Wednesday, February 6, 2013

eBook Review: Who Do You Think You Are



You are a saint ...You are blessed...You are saved ...You are afflicted ...You are heard.
Pastor Mark Driscoll answers the one question you need to ask: Who am I in Christ?
Being a Christian can be like driving in a foreign city. You try living on the straight and narrow but instead take a wrong turn onto the wide avenue of sin and temptation. In the process, you become discouraged and condemned, limping along in your faith—or giving up altogether.
But this isn’t the real Christian life. You can make a U-turn.
Pastor Mark Driscoll knows that underlying our struggles in life is the issue of our identity. “The fundamental problem we have in this world,” he says, “is that we don’t understand who we truly are—children of God made in his image—and define ourselves by any number of things other than Jesus. Only by knowing our false identity apart from Christ in comparison to our true identity in him can we finally deal with and overcome the issues in our lives.”
Who are you in Christ? Among other things:
You aren’t what’s been done to you but what Jesus has done for you. You aren’t what you do but what Jesus has done. What you do doesn’t determine who you are. Rather, who you are in Christ determines what you do. These are fundamental truths that Pastor Mark explores in depth throughout Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ.

MY THOUGHTS: I found this to be a helpful book, based on Ephesians, on a subject that there doesn't seem a lot written about. This issue of who we identify with and in is important and should be understood more by the average Christian. Like any book outside of the Bible, you won't necessarily agree with every point the author makes, but the positive definitely outweighs the negative. The author is unapologetically Reformed, which I am not, but that did not take away from the over-arching truth this book proclaims.

While it is in no way written to be a practice commentary of Ephesians, it would be immensely helpful and useful to any Bible preacher or teacher doing a work through this book of the Bible. Even if you are not a teacher or preacher, this book will help you realize your true Identity in Christ.

This book was given to me free in exchange for a review. This did not change nor effect my thoughts, comments, or review.

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