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The Truest Thing about You: Identity, Desire, and Why It All Matters [Kindle Edition]

David Lomas , D. R. Jacobsen , Francis Chan
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Book Description

There are many true things about you—true things you use to build an identity. Parent. Introvert. Victim. Student. Extrovert. Entrepreneur. Single.

These truths can identify you, your successes and failures, your expectations and disappointments, your secret dreams and hidden shames. But what if your true identity isn't found in any of these smaller truths, but in the grand truth of who God says you are? In other words, lots of things are true about you—but are they the truest

David Lomas invites you to discover and live out the truth of who God created you to be: you are loved, you are accepted, and you are made in God's image. It's time to move beyond the lesser voices and discover why everything changes when you become who you really are.
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David Lomas serves as the lead pastor at Reality in San Francisco, a church community that started in 2010 in the Castro District. He lives, with his wife Ashley, in one of the most unchurched cities in the nation, but one that is bursting with new life and grace of God. The Reality family of churches is a growing movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ.


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About the Author

David Lomas serves as the lead pastor at Reality in San Francisco, a church community that started in 2010 in the Castro District. He and his wife, Ashley, live in one of the most unchurched cities in the nation, but one that is bursting with new life and God’s grace. The Reality family of churches is a growing movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ.

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  • File Size: 1752 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (February 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GNOCIO8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars REDISCOVER GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE! February 1, 2014
Format:Paperback
The Truest Thing about You: Identity, Desire, and Why It All Matters by David Lomas and D. R. Jacobsen is an insightful book designed to show you to live out the life God created you for. There is a tendency to identify ourselves, and go after superficial things that do not have a place in the larger plan of God. Yet, we are absolutely mad about them.

In this path-breaking book the authors guide the reader through a series of profound chapters that will remove the scales from our blinded eyes and worldly-wise minds. The chapters include:
-Who We Are: A Collection of Someones
-How We Got Here: A Paradigm
-What We Are Meant To Be: The Imago Dei
-The Truest Human: Jesus and Identity
-Our Human Condition: The Skin We Live In
-Our Greatest Hope: The Truest Thing About You
-A Way Forward: Become Who You Are
-God Won’t Stop: The Truest Truth
-End Matter

The truths contained in each chapters of the book will give a new meaning and direction to your direction-less journey. Read it to rediscover who you are and what God meant you to be. Where ever you are in your life’s journey, this book has something for you. It is one book that is not to be missed.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A deeply personal and transforming read February 1, 2014
By julie
Format:Paperback
As I read The Truest Thing, I found myself in conversation with God… re-examining my goals, my purpose, and my discontent with a seemingly perfect life. I find myself left with a lingering peace.

It has been a long time since I’ve read a Christian book cover to cover, but I was so entertained and convicted by The Truest Thing that I was hungry for more.

In addition to believers struggling with discontentment, I also think this book is perfect for new believers or those looking to renew their relationship with God. It’s simple, straight forward, entertaining , and convicting (in a good way).
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The Truest Thing about You by David Lomas and D. R. Jacobsen encourages Christians to address the deeper question concerning their true identity in Christ. It is a recommended Christian book.

In The Truest Thing about You: Identity, Desire, and Why it All Matters, Lomas and Jacobsen want us to look at "the truer things, the things so deeply true about you that they have the power to change everything else" by discovering what God says is the truest thing about us. It is pointed out that there are many true things about us, both good and bad, but what we need to understand is that they are not the real, true core of our existence, or in other words, the truest thing.

Divided up into 8 chapters to explore the truest thing, the chapters are arranged as follows:

Chapter One- Who We Are: A Collection of Someones
"Have you ever realized that the most fundamental and existential questions in life spring from your identity? Who am I? Why am I here? What am I meant to be? What is my purpose? Can I ever change who I am? Does anyone know and love the real me?"

Chapter Two- How We Got Here: A Paradigm
Most of us are likely to identify ourselves through what we do, have, or desire.

Chapter Three- What We Are Meant To Be: The Imago Dei
Imago Dei is a Latin term that means “image of God.” "God never took away our call to be both bearers of His image and stewards over His creation. Imago Dei is for all people at all times. It’s who we are.

Chapter Four- The Truest Human: Jesus and Identity
Jesus was human here on earth and our identity should be tied to Him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly touching and thought-provoking February 7, 2014
Format:Paperback
I haven't read many books recently (or should I say, I haven't finished many books) but this one I finished in about 3-4 days of reading. This reads like a great story, with hooks, quotes, illustrations, Bible interpretations, and personal stories which all tied together quite nicely. This is good news for those who may have a certain perception of christian books and tend to stay away from them generally. Also good news for those who have read plenty, and this is a fresh perspective!

Beyond that, on a deeper level, this book has power. I believe it says many things in a raw way that many Christians may have thought, but would never directly say. It works because it resonates with so many people who are troubled, seeking change, seeking something more. I was brought to tears on several occasions.

Highly recommended for non-believers and Christians who need a shaking to their core, and a fantastic reminder of who we really are, are meant to be, and who Jesus is. And all the false identities we have managed to build up in our lives without even realizing it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Alyssa
Format:Paperback
About a third into the book, I started thinking to myself "dang I wish I could have read this a year ago!" "The Truest Thing about You" is broken down into a journey of different seasons that a person might/will experience as the Lord gently molds our identity into His. It sheds light on the power of lies we so easily allow ourselves to believe that keep us from seeing the truest thing about us -- we are loved. There were parts in the book that made me slightly uncomfortable to accept about myself and God, but also giving me an overwhelming sense of freedom that it's God who will uncover the truest thing about me, it's not by my doing.

David is vulnerable, and funny while at the same time being so direct about God's complete restoration and transformation in us. I love how David is able to have this book feel applicable to everyone, and lays out the gospel so beautifully and simply. I highly recommend this book to anyone, Christian, non-Christian, anyone who has tried to find and understand their identity.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Your identity is how God sees you: loved
David Lomas put this truth I've known for years into words that touched my heart and have inspired me to live differently, to completely trust that I am God's beloved and that is... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars An entirely new way to look at your identity!
This book will force you to see your truest self and your truest identity in the most poignant way! A must read for every Christian!
Published 17 days ago by Rachael
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Insightful
Knowing your identity - who God says you are - is a very important part of your Christian walk.
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Goodwyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very very good personal reflection piece. Really gets at what spiritual growth looks like!
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Bettencourt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book for my small group.
Published 1 month ago by Bobby Sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars Super recommend. Thank you David Lomas for being such ...
Incredible reading!! Super recommend. Thank you David Lomas for being such a wonderful writer.
Published 1 month ago by priscilla
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read. I suggest joirnaling through and highlighting!
Published 1 month ago by Breanna
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 2 months ago by Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars It distills the ESSENCE of the Christian life better than I've ever...
I read a book a week. I've been a Christian for over 40 years, and during that time have read hundreds of devotional, inspirational, apologetical, theological, and other such... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mark E. Lassiter
4.0 out of 5 stars Leading us out of the maze of "finding me"
Point: Your identity is not found in what you have, do, or desire. Your identity is in who has you, what he has done for you, and what he desires to have with you - a personal... Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Grotzke
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David Lomas serves as the lead pastor at Reality in San Francisco, a church community that started in 2010 in the Castro District. He lives, with his wife Ashley, in one of the most unchurched cities in the nation, but one that is bursting with new life and grace of God. The Reality family of churches is a growing movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ.


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