You Who? Why You Matter and How to Deal With It

You Who? Why You Matter and How to Deal With It

If "Who am I?" is the question you're asking, Rachel Jankovic doesn't want you to "find yourself" or "follow your heart." Those lies are nothing to the confidence, freedom, and clarity of course that come with knowing what is actually essential about you. And the answer to that question is at once less and more than what you are hoping for. Christians love the idea that sel If "Who am I?" is the question you're asking, Rachel Jankovic doesn't want you to "find yourself" or "follow your hea...

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Title:You Who? Why You Matter and How to Deal With It
Author:Rachel Jankovic
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ISBN:1947644475
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You Who? Why You Matter and How to Deal With It Reviews

  • Shaina Herrmann
    Dec 19, 2018
    10 Stars! :-) I listen to Rachel and Bekah's podcast, What Have You, every week. Their weekly ramblings have been an enormous blessing to me and my family, so when I opened this book I had pretty high expectations. She met and exceeded those expectations within the first couple of ...
  • Gretchen
    Mar 17, 2019
    This is the next book I?ll be putting into the hands of my friends and daughters. I?ve read aloud more than a few sections to my kids and hubs. Helpful in a practical, tell-it-like-it-is, step on the toes a bit, give you tools for forward progress in Christ. One friend liked the fi...
  • John
    Apr 04, 2019
    This is an outstanding book that skillfully undermines the narrative of "the self" that our culture has sought so hard to establish and become normative. Jankovic writes, "The philosophy of the self is basically wrestling with the problem that, without a God, we might simply be ani...
  • Maggie
    Dec 07, 2018
    This book is delightfully and honestly blunt. It is one of those books which manages to be both encouraging and convicting at the same time, and the fact that it is dedicated to my mom makes me even happier. ...
  • G.M. Burrow
    Feb 12, 2019
    Truth, goodness, and beauty are crazy alive in this book. Simply magnificent. I had no idea how much I (fairly confident, decent sense of who I am) needed counseling about Christian identity until I read about two pages and felt like I had plunged my head beneath a cold waterfall after...
  • Christina
    Feb 27, 2019
    Goodreads will not allow me to rate this book as highly as I want to. Ten stars? No, maybe that's too few. If you think I am over-exaggerating the worth of this book, I will counter that over-exaggeration is impossible. Why? Because this book is about showing you how to fall in love wi...
  • Shannon
    May 05, 2019
    Every now and then, you read a book that makes you wish you hadn't given other books 5 stars, because the book is so well-written, so intellectually stimulating, and so abundantly transforming and life-giving that it almost feels cheap to give it a rating that other books have also rec...
  • Summer Jaeger
    Jan 21, 2019
    Are you a person? Do you breathe? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should read this book as quickly as you can get your hands on it. Reading this book was like being given a cup of cold water on a hot day. It was like slicing into grandma's apple pie after you watc...
  • Valerie Kyriosity
    Apr 13, 2019
    Faithful are the wounds of a friend. Even when she uses a machine gun. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll just be over here bleeding. Sorry for the stain on the carpet. ? The author narrates the audiobook, and good thing, because I think anybody else would have botched it. I wanted to...
  • Alyssa Yoder
    Jan 22, 2019
    This book is a powerful punch. Beautifully, simply written. Rachel has a gift for getting straight to the point. She makes the truth winsome. Now, my disagreements, listed here since I do plan on recommending this and want to have my caveats out in the open. First, I do think perso...
  • Callie
    Apr 24, 2019
    Five stars on this one! I've only heard good things about this book, so I was excited to pick it up. I started the audiobook on a plane trip, and got 3/4 of the way through the book in one sitting. Wow, it was SO GOOD! This book is badly needed in Christian circles today, and was v...
  • Becky Pliego
    Jan 28, 2019
    This is a book written by woman who loves the Lord and His Word but also hates the lies the Devil tells. This is also a book written by a woman who loves logic and right thinking, and that with a particular wit and well thought arguments, exposes the lies the Devil is telling Christian...
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 20, 2019
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rachel Jankovic for writing this book! I recently read Girl, Wash Your Face only because my library had 17 (SEVENTEEN!) copies of it. I know this isn't a popular opinion, but that book is complete and utter ra-ra nonsense. And it wore me out. Why did it...
  • Renee Mcatee
    Jan 20, 2019
    This is a fantastic read! Each and every Christ following woman should buy and read this book. ?When we love the good news, we will willingly endure the hard words. When we discard the hard words to protect our feelings, we will find that we have also discarded the Good News?. Rach...
  • Havebooks Willread
    Mar 21, 2019
    There was much good material in this book, and I would recommend it for teens, young adults, middle-aged people. . .really anyone who might be struggling a little bit with the big questions of "who am I?", "why am I here/what is my purpose/what am I doing with my life?", etc. Janko...
  • Sarah
    Jan 03, 2019
    This was an excellent book. It's hard to find "Christian Living" type books that combine solid theology with practical application, but Rachel Jankovic has done it again. I couldn't put this down. It was convicting and encouraging to me personally, and when I finished I was ready to bu...
  • Victoria
    Jan 25, 2019
    Begins with a look at the major philosophical players who have given us our current definition of "self" -- Descartes, Sartre, and Maslow. The rest of the book is disjointed in comparison. I might have been reading too quickly, but there didn't seem to be a natural or necessary flow fr...
  • Daniel and Rebekah Eikum
    Mar 27, 2019
    Truth bombs abound. Snarky metaphors around every bend. Truth and grace and peace flowing out of our identity in Christ explained. I LOVE THIS BOOK. So glad I bought my own copy so I can underline, dog-ear, and have within grabbing distance. Most memorable chapters: Ch 12 about fa...
  • Megan Lane
    Mar 01, 2019
    I am... vaguely disappointed? And I don't know exactly why, or how to explain it without sounding like I disagree with her. There's nothing here I really disagree with, I just think she missed a ton of opportunities to, 1) quote Scripture, and 2) point to Christ. (Which is ironic consi...
  • Aaron Ventura
    Dec 12, 2018
    A no nonsense demolition of existential philosophy and the effects it has had on women trying to find life apart from Christ. This book is all about the gospel and the glorious life God gives to those who will obey Him. Highly recommend for all women, especially those searching for som...
  • Elizabeth Prata
    Dec 28, 2018
    full review here https://the-end-time.org/2018/12/29/b... In asking the question 'Who am I?' we are really asking the question 'Who is my God?' Knowing, understanding, and living the answer to that question correctly gives the Christian woman relief and joy. Jankovic expertly outli...
  • Michelle
    Feb 08, 2019
    "You cannot, as a character, outwrite the Author of you. " "In Christianity, the self is always a tool and never a destination." "When we tell each other over and over that whatever we do is precious and wonderful and glorious because God loves us, we demonstrate how little we un...
  • Esther
    Jan 03, 2019
    If only the ?Girl, Wash your Face? crowd would read this. ...
  • Brenda
    Feb 23, 2019
    I hope this book catches on and makes its way into the hands of a LOT of Christian women because it presents a message that we really need to hear: your life isn?t about you; ?knowing yourself,? as the world defines the phrase, isn?t going to make you happy; your feelings need ...
  • Rachel Schultz
    Jan 28, 2019
    Adored, would read again immediately ...
  • Hannah Brown
    Jan 06, 2019
    100 times better than I expected, and loving Rachel Jankovic as I do, I had high expectations. She does an amazing job of putting into words what I have been subconsciously taught and learned all of my life, but only as now beginning to realize. Every woman should read this book. And e...
  • Jen Vanderwey
    Apr 10, 2019
    I came to this book saying, ?I know all this stuff! She is preaching to the choir with me.? Nope! There were some areas that were exposing and convicting, and left me feeling sad that I too have tampered with ridiculous enlightenment lies. Ugh! Good job, Rachel. Even the Reformed l...
  • Stefan Hull
    Mar 05, 2019
    I found myself incredibly thankful for the clarity of this book on more than one occasion. Well worth the read. I may actually start it right over again. ...
  • Kayla Whittinghill
    Feb 22, 2019
    This book is wise, helpful, practical, and witty. Leave it to Rachel to make you laugh out loud while you?re being convicted. This is a biblical and sound answer to the questions our world and the church is asking. It felt like drinking a refreshing cup of cold water because that?...
  • Brady Riley
    Jan 15, 2019
    There are so many great things about this book! Chapters are short which allowed me to pick it up and set down throughout the day (and week)! Rachel spends a necessary amount of time laying a great foundation for the readers to really understand how we have gotten to the place of quest...