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Mythical Me

Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison
Narrated by: Richella J. Parham
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

Do you ever find yourself stuck in the comparison trap?

Speaker and author Richella Parham knows what this feels like. “I couldn’t break free from admiring one person’s achievements, someone else’s personality, another’s skills, yet another’s relationships. And don’t get me started on how I looked at other people’s appearances”, she writes. “I was haunted by the admirable attributes of other people, certain that I could never match their worthiness. No matter how well-intentioned the teaching or pithy the advice, I found that most of it didn’t help me change my thoughts, feelings, or actions.” 

While there are no easy answers, Parham has identified cultural and spiritual myths about others, God, and ourselves that keep us trapped. From there the journey is a spiritual one. We can pick up practices that help us walk in the freedom of Christ with confidence in ourselves. If you’ve ever suffered from tortured moments of comparison on Facebook, in the office, or in the hallway at church, you’ll benefit from this fresh perspective.

©2019 Richella Jo Parham. Originally published by InterVarsity Press as Mythical Me by Richella Parham (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • 15-04-20

Great book!

Loved it! The topic so many people struggle with but not much information to help!