Top Christian Books About Self-Esteem
Many people throughout the world struggle with low self-esteem, and Christians are no exception.
Even those of faith can feel less than adequate at times, and it is important to get help to restore one’s self-esteem.
Fortunately, there are many books by Christian authors which can help people understand self-esteem and gain more of it.
These books teach excellent techniques that focus on faith in the Lord and can help anyone gain new levels of confidence. Read on below to learn about the best Christian books on self-esteem.
1. Self-esteem: The Cross and Christian Confidence
Joanna McGrath’s book about self-esteem is highly motivational while remaining realistic. IT helps people understand how to gain new levels of self-esteem without falling into the sinful worship of one’s self.
It instead helps you to focus on building a relationship with God and focusing on your ability to understand his place in your life. By learning to trust God, you can be spiritually humbled while still showing self-confidence and the ability to conquer your own problems through your faith in the Lord.
2. The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, and Self-Image
This book by Jay E. Adams provides many answers for those who may be questioning their place in this world. It helps to separate a healthy amount of self-esteem from the concept of self-love, when one places too much emphasis on their own physical body and accomplishments.
In fact, indulging in self-love can actually lower actual self-esteem, making for an unfulfilling and ultimately lonely and sad life. Adams uses passages from the bible to help us understand why our self-esteem should not be closely intertwined with our self-image.
Instead, we should be searching to serve God. Through Christ, we can gain a whole new level of self-esteem that isn’t attached to worldly possessions or character traits.
3. Christ-Centered Self-Esteem: Seeing Ourselves Through God’s Eyes
Charles Gerber’s book takes a look at self-esteem through God’s eyes. It helps us to understand what God wants for us rather than what we want for ourselves. Only by understanding God’s plan can we truly live a fulfilling and happy life, and that starts with giving our soul to Him and allowing Him to mold us.
We were made in his image, and this book helps us to learn what he wants for us and how we can become better people in his eyes. By giving ourselves up to God, we have a better chance of viewing ourselves favorably.
We know that we have shortcomings and commit sins, but we can’t beat ourselves up over that. Instead, we should focus on improving our lives so that we can gain the self-esteem needed to continue living strong, Christian lives.
4. Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence
Many of us suffer from the constant thought that we simply are not good enough. We may feel that we aren’t good enough for other people, for this world, or for God.
We think that we are unattractive, unintelligent, or just downright undesirable. However, God loves every one of us, and this book by Sharon Jaynes helps us to realize this and make decisions based on it.
It sets out to teach you to silence the voice of negativity that may be constantly telling you that you just aren’t good enough. Instead, you should look for God’s grace and know that he will guide you through every failure and lead to you to long-term success.
By accepting the truth, you can overcome your insecurities and face the world with a new-found confidence that will provide energy and motivation as well as plenty of love for God, yourself, and others.
5. Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny
Shame is something that all of us are bound to feel from time to time. Whether you did something wrong or simply had an impure thought, shame can ravage people for years. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
In Christine Caine’s book Unashamed, the author focuses on letting go of shame from years ago and breaking the cycle of shame that might consume your life.
She teaches that you must give your faith to God and believe that He will guide you through your most shameful moments and help you to avoid shame in the future.
No matter who you are, you are worthy of God’s acceptance, and by believing in him, you don’t have to live with shame hanging around your neck every day, no matter what you have done in the past. You can be proud of who you are because of God’s grace and unconditional love.
6. So Long Insecurity, You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us
Beth Moore’s book is committed to help you overcome your insecurities and love yourself for who you are. However, you must first accept God’s truth and love before you can move forward to this powerful moment.
Through God, you can suppress the inner voices of negativity and self-loathing. He will help you to find your place in the world and face every day with a new sense of confidence. It is much easier than it sounds, and Beth Moore outlines a foolproof plan to have yourself feeling better in no time.