The Very Good News About
How Very Bad We Are.
Shocking, but true: The humble life is WAY more fun.
In The Truth About Us, I write about what we think of ourselves (spoiler: we’re all good people) and what Jesus thinks of us (spoiler: we’re not.)
And then we meet modern cognitive psychology which… agrees with Jesus. The examples of how our brains work are highly entertaining. It turns out, we’re all amazingly adept at fooling ourselves.
That is, until we get humble. We can think more clearly. And life gets way more fun.
I hope you like this book. I laughed writing it—mostly at myself—and I think you’ll enjoy talking about it with people. (We’ve made a small-group discussion guide for that purpose. I wish I could sit in on the discussions…)
P.S. You should buy a copy to read. And also buy a copy to give away. And a couple copies to give to your local library. And four other copies as door prizes at your workplace gatherings. And six copies to use as coasters. And 1,903 copies to make an awesome fort. And 12,445 copies to use as catapult ammo to fire at your neighbor’s awesome The Truth About Us fort.
What people are saying:
“The Truth About Us is the book ‘for such a time as this.’ Who would have imagined that an examination of our sinful, narcissistic condition could be laugh-out-loud funny. But Brant Hansen offers just such a gift–one hilarious, convicting, and effulgent with the gospel. I have never in my life come to the end of two hundred pages wanting to be more humble. I will be giving his book to all my friends for Christmas, not only because it’s the right thing to do but because they will thank me for it later.”
–Anne Kennedy, author of Nailed It: 365 Sarcastic Devotionals for Angry and Worn-Out People
“Most of the time, the truth is hard for us to hear. But when it comes with the good-natured humor and crazy-life antics of Brant Hansen, it is God’s gift to our souls.”
–Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don’t Give Up
“Warning to all humans: Brant’s wisdom is stealthy. He writes with such humor and insight, the points he drives home will feel like a ninja ambush. Brant has the rare ability to evoke simultaneous bouts of laughter and moans of conviction. Fresh, provocative, and highly entertaining.”
–Mike Donehey, lead singer of Tenth Avenue North and author of Finding God’s Life for My Will