Book Review: "The Vertical Self"

"The Vertical Self" by Mark Sayers was a very interesting and refreshing read. Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He uses his experiences and wisdom to show that in an age of social networking that our identity can and often does get built by unqualified sources. "The Vertical Self" pushes back to the foreground the truth that our Creator is the only One who can show us our true selves because it was He that created us.

I wondered how much difference there would be since Sayers is from Australia, and I am in Alabama. It was amazing to see that though we are separated by thousands of miles, we struggle and face many of the same temptations and frustrations.

If you are looking for another self-help book that will help you "do better", then this book is not for you. If you are tired of the struggle of trying to create your identity, then pick this book up and be reminded (maybe for the first time) of the you that you were created to be.

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