Whenever you pick up a book by “Switch on Your Brain” author Dr. Caroline Leaf, be prepared to have your life changed in some way! This is definitely the case with her newest release from Baker Books, “The Perfect You: A Blueprint for Identity”. This book is for you if, as Dr. Leaf questions in the prologue, you’ve ever asked yourself:
“Who am I? Does anyone out there understand me . . . do I have purpose and meaning, a unique part in a divine plan? Does anyone understand who I am, or who I am meant to be? Do I even understand me? Can I accept the way God has allowed me to be? Do I really accept the blueprint for identity that God has given me?”
With these questions, Dr. Leaf invites us on a journey of discovery to uncover who God intended for us to be when he formed us with such care. “The Perfect You” is divided into four parts. The first portion explains the “big picture” of discovering and then living our Blueprint for Identity. The second portion, (which is definitely the deepest and most challenging to wade through!) discusses the science and philosophy that provides a foundation for “The Perfect You”. Next comes the third part where we dive into what Dr. Leaf calls “The Unique Qualitative (U.Q.) Assessment Tool” – this is undoubtedly the most interesting, eye-opening section of the book! And finally, the fourth section discusses what to do next with the results revealed in the previous chapters.
“The Perfect You” is not a book that you can pick up and read through in an afternoon. No, the first sections of this book take time to work through, and the Assessment Tool takes even more time to thoughtfully, prayerfully, and quietly complete. In truth, I have not completed the profile myself just yet, simply because it is a process that cannot be rushed. From what I have read, however, of this impact-laden book I truly believe that it can transform the lives of anyone who reads it in remarkable ways. So, if any or all of the questions quoted above struck a chord with you, don’t hesitate to find a copy of “The Perfect You” and take a journey of self-discovery unlike any other.
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.