Have you looked in the mirror recently? Was the person looking back at you the person you used to be or are you not sure who is starring back at you? Sometimes during the course of life we allow ourselves to become what society says we ought to be. Society and its norms should not be how we define ourselves. God has made each one of us to be uniquely different and special in our own right. When we take the time to examine ourselves we may be surprised how much of the real us is gone. Physically we disfigured ourselves or made ourselves sick trying to measure up to how society says we ought to look or be. Who I Be is personal. It is time that we focus on who and how God intended for us to be. We were fearfully and wonderfully made and we should find satisfaction in being made in God’s image and not who or what society says we should be. Our physical, emotional, mental, and financial status does not make us. Who I Be is about the person who can be themselves and not be stressed or anxious about becoming another product of circumstances or norms to be wholly.
Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual’s life. It is Annie’s desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.
Who I Be by Annie Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There is not much better than a short book that packs an amazing punch. Add true Biblical theology and Christian living to this, and you have the perfect little book. This is my first encounter with author Annie Brown, but I doubt it will be last. She does not waffle on and on as some “Christian” authors do. She gets to the point, and she calls it what it is.
I don’t usually quote a book in my reviews, but this really struck me. My dad is a diabetic, but Annie Brown says that this is not the way you should speak of your health issues. He is not a diabetic, but he has diabetes. If you think about it, that is quite a difference in concepts. When you call yourself a diabetic, then you can blame everything on that (and my dad takes great delectation in doing just that). When you, however, say you have diabetes, the disease no longer defines you. And how does that relate to our Christian walk? We are not sinners, but we sin! That’s right! I don’t remember if that is what she said, but I was able to make the correlation with no problem.
If you wish to read a book that will challenge some of your traditional Christian/church beliefs, this is the book for you. It is that the author has an amazing testimony and true spiritual insight. I highly recommend this book.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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