Never Enough: Confronting Lies about Appearance and Achievement with Gospel HopeISBN: 9781601786760
Let's admit it, we want to be beautiful and successful. But could these marks of being an empowered woman actually be idols requiring our slavish devotion? If you have struggled with this, you probably know the feeling that you will never be pretty or perfect enough. In Never Enough, Sarah Ivill discusses issues related to body image and performance as she shares about her past addiction to thinness and fitness. In the process, she confronts five common lies women of all ages fall prey to and points us back to our acceptance in Christ, where we find the true solution to our pursuit of beauty and success.
Five lies we are prone to believe:
My ways are better than God's ways, and my wisdom is better than His wisdom.
I have to look like "her" in order to be beautiful.
My worth is defined by whether or not a man loves me.
My significance is based on my success as defined by my superiors.
If I had what "she" has, I would be more satisfied than I am now.
Table of Contents:
1. Naked and Ashamed
2. Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
3. Longing for Love
4. Girl Power
5. The Comparison Cage
6. Addicted to Thinness and Fitness
7. The Truth Will Set You Free
Sarah Ivill (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a Reformed author, wife, stay-at-home mom, Bible study teacher, and conference speaker who lives in Matthews, North Carolina, and is a member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA).
"In Never Enough Sarah Ivill shows the reader that Christ is always more than enough. With beautiful vulnerability and rich theological insight, Ivill invites her readers into her own struggles with shame, comparison, and the search for her true worth. She explains how the truth that set her free is an offer to all as she points us over and over again to the hope of the gospel and the power of Christ. I highly recommend this study!"
--Courtney Doctor, coordinator of women's training and content, The Gospel Coalition; speaker, Bible teacher, and author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible's Story
"God faithfully challenges and encourages me when I read Sarah Ivill's writing. He challenges me through her scriptural depth and the beautiful way she applies God's truth to the 'real stuff' of life, like body envy, ministry discontentment, or success comparison. And God encourages me through Sarah's ability to unpack His trustworthy promises of love, sovereignty, and provision into the areas of life in which we each need consistent reorientation to 'bounce our eyes' back to Jesus Christ. Never Enough is a wonderful gem for all who struggle to believe that they are precious in God's sight."
--Ellen Mary Dykas, women's ministry coordinator, Harvest USA
"What a beautiful narrative of grace and redemption! Sarah's story is unique to her, but her testimony of God's unchanging faithfulness will minister to every woman who reads this book. Sarah shows us how to apply biblical truth to our struggles with these sinful addictions and magnifies the sufficiency of Christ's finished work on the cross on our behalf."
--Gloria Furman, author of Labor with Hope: Gospel Meditations on Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood
|Number of Pages:||129|
|Publisher:||Reformation Heritage Books|