Getting Over Yourself Review

Book Review: 

Tired of hearing phrases like "being your best self", "be the best you can be", "you deserve this", "you can achieve what you believe", and other empty pious platitudes? Yes, I am too! If you fall into that category, then "Getting Over Yourself" is an excellent read for anyone sick and tired of the cheap and empty theology infecting some churches today.While self-care is important (so we may be energized for better serving others and glorifying God - after all, Jesus Christ often slept, took naps, spent time alone with the Father, and enjoyed friends), our narcissistic age tells us to focus so much on ourselves that we make ourselves the center of our universe, to the detriment of others. Hint: like is not about you!The book covers many topics on this subject, including:- Examples of church leaders who support this mentality.- Emptiness of church attenders who have bought into this sales pitch and still feel empty.- The importance of making Jesus Christ the center and foundation of your life.- The futility of self-improvement and allowing God to have His way in your life.- How this mentality clashes with the Bible.After reading the book, here are some of the things I like about the title:- Easy to read and follow.- Smoothly transitions from chapter to chapter.- Good practical insights and biblical support for the views the author presents.- Good descriptions of how this narcissistic approach harms the church and those who profess to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.- Make strong points without sounding judgmental or condescending.In short, a very good read. The only suggestion I would add is too include more practical examples on how to confront and overcome this pervasive attitude in the church and society. Comment aside, a recommended title and will be read again. I was given a review copy by Moody Publishers in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.