“Hi, I’m Jennifer. I know we’ve just met, but already . . . I want you to like me.” YOU’VE FELT IT—that deep longing for people to value you, respect you . . . and love you. You’ve worked hard for their approval. You’ve wanted to make people think you’ve got it all together, but on the inside, you’re falling apart. And you’ve heard this one question ringing in your ears: What will people think of me?
Jennifer Dukes Lee knows exactly how you feel. She understands how exhausting life can be when you’re chained to your approval rating. Jennifer has spent plenty of time and energy trying to earn others’ approval—at work, home, and church—all while wondering what would happen if the facade dropped and everyone saw her hidden mess. She’s made the same mistakes many of us make as we try to sprint for significance—and wear ourselves out pursuing human love and acceptance above all else.
And now Jennifer leads you on a journey to rediscover the joy found in the unconditional love of God. Through her own life journey, she gently invites you to make peace with yourself and to stop working overtime for an approval that is already yours in Christ. Love Idol will help you dismantle what’s separating you from true connection with God and rediscover the astonishing freedom of a life lived in authentic love.
That endless, exhausting crusade for approval? Ends here. A brilliant writer, Jennifer Dukes Lee takes you to the foot of the Cross—and takes one stunning hammer to the foot of the Love Idol. Read this book—and walk free.
by Ann Voskamp, Author of the NYT best-seller One Thousand Gifts
We all want someone to think we’re sensational. We desire to be recognized, to be valued, to be respected. To be loved. Yet this natural yearning too often turns into an idol of one of God’s most precious gifts: love itself. If you, like so many of us, spend your time and energy trying to earn someone’s approval—at work, home, and church—all the while fearing that, at any moment, the facade will drop and everyone will see your hidden mess . . . then love may have become an idol in your life. In this poignant and hope-filled book, Jennifer Dukes Lee shares her own lifelong journey of learning to rely on the unconditional love of God. She gently invites us to make peace with our imperfections and to stop working overtime for a love that is already ours. Love Idol will help us dismantle what’s separating us from true connection with God and rediscover the astonishing joy of a life full of freedom in Christ.
I feel like this would be a good for women especially one who needs an advice as a mother, daughter and more.
This book had me captured from the first page. I grew up much like the author--in a home full of love and security. Even so, like her, I had made other people's love and affirmation and high opinion of me into an idol until keeping up the perfect facade became a terrible burden for me. Soon after that "love idol" of mine led to what could have been terrible consequences (but wasn't, thanks to God's grace) I found this book. It has helped me (is still helping me!) to find my affirmation in Jesus, to see myself through God's eyes, to know that because I'm loved by Him and because His love is a FREE gift ("through grace you have been saved, not by works"), I am free to simply live for Him without running over everyone else's approval. Love this book! Every Christian woman should read it!
This is a very good book, has a lot of advice for mothers & daughters.
The paper back book "Love Idol" written by Jennifer Dukes Lee addresses issues that many women face. The non- fiction book contains 13 chapters and also includes a discussion guide. Jennifer Dukes Lee also uses quotes in the beginning of every chapter. For example, in Chapter 1, she quotes Brennan Manning "Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion."
Tyndale House Publication
Do you ever feel a long and deep desire to be valued, respected.....loved? Are you always working hard to gain people's approval? Does everyone know who you really are or do you always find yourself wanting people to think you have it all together?
This book is a must read for very woman that finds her value in anything else but the Lord. In this book "Love Idol", Jennifer Dukes Lee talks about her struggles with feeling the need to seek approval from those around her.
If you, like so many of us spend so much energy and time in trying to make people love us. And for someone to think we are amazing. We are constantly seeking people's approval- in our social circles, at work, church. Many of us live in this constant fear that if people really find out who we are we will not be loved or respected any longer. We walk around with this facade of having everything in order and life is perfect. This desire could often turn into an idol. But we should only be concerned with what God sees and thinks of us. There is freedom and having a true connection with the Lord and realizing how wonderfully we are made.
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