Susanna writes with honesty, humor and a conversational style that makes me feel like we are friends chatting over a cup of coffee (or in my case, diet coke). Don't be fooled though, her casual style doesn't mean her message is not transformational.
In My Bangs Look Good..., Susanna helps make us aware of the lies we unintentionally buy into as tired supergirls (I bet you are one, too). When I first glanced over the table of contents and read the lies addressed, like "God is disappointed in me", "God caused my problems", and "I can love people at my convenience, I must admit I thought--good ones, but I don't struggle with those. Then I started reading. And guess what? As Susanna was transparent with the ways these lies impact her life, I saw myself. Because the Liar presents those lies as half-truths and sneaks them past my filter into the depths of my heart. Stinkin' Liar.
The best part of Susanna's short chapters is that she counters each of these lies with the Truth from scripture. And as the Truth sinks in--there is freedom and peace and joy. Thank God we have Truth to combat the lies!
One of the first ways God spoke to me as I read My Bangs... was a heightened awareness that the Liar is lying to me all the time. God quickly pointed out some things I was believing about a situation in my life that were not true. I countered by journaling all that is True about the situation. It stopped the Liar in his tracks. Thanks, Susanna!
I read the book quickly--it's an easy, enjoyable read. However, if you ask me (which I realize you didn't) I'd suggest you read each chapter slowly, one-at-a-time, and ask God to show you where you might have bought into the tales of the Liar. And then let the Truth sink in. Deep. I think I may go back and do just that.
Happy reading, bloggies!
My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself is available now at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Includes questions for individual or group study.