Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?

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Zondervan, 1999 - Religion - 105 pages

Insights on self-awareness, personal growth and communication with others from the best-selling author of Why Am I Afraid to Love? New edition including a fresh new internal design.

Why do people continually hide their real selves from the people around them? Why are so many so insecure and afraid to open up? The answer, explains John Powell is that maturity as people is reached by communicating and interacting with others. The problem this book considers is what happens to our real selves if no one else ever finds out what we are like?

In this enduring classic, the companion to Why Am I Afraid to Love?, John Powell explains how to be more emotionally open, and shows how people adopt roles and play psychological games to protect their inner selves. The courage to be our real selves can be developed, he says, and then we can begin to grow.

Now newly designed for a fresh audience, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? is as relevant as it has been for twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.

twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.

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User Review  - MonicaLynn - LibraryThing

I don't really know exactly what to say about this book. It is supposed to be insights into personal growth. I only understood parts of this and found a few things that were helpful. However I was ... Read full review

User Review  - Connie Werner - Christianbook.com

I found this book when it was first published, and it changed my life. All of John Powell's books are full of easily understood principles for good communications and relationships, to say nothing of healthy love for yourself. Not preachy, but Christ-centered. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

John Powell, of the Society of Jesus, had a run-away success with his books Why Am I Afraid to Love? and Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? in America in the late sixties. First published in the UK in 1975, they have remained popular ever since.

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