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God is full of grace and mercy; He makes right what we in our fallen nature have made wrong. In Your New Identity, you will discover that, as Jacob learned, an encounter with the living God will change your life . . . forever.
Posted October 15, 2014
You Make Me Feel Brand New
This volume is a study that explores what it means for an individual to be a Christian, and what type of relationship a believer in Christ has with God. The is the second book in the eight volume "Victory Series". However, the entire set does not need to be read in order to enjoy this book, because this work can stand on its own. The author holds five degrees, and is the founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries.
This volume contains six sections that cover things ranging from how a person's life is different after making a decision to become a Christian, to the names and nature of God. This book is Biblically based, and very easy to read. Each chapter is usually just a bit more than one page. There are questions at the end of each chapter that help the reader think deeper about what was read, and how that applies to their life.
By the time this book is finished, one will have a stronger idea of who God is, and the love He has for us all. This includes understanding Christ's willingness to die for each one of us, and the untold blessings available as a result. This volume explores guilt, shame and sin, along with the way Christian believers can overcome those feelings, and put in them in the past.
This is a very positive book, full of hope, peace and encouragement for followers of Christ. It opens the door on the rich full life God wants us to have, and the way to achieve that. This volume will appeal to a new believer, as well as, a long-time Christian. I recommend this five-star book to anyone who is interested in knowing how much God adores them.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.
Posted September 12, 2014
This book is filled with hope in each lesson. Readers can work through it in a group setting, but I found it awesome to use individually as well. It is broken into six sessions, with each session consisting of five readings and fill-in-the-blank response sections. If you use it individually as a devotional, you can complete the book in a month. However, the daily readings are very short and interesting and the questions do not take long to complete, so you can move through it a bit faster, or at your leisure.
I thought this was a really great book at encouraging readers to let go of the past and embrace the future as a new creation. Anderson does a great job in describing the grace and mercy of God in ways that are easy to understand and in ways that I have never read before, such as a story about a child who was adopted by a loving Father. It made me look at the ideas and grace and forgiveness in a whole new way.
If you struggle with shame or guilt over your past, or if you find it hard to understand the idea of being a new creation in God, this book is awesome. You will walk away with new insight into what it means to be a child of God. This book stays with you, even after you read it. I find myself thinking over some of the ideas Anderson put forth and mulling over how I can apply them daily to my own life.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.