Self-Esteem: Are We Really Better Than We Think?
Over the past 40 years the idea of esteeming one’s self has had a tremendous influence on the Christian church. Years ago, the pursuit of self-love was generally thought to be sinful. Self-esteem is not a biblical concept, and in fact, the opposite is true. Scripture teaches that we are to esteem others as greater than ourselves. The truth is that we have too much self-esteem and not enough God-esteem. Ultimately we must view ourselves as God does, as sinners, desperately in need of God’s forgiving, pardoning and enabling grace and love. This booklet will put “self-esteem” in a proper, biblical perspective.
About the Author
David M. Tyler has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biblical Counseling. He is the Director of Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center in Fairview Heights, Illinois; the Dean of the Biblical Counseling Department for Master’s International University of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana, and a member of the adjunct faculty of Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Tyler is certified by the International Association of Biblical Counselors and Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He lectures and leads workshops on Biblical counseling.