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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self How Biblical Faith Can Help Us Discover Who We Are in An Age of Self Obsession

By Mark Sayers
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.8 Stars

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On 2/5 Heather Quinn-Schilling wrote: When I read about this book, through Tommy Nelson and Booksneeze, it sounded fantastic. The theme of the book seemed to be about sifting through our misguided media driven culture to find our true self in Christ. However, when I received this book for review, I had trouble getting into it. The prose ... The Vertical Self Review

Heather's Rating:

1 Stars

On 8/29 Thor-Einar Krogh wrote: Denne boken ble skrevet i en ikke-moraliserende tone. Mange ting som man kan ta med seg videre her Premisset for boken var å se på det å leve "horisontalt" versus "vertikalt." Det horisontale leve betyr et liv om meg, meg selv og at jeg samtidig prøver å behage verden mens et vertikalt liv fokuserer ... Vertical self

Thor-Einar's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/29 Robyn Pierce wrote: I am using booksneeze's site to review books. I read the book the vertical self more than 2 years ago and forgot to post my review at the time. The book has been such a great reminder that my focus and energy cannot be on pleasing and trying to mimic horizontal relationships. My worth and identity come ... The vertical self

Robyn's Rating:

5 Stars

On 4/7 Tylan Schrock wrote: Sayers has a strong message that is more than relevant to current culture. But, this book for me was a slog to read. I picked it up more than once, driven by the fact that the content was solid, but just couldn’t get through it. This doesn’t give credit to the content of this book, which I could ... 4.7.12 vertical self book review

Tylan's Rating:

3 Stars

On 11/8 Paul Huffman wrote: I received this book over a year ago to review. At that time, I read the book and started to attempt to put together a review that would properly state how I felt about the book. This task clearly became harder than one would think. Now, some time has passed and things in my life have changed as well. ... The Vertical Self How Biblical Faith Can Help Us Discover Who We Are in An Age of Self Obsession

Paul's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/9 Eric Barron wrote: I will begin by confessing that I struggled through this book. But then again, I am neither academic nor theologian. The longer I read, however, the more the concept of the text took root, and the better I could grasp the direction the author was taking us. It took a while, but I eventually got it. ... A Book Review - The Vertical Self

Eric's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/26 Steven Ibbotson wrote: I find it difficult to write a meaningful review of this book because it says a lot of good things and yet it took too long to say it... and its not even 200 pages. As the author bio describes on the back cover, "Mark Sayers is a highly sought-after speaker, commentator, and thinker in the areas of faith ... The Vertical Self

Steven's Rating:

1 Stars

On 1/25 Jacob Zarris wrote: I enjoyed the concept of this book the idea that we need to focus more on God and be more ‘vertical’ focused then worldly focus. But I felt that the book turned into a Christian self help book, as in how to get to be someone you aren’t right now. Which yes is a good idea, but not the way I see ... The Vertical Self

Jacob's Rating:

1 Stars

On 12/27 Wally Harrison wrote: For the most part I enjoyed where this book intended to go, and from time to time the author just seemed prone to wander into vagueness. At times, there is much more depth than one might find in a short, paperback book, so that was a pleasant surprise. The authors intent to move the reader from a place ... Mostly good

Wally's Rating:

3 Stars

On 11/6 Jeane wrote: This book offers an in-depth look at what shapes our identity and how we are influenced by pop culture media. What are we influenced by?What makes up our individual identities?Are we really that individualistic?Our we motivated by fame, money, success, or obtaining the ultimate physical physique? Shall ... The Vertical Self By Mark Sayers – Nonfiction

Jeane's Rating:

4 Stars