Anatomy of a Lie: The Truth About Lies and Why Good People Tell Them

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The premise of this book is that most decent, God-honoring Christians are troubled with the fact that they tell more lies than they would like. Dr. Diane Komp addresses this problem by asking pointed, even uncomfortable, questions that force our own matters of integrity out of hiding and into the open.

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Acclaimed author and pediatrician Diane Komp offers a candid and grace-filled path toward truth-telling for Christians honest enough to be disturbed by how easy it is to lie.

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Truth is one of the pillars of faith. Yet when it comes to practical living, most of us probably would admit we're not always that truthful. Sometimes "fudging the truth" seems like the wisest -- even the most loving -- thing we can do. But since at heart we love truth, even our whitest lies prick like a burr in our conscience. So why do we lie? More important, how can we break free from our lies, big and small, to become men and women of truth. Anatomy of a Lie offers a close-up look at lying, the moral epidemic that affects our faith, our marriages, our children, our relationships, our careers, and every aspect of our lives. With surgical precision, Yale School of Medicine physician and best-selling author Diane Komp probes the human soul to uncover the causes of our lies -- and the cure. This forthright, deeply human book is rich in true-life examples, including those from the author's own life. With candor, Komp shares her personal struggles to grow as a truth-teller. And she introduces us to some remarkable individuals: -The Civil War POW who wrote the book A Lie Never Justifiable - The college senior who believes he has kept his commitment made back in junior high to never tell a lie - Corrie ten Boom, who told her first lie at age forty-five - Her sister, Nollie ten Boom, who never lied at all . . .and others who embody our own triumphs and failures as lovers of truth. Above all, both by insight and example, Komp unfolds a challenging, biblical path toward greater truthfulness in our own lives. She asks pointed, even uncomfortable, questions that force our own matters of integrity out of hiding and into the open. And she provides a grace-filled "anatomy lesson" that helps us break our patterns of untruthfulness and fulfill the Bible's command to "tell the truth in love."

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