Thursday, February 7, 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? by Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll, the Seattle-based pastor is no stranger to controversy. After releasing his highly successful and widely recognized book, Real Marriage, Driscoll is back with a much less in-your-face read with, Who Do You Think You Are?.
Who Do You Think You Are? walks the reader through the book of Ephesians, examining each facet of a believer’s identity along the way. In the book Driscoll states, “ The fundamental problem we have in this world, is that we don’t understand who we truly are- children of God made in his image – and define ourselves by any number of things other than Jesus.”
To help the reader understand who they truly are Driscoll spends each chapter unpacking an “I Am.” Some examples of the chapter titles are, “I Am a Saint,” “I Am Saved,” I Am New,” etc.
On chapters such as “I Am in Christ” I thought Driscoll did a great job of staying true to the text, weaving all believers’ identities with the context of the church in Ephesus, whom the letter was written to. However, I feel as if he stretches the identity of all believers’ with the church in Ephesus in “I Am Appreciated.”
As a whole, Who Do You Think You Areis a well written and well researched book. It is obvious that the content and flow is an adaptation of his sermon series. But regardless, I can see this book being beneficial to a new believer. It is written in simple and readable terms, void of many big theological words that might seem too “heady” for a young believer. Maybe, not a book for everyone, but it certainly has its place.

I received this book for free through the Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review.