The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner

“Nothing is more important, for if we find our true self we find God, and if we find God, we find our most authentic self.”

Don’t let the cover fool you. I will be honest, when I first heard the title, The Gift of Being Yourself, I thought it sounded like a pathetic, self-motivational, feel-good book. Then I saw the cover of the book and I though it looked like a pathetic, self-motivational, feel-good book you would find in your church lady’s library.

But the book is actually a decent, concise look at spiritual development. Benner has some actual credentials and understanding concerning how we approach God. If we do not have a strong understanding of who I am, then I am incapable of understanding who God is.

This is not some new age spirituality. This is not a book about finding God in everything. This is about finding yourself in the midst of who God is. When you look at yourself you can find God and looking at God you can find yourself.