Finding freedom in letting go, we can fully flourish. I received a ...
  • Elaine Mazzo
    May 20, 2019
    So much of the world and even in Christian circles there is an emphasis on self. Self-care, self-talk, self-esteem. Lydia shows us a different way by focusing our life and thoughts on the Lord. He calls us to die to ourselves and set our minds on things above. I really appreciate L...
  • Marina
    Apr 10, 2019
    Very good, encouraging, quick read. ...
  • Joan
    Jan 11, 2019
    It has been a while since a book has impacted me as much as this one has. Brownback takes much of the self centered nature of what is popular in Christian culture today and sets us straight. In a time when self (self care, self improvement, self indulgence) is the focus, Brownback take...
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    Apr 16, 2019
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    Apr 22, 2019
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    Mar 09, 2019
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  • Michelle
    Apr 13, 2019
    Flourish is a Christian living book by author Lydia Brownback. The tagline reads: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus. I wanted to read this book because it is typical for humanity to have self-focus instead of always having the focus on Christ. I like that the author admit...
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    Apr 27, 2019
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    Feb 26, 2019
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    Mar 24, 2019
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  • Heather Persing
    Jan 09, 2019
    **I received this book from Crossway through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.** I knew of Lydia Brownback from her book ?Sing a New Song? which walks through the psalms, so I was excited to pick up ?Flourish?. I thought her content was challenging, and weeks after I finis...
  • Megan
    Dec 29, 2018
    Flourish is for Christian women who want to more for themselves (to flourish) but know it can't be found in themselves - contrary to many current books written for them. It points them to Christ, and finding their worth in Him. It also includes questions for small group study at the en...
  • Rebecca Ray
    Mar 26, 2019
    We all want to get closer to Jesus and we all long for lives that are full of joy. However, many things stand in the way. These may include self-consciousness, self-help attitudes, self-indulgence, self-analysis, self-condemnation or self-victimization. While these can range widely in ...
  • Journey FAITH
    Mar 03, 2019
    This may be my favorite read, that is from a current author this year! My favorite books are usually by people that have lived long ago, but this year there are some really good books that have released. Authors that stand on the truth of God in His Word, who don?t try to make you fe...
  • Kim
    Feb 10, 2019
    Is it possible to think of ourselves less? To focus less on our wants and desires and fascinations? To focus instead more on Christ? Author Lydia Brownback thinks so and encourages us to look less at ourselves and more at Christ in her new book, Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees U...
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    Apr 23, 2019
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    Mar 05, 2019
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  • Libby Wassam
    Feb 26, 2019
    Well, started and finished this book in a couple of hours( to be fair, it?s relatively short) and am already planning to study it in a more in-depth way over the next month. A timely message for women, and I was both convicted and encouraged by it! ...
  • Debster
    Feb 20, 2019
    This book is excellent! Sound biblical advice for dealing with too much self-focus. Rather than looking inward, we are to look toward Jesus to determine who we are and how we should live. Some of the topics dealt with in this book are self-indulgence, self-condemnation, and self-improv...
  • Sereca
    Feb 17, 2019
    I received this book from Crossway for book review (in PDF form). Flourish has transformed who I am. It opened my eyes to what God can do through me when I'm focus on Him and not self also my eyes were opened as to how Self- Conscious I was. This book has six sections: Set free f...