No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, Angela Thomas’ book, Do You Know Who I Am? will resonate with you. Chapter after chapter, Angela asks questions that we have all asked at one time or another. Questions such as, “Do You know I am worn out?” “Do You know I am hesitant?” and “Do You know I am suffering with a thorn?”
Time after time, God’s answer is Yes. Yes. and Yes.
In fact, the title of the book, is also God’s response to us when we ask Him difficult questions – Yes! But, do you know who I am?
As Angela explores each chapter, we learn that God sees, He is worthy, He is sufficient, He is generous, and He is our hope.
As I read Angela’s book, I felt as though I was sitting on the couch with a girlfriend talking about feeling invisible, disappointed, and worn out. OH MY WORD, I certainly know what it means to be worn out. What I’ve never really thought about though is that God knows all about it, even before I get there.
About being worn out, Angela says,
Waiting often restores:
Over and over in Scripture, we read that the one who is weary drags himself into the presence of God and waits. We wait for strength. We wait for guidance. We wait for renewal. In our worn-out days, I believe that God often longs for us to come into His presence and then wait for His refreshment.
The entire book is one great big reminder that God is interested, able, and sovereign. Period.
Regardless of who, when, or where we call upon Him. And that excites me.
From the back cover:
…This teaching assures readers that their personal, spiritual, and eternal fulfillment is not dependent on getting themselves together first. Rather, God has a purpose for them just as they are – even if they feel broken, afraid, disappointed, or disillusioned.
Angela shares many personal stories in her witty style which I love, but more than that, I love that her Biblical teachings are easy-to-understand and were paired with practical applications that I could relate to. This book is an easy-read and will leave you with a desire to be closer to God. In our Christian lives, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the ‘thees’ and ‘thous’ and make our relationship with God so much more than it needs to be. Angela reminds us however that God sees us as His ’baby girl’ who he loves and adores.
And that works for me!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Angela Thomas is a popular national speaker and the bestselling author of ten books and Bible studies. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Dallas Theological Seminary and has been teaching the Bible for more than twenty-five years, using her unique gifts of entertaining story-telling and faithful biblical instruction. Every year she speaks to thousands of women across the United States and around the world. Angela and her family make their home in North Carolina.
In the interest of full disclosure – I was sent a copy of Angela’s book, Do You Know Who I Am? to facilitate this review by Lauren Williams of A. Larry Ross Communications.