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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 4/20 Bryan Dormaier wrote: A while back, I received The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers from Thomas Nelson to review. The basic idea of The Vertical Self is that as people we best derive our identity and value from our relationship with God. Sayers spends the first half of the book investigating what he calls “the horizontal ... Review-The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

Bryan's Rating:

5 Stars

On 4/19 Carrie McCoy wrote: The day I received this book to review for my blog, I was driving behind a vehicle covered with stickers saying, "It's All About Me," "Goddess," and "Princess." In an age where we identify ourselves through Facebook, our appearance, and even the labels on our cars, we are self-obsessed. So I found it ... The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

Carrie's Rating:

5 Stars

On 4/17 Anne Lawson wrote: Mark Sayers is a new voice in Christianity who is confronting what is wrong with our culture with the truth of Jesus Christ. In his new book, The Vertical Self, Sayers illustrates the difference between the “horizontal self” (personal identity defined by culture) and the “vertical self” (personal ... The Vertical Self: How Biblical faith can help us discover who we are in an age of self-obsession by Mark Sayers

Anne's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/15 Simon Cross wrote: The Vertical Self Mark Sayers latest book takes an analytical approach to the current state of the church, calling for a return to a way of life which he characterises as ‘vertical’ – removed from the fame chasing, image obsessed ‘horizontal’ way of conventional living. Essentially Sayers is ... Book review: The Vertical Self

Simon's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/13 Mandy Harter wrote: I recently (well, not so recently. Took me awhile!) was sent a book through a book review blog that I do called The Vertical Self, by Mark Sayers.I was super excited about this book and could not WAIT to get it and start reading. I must admit that when I got it, it took me quite awhile to get into it. ... The Vertical Self (book review!)

Mandy's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/13 Jimmy Calhoun wrote: The Vertical self is a strong yet easy read that promises alot of challenges. The subject of this book focuses on two ways we can live out life. The horizontal self is represented by the way we live in accordance to the cultures we are surrounded by. We live in a media driven world that lets us feel ... Vertical

Jimmy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 4/13 Jordan Gillman wrote: This is a very interesting book looking at the way we get our sense of self as christians in the modern world. The basis thrust of the book is that in this life there are two differing ways in which we build our identity and see ourselves. The way we were created to achieve our sense of self was vertical ... A good hard look at ourselves

Jordan's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/12 Lucille Zimmerman wrote: In a time when branding and social media are so popular, this book reminds us that most of us are striving to create images of ourselves that will only leave us feeling empty. Sayers says many Christians have replaced the command to be holy with the quest for status. We’ve given up finding our true selves ... The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

Lucille's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/10 Eric Salas wrote: I am the kind of reader who does not stick to just one type of book. I may be a fiction lover, but I also have a collection of self-help, inspirational, and religious books. “The Vertical Self” by Mark Sayers that I just finished reading, will stay on top of the pile for ... The Vertical Self Book Review

Eric 's Rating:

5 Stars

On 4/9 Steve Jeantet wrote: “Who am I?” This seemingly simple question has been a central point of exploration all the way from traditional philosophy to the movie Zoolander. And it is into the middle of this diverse and wide-ranging conversation that Mark Sayers new book, The Vertical Self , places itself. Sayers contends, rightly so, that the reason for ... Review of The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

Steve's Rating:

3 Stars