Finding Beauty in Authenticity

After hundreds of honest conversations with women from around the world, Susan J. Sohn has come to understand the pressure women feel to maintain false, glamorised portrayals of themselves. Shame, guilt, and the burden of Keeping up with the Jones' is blinding women from seeing themselves as God does.

Susan dares to begin a dialogue that matters—one that addresses the unique challenges twenty-first-century women face. True You applies her insight and encourages you to: 

  • Reject the harmful lies society tells you and the lies you’ve told yourself.
  • Connect and celebrate with women on the same journey to authenticity.
  • Embrace pain and vulnerability as you learn to walk in truth.
  • Get out of your own way and allow freedom to become reality.
  • Know who you are in God


Once we allow ourselves to be seen, known, and loved—just as we are—we become free to be who God created us to be. Find the true you and lead a life of authenticity.

A Few Endorsements


DARLENE ZSCHECH, composer, worship leader, Senior Pastor of HopeUC, Central Coast. 


I am really proud of my friend, Susan Sohn. We bonded many years ago when she and Philip had taken the leap from her treasured daily life to attend Bible college on the other side of the world. True You is truly her. As one who has held faithful to her passion to gather others and help them give voice to their pain inside, she has done this with great respect and dignity. She is not writing as one who appeals to you as an expert, but as one who is doing the hard work of digging deep. And no matter what surfaces, she deals with it in the safety of God's profound and abiding love. The many people she interviewed to see this book come about with a robustness of truth is a true testament to the tenacity in which she has gone after this finished product and a true testament to the willingness she displays to tell real stories from real people all to bring real help to as many people as she can.


CARL LENTZ, author of Own the Moment, pastor of Hillsong Church, New York City.


I have known Susan Sohn for most of my adult life, and she has consistently thought out of the box and challenged paradigms. She's kind and passionate, and I have no doubt the words in True You will impact a lot of people. Additionally, Susan helped me convince my wife to marry me. It's cool to see her make the shift from matchmaking to author!


WENDY SIMPSON OAM, FAICD, Australian Businesswoman's Hall of Fame, director of World Vision Australia, founding chairman of Springboard Enterprises Australia, and founder of Telstra Australian Business Awards.


True You is the call to action every woman needs to hear: Your time is now. You are more than enough. You don't belong on the sidelines. Make a choice to gather with people who celebrate you, not tolerate you. Susan Sohn, through her compelling storytelling, genuinely gives us the courage to face the truth of our lives, to dig deep, and discover a rich inner life. True You is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read!




I lived on Susan's dream street in Canada, Whispering Water Bend, as one of her neighbours. Dream street though it was, after the outwardly joyful gatherings and festivities, we can both tell you that there was pain, loneliness and every kind of human struggle behind the closed doors. Susan never shied from it. She was as comfortable speaking to a neighbour in trouble as she was curling up on my couch for hours to listen and talk about our different but mutually respectful spiritual paths. Ultimately, through meditation, hers Christian and mine yogic, I think we've arrived at the same place. As Confucius said, 'The only way, is to have many ways,' and like Susan, I hope you find the chance to be quiet and go within. Discover that you are not this body or this mind and find our oneness as Susan has. Go to the light. Be love. I bow to that light in you. Pranam. 



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We are excited to announce that True You: Finding Beauty in Authenticity is now available as a Bible App Reading Plan.


As a companion devotional to Susan Sohn’s debut book, True You, you are invited on a search for your truth. This won’t happen without God, and it won’t happen without being honest about ourselves, our pasts, and our hurts. Not only do we pursue truth in our own lives, but we also pursue the truth of who we are in our connectedness to one another and to God.


As a two-week plan, you dive deep into the issues of each chapter, while also working through carefully coordinated daily scripture chosen by Susan! Click here to start the plan today. Are you ready to begin your truth journey?


Liz Milani
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Samantha G
5.0 out of 5 starsReady to read it again...and again...and again!
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5.0 out of 5 starsCouldn't Put it Down
6 December 2018 - Published on
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shona sim
5.0 out of 5 starsA must-read!
4 December 2018 - Published on
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Jane Kennedy
.0 out of 5 starsTake a deep breath and begin.
9 December 2018
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Courtney Taylor
.0 out of 5 starsCracked nipples and twinkling gems of insight.
10 December 2018
Format: Paperback

A blitzing read crammed with twinkling gems of insight, True You and its paradigms of contemporary social patterns often had me thinking, 'Hey yeah - I know a few sheilas like that'. And who on earth knew that porn addiction is prevalent among the fairer folk?! That the phrase 'cracked nipples' appears in its introduction means it's undoubtedly destined to be a classic. That those coupled words then resurface only confirms that notion. Susan, your sister deserves a medal, your daughter some kind of award commemorating her observational prowess, and your brother to have the same question answered a hundred times each day.

Rowan Armstrong
.0 out of 5 starsFinding the hard truths. This book has plenty.
6 December 2018
Format: Paperback

True care and empathy come from knowing the truth behind the mask, forced smile or Facebook profile and stepping in anyway. My friend just released her first book #trueyou. I didn't realise how much I would get out of it. I am father to my daughter, husband and friend and this has helped me understand the hard truths the females in my life deal with. Thanks Susan Sohn, your book has blessed me and helped me be a blessing to others. 

Phillipa Lowe
21 December 2018
Format: Paperback
Jenny Baxter
21 January 2019
Format: Kindle Edition

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About The Author

Susan J. Sohn is a community builder, speaker, writer, retreat facilitator, and online/social media entrepreneur. She is best described as raw, honest, disarming, and immediately relatable. Susan has the ability to gather people and create rich community. Her table is a place where everyone is welcome, everyone has a voice, and everyone is heard. 

Raised in the Canadian Prairies, her eclectic life has brought her to various cities around the world. She has worked with influential media companies, such as the New York Times, as well as significant global not-for-profits and faith-based organizations. Her digital imprint engages with over 650,000 listeners through her podcasts and hundreds of millions of social media impressions.

From creating businesses to throwing parties, Susan lives a life of joy that makes space for heartache and insecurity. Susan sees beauty and possibility in the lives of everyone she meets. She currently resides near Sydney, Australia, with her husband, Philip, and their children, Sophia, Gabriel, and Ella. Follow her blogs on

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