Title: Through His Eyes: Rethinking What You Believe About Yourself
Author: Virginia H. Pearce
Publisher: Deseret Book
Released: April 6, 2011
What do you believe about yourself? Is there any clutter in your mind and heart that keeps you from getting to the truth? Chances are, it’s time to do some spring cleaninga little discovering, sorting, sifting, and discardingin your personal belief box. Why? Our beliefs drive our emotions and actions. They provide a filter through which we see ourselves and our world. But not everything we believe is true. Some of our beliefs were established in childhood and have outlived their usefulness. Others are left over from situations or circumstances that are no longer relevant. Some are rules that we apply only to ourselves. And some of our beliefs are simply based on half-truths or lies. Learning how to identify and challenge those untrue beliefs enables us to replace negative thoughts and emotions and to embrace the life that God intended for us. In her first inspirational book since A Heart Like His, author Virginia Hinckley Pearce helps us:
• Examine and reevaluate negative beliefs that wreak havoc with our emotions and behavior.
• Challenge rules that we apply only to ourselves.
• Discover self- defeating thoughts to toss out of our belief box.
• Learn to identify and strengthen truths that encourage and uplift.
This was one of those books that was just a good reminder for me. Obviously aimed at an LDS audience it is worth reading although I’m sure I would have gotten more out of it if I had taken the time to actually do all the things she suggests. I’m not very good at actually making lists and referring back to them but I did glean some good perspective and ideas while reading this one.