Peace in the midst of turmoil and hope despite challenging circumstances? They’re possible when we have authentic answers to life-changing questions: Who can I trust? Who am I? Who wants me? Why am I alive? What do I do well?
These questions relate to our five core needs of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence. Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life is all about how we can get these needs met in healthy ways, primarily through a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our five core needs form the Model of Authentic Hope and Wholeness. These needs are interconnected and dependent on each other. Meeting one need in healthy ways makes it more likely that other needs will be met in healthy ways. And, the same is true if we attempt to meet one need in unhealthy, shifting, unreliable ways. This will negatively affect other needs.
The book has eight chapters. The first two introduce the Model and the importance of the linkages between the core needs. Each core need is then explained in its own chapter and there’s an entire chapter devoted to the change process. It may be the most important chapter for you. Who doesn’t want to improve something about themselves? Dr. Kathy’s instruction will give you real hope that permanent change is possible!
With relevant details, vulnerability, helpful illustrations, and biblical insight, Dr. Kathy will take you on a valuable journey toward authentic hope and wholeness. The book is easy to read and we think the ideas are easy to remember and apply. You’ll benefit from many practical insights including five life skills.