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My Bangs Look Good and other lies I tell myself - the tired supergirls search for truth

Had a lovely meal with good friends last night - in the midst of laughing and sharing and challenging and chatting, we talked about how we (women) feel guilty all the time - guilty for not being enough as a mum, wife , friend or colleague - for not being enough or doing enough.


It's one of the "lies I tell myself" in Susanna Foth Aughtmon's new book "My Bangs Look Good and other lies I tell myself - the tired supergirls search for truth".
In each chapter Susanna takes a lie we believe, illustrating it with very funny/poignant/real stories from her own life.
Then she brings the biblical perspective to counteract the lie with theTruth  - it's fantastic - a real mind-changer... 


Lie: I will never be enough            Truth: God is enough

Lie: God doesn't know me             
Truth: God knows everything about me

Lie: I am in control of my destiny   
Truth: I get to choose who I give my life to

Lie: I don't need people                Truth: I need the body of Christ


It's her second book for us supergirls , and I really loved "All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans". Again, don't be fooled by the seemingly frivolous title - this book packs a punch,containing such depth and truth. I found I was drawn to keep on reading  right to the end of the book- but what I'm doing now is going back through the chapters more slowly to really think about the issues and whether they are lies that I've been believing. It's a helpful book to go through with a friend - and there are some short study and discussion questions at the back of the book for each chapter to help you do that.

By the way, think you're not a supergirl? Think again, tired supergirls are defined:
A follower of Jesus.      A seeker of grace, truth, a good pair of jeans and a sassy haircut.   
A woman caught living in the tension between the woman she is at present and the woman that God designed her to be.

This book is a great read! It's out in the UK on 1st May and costs £7.99, check it out from online booksellers (£7.19 on Amazon UK), it's available from Revell, a divison of Baker Publishing Group.
One more thing to feel guilty about - I was supposed to post this book review before 9th April...and today's the 10th...but hey the sun was shining (if only I could say that without a trace of guilt!). I 'm part of the "blog tour" - cool to be involved from the UK .
I think you'd love Susanna's blog too - take a look at http://tiredsupergirl.blogspot.com

So - what lies do you believe?!

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