• Title: Beyond Identity: Finding your 'self' in the image and character of God
  • Author: Dick Keyes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Beyond Identity Finding your self in the image and character of God Who am I There can be few people today who have not at some time asked this question or set out to find themselves With creative insight and common sense Dick Keyes offers a novel solution to the
    Who am I There can be few people today who have not, at some time, asked this question, or set out to find themselves With creative insight and common sense, Dick Keyes offers a novel solution to the modern problem of identity that is found in the very creation of humanity itself This book provides an uncommonly deep look into human identity and by the last chapter eaWho am I There can be few people today who have not, at some time, asked this question, or set out to find themselves With creative insight and common sense, Dick Keyes offers a novel solution to the modern problem of identity that is found in the very creation of humanity itself This book provides an uncommonly deep look into human identity and by the last chapter each reader will have a greater understanding of who they are, that is, to know themselves better and to understand the source of their identity Our sense of self acceptance and internal coherence is defined by such critical areas as morals, models, dominion, and love But morals, models, and the ability to have dominion and love do not come out of thin air Where do morals come from How do we know what is heroic What is love In what way do I express dominion and love, and to what end How is this reflected in the relationships around me How can I know what and who I am With wise insight, this study points out that any worthwhile discussion of identity must reach beyond the narrow and confining categories of psychological and media models of self hood because all these models are smaller than the one you were made for Humans will always compute their values in terms of something, whether that something is worthy or able to bestow value on them or not It is only when people reach beyond humankind that they can get any conclusive affirmation of themselves As human beings, we find our worth, value and meaning not in possessions, approval in others eyes, or in the integration of our emotional life We truly find ourselves only when we look beyond identity to a relationship with the God who made us We live in a confused world where identity seems lost and not to be found Beyond Identity offers an alternative by proclaiming, it is sure there is such a thing as identity and that it is a good deal richer, mysterious, and solid than our personality theories allow for To achieve it requires a much brutal honesty than any therapist, let alone any ad man, would dare encourage us in Some have denounced our generation as too introspective and self indulgent, but this denunciation, though probably true, has not shed much light on our problems nor made them go away Answers are sought in everything from self help to religion To offer real help one must enter the self knowledge discussion and then move on to promising ground The psychological issues become a springboard to consider life from a better vantage point with a wider horizon The book leads to a logic that our true identity is hidden in God and it is through Him we ultimately will reach our full potential It points to a deeper Christianity It is an amazing work that is profound than most of today s books dealing with this topic It provides a philosophical and insightful examination into the limitations of searching for identity in the things of this world It takes one of to a substantive realm Dick Keyes and his wife Mardi, have worked with L Abri Fellowship for over forty years in Switzerland, England and now in Massachusetts He is a graduate of Harvard University and Westminster Theological Seminary He is also the author of Heroism, Chameleon Christianity, Seeing Through Cynicism Now is the time to discover and understand about your identity through deeply challenging book.

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