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The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through Gods Eyes Paperback – Jul 15 2003
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"The Search for Significance should be read by every Christian."
"Outside of God's work, I don't know of a book that God has used more in the lives of His children that The Search for Significance. This new revised version has new insights and information that make a great even greater."
Over and over we have witnessed lives being dramatically impacted by the biblical truths contained within The Search for Significance. It is a powerful discipleship tool that every Christian should experience.
"As a former Rapha program director, I saw God use this book to transform hundreds of people. The revised edition is remarkable improvement on a classic book."
"I agree with Billy Graham, 'This book should be read by every Christian.'"
About the Author
ROBERT McGEE is a professional counselor and lecturer who has helped many to experience the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ. McGee is also the founder of Rapha, a nationally recognized health care organization that provides in-hospital and outpatient care with a Christ-centered perspective for adults and adolescents suffering with psychiatric and substance abuse problems. He is currently the President of Search Resources.
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(1) Performane trap - I must meet certain standards in order to feel good about myself.
(2) Approval Addict - I must be approved by certain others to feel good about myself.
(3) Blame game - Those who fail are unworthy to be loved and deserve to be punished.
(4) Shame- I am what I am. I cannot change. I am hopeless.
Dr. McGee not only gives us the four basic lies, but he also lays out for the believer how one is to combat those lies.
It you want to find true liberty in Christ, this book is definitely for you.
Through practical biblical teaching and illustrated by case studies, author Robert S. McGee aims to teach readers that "'Our true value is based not on our behaviour or the approval of others but on what God's Word says is true of us."' (p. 19)
This is one of the most liberating books I've read in a long time. My copy is filled with sticky notes highlighting key passages. I have the revised and expanded book and workbook in one volume, a 337-page trade paperback. The first half is the teaching, and the second has questions for reflection and/or discussion to complement each chapter.
Robert McGee has extensive background in counselling, and he's quick to clarify that the book's scope doesn't include problems or disorders tied to physiological issues, which require extra help. Many of us, however, will benefit from a prayerful reading and even from taking this journey in company with a trusted friend.
In the Search for Significance Mr. McGee deals with emotional struggles which we go through from time to time and gives us a coping mechanism for handling these burdensome problems. As a result of trusting God we see the many wonderful things that can happen. The writer expounds on Self worth,
Performance, Others opinions of us, and False beliefs of ourselves which we just allow to live within us. He introduces us also to
The Performance Trap
The Approval Addict
The Blame Game and
All of these are answered through God's truth in the Bible and brings us back to healthy living along with repentance and obedience. It shows how much God cares for us and how totally he accepts us. We have not only been forgiven of our sins but we have received God's righteousness and made heirs with him.
There are a lot of people out there who would not know they need this type of book until they start to read the back cover. Trust me,it is for you as well.
Rewiewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 12/10/04)
This book has a strong biblical foundation in that the author finds the solution to man's problems in the Word of God. I especially appreciate that he addresses the time element involved counseling. Problems develop over years and solutions to them may take years. His advice to pastors is to be patient when counseling those who are hurting- healing takes time. The essence of healing is to discover the false beliefs and assumptions that Satan has deceived us with and replace them with God's truth. In this he is very similar to Larry Crabb in that truth is the ultimate cure for wrong thinking. Wrong thinking is the cause of bad emotions. Chapter three, however, is pretty basic stuff. It is hoped that we do not have to go through the plan of salvation. Despite the slow start, the book improved towards the end.
For example, he describes how many of us believe we must meet certain high standards in order to feel we are of worth. God's truth is that we have been made faultless in Christ, that we have been justified. In other words, in God's eyes we have met the perfect standard through our relationship with Jesus.
Another point McGee makes is that many of us feel shame, believing we are nothing but hopeless cases unable to change. God's truth is that we have been regenerated as new individuals. In other words, if anyone is in Christ the old passed away, and the new just keeps on coming!
After reading this book, I have an even greater appreciation for the new life I have as a believer. McGee presents a volume that sheds much light on who Christians are because of their relationship with Jesus. I recommend this title highly.
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So far it seems great!!. I just started working through the book with the help of councillor.Published 2 months ago by Phylis Grace
While I am not completely through the book yet, I am finding it is freeing me to act out my life as a cherished child of God rather than a slave to the wishes of people.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
awesome clarity and explanation is given in this book. A must read for all to enjoy And grow. The sooner the better.Published on May 23 2014 by alabaster007
This life changing book is a must read for any Christ follower at any stage of life. However, it is most valuable for those of us who have a head knowledge of the love of God, but... Read morePublished on March 2 2004
I went through a difficult time spiritually and emotionally a few years ago and this book, in many ways saved my life. It gave me a new vision of myself seen through God's eyes. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004 by Christiana Washington
Best book since the Bible for reformation of your spirit. It applies each tenant of the Gospel to your psyche. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2002 by J Longpre
"The Search For Significance" is a book that I had wanted to read for some time. A couple of friends had recommended it to me, including one in a small group I attended... Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2001 by Erik Olson