Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ is the latest book by Mark Driscoll. In it, he works through the book of Ephesians using the letter to reveal the true Christian identity. The audience is anyone who struggles with their identity in Christ.
The information in this book is solid. He deals with the test well and doesn’t take bible verses out of context. Driscoll’s heart is evident in the many stories he places throughout the book, stories of individuals and families destroyed by sin, who have found their identity in Christ.
Also, he doesn’t make the “I follow Christ and everything is okay” fallacy. Many of his stories are filled with individuals who are satisfied in Christ while still living in pain and misery. It’s a beautiful picture of the sufficiency of Christ and an encouragement to all who are struggling with identity. Ultimately, Driscoll says, even if life sucks it doesn’t change who you are in Christ.
There’s not a lot wrong with this book. If I had to find one critique, I’d say the writing style is sloppy. The sentences are written the same way Driscoll likes to talk (something he didn’t do in his other books). This means sometimes stories feel a bit confusing or the wording is jarring. It was sloppy enough for me to be bothered by it, but not bad enough for me to forgo reading it.
Who Do You Think You Are? is a great book written by a pastor to a hurting world. It isn’t the deepest theological book to come from Driscoll, but where is it written that everything he writes has to be Vintage Jesus or Doctrine? I enjoyed this book and I will certainly give it to friends as they grow in the understanding of their identity in Christ.
4 out of 5.