Thursday, April 11, 2013

Altar Ego

In Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are author Craig Groeschel challenges his readers to be the person God means them to be. Groeschel breaks Altar Ego into three main sections: “Sacrificing Your False Self for Your Sacred Identity in Christ”, “ Sacrificing Cultural Relativity for Eternal Values”, and “Sacrificing Self-Justification for Passionate Obedience”. The first section outlines how to overcome one’s self image and the expectations of others to become God’s ambassador. The second discusses living with values like patience and honor. And the final outlines being bold in one’s true identity in words and deeds.

The book is easy to read with Groeschel providing an easy to access writing style. His use of stories helps show he is a skilled preacher who is familiar with weaving personal anecdotes in and out of teachings. The content itself will be familiar to those who read Christian Living books, with chapters on prayer and reorienting self around God’s images of you. Altar Ego is probably best suited to a new Christian or one that has shown interest in further exploring their identity in Christ. For those who have explored life with Christ in depth before the text would most likely serve as reinforcement of truth and opportunities to gather new examples of those truths.

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