Untamed, by Glennon Doyle is one of the most popular books of the past year. Many women are buying into the idea that they need to realize their inner "Cheetah," find their "Knowing," and put themselves first. But are these ideas biblical? In today's podcast I analyze the worldview of the book, Untamed, and offer a more biblical way forward for women who feel "tamed" by their life situations.
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8/4/2020 03:46:06 pm
Very well said Alisa. My daughter struggles with "self" issues (she is actually a lovely lady-45 y/o and single) but does know who she is in Christ. i sent this to her because she does like to read about image. You did a masterful, kind, but discerning review of her book and her "false gospel." Thanks.
8/5/2020 12:43:29 pm
Hi Alisa, thank you so much for this very insightful analysis of Glennon Doyle's book. First, let me confess I've never read her books and have only had a glancing awareness of her in the last year. Second, I'm a late in life believer and follower of Christ, having been saved ten years ago at age 50 after a lifetime of following my heart and doing what makes me happy. The misery of such a path is unspeakable. My greatest regrets are how following my heart and doing what made me happy broke my parents hearts, even though my mother's fervent desire was (and remains) that I be happy. This was and remains her sole desire for all her children. As a professing believer now and knowing my mom's professed christian faith, I have great difficulty wrapping my mind around this, except that our cultural ethos is so powerful and pervasive even in the visible church.
8/6/2020 11:47:13 pm
Glennon Doyle mentioned the " Be Still and Know" meditation. This sounds a lot like A meditation technique by the same name created by Roy Masters of the Foundation of Human Understanding.
8/7/2020 02:06:23 pm
A few years ago, I followed her on Facebook until I observed her encouraging other women in an unbiblical manner. She is quite influential and (hopefully unknowingly) leading many women to sin in their thoughts and actions. She makes it all look beautiful and feel empowering but none of her guidance is Holy Spirit-led or in line with scripture. We are a sinful people led astray so easily. Holy Spirit, give us wisdom
9/3/2020 10:40:08 pm
Thank you for your review of this book. I too, am a mom, who has been deeply impacted by the rigorous thinking of Ravi! Life has delivered me many blows this past 4 years. I lost a former believing husband to infidelity and atheism. He, although male, falls inline with what Glennon sells her female fans. He met his "new self" and life just had to be about "him" so he cheated and left. This craze of worshiping at the shrine of "self" is so destructive. I've lived the carnage it leaves in its wake. We all want happiness and Glennon's brand of happiness is very appealing and very dangerous. Ironically, my former husband is living in misery. No matter how much he chases his happiness it eludes him. I suspect such will be the case for Glennon and then where will her fans be left? Thank you for your blog and for being a voice of truth in a world where so many voices clamor.
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