Worth Living: How God's Wild Love for You Makes You WorthyMary Demuth
With deep compassion, Mary DeMuth dares women to believe that the God who starts a good work in them is faithful to bring it to glorious completion. That the God who redeems them also loves them--right now and always--with a beautiful love. That they are daughters of the Kin... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 19, 2016
- UPC: 9780801005855
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 208
- Publish Date: May 3, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 100
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- Audience Gender: Female
- BISAC: "REL012130"
- ISBN: 080100585X
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- Learning to Live Worthy by Maria I. Morgan on 5/4/2016
"You may feel lame in soul and heart, but the truth is that you are loved by the Creator of the universe." These words captured my attention from the start. Mary DeMuth does a masterful job addressing the topic of worth in her book "Worth Living".
Our minds are the fields where truth and lies do battle. For years I've felt the need to check off all the things on my to-do list and look a certain way in order to feel I measure up. You too? Mary gets to the root of these issues, exposing them for the lies they are. Each lie is followed with a corresponding truth.
Culture would have us believe that we are what we produce, we will never overcome our past, and our worth is tied to a paycheck. God wants us to know we are wildly loved, "warts and all."
When truth is not only accepted but lived out, life is worth living - and our worth is forever settled by the One who gave us life. Two thumbs up for this amazing book that points readers to a great God who makes us worthy.
- Recovering Bootstrapper by Elaine on 4/30/2016
From hearing Mary speak at conferences to the stories in this book, this gal has been through the ringer.
When she talked about wanting God to give her peace FROM trial instead of peace IN the trial, I was like, "this girl is telling my story." But alas, God didn't promise that we'd be kept from trouble.
Considering her past, I'm continually amazed that she's able to write books displaying her love for Jesus and her commitment to believing the best about herself because of what He did.
I've been also listening to her podcast called ReStory which is amazing too.
This book would be great for someone battling depression.
I liked it because she's just like me, trying to prove her worth...even though she's already worthy because of Jesus. She's a recovering bootstrapper. Story of my life here.
She openly admits that she's not totally finished in this journey.
- Worth Living is well worth reading. by Alyson on 4/28/2016
For 3 years, I have been recovering from an shamefully-typical midlife crisis of faith - in God, in myself, and in my entire life. I think it is now safe to say I have survived it, and I have made progress in my ability to believe in my own worth before a loving Heavenly Father. However, I recently had one of those “two-step-backwards” periods. Mary’s book, Worth Living, came along just in the nick of time.
I was astonished at the depth of my need for her words. The chapters, “I am Secure” and “I am Beautiful” made me feel like she was sitting with me on my front porch swing. People around me, especially women, are parched for this truth. This book would be ideal for sharing in a small group setting, as her guided questions would lead to authentic and deep conversations. If you struggle with your worth, please buy this book - and read it with your friends.
- Love this book by Holly on 4/27/2016
"Maybe I stand here to be loved. Maybe you stand here to be loved. Maybe the point is to sit at the feet of Jesus and rest there, not striving, not pushing, not jumping up and down, not rebelling to be noticed, not hollering. Just sitting at his feet, practicing our worthiness before the One whose worth outshines the stars."
Probably my favorite quote from Demuth's new book, Worth Living.
Yet there are so many words which touched my heart. I don't know where to begin but many of the things Demuth shared about feelings of unworthiness is so where I'm at. Indeed we are all "cut from the same humanity cloth". We are all connected.
Maybe my mind lies. Maybe my past no longer defines my worth.
Maybe it isn't true that I need to look perfect...Juggle well...Never fail. Please everyone...Stand out...Shrink back. I'm not that scared little girl who felt like such a bother. I still feel like a bother.
Oh my goodness, I'm just so tired and I'm falling apart and my anxiety is immobilizing me and this book so spoke to my heart. I needed to read the words about facing my past and finding my truth---that I'm am worthy just because I am a child of God. I am "wildly loved", "chosen", and "weakly strong". I am a "redemptive story".
- A Must-Read by Lea Ann Garfias on 4/27/2016
Don't we all feel inadequate, messy, misshapen, and worthless sometimes? Mary DeMuth tackles our biggest fears head-on with this intimate look at the issues women face. She covers it all -- beauty, productivity, relationships, sins, and depression. She doesn't shy away from bullies or critics, but rather reaches out from personal pain to offer US the help, healing, and love God promises in His Word. This is a must-have resource for Christian women's bookshelves, a volume to read, discuss and ponder regularly. I plan to read it yearly!
- The Next Biggest Hit of the Season! by Linda on 4/27/2016
I have a new favorite book! Worth Living by prolific and versatile writer, Mary DeMuth, grabbed my attention immediately with the most encouraging words I’ve heard in a long, long time: “God has chosen you. All your quirks. All that baggage. All those secret and not-so-secret failures. You are chosen.” Mary writes with candor of her own experience and shares her journey to healing and wholeness. I read Worth Living in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down. No need to wait for the summer’s best seller list to decide on your next read. I highly recommend Worth Living and I'm sure it's going to be the biggest hit of the season.