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Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
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Becoming Who You Are: Embracing the Power of Your Identity in ChristDutch SheetsBethany House / 2010 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:
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Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God's BelovedTrevor Hudson, Dallas WillardInterVarsity Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Many people would be surprised to learn that God’s view of them is much greater than their own. Ralph Harris, founder and President of LifeCourse Ministries, leads readers to experience a deeply satisfying, joyful relationship with Christ as they embrace what God thinks of themthat they are holy, righteous, blameless, and lovable.
With easily communicated biblical knowledge and examples of God’s grace, Harris turns readers toward the love affair with God they were made for. Revealing and unique insights help readers:
- exchange fear and obligation for delight and devotion
- recognize the remarkable role and strength of the Holy Spirit in their daily lives
- view their status as a new creation as the new normaland live accordingly!
Readers will encounter wisdom, direction, and encouragement as they rest in God’s truth and mercy, develop a sincere partnership with Christ, and live as confident children of God.
Ralph Harris, a longtime pastor and teacher, is now President of LifeCourse Ministries in Longmont, Colorado, a ministry devoted to teaching people about their astounding identity in Christ and how to live from God’s opinion of them. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and Life Pacific College, Ralph writes extensively, meets with people and groups via the Internet, and travels and speaks frequently for the ministry. He, his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Ellen and Emma, live and love to play in the amazing expanse of the Rocky Mountains.
Reading this book will change the way you think about yourself, God, the Christian life, and maybe a few other things along the way! Bypassing centuries of unbiblical Christian’ teaching, Ralph Harris brilliantly returns us to the start of the Christian lifewhat happens at the new birthand shows the wonder of God’s plan to express His life through each believer. If you’ve wondered why the Christian life as generally taught doesn’t entirely work, this book is for you!”
David Gregory, author of the bestselling Dinner with a Perfect Stranger
I just finished reading God’s Astounding Opinion of You today and wanted to say how much I enjoyed the book. The author has a real gift for communicating the truth of who we are in Christ and of our Father's ridiculously over-the-top love in a way that really communicates. I found it hard to put down the book every time I started reading it. I especially appreciated the personal transparency and nonreligious approach in sharing the message. Some books are enjoyable but forgettable. Others are memorable and inspirational. Now and then you’ll come across one that is transformational. This book fits in the last category. I guarantee those who read it with a hungry heart won’t be disappointed.”
Steve McVey, president of Grace Walk Ministries
This book will seriously spoil you for the religion of rules and the futile attempt to keep them! It will also lead you to the heart of the real Gospelrelationship with the God who passionately loves you. This is a must read for those weary of aimless wandering in religious systems while knowing that there must be more to knowing God than what they presently experience. There is and this book will show you the way. May the blessing of God rest on the book that it may be used to bring life and hope to all who read it.”
Malcolm Smith, president of Unconditional Love International
Ralph reminds us in a refreshing way that we are not on our own when it comes to pleasing God. It is Christ in us who shines forth His glory. And we can rest in the knowledge that He is able to accomplish in us and through us all that we are called to be.”
Twila Paris, Dove Award winning singer/songwriter and author
Something happened to me when I was reading Ralph Harris's book. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on how God sees me. I truly had not seen how little I believed it! Ralph’s engaging style convinced me anew that God isn't twisting my arm to get me to do things His way; instead, He invites me to discover how uncomplicated it can be to walk with Him, yielding simply to the Holy Spirit as I take a breath and wait in the glorious moment of the intentional pause.’ I am changed, and it feels wonderful.”
Sue Thompson, author of The Prodigal Brother
I love what Ralph has done with God’s Astounding Opinion of You! Ralph has capturedand effectively communicatedwhat God thinks of us. By claiming God's opinion, rather than that of the various negative forces that surround on a daily basis, we can change our lives so that they really work (more and better than we ever dreamed of). Once this concept is a constant in our lives, the climax of this collection of wonderful stories and biblical truths is an increased attraction to God and a desire for more and more of Him!”
Marita Littauer, president of CLASServices Inc.
Spending a couple of hours with Ralph leaves me refreshed and charged up, ready to see what God will do next. Reading this book is very much like sitting down with Ralph over coffeehe writes that well. But the message of this book is the best part. Don’t miss out on this surprising and clear exploration of grace!”
Tom Beaman, senior pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church
I've been a Christian for 38 years and in full-time ministry for 30 years, and this is the best book I've ever read. It does the best job of explaining the grace of God and God's astounding opinion of you that I have ever seen. It is inspiring and uplifting in a way that you feel as if you're having a conversation with the author. It is easy to read but full of profound truths. I would be surprised if it didn't change everyone's life who reads it. Do yourself a big favor and read this book.”
Mike Quarles, coauthor, Freedom from Addiction, director of Grace Walk Recovery Ministry
Big RedOhioAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful productJune 17, 2011Big RedOhioAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a book that every believer should have on the shelf to read whenever they feel down or have doubts about God's love for them. Read it slowly and let it digest and then pass it on. I want to buy one for everyone I know - believer or non-believer.
Susan P AndersonReno NVAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Smack... I could have had a V-8!March 16, 2011Susan P AndersonReno NVAge: 55-65Gender: femaleAfter walking the Christian road for some 48 years reading "God's Astounding Opinion of You: Understanding Your Identity Will Change Your Life" was like the current V-8 commercials. Smack: you've had life all this time! As I ponder what Ralph wrote and my walk with God I realize more each day how works oriented I am and how easy it is to become discouraged that I can NEVER measure up when all the time God gave me AND I HAVE Christ's Life which IS the measure I need. I have it all already! Accepted in God, clothed in His righteousness, Beloved of the Father_who me? I read it, think it but experiencing that kind of position on a day to day bases has often (more then I want to admit) eluded me. Now I have Ralph's words playing in my head to remind me of who I am and I am truly BETTER OFF THEN I THINK!