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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
There couldn’t have been a better book to read this time than I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God by Adriene Law, a book that trains the reader to shift their self-perception and embrace the person they are in the eyes of the Creator. I connected with the author from the very first lines of this inspiring book: “I am marvelous. I am wonderfully made. I am a work of art. Those are incredibly bold things to think of myself, and honestly, there are days when I can look at myself through my own eyes, and I really don’t see it.” The author takes readers on her personal journey of faith, a journey of personal transformation and utter liberation, and as one reads her story, one begins to discover that hers is the story of most of us, because it is God’s story for us, the story of our “Beloved-ness,” one that the world doesn’t want us to hear. The less we are aware of this story, the more we suffer.
The book is written in an evocative, popular style and a compelling voice. It is one of the books that fans of Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World will adore. In the midst of our struggles, it is easy to look at whom to blame and at times we even blame God for what happens to us, but this author unveils the mystery of our vulnerability, letting readers understand — through powerful biblical references — that they are held unconditionally in love by the God who created them. This thought alone is enough to drive in the positive change we all need in any area of our lives, allowing ourselves to be loved by God and letting that healing love flow into our relationships, into our work, in our exercise of Christian virtues. I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God is loaded with wisdom and readers will enjoy the way the author weaves her personal experiences and insights into the writing. Here is a book to be received with gratitude and to share as a gift. It is one of the tools you’ll need to discover the inner freedom of being loved.