Mythical Me
Richella Parham

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Narrated By: Richella Parham

Duration: 5 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

Do you ever find yourself stuck in the comparison trap?

Speaker and author Richella Parham knows what this feels like. “I couldn’t break free from admiring one person’s achievements, someone else’s personality, another’s skills, yet another’s relationships. And don’t get me started on how I looked at other people’s appearances,” she writes. “I was haunted by the admirable attributes of other people, certain that I could never match their worthiness. No matter how well-intentioned the teaching or pithy the advice, I found that most of it didn’t help me change my thoughts, feelings, or actions.”

While there are no easy answers, Parham has identified cultural and spiritual myths about others, God, and ourselves that keep us trapped. From there the journey is a spiritual one. We can pick up practices that help us walk in the freedom of Christ with confidence in ourselves. If you’ve ever suffered from tortured moments of comparison on Facebook, in the office, or in the hallway at church, you’ll benefit from this fresh perspective.

Genre

Christian life and practice, Personal religious testimony and popular inspirational works, Christian life and practice, Personal religious testimony and popular inspirational works

Listen to a sample

“Richella Parham has been a kind and consistent voice of truth in my own life. Now her hard-won wisdom is available to anyone who struggles with comparison.”

Emily P. Freeman, author of The Next Right Thing

“I needed this wonderful book and if comparison has ever prevented you from experiencing the joy of your own life, you might too.”

Jon Acuff, author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

“A sorely needed corrective to our contemporary culture’s obsession with constantly adjusting our personal and public image to fit hopelessly impossible standards.”