Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

My rating: 2/5

I just finished reading "I'm Not Good Enough"...And Other Lies Women Tell Themselves by Sharon Jaynes.  Having enjoyed Jaynes' Becoming the Woman of Your Husband's Dreams as well as her devotionals for Proverbs 31 Ministries I was looking forward to reading this book.  I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of depth in content. 

There are so many lies women tell themselves. I understand that it isn't possible to deconstruct each one in depth.  I felt that Jaynes did a decent job of choosing lies that many women struggle with: worthlessness, feeling like a failure, forgiveness, discontentment, and misbeliefs about God. 

Each chapter included a compelling example of a real-life woman who believed a particular lie and how the lie impacted their life.  At the end of the chapter, Jaynes provides a few scripture verses to help counter the lie.  The application section was short and I didn't feel the author had many new insights on the topic.

Sometimes its difficult to fully appreciate a book when I feel I've read another that covers the same topic in a superior way.  I think a much better book regarding countering the lies of the enemy is Praying God's Word  by Beth Moore.  Praying God's Word is a rich Scripture reference countering specific lies.  Moore provides prayers based on the Scriptures and recommends the reader create her own similiar prayers for the issues she faces.  It is a very practical reference and I find that it has changed my devotional life.  It comes more naturally for me to pray the Scriptures for whatever I'm facing or in intercession for others as a result of reading this book. 

In short, if you're looking for a good book on countering the lies of the enemy God's way (using God's word), I highly recommend Praying God's Word. 


Thanx for the recommendation! I'm currently reading Beth Moor's new book, Goodbye Insecurity (I hope I got that right!)

I've enjoyed several of Beth Moore's books and hope to read that one soon, T. Anne. Are you enjoying it?

Julia M. Reffner

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