Heart of a Heroine: Knowing Your Identity and Destiny in Christ By Understanding Yourself
By Nancy Albao (Westbow Press)
When a Bible teacher with a psychology degree combines the two disciplines, interesting reading is sure to follow. While the title suggests a female-targeted audience, the text itself applies to anyone. Nancy Albao contrasts some of today’s popular psychology doctrines with those of the Bible to clarify for Christians what God is saying about such beliefs.
For instance, concerning self-esteem, popular psychology says: “Know what you want and ask for it. You deserve your dreams to come true.” It sounds good, but Nancy Albao gives Scripture references to show that God knows more about what is good for us than we do, and in his infinite love can step in to protect us from our unwise requests. Popular psychology says: “Reward yourself when you succeed. No one else will.” This book reminds us God is the one who truly rewards and does so perfectly.
Aside from several distracting typographical errors, Heart of a Heroine presents an important message in an enjoyable way. Albao addresses the self-image, the self-will and the effects of materialism in America today while directing the reader to Christ.