Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change – if she will ever change. In author Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight and her past as she shows women how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are.
Eldredge urges you to lay down your past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead. We cannot heal ourselves. We cannot become ourselves by ourselves – but we are not alone. The King of love wants to help us reach our potential. God desires to restore us – the real us. As he heals our inner life, he calls us to rise to the occasion of our lives. The most important journey any woman can take is the journey into becoming her true self through the love of God.
Discover your truest self – the woman God created you to be – through Becoming Myself.
Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You has something to offer for every woman. Through her personal struggles and victories, author Stasi Eledredge begins to unpack the complexities of womanhood. Initially she highlights the impact (for better or for worse) that our relationship with our mother has on how we see ourselves as adults. She continues with a comical side about how our hormones affect us at all stages of life. Stasi then goes on to more spiritual matters such as: the crippling effects of fear in our lives and in our Christian walk, our need for healthy friendships, the healing power of forgiveness, and our need/ability in Christ to break out of spiritual bondage. Furthermore, Stasi’s story struck a chord with me when she wrote concerning what it feels like to be “chosen.” We all have a desire to be known, treasured, and chosen – Christ is the only one who can fill those desires to the utmost.
Although I do not personally struggle with food addictions as the author has, I was able to connect through other aspects of her story. Throughout the book Stasi shares relevant and often heart-wrenching stories from other women she has ministered to. Undoubtedly these additions to the narrative help drive home the author’s main points and make this book relatable to a larger audience of women. For me the book lulled in a few places and was unable to keep me captivated.
Becoming Myself has pointed out a few areas in my life that I need healing–where my thoughts and actions haven’t lined up with God’s plan for me as a woman, a mother, and a wife. Stasi’s story is one of forgiveness, acceptance, redemption and renewal. I give Becoming Myself 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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About the Author:
Stasi Eldredge leads the women’s ministry of Ransomed Heart and is the co-author (with her husband, John) of Captivating and Love & War. Her books have sold nearly 3 million copies. Stasi and John have three sons and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.