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“I have a deep appreciation for how Brian Rosner addresses the theme of the knowledge of God in Scripture. He makes it practical and relational, as it is meant to be. This work is an exegetical treasure trove full of spiritual encouragements along the way. Its message invites us, even ushers us, into the very intimacy with our faithful God that it proclaims.” -- Craig S. Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Chair of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

“Amidst the ceaseless clamor to “know thyself” and the constant barrage of identity politics, Rosner offers a needed corrective by looking at identity through a biblical lens. Known by God is a beautifully written exploration into the biblical story of identity. Rosner demonstrates that identity is both personal and social; it is about knowing God and, even more importantly, being known by God. Woven throughout the book is his own journey from shattered identity to redemptive wholeness. Identity is not ours to make but ours to receive from the One who knows and loves us and calls us into the family of God.” -- Lynn H. Cohick, Chair, Biblical and Theological Studies Department, and Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

“From the very first page, Brian Rosner succeeds beautifully in doing what few today dare to attempt. He seamlessly integrates raw personal experience with depth of biblical insight and sophisticated cultural analysis. Known by God is like nothing else you’ll read. It deftly explores the weighty theme of human identity, with one eye firmly on the Word of God in all its clarity and another on the world in all its confusion about the self. Rosner is an expert guide through beautiful and largely unmarked territories, in the end opening up for the reader a marvelous vista of the human being from the divine perspective. To know oneself fully, Rosner shows, is really to understand and accept how one is viewed by the Creator and Redeemer.” -- John Dickson, author, historian, and founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity

“The question of human identity is complex, interesting, and perplexing all at the same time! What is it that makes us who we are, and what sustains us in our identity when many of our earthly markers of identity are taken from us? Much of the thinking within this area has emerged from philosophy or ethics. Brian Rosner draws the debate into the world of the Bible. In this deep but accessible book Rosner carefully lays out a biblical foundation for human identity and in so doing offers clarity and practical wisdom to a profound, personal, and intensely important set of questions. The book is deeply grounded in the practices of the church and in Rosner’s own narrative. The combination of scholarly biblical exegesis and meaningful, sometimes moving personal narrative makes this book a wonderful resource for church and academy. In the end, we are who we are because God knows us. Our identity is gifted to us by a God who knows us and desires that we come to know God. There is beauty, hope, and safety in such knowledge. Brian Rosner has given us a vital gift.” -- John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, University of Aberdeen

“Who am I? The only truthful answer is “God knows!” Leavened by autobiographical touches, Rosner’s book teaches us that God knows us when our struggles with our own identity feel hidden from everyone else. Known by God is the most balanced and down-to-earth book about personal identity that I have read. It profoundly illuminates the Bible’s teaching that God fathers, owns, and remembers each of his human children.” -- Francesca Aran Murphy, Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

“Every last page of Brian Rosner’s Known by God is filled with careful, convincing exegesis of both testaments of the Christian Bible. But even more striking is how this exegesis is interwoven with the author’s disarming self-disclosure, keen pastoral insight, charitable engagement with contemporary literature and culture, and infectious zeal for gospel proclamation. It is that combination that marks this book as a wonderful example of the best of distinctively evangelical biblical theology.” -- Wesley Hill, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania

“I heard a theologian say in a public meeting that he knew who Jesus was but he did not know who he was. He needed this book by Brian Rosner. Drawing expertly on the biblical witness in conversation with modern angst about human identity, Rosner finds in Scripture the key to answering the identity question. Of particular value in Rosner’s argument is his exploration of the idea of being known by God, which is a neglected theme in biblical theology as he rightly points out. Resources found in Dietrich Bonhoeffer and C. S. Lewis also figure helpfully in his account. A book to savor.” -- Graham A. Cole, Dean and Vice President of Education and Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“In this timely and thoughtful book, Dr. Rosner provides a biblical, practical guide to understanding ourselves as God understands us. He makes the persuasive case that society’s call to “find yourself,” “be true to yourself,” and “be authentic” can only lead to human flourishing when these efforts are grounded in one’s union with Christ and God’s prior knowledge of us. This is an ideal book to place into the hands of any believer experiencing the disorientation of life’s big changes, especially when those changes involve suffering and loss. With both theological precision and pastoral experience, Dr. Rosner describes how in times of difficulty we can rest in the identity that we have as members of God’s family.” -- Frank Thielman, Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School

“It’s been some time since I read a book this important. Rosner’s Known by God achieves what the subtitle claims: a truly biblical theology of personal identity. In an age of “identity angst,” exacerbated by social media and inauthenticity, people are asking the crucial question, “Who am I?” Rosner explains the question, then walks us through Scripture where we listen to the voice of God answer. Clearly written and cogently presented, this is no self-help, how-to, waste-of-your-time piece. Rosner plumbs the depths, biblically and otherwise, and surfaces with treasure. Spoiler alert! Personal identity centers on knowing that I am known by God. Don’t miss this gem!” -- David L. Allen, Dean, School of Preaching, and Distinguished Professor of Preaching, George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

“What makes me the person I am? Who am I? These are surely fundamental existential questions with which we all wrestle. In his new book, Brian Rosner takes up the task of addressing these concerns in a biblically focused way. He maintains that personal identity in Scripture has to do with being made in the image of God, being known by God, and being in Christ---reframing how we think about who we are from a God’s-eye view. The result is a clear and compelling account of human personal identity that sheds new light on some of the most important and contested issues in theological anthropology.” -- Oliver D. Crisp, Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

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The question of human identity is complex, interesting, and perplexing all at the same time! What is it that makesus who we are, and what sustains us in our identity when many of our earthly markers of identity are taken from us?Much of the thinking within this area has emerged from philosophy or ethics. Brian Rosner draws the debate intothe world of the Bible. In this deep but accessible book Rosner carefully lays out a biblical foundation for humanidentity and in so doing offers clarity and practical wisdom to a profound, personal, and intensely important set ofquestions. The book is deeply grounded in the practices of the church and in Rosner's own narrative. The combinationof scholarly biblical exegesis and meaningful, sometimes moving personal narrative makes this book a wonderfulresource for church and academy. In the end, we are who we are because God knows us. Our identity is gifted to usby a God who knows us and desires that we come to know God. There is beauty, hope, and safety in such knowledge.Brian Rosner has given us a vital gift. -- John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, University of Aberdeen -- John Swinton

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  • ASIN : 0310499828
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic (September 12, 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • Item Weight : 15.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 7.3 x 0.72 x 9.1 inches
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