Book Review: Overcome: Replacing the Lies that Hold Us Down with the Truths that Set Us Free, by Clayton King
Underneath every broken life, dysfunctional home, and addictive behavior is a lie that we have bought into. If we can identify the lie and replace it with the truth, we can not only have freedom but live a better life. That is the premise of pastor and author Clayton King’s latest offering, Overcome: Replacing the Lies that Hold Us Down with the Truths that Set Us Free.
In the book, the author identifies nine foundational lies that he believes hinders us from enjoying the life God created us to enjoy. He believes that each lie infiltrates our mind, insinuates something about us, intimidates us into believing it, and then recreates our reality. The author deals with such pervasive problems as loneliness, insecurity, unforgiveness, shame, self-esteem, sexual sin, addictive behaviors, and human suffering.
Some pastors and authors teach the Scriptures and illustrate their points with stories. Others tell stories and illustrate them with Bible verses. This book falls into the latter category. It is heavy on stories and principles and light on Bible teaching. It falls into the category of Bible-lite and Christian self-help books.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.