Will God or the World Define You?

Understanding Christian Identity in God’s Story

by David Blanchard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/9/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9798385009923
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9798385009947
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9798385009930

About the Book

God’s story is the world’s true story and as part of that story He wants our hearts and affections directed toward Him. His story is infinite in significance, far reaching and deep in meaning, and more appealing than any individual story or stories that a person can craft on their own. Left to themselves without God, a person’s story involves falling away from Him and missing their true purpose. God’s story is a story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration starring the greatest hero of all-time, Jesus Christ, and through Him it culminates with the family of God being rescued to live eternally with God in a restored, perfect, sinless world. As Christians we are grateful to be saved from that falling away, and to be living inside His story instead of one separated from Him. Not that our personal stories (encompassing our hopes, dreams, abilities, and loves) are insignificant to God. He loves us and is out for our good (Rom. 8:28). Our stories are important because He created us to have them, and they play a significant part in God’s larger story. But those stories are to be formed by, guided by, and lived out through the identity God intends for us.

About the Author

While a Christian, David Blanchard’s identity, what guided everything about him, lacked much Godly influence, leading him to live an inauthentic, uneasy, and exhausting life. Then God used a four-word line in a book to open his eyes to the causes and he felt free. Led by the Holy Spirit to grow closer to God, he immersed himself in the Bible along with commentaries and books written by Christian pastors, philosophers, and theologians. Through that journey he came to realize the life-changing importance of forming a lasting identity based on who, and what, God describes and intends a Christian to be, rather than one determined through culture, the world, and his own devices.