Book Review of
Who Am I?
Best-selling author Jerry Bridges (The Pursuit of Holiness, The Discipline of Grace, The Bookends of the Christian Life, and many other books) asks perhaps the most fundamental question of existence: “Who am I?” He then turns to Scripture to unpack for the Christian eight clear, interlocking, illuminating answers:
•I Am a Creature
•I Am in Christ
•I Am Justified
•I Am an Adopted Son of God
•I Am a New Creation
•I Am a Saint
•I Am a Servant of Jesus Christ
•I Am Not Yet Perfect
A direct, honest presentation of biblical truth, and all new material from Jerry Bridges, Who Am I? demonstrates for believers in Christ that they can and should rightfully claim for themselves an unshakeable, lifelong, personal foundation of confidence in one thing and one thing alone: the gospel of a victorious, resurrected Savior.
Who Am I? was recommended by someone in the church I attend. I thought it sounded interesting, and my dad owned it, so I picked it up. I also knew the name Jerry Bridges, so I expected that I would learn a lot from reading this.
It has a lot of good points, but I cannot say that there was a lot of new information for me. There were good quotes and basic information, but overall, I wanted more.
It also wasn’t the best written. I think it may be because it came later on in Jerry Bridges life or maybe I just do not like Bridges style. I do not know which it is as I have not read much of his stuff.
I do think the concept of the book is great. It would be very profitable for a newer Christians or for a quick overview of the topic. Yes, it can profit everyone who reads this; however, I think that people like Jonathan Edwards have covered this idea. Even though some who write on the same topic may be older and harder to read, I prefer to have to go deeper into topics stricter than Bridges presented. Then again a good reminder or a starting place is helpful.
I think it is a good basic Sunday read and a place to start when looking at your Christian walk.