- Paperback: 151 pages
- Publisher: The Gospel Coalition (June 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692134662
- ISBN-13: 978-0692134665
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of our Identity in Christ Paperback – June 1, 2018
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The Gospel Coalition has provided us with a resource that would be ideal for group study. Ten chapters. 137 pages. Memory verses and study notes at the end of each chapter. I will definitely read it again. —Deb Finnamore (David's wife; joint account)
The compilation of 10 chapters by 10 of my favorite writers makes it fun to read. Each chapter offers their unique voice and story on a specific identity theft issue. While their perspectives and personal application are unique to them, their teaching is all solidly unified in the Word of God. As readers, we repeatedly get the gospel, applied to different areas of life. The book reads like a robust conversation at a coffee table—each woman weighing in on a struggle or temptation that we all face and offering a Biblical response.
Identity Theft would be excellent to read with a group of women—just a couple or even a large group. I would recommend encouraging each gal to read one chapter a week and then take time throughout the week to memorize the provided memory verse and answer the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. It would lend itself well to a solid 10-week group study. Participants would be sweetly renewed in the truth of who they are in Christ by the end of the semester.
I highly recommend this book! I have very little time to read books right now, but I had been looking forward to picking up this book and am so glad I made time to read it. I love the format of it. Each of the ten chapters is written by a different author with their own unique stories and perspective, but the chapters remain uniform with the sections of Identity Theft, Identity Truth, and Identity Transformed in each. I really enjoyed the variety of women contributing to this book and it felt like having ten great spiritually rich conversations.
The chapters were a nice length that made it easy to pick up and read a chapter in between the busyness of daily life. There is a memory verse and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. I think this would be great to read with a group of women or to read and journal the answers on your own. Each chapter focuses on an area of a woman's identity and just like you shouldn't just read a book on decluttering your home straight through before acting on it, I think this is a book that calls you to read a chapter and then dwell on that area and what God wants for you in that part of your identity before moving on to the next chapter. So, though it can be read quickly, I would recommend taking time to savor the truths that are shared, dig into the additional scripture within the discussion questions, and commit the verse from each chapter to memory.
I see this as a great book to give to new and old believers to encourage, challenge, and clarify their identity in Christ and how to fully live that out in today's world. It was all of those things for me!
What if you had to tell someone who you *really* are, how would you answer? Do you ever wonder how others would identity you? Maybe you need to be reminded of the gospel hope? Maybe you haven’t heard God’s glorious news for sinners. I invite you look inside this collection of authors as they explore what it means to BE IN CHRIST.
Gloriously theological and ever practical, these short 10 chapters are great meditations for personal or group use. Easily accessible, each chapter takes on the flavor of the contributing author, enriching the truth within while holding fast to the truth. It's the truth that if we are in Christ, we are His! That is our identity!
Each chapter is broken down focusing on Identity theft, identity truth, identity transformed. With bible centered questions at the end of the chapters, it can assist with small groups or discipling relationships. I encourage you to pick up a copy today and be reminded of the hope that lies in the truth that His love for you is based on *His* character, not yours. Praise God for that hope!