truefaced by thrall, mcnicol & lynch (navpress)

The book is for those of us struggling to be ourselves and see ourselves in God’s plans. The Shakespearean quote on the cover sums it up well: God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.

Using the metaphor of a mask, the book deals with the dangers of being untrue to ourselves and to those around us. The authors do not suggest, in any way, that people are inherently duplicitous; On the contrary, they suggest that we inherently want to do good and please others and God. It’s how we go about it that often results in mask-wearing and masquerading as someone else.

The book states that our goal to do good and please is often our downfall, and suggests that we try a different approach—-Rather than trying to please God, let’s trust God. In other words, instead of letting good intentions and human effort guide our lives, let’s live in complete trust and accepting of grace. And from that trust approach will also come pleasure, both for ourselves and others. Also from that trustful living, will come fulfillment of dreams and plans that God has designed especially for us.

Great book. Easy read. Lots to think about. The sooner you read it, the more time you will have to experience a more rewarding life.

(I received this book free from NavPress. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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