I Choose Victory: Moving from Victor to Victim

Cynthia Garrett. Salem, $16.99 trade paper (215p) ISBN 978-1-68451-051-1
In this spirited memoir, TV host Garrett (Prodigal Daughter) shares how to break free from the victim mentality and choose to live freely. She calls all who have ever felt victimized to arms: “We are called conquerors, overcomers, victorious, and loved. We are never called victims.” Garrett reveals her struggle to overcome victimization, as well as debilitating circumstances that she experienced during her career, including rape, sexual harassment, and cancer. By surrendering to Christ, she found peace and the freedom to live a “victorious life.” Garrett identifies three “war zones” that Christians encounter—personal, spiritual, and political—and devotes chapters to practices within each area, such as the dangerous effects lust and pride can have on one’s personal life. She explains how factors such as race and class can foster a victim mindset, and offers affirmations and suggested activities for rebuilding confidence. Drawing from personal examples and biblical references, Garrett shows readers how to recognize a “poverty of the mind” mentality, stop blaming others, and conquer fear while also confronting pride. Her authoritative prose encourages spiritual growth—even under dire life circumstances—and she reminds Christian readers of God’s unconditional love. While Garrett addresses women throughout, any reader can learn from her moving story of leaving behind brokenness to find inner healing. (May)
Reviewed on : 03/11/2020
Release date: 05/05/2020
Genre: Religion
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