Bethany House Publishers
Satan's utmost desire is to deceive us, to keep us distanced from our relationship with God. He does this through propagating lies that in time become acceptable truth to us. (Allison Bottke, p. 53)
Tracie Peterson, Allison Bottke, and Dianne O'Brian debunk fourteen of these lies in I Can't Do It All! Using revealing anecdotes and Scripture, they describe how the world's lies have become powerful even in the lives of Christians, explore the devastating effects, and consider what Christians can do about it in their lives. These lies have become commonplace, insidious, and destructive throughout our society.
Peterson refutes the lies:
Bottke confronts the ideas that:
In most chapters, the writer has experienced the power of the lie in her own life, and reveals something from her experience. Through anecdotes and reasoning, the reader is compelled to identify how the lies have affected her own life. Peterson, Bottke, and O'Brian have a good emphasis on prosperity not equaling godliness, and an excellent chapter on abortion. They also discuss the prevalence of sexual immorality among professing Christians. They do support the idea of forgiving oneself, which I don't find scriptural support for, but other than that they have a good discussion of forgiveness.
Though the book is most appropriate for women, men would gain much also from it. Each chapter ends with questions which make the book suitable for personal or group study. It could prove very helpful for a teenage girls' Sunday school or Bible study also. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
Freedom From Dangerous but Attractive Lies
Let this powerfully honest book help you overcome these and other prevalent lies of our culture that have the potential to destroy your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Insightful and practical, each chapter illustrates the flaws of the lie and contrasts them with grace-based truths from Scripture. Each author adds her unique voice and firsthand experience to help identify and overcome some of the lies that women commonly believe about aging, body image, happiness, romance, and much more. Their wisdom and vulnerability will inspire you to tear down the fallacies and rebuild your life on the solid foundation of God's unchanging truth.
Includes questions for individual reflection at the end of each chapter.