Right around the start of the New Year I always like to read a book that I hope will help me grow in the coming year.
Sometimes my first book of the year is one that’s focused on my work; sometimes it’s one focused on inner growth. One year I might read Deep Work by Cal Newport or Essentialism by Greg McKeown (two of my favorites); the next year something by a contemplative like Henri Nouwen or Ruth Haley Barton.
I love this New Year’s tradition, which is one reason I am so thrilled that my newest book, True You: Letting Go of Your False Self to Uncover the Person God Created, is releasing today, the first day of the New Year! As we look back to where we have been and look ahead to where we might like to go and who we might like to become, I would love for this book to accompany you along way.
If you find yourself exhausted by the pervasive do-more, be-more messages of society, this book will offer you a path toward rest, renewal and, ultimately, wholeness in Christ. Because the thing is, what I believe God desires most for us is not more pushing and striving, but simply for us to live in the spacious, light-filled freedom of Christ and to know ourselves wholly and deeply in him, through him and with him.
What I’m learning, slowly but surely, is that while our culture tells us that hustle, busyness and striving are the only ways to find satisfaction and success, our soul tells us something different.
Friends, it’s time we began to listen more closely to our soul.
It is my hope and prayer for 2019 that this book will help you begin to uncover who you are at the very center of your God-created self.
Thank you for walking alongside me toward the release of True You, friends. May God’s peace be with you in the new year and always.