Book Review: Me, Myself And Lies For Young Women by Jennifer Rothchild
Author: Jennifer Rothchild
Publisher: Harvest House Publications
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Genre: Christian, Teens and Young Adult
I have received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review
I picked up this Me, Myself, And Lies For Young Women in my attempt to read more diverse books that are outside of my faith, and in some cases also outside of my comfort zone. But what I found instead was a universally gentle book on teaching young teens and women their personal value, no matter what faith.
Sure, there was a mentioning of the Bible, and references to the Scriptures, which is what I expected with a title from that genre, but it wasn’t pushy and in your face, as some other books with religious undertones I have read in the past.
The Author of Me, Myself And Lies For Young Women – Jennifer Rothchild, had a very firm grasp about how and what her target audience thinks, what they do, and which kind of world they live in – and that was refreshing. After just having finished a book that did not take the time to clearly identify with whom it was meant to serve, it was great to read a book from an Author who did understand the importance of that concept
I love the metaphors that were used throughout the book to describe the message, centering around “cleaning out and filling your closet” with positive values and thoughts.Book Review: Me, Myself And Lies For Young Women by Jennifer Rothchild Click To Tweet
The exercises presented in the book – which would make good journal prompts for young women – were contemporary and not preachy, but uplifting and well-formed.
My favorite part was when she talked about labels, and stated that giving yourself positive and true labels are like wearing “designer labels”.
Quote: These are your designer labels, and they’re the look that really works for you. Go ahead and try them on. Then look in the mirror and see how great they look on you!”
I really enjoyed reading this book, as it was uplifting, gentle, and stayed true in message and voice, fitting perfectly for the intended target audience, with a message that transcends faith – the importance of self-confidence, self-value, and self-esteem.
5 out of 5 Stars
Do the words you use when you talk to yourself ever sound like this?
I’m not pretty enough…
If only I was popular…
I’ll never be good enough…
Whether you say it out loud or in your head, words like these will tear you down as a teen girl and make you feel like you don’t matter.
The truth is, you do matter! And you can learn how to tell yourself the truth with powerful soul talk—telling yourself the words that God Himself would say to you.
With authenticity and wit, Jennifer Rothschild will help you
- live with confidence
- know what God’s Word says about you
- feel comfortable in your own skin
As you replace lies with God’s truth, you’ll be free to live the beautiful life God has planned for you.
About the Author:
Jennifer Rothschild is a recovering perfectionist who has learned to live beyond limits ever since her life drastically changed at the age of fifteen, when she lost her sight. Now, more than 30 years later, she boldly and compassionately teaches women how to find contentment, walk with endurance, and celebrate the ordinary.
She’s the author of ten books, including the best-selling Lessons I Learned in the Dark, Self Talk, Soul Talk, the popular Me, Myself and Lies Bible study, and her soon to be released, God Is Just Not Fair.
As a speaker, author and accomplished singer-songwriter she travels internationally, offering fresh, sensible, Biblical advice to audiences who, like her, are determined to pursue healthy and fulfilling lives in spite of their circumstances. She has shared her practical and inspiring messages to arena-sized audiences across the country, and media outlets including Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, Life Today, The Learning Channel and The Billy Graham Television Special.
Jennifer is an avid listener of audio books, a C.S. Lewis junkie, and has a weakness for dark chocolate and robust coffee. She and her Dr. Phil live in Springfield, Missouri, and have two sons Connor and Clayton and a lovely daughter-in-law, Caroline. When she is not traveling, Jennifer enjoys nature walks, and riding a bicycle built for two.