Who are you Christian? Just a sinner saved by grace? One beggar telling another beggar where to find bread? Is that really who you are?
Author David Needham shouts a resounding no to these commonly held views in this penetrating look at the Christian's self-identity, significance, and lifestyle.
Why do we have an identity problem? Just what does it mean to be a born one of God, a new creation? And how does knowing who I am affect how I live?
Needham's biblically based findings call into question much of the popular teaching on the spiritual life and the keys to victorious living. His conclusions are of major significance. Life changing significance.
"If you have found it difficult discussing sin with anyone, you will delight in Needham's fresh and very Biblical definition." - The Evangelical Beacon
"A helpful book for the many who wrestle with the Christian identity crisis." - The Alliance Witness
"If you want to have a new birth mentally at a Christian, this book may very well be the means of beginning or facilitating such a process." - The Wesleyan Advocate
"I particularly like Birthright. It comes from a position which I had not taken before now and already has caused me to re-examine some of my long held thoughts." - William E. Reynolds
About the Author:
David C. Needham is professor of theology at Multnomah Bible College in Portland, Oregon, where he has taught for over thirty years. His previous books include Close to His Majesty and Birthright. He is a graduate of Westmont College and Dallas Theological Seminary.
This book is a masterpiece!, May 5, 2001 By A Customer
This review is from: Birthright: Christian, Do You Know Who You Are? (Paperback) I read the original Birthright in college over twenty years ago and still have the original book which now has yellowed pages. I highly value Birthright and give new free ones to friends and family as if it were a priceless treasure...which it is. Birthright will start you on a journey in the book of Romans that will change your life. I still re-read Birthright occasionaly and find new nuggets of truth in the Bible to this day. A true Christian identity is hard to find, but I have found it thanks to David C. Needham! - Trace F.
Birthright - A Must Read For Christians, January 4, 2000
By Bill Still "Bill" (McLean, VA. USA)
This review is from: Birthright: Christian, Do You Know Who You Are? (Paperback)
The best commentary on the Biblical book of Romans ever written. Sheds much-needed light on the controversy over whether we are really new creatures in Christ or whether this is just "positional truth" that does not affect us in our day-to-day living. Needham answers, "Yes!", we are indeed new creatures and can live accordingly.
This gives answers to feelings of emptyness and loneliness., December 7, 1998 By email@example.com (Norcross, Georgia)
This review is from: Birthright: Christian, Do You Know Who You Are? (A Critical Concern Book) (Paperback)
This book deserves 5 stars for the use of scripture to back up all of his statements. David Needham explains why we cry for meaning to life, page 23.Why do we have a vague feeling of loneliness and emptyness? Who am I? Becoming a Christian is not just getting something. It is becoming someone. Am I aware of who I really am? Am I aware that the intention of the Holy Spirit is to bring me into the light of the glory of God? see page 194. This book teaches all the basic Biblical truths on the purpose of God for my life and how this can be accomplished. All of this is backed up with scribture. Can I truly say "Yes" to Matthew 22:37?
Excellent!, January 9, 2010
By Marcia Lawlis Gero
This review is from: Birthright: Christian, Do You Know Who You Are? (Classic Critical Concern) (Paperback)
I've been a Christian for about 30 years, and yet after all this time, several theological-practical issues have eluded me (especially the old self/new self dilemma). Needham's book has helped me to finally begin to grasp them at a heart level and to begin living them out, with new freedom and joy. His book is easy to read (he has a great sense of humor too) and yet very thought-provoking and carefully researched. There are lengthy notes for each chapter (which are often as good and important as the main parts), but they are optional for those who don't have time to read them. (Leader's study guide materials are also available.) I'd say this is one of the most life-transforming books I've ever read. I heartily recommend it.
This is a used book but is in very good condition.
The binding is intact although some areas of the book cover show wear from rubbing, etc. There is no writing, highlighting or dog eared corners.
This is a great addition to your library of Christian resource materials.