Dean Inserra has done great work for the Christian community in writing this book. We know that many things are terribly wrong with mainstream Christianity but not many are willing to say anything for fear of offending or going against what is popular. Dean Inserra is neither.
In "Getting Over Yourself" Inserra calls out the nominal Christians; laymen and ministers who live a personal prosperity, "happiness" quest gospel. These are the Christians who do not worship the God of the Bible but a god of their own making. We see them all over social media with their daily motivational captions on their Bible and coffee mug pictures or their Scriptures out of context daily affirmations they repeat like a mantra. Of these "Christians" Inserra addresses this book to.
Dean makes some very good points I have actually written several blog posts on in the past that I couldn't help but applaud as I read. He discusses how Christ-followers are to lose themselves to Christ not try to find themselves in worldly pursuits and self-centered ambitions. God is not your personal genie, your slave, or your servant but that's how nominal Christianity treats God. Getting your heart's desire is not your God-given purpose neither is it to achieve worldly success that is not about furthering God's Kingdom. You are not enough, you never will be because we need Christ and always will, you are not self-sufficient and this life is not your best (thank God).
Dean touches on every facet of nominalism I can think of, in this short but well-rounded uncovering of pseudo-Christianity. It's a must-read for all Christians. It makes for a great gift for family and friends who are caught up in prosperity churches with celebrity pastors. Definitely one of the best books I've read so far in 2021.
I received a copy of this book from Moody in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.