Let me start this review by stating that I am a Mark Driscoll fan. Ever since I saw THIS VIDEO in 2007, I was somewhat hooked. While that video is pretty raw and a bit over the top, I have witnessed Driscoll tone it down a bit. He has become a much more humble individual while not losing the edge that it takes to be relevant in his city.
All that to say I was given the opportunity to review his latest book “Who Do You Think You Are?” a few months ago. I was pumped to read it but because I received it in an ebook form, if I’m honest, I forgot I had it. I finally got around to completing my review so here we go…
One of the things that attracted me to Mark Driscoll’s teaching in the first place is his pull-no-punches approach to sharing the gospel. His books are no different. What you will find in “Who Do You Think You Are?” is teaching on identifying who you are in Christ. Driscoll pulls this teaching directly from the book of Ephesians. He breaks the teaching into 16 Chapters which all begin with “I Am —-“. He covers each of the following: Reconciled, Afflicted, Heard, Gifted, New, Forgiven, Adopted, Loved, Rewarded and Victorious.
While I am a fan of Mark Driscoll, I was not a huge fan of this book. It’s not bad, but it’s not the best I’ve read from him either. At times it felt disjointed but still had the trademark Driscoll teaching. Some might consider it edgy but if you follow Driscoll’s teaching, you’ve probably to come to expect that from him anyway. So if you’re a fan of Mark Driscoll, this might be a book worth picking up. If you are unfamiliar with him, it might be a bigger struggle.
I give “Who Do You Think You Are?” a 3 out of 5.
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