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What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Questions of Life [Kindle Edition]

Edward T. Welch
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Tired of Trying to Win Approval and Escape Rejection?

Peer pressure, codependency, shame, low self-esteem; these are just some of the words used to identify how people are controlled by others' opinions. Why is it so important to be liked? Why is rejection so traumatic?

Edward T. Welch's insightful, biblical answers to these questions show that freedom from others' opinions and genuine, loving relationships grow as we learn about ourselves, others, and God. This interactive book includes questions for individual or group study and is suitable for teenagers and young adults.
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Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for over twenty-five years and is the best-selling author of many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. He and his wife Sheri have two married daughters and four grandchildren.



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Come have your desire for the love and praise of others re-ordered by this practical, well-written, and engaging book. By seeing God in his glory, and ourselves as bought with a price, we are freed to love others without the need to angle for their praise. --Dr. Alex Chediak, Associate Professor, California Baptist University; author of Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World!

This book is life-giving. And since God gives us limited years on his earth, it s a book for those who are young to read sooner rather than later! I wish I had had this book forty years ago! --Walt Mueller, Founder and President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding; author of Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture

Every time I am with Ed, I feel encouraged, listened to, challenged, and understood. This book does the same thing. He not only helps us deal with the major issues of life, but Ed brings Scripture alive to help us experience God s best for our lives. --Jim Burns, PhD, President, HomeWord Center for Youth and Family; author of Teenology and The Purity Code

This book is life-giving. And since God gives us limited years on his earth, it s a book for those who are young to read sooner rather than later! I wish I had had this book forty years ago! --Walt Mueller, Founder and President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding; author of Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture

Every time I am with Ed, I feel encouraged, listened to, challenged, and understood. This book does the same thing. He not only helps us deal with the major issues of life, but Ed brings Scripture alive to help us experience God s best for our lives. --Jim Burns, PhD, President, HomeWord Center for Youth and Family; author of Teenology and The Purity Code

About the Author

Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for over twenty-five years and is the best-selling author of many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. He and his wife Sheri have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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  • File Size: 754 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1935273868
  • Publisher: New Growth Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F5KX8SG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone and Anyone Can Relate to This Book May 19, 2013
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What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? by Edward T. Welch is written for those people who care too much about what other people think of them. You know the type. Habitual people-pleasers, insecure chameleons, and embittered wallflowers. It's written for people whose response to a perceived slight is to sink into the depths of despair for a month. Or, for people who bask in the glow of a compliment for six years. People who agonize over whether to write "Merry Christmas" or "Season's Greetings" on their Christmas cards, for fear of appearing either too politically incorrect or too secularized, and for people who measure their self-worth by how many degrees they have. It's written for people who spend hours analyzing whether an emoticon included in an email was meant to be sincere or sarcastic. It's written for chronic followers and narcissistic leaders. For the person who won't have fun at a gathering unless he's the center of attention. It's written for people who worry they are not pretty enough, smart enough, funny enough, important enough. For those who feel inferior and those who feel superior. For those who dwell for a week on whether their heartfelt complement was taken as a disguised insult. In other words, this book is written for just about everyone.

Even more specifically, this book is written for young Christians. It is written for people who trust in the Bible as the inspired and infallible word of God and who rest in Christ's redeeming work on the cross as the answer to their deepest spiritual and relational needs. While Welch diagnoses problems that are universally human and, therefore, universally relevant, those who reject a Christian worldview probably won't be satisfied with his prescription. This is not just another self-help book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For Parents January 2, 2013
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This strangely-titled book comes from the pen of Edward Welch. I read it in manuscript form and wrote this blurb: "When we make people big, we necessarily make God small in comparison. This sin of pleasing people ahead of God, this fear of man, is the kind of sin we dress up and excuse and neglect; we have made it respectable. In What Do You Think of Me?, Ed Welch carefully, surgically, exposes people-pleasing for what it is. He lets it be ugly--all sin is ugly!--and offers a much more satisfying vision rooted in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Whether you are young or old (but maybe especially if you are young) you would do well to give this book a read." This book is, in some ways, an extension to or expansion of Welch's classic When People Are Big and God Is Small.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good resource for teen discipleship group November 27, 2011
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Do you care what other people think about you? Does a critical comment get you down?
Welch says we all share a common problem: fear of others' opinions. Every human being has had to manage, tolerate, and struggle with it. We want to fit in. We want to be respected. Perhaps we act differently when we know people are watching. Perhaps we cave into peer pressure.
Welch says the heart of the matter is not other people. "Chances are that the problem is not so much the eyes of other people as it is something in you." (19)
Much of life, Welch says, comes down to three questions:
Who is God?
Who am I?
Who are these other people?
You have the answers to these questions, he says. They just need to be uncovered. The Bible is the guide. The Bible will get to your heart.
Welch notes that to want to be liked, loved, appreciated, and successful is common. To need these things is a problem. "You will either fear God or other people. There are no alternatives." (35)
Welch writes about worship and idols. "Even if you worship Jesus Christ and say that he alone is King, you can easily drift to mixed allegiances." (41) He helps readers see that God is to be relevant all the time (not just when we need Him). He explains how what may be a good thing turns to a bad one (idolatry can masquerade as something innocent).
Welch lays out a path of a lifelong journey. First, turn around - turn back to God. Listen to Him. You will love Him more and want to act like Him, loving others more. "The more you love God, the less you will love the acceptance or recognition of others." (69)
Welch investigates Bible stories to help describe who God is. He recommends examining some of the prayers of the Bible to identify your deepest needs.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Twelve years ago, I graduated from high school, and in that short time the world around me has changed significantly. The internet at the time was just beginning to take off and cell phones were becoming more commonplace. Even though I went to a high school where most of the students drove BMW's and Lexus to school, no one had an IPAD, IPhone or any other technological device. Today's teenager is not only inundated with the need for the latest and greatest technology, but also with the need for a nice car in order to fit in with the "cool crowd".

While this isn't always the case at every high school, my point is teenagers are facing an enormous amount of pressure not only to have the latest technology, but also from a culture that teaches them to objectify the opposite sex. In the twelve years since I've graduated from high school a lot has changed, but then again a lot hasn't changed. The world in which we live in has always been in love with itself, but the difference now is we can actively see it pursuing its own lust and greed at an accelerated rate.

Teenagers and young adults are confronted in high school and college with peer-pressure, codependency, low self-esteem and these are just some of the issues that young people are facing today. In What Do You Think of Me? What Do I Care? Answers to the Big Questions in Life, Dr. Edward Welch seeks to answer young adults questions such as, "Why is it so important to be liked, and why is rejection so traumatic? Dr. Welch's book is structured around the problem, the heart of the matter, Who is God?, Who am I?, and Who are They?
Dr. Welch doesn't just diagnose the problem but moves to the heart of the problem, which isn't self-improvement but understanding who God is and who I am.
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A really good product
Published 11 days ago by tae ung wang
4.0 out of 5 stars BOOM BOOM BOOM
GOOD TO READ... LIKE SCRIBBLING AND READING LIKE FREE FLOWING OF CASCADING WATERFALLS...
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ME? DO I EVEN CARE? LOLOLOLOLOL OH SNAP! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ryan R. Ventura
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not one of Welch's best in my opinion - just ok.
Published 1 month ago by Peter O. Donoghue
5.0 out of 5 stars what do you think of me
I have always been a little shy about what I thought of myself and mr relationships. I guess I still am do not do well with
comfrontations
Published 2 months ago by P. Church
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
Having previously read When People are Big and God is Small, I can see the relationship between the two books. What Do You Think of Me? is well written. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dennis L. Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good!
The book was good. It is for youth (teenagers and new H.S. grads) but still very applicable for an adult. Read more
Published 3 months ago by coreyk
5.0 out of 5 stars just finished this with my Sunday School group
Great book for discussion with young Tweens/teens. Highly recommend! Lots of revealing interaction and discussion was had, we really benefitted from learning to make God bigger... Read more
Published 3 months ago by G. Koryn
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid book
Another solid book by Welch dissecting our fear of man. Welch looks to Scripture for the diagnosis and cure and does an excellent job. Be ready to be challenged and changed.
Published 3 months ago by cwstaff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Loved it ! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to give it a try. I don't think you'll be sorry you took the time to read it -- I know I'm not.
Published 4 months ago by Tink
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Great little Book - good service as well - great communication. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for everything.
Published 4 months ago by Dalton Walker
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Crossroads was designed as a group study for those struggling with addiction. These ten steps, presented in author Ed Welch's trademark direct, no-nonsense style, provide a biblical and practical framework for change. Welch is a wise and loving partner who walks beside readers on their journey to freedom. Along the way, they will learn to recognize the patterns of addiction, to choose wisdom over foolish desires, and to cling to the hope they have in Jesus, who sets captives free. The path away from addiction has been laid by a God who is full of surprises, who faithfully pursues those enslaved even though they have deliberately avoided him.

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