We all have negative thoughts and lies that affect our daily lives — things that society, culture, or even our family members have caused us to believe about ourselves. Jennifer Crow’s book, Perfect
Lives Lies addresses this issue and gives practical steps to overcome it.
Beginning with her own incredible emotional struggle (which became a physical issue), Jennifer openly describes her inner issues that all were rooted in one thing: lies. As she sought God through the darkness, He revealed to her that she was not seeing herself accurately. She was allowing lies to affect her entire life–lies about how God and other people view her, etc. Jennifer addresses nine specific lies including “I am unlovable” and “I am unacceptable”–lies that are far too commonly found within our hearts.
I was especially able to relate to her struggle with feeling like she had to perform a certain way in order to be loved or appreciated. I definitely struggled with that in the past.
This book is incredible not only in the subject matter (because it’s something we all can relate to) but in her method of teaching the reader to overcome these things. Jennifer’s answers are rooted in the Word of God and she teaches her reader to seek God rather than offering a simple 1,2,3 formula. God is truly the only one who can help us overcome negative thinking, and she brings the reader back to the Word as the source of truth.
I highly recommend this book and know that I will be passing it along to friends who have been struggling against these things. Jennifer Crow is a gifted writer and this book is well worth the read.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Momentum in exchange for my honest review.