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Be True to Yourself

Why it doesn't mean what you think it does (and how that can make you happy)

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Hear what the Bible says about how to be true to yourself.

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Our culture tells us that the way to be happy is to "be true to yourself". It’s posted on social media, promoted in adverts, taught in schools and, even, expressed in churches. But what does that mean, and does it actually work?

Matt Fuller explores how true happiness, wholeness and freedom can be found not by turning inwards and listening to our fluctuating feelings, but by listening to our creator and allowing ourselves to be shaped by who the Bible says we are. In the process, this book draws on a broad range of fascinating research and examples to give us a fresh biblical take on some of today's biggest hot-button issues.

By cutting through the confusion and showing us what the Bible says, this is a book to help every Christian live with confidence in today's culture.

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  • Introduction
    Part 1: Finding the real you
    1. To Thine Own Self Be True
    2. Finding ourselves in reflecting God
    3. Finding ourselves in knowing others
    4. Finding ourselves in seeing Christ
    Part 2: How to be true to the real you
    5. Identity: Certainty > self-creation
    6. Gender and sexuality: How should I define myself?
    7. Sex: The hunger of self-gratification?
    8. Relationships: Deny yourself to find yourself
    9. Community: There can be no losers in church
    10. Online: True to selfie in a virtual world
    11. I'm not the Messiah… (but I want to become like him)

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Contributors Matt Fuller
ISBN 9781784982911
Format Paperback
First published January 2020
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.5"
Weight 7.44 oz
Case quantity 48
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher The Good Book Company

Trevin K. Wax

author of Counterfeit Gospels and Holy Subversion, Gospel Coalition blogger and Managing Editor of The Gospel Project.

For many today, the often-unspoken purpose of life is to discover who you are and express that to the world. Matt Fuller explains the meaning of the popular slogan “Be true to yourself” within the larger framework of God’s word and its view of our world. This book is helpful, relevant and full of thought-provoking cultural analysis.

R Kent Hughes

Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton

Matt Fuller is a deft theologian who has his finger on the pulse of the culture. His cultural intelligence, his deep knowledge of the Scriptures, his logical train of argument and his winsome prose have together produced a gracious and engaging answer to the fleeting orthodoxies of the day. will prove to be a go-to help for all who strive to communicate the gospel—and a lifeline to those adrift amid the evanescent logics of the twenty-first century.

Jaquelle Crowe Ferris

Author of This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years and editor of The Rebelution

Every teenager and twentysomething is looking for their identity. Our selfie-obsessed culture tells us that to find it, we need to look within, follow our hearts and be true to ourselves. But Matt Fuller offers a better way... because he offers Jesus’ way: deny yourself and follow Christ. This is a book for the times and a book my generation desperately needs as they navigate our culture. I’m so grateful for Be True to Yourself!

Customer reviews

Oct. 15, 2021

“A wonderfully clear analysis of the gospel of our age.”

A wonderfully clear analysis of the gospel of our age. A loving rebuke to the message that has saturated our culture. It's a warm. winsome reminder that "our true identity is given to us, not created by us" And that "we need to recognise that the world does not revolve around us. It revolves around Jesus. Yet in him we will find a contentment and purpose far grander than we could on our own"
I didn't know how much I needed to read this book until I read it. It has helped me see more clearly the false claims of the gospel of self and how wonderful the true gospel is. I will be reading it again.

April 19, 2020

“Who am I anyway ?”

A really encouraging and challenging book where we are encouraged to think deeply about who we really are (not who we think we are) and where we are challenged to realise the real meaning of being 'made in the image of God'

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