Free of Me by Sharon Hodde Miller
In our culture of perpetual selfies and Social Media "Look at Me" postings, Free of Me by Sharon Hodde Miller, is the counter cultural prescription that we need to read.
Free of Me is divided into 3 parts. Part One: Self-Distracted shares much of Miller's story. Part Two: Seven Mirrors, talks about when we make seven areas of our life about us: God, Family, Appearance, Possessions, Friendships, Calling and Church. In Part Three: How to Be Free of Me, Miller talks about ways we can set ourselves free from loving ourselves so much and turn to loving God and others more. Each chapter starts with a quote, then goes into the topic and ends with a Focus Verse, a Focus Prayer, and Discussion Questions. Free of Me would be a great book for a book club discussion and these questions could be quite helpful. However, they are also good to just reflect on with a journal if you are doing the book by yourself.
On the front cover of Free Of Me is an endorsement by Ann Voskamp, "Free of Me may be one of the most important truths for our times." I have to agree. I couldn't read this book quickly. There was so much meat to it. Frankly when I reflected of some of her words in relation to my own life, it wasn't always easy to digest. At the same time, it was so very good. I do think everyone could benefit from this book in our culture today.
I received Free of Me from Baker Books. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.