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Identity: Who You Are in Christ Hardcover – September 1, 2008
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About the Author
Eric Geiger coauthored the multi-awarded national bestseller Simple Church and serves as executive pastor of Christ Fellowship, a large and growing multicultural church comprised of more than seventy nationalities near Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Kaye, have one daughter, Eden.
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His working premise is congruent with Romans 12:1-2 ". . .be transformed by the renewal of your minds. . ." He uses foundational scriptural identity themes as the focus of the book and ties them relationally to his own life experiences. There are brief moments of confessional openness that remind us of how even sacred scripture may ring hollow until we experience God's grace and power through those who live out that specific scripture with us. Perhaps in another reflection he will more deeply "mine" this rich dimension of his faith journey.
William G. George, D.Min. AAPC Fellow, LMFT
Palmetto Health Baptist Easley Pastoral Counseling
I have already recommended Identity to my family, friends, church family, and co-workers - and now to you!
In the very first chapter Geiger points out that this book is not written from the perspective of a biblical scholar or theologian. While I agree that it is written more from a pastoral/devotional perspective with lots of illustrations, I think Geiger sells himself a little short as the book is deeper than he advertises.
The aspects of our identity in Christ covered in this book are:
You Are His Child
You Are the Priest
You Are the Bride
You Are His Servant
You Are God's Friend
You Are an Alien
You Are His Ambassador
What I really appreciated about the book was the heavy emphasis on scripture and it was used in a way that makes it easily understood. Again, although the author says he is not all that scholarly, he does do a good job explaining the cultural context of numerous passages of scripture.
One of my favorite chapters was "You Are the Bride". It was a convicting chapter, especially after his exposition of Hosea. Very powerful use of scripture to describe the relationship between God and His Church. Also the discussion on the role of confession in our relationship with God, to reestablish intimacy, was outstanding.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
"...we must be careful not to approach the faith as a way to act ourselves into a new identity. Instead of beginning with identity, we often begin with behavior. The order is wrong. Our identity must be the starting point. When we understand who we are, we are motivated to live the reality of who we are" (p. 13).
"View your spiritual journey as a journey with God, not toward Him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book. It is so biblically based. I highly recommend to anyone who is struggling with their identity and who God made them to be.Published 10 months ago by Christine Millender
Enjoyed the format and message. Easy to read, but still insightful with a profound message. Read this as part of a men's mentor group.Published 14 months ago by R. Harris
I recommend this book, to gain a good understanding of some of the various ways we are identified with Jesus.Published 16 months ago by Terry Hensley
Great book. Really enjoyed the read. It's so powerful to know who we are in Christ Jesus. Jesus has done it all for us and we now are In Him.Published 16 months ago by Tom
This book is perfect for the "newbie" like me. It gives great knowledge and understanding of what being a Christ follower looks like. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Maddawg 916
Really enjoyed this book not only as it is so well written but truly stirs your heart to action. Kudos !Published 20 months ago by J. Middleton
This is a good summary of who followers of Jesus become when they place their faith and trust in him. It is easily accessible for most, but yet robust in its theology. Read morePublished 21 months ago by D. Redford
I can't say enough nice things about this book. It is a wonderful read!Published on July 19, 2014 by Jessica