I Am . . .

Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God

Christian - Devotion/Study
206 Pages
Reviewed on 11/20/2017
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Author Biography

Life has been more than just an ordinary journey for this lady and there isn’t much that Adriene Law hasn’t experienced or encountered. From a place of consistent defeat and failure, she started to discover her worth and value through the eyes of God and Jesus Christ.

A very powerful and transformational life change began to happen when she started to see things through the lens of the cross. Taking the focus off of herself and placing it squarely on Jesus, Adriene saw a Father who loved all His creation, including herself. When she stopped blaming God for everything and instead started embracing His vision for her, it was, and still is, a very empowering perspective. Dominant enough to positively impact her whole world and bring freedom to every facet of her life!

Today, Adriene is an amazing wife and mom, truly loved by her family. She’s a daughter, a sister, a friend, and most certainly an ever-growing, ever-evolving Christ-follower. Adriene is passionately in love with the discovery of who she has been created to be and the God who created her.

Adriene lives in Langley, British Columbia, Canada with her husband Steve and her two daughters, Heather and Hayley. As a family they love movie nights and playing board games, sports, camping and fishing in the summers, spur of the moment road trips, and making lots of memories together.

    Book Review

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.

Ankita Shukla

I Am . . . Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God by Adriene Law is a book that has the potential to help many downtrodden people awaken their faith in the Almighty. The author hints about the bad things that had happened to her in the past and how lost she felt during those times. She had been carrying heavy baggage of fear, anger, insecurities, etc until she found her way to the Lord. Only when she realized that her life had a unique purpose and that He knew what that purpose was, she felt a sense of freedom. When she devoted herself completely to Jesus Christ, she could emerge from her self-created prison. The past has a way of leaving scars on our bodies and souls and, mostly, we let these scars define the person that we will become. The author notes and confesses that she, too, allowed her past troubles, miseries, and pain define her future, but that pushed her further into the pit of despair. However, when she accepted God as her savior and trusted Him with all she had, she discovered that she, as God's creation, is amazing.

Like all of us, she made mistakes and, as she mentions, some of those mistakes were so horrible that she could not imagine how anyone could ever forgive her. Nevertheless, when she joined hands with God, she realized that her Lord had forgiven all her bad decisions and mistakes, and that He had accepted her with all her virtues and sins. The author truly agrees with the saying: "Faith can move mountains." She writes that if you have an unwavering faith in God, then you will definitely find real peace and joy. I am moved by many of her words, but my favorite part is where she points out that we think of the world as a source of joy, whereas we should be the ones who bring joy to the world. It really makes sense and shows the wisdom of the author.

Adriene Law has borrowed many quotes from the Bible to bring home the knowledge that she wishes to share with her readers and they made an impact on me. I found myself looking forward to reading these words of wisdom of the Bible at the end of each chapter. I am not a Christian, but these words really resonated with my beliefs. The author has done an incredible job of describing what happens when you accept the Lord into your heart, learn to really forgive others, trust His decisions, hold His hand and follow Him with an unwavering faith, and believe that He can deliver your prayers. If the author had shared a few anecdotes and made it a little bit more personal, then it would have been a good read for a variety of readers. Having said that, I truly believe that hurt souls would find a direction by reading this book and the people who already have faith in their hearts would really connect with the author and her beautiful creation.

Divine Zape

Do these words mean anything to you: “Underneath my skin and buried somewhere deep in my soul, I knew I was a good and decent person, but for the life of me, I could not figure out why I was here or why I had to endure so much in my life. I had no purpose, felt no value, and saw little worth in myself. With each failure, I felt defeated…” Has there been a time in your life when you felt you were floating, like there was no direction in your life, and as though you were just another statistic in the general scheme of things? You wouldn’t be alone and, having felt that way, Adriene Law set out on a journey to find answers. I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God is a stunning revelation that will change the way you look at life and at yourself.

With brilliance and in a voice loaded with compassion, the author forces readers to look at themselves the right way — the way God looks at them. In telling her story, she identifies the obstacles that prevent most of us from embracing the truth of who we are, from accepting the fact that we are unconditionally loved by God. This is a book about one woman’s search for meaning and the undeniable truth that we are worth more than we can ever think in the eyes of the Creator. Here is a book with a message that will shift your self-perception and help you gain a deeper sense of self-worth, rediscovering the confidence to connect with your voice in a world that is filled with noise, and finding your purpose in a world where relativism takes precedence. The writing is sweeter than candy, inspiring, and upbeat. This is one of the gifts we receive occasionally, one to own and to share with others. This book will change your life.

Christian Sia

I am able, I am amazing, I am alive, I am anointed, and I am a channel are powerful affirmations that introduce each section of this life-changing book. I have read a lot about positive affirmations, but hardly ever have I read a book that so beautifully and masterfully presents the psychological and religious foundations to thinking positively and claiming one’s identity as intimately linked to God’s design for their life. I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God by Adriene Law is one woman’s journey to herself, a journey to her center, to the place where she feels loved and accepted unconditionally. She shares her experience of redemption, showing readers how she transformed from a confused person who never understood who she really was to becoming a self-confident person, with a strong sense of self-worth, a person capable of developing healthy relationships and reaching deeper levels of freedom and happiness.

The noise in the world — from the media, movers and shakers of this world, to friends and family — can be very strong, drowning the tiny and reassuring voice that wakes us from within, the voice that reminds us of who we really are. In a world where we can be misled to believe the things that the world tells us, this book comes as a powerful invitation to reconnect with the very source of our life, to see ourselves as our Creator sees us. I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God is delivered with confidence, in a language that flows gracefully, and with a message that compels us to redefine our relationship with God and with ourselves. Adriene Law’s is a new voice of inspiration that will wake many up and encourage them to pursue their destiny. A timely message!

Ruffina Oserio

We are what we think and what we consistently feed into our minds, but there is more to who we are than meets the eye. I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God by Adriene Law is a book that offers powerful answers to the perennial, not-so-often considered, but fundamental question of who we really are. Adriene Law invites readers to journey with her in a story of redemption and the startling discovery of her worth. A woman who has suffered so many defeats and failures in her life, her sense of worth and a clear idea of her purpose came about the moment she understood that she didn’t have to keep on looking at herself through the eyes of the world, but through the eyes of her Creator and Savior.

Through an honest encounter with the word of God in the Bible, the author rediscovered her preciousness and self-worth. Looking at herself through the eyes of God, she grasped the very essence of her life, understanding how immensely she’s been loved, growing in self-confidence and the values that make her relate more genuinely with others, embracing the path of love and compassion. I Am . . .: Identity Crisis Undone—the Discovery of Who We Are Through the Eyes of God is one of those rare books that demystify the lies we have been fed from childhood. It unlocks the door to the freedom of the Children of Light, allowing readers to transform themselves from within, accepting the fundamental truth of who they are. The writing is wonderful and it is laced with powerful biblical references and verses that communicate hope and life, helping readers to look at themselves differently, healthily, and positively.