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Ego Trip

Rediscovering Grace in a Culture of Self-Esteem

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In Ego Trip, emeritus professor Glynn Harrison takes aim at one of Western society’s most entrenched ideologies: self-esteem. He charts the rise of this ubiquitous value, looks unflinchingly at the statistics that show it failing on its own terms, and guides readers toward a more sound and sensible gospel-centered alternative.
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Is loving yourself really the solution to all your problems? In the world of popular psychology, there are few things more protected or indulged than that fragile little trait known as self-esteem. Today, it’s not the sin of pride we worry about, but the sin of not liking ourselves enough. In Ego Trip, psychiatrist Glynn Harrison takes aim at what has become one of Western society’s most entrenched ideologies. He charts the rise of this ubiquitous value, arguing that the “science” underlying it is flawed, that there is little evidence efforts to promote self-esteem work, and that, in its popular form of “boosterism,” self-esteem promotion comes with hazardous and unwanted side effects. Is there a more biblically and psychologically secure approach to big questions of significance and worth? Dr. Harrison asks. You will be intrigued, challenged, and quite possibly freed by his conclusion: compared with the failed ideology of self-esteem, the gospel offers the foundation for personal significance and meaning.
Contributor Glynn Harrison
Short Bio Glynn Harrison
Glynn Harrison, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol, UK, where he was a practicing consultant psychiatrist and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He speaks widely on issues of faith and psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry. He is married to Louise.
UPC 025986516543
ISBN-10 0310516544
ISBN-13 9780310516545
Publish Date Jan 28, 2014
Weight 0.4200
Physical Length 8.38
Physical Width 5.5
Length 208.00
LengthUnit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $16.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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