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Tree of Lies: Transforming Decisions, Behaviors, and Relationships by Gaining Perspective on Your Identity in Christ Hardcover – June 21, 2016
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"In Tree of Lies Scott Perkins writes about his own story with raw honesty and resolute hope - and seeks to help others who find themselves in that same place of wrestling. There are countless books on a myriad of topics, but few issues are as significant to write about as identity and faith. The questions Scott addresses are vitally important and his courage to face these issues head-on are admirable. Scott doesn't write from a place of ivory tower theory, but from the perspective of an in-the-trenches practitioner. If you want to address the issue of identity and purpose as it relate to life with Jesus, you'll find this to be a helpful tool for your journey."
-J.R. Briggs, Founder, Kairos Partnerships, National Director of the Epic Fail Pastors Conference, Author of Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure
"Tree of Lies is an authentic and transparent depiction of true struggles faced in today's church and society. People pleasing, burn-out and discontentment must be addressed to finally break free as believers and learn to live in the freedom that is offered through Our Lord Jesus Christ. This book is a great asset to anyone following Christ or feeling a call into ministry. You have to be real to be healed!"
-Mo Mydlo, Speaker and Bible Teacher, Author of Overcoming Anxiety
"I want more joy-don't you? The pursuit of joy can take us down a dead-end road when we invest our time and energy in the wrong things. In Tree of Lies, Scott Perkins gets to the root of the problem and sets you on a course to discover joy that lasts."
-Jim Akers, Founder of ImpACTful Notes, Author of Tape Breakers
"The Tree of Lies brings light to the way we all tend to craft a false identity, instead of looking to God to define us. This book inspires me, especially since Scott doesn't speak from a removed vantage point, but is vulnerable in sharing his own struggle with a faulty sense of identity. You'll be encouraged by the journey he will take you on!"
-Beth Steffaniak, Blogger at MessyMarriage.com, Marriage and Family Counselor, Life Coach
"Scott has masterfully depicted the challenges and struggles we face on our daily journey through this Powerful Book...A must read!"
-Joe Pici, Pici and Pici Inc., Author of Sell Naked
About the Author
Scott Perkins is a discipleship coach, author and speaker. His passion is to help others understand their identity in Christ and live in that reality. He is thankful that God does not discard His followers when they make a mess. Scott lives outside of Orlando, FL with his wife Missy and daughter Sarah Grace. Connect at PerkinsPerspectives.com
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Thank you Scott for your honesty!
None of us is perfect and yet some of us try to wear a mask and pretend otherwise. In Tree of Lies author Scott Perkins removes the mask. He shares his painful story of burnout that resulted while serving as a pastor. Because he overvalued relationships—to sustain his sense of worth—Scott abandoned his ministry and almost destroyed his marriage.
Tree of Lies is a breath of fresh air. It equips you to experience transformation in your decisions, behaviors, and relationships by:
• Developing awareness of areas where you are pursuing wholeness apart from God.
• Identifying the triggers and the lies that cause you shame.
• Creating a new mindset focused on the truth of who God is and who you are.
• Helping you get off the ‘trying harder’ cycle.
• Reducing busyness and anxiety.
• Identifying sources of conflict.
• Energizing and deepening your relationship with Christ.
• Beginning to live the purpose for which you were uniquely designed
Open up Tree of Lies and take the first step toward understanding your true identity in Christ. Once you know who you are and whose you are, you’ll never be the same.
Scott has done an incredible job of providing us with intimate details about his personal life. He goes on to mention his own struggles and weaknesses. Through his struggles, you’re left with a sense of someone truly trying help. You don’t feel condemned about what’s not right in your life, rather you feel free to express what’s really going on.
His transparency allows you to confront your own struggles, while still allowing you to make mistakes along the way. While reading, you’ll find yourself wanting to remove the mask you’ve been wearing for years and let people see the real you. You will want to feel accepted and loved for who you are rather than the mask you continue to hide behind.
Regardless, without firs t working through the root of your own struggles, you won’t be able to ever make any lasting changes. I feel this book is a guide. Once you start reading you’ll be able to first identify what’s really bothering you and work your way to a healthier life.
This book is a must read. You feel drawn to the author, because he comes across as a friend speaking to another friend. Anyone who is contemplating which self-help book to read should prioritize this book. You won’t be disappointed.
This is a must read. While the book tackles the concept of the false self and discovering the core of our true nature in a no-nonsense approach, it's also full of truth and hope and faith. There is redemption. There is forgiveness.
Beautifully written, TREE OF LIES will help you gain a new and true perspective on who you should be and to whom your identity should belong.
Tree of Lies examines and provides resolution to many of the traps we fall into and ignore:
-Simply trying harder.
-Truth about who God is and who we are.
-Using busy as an excuse for not making necessary changes.
Take a look inside Tree of Lies. Scott’s knowledge and experience is delivered in a readable and authentic style that will allow you to see your true identity in Christ.