Understanding your identity in Christ: I AM SAYS, “YOU ARE”

I AM says, “You Are…” Understanding Your Identity in Christ is the first book by Bible teacher and speaker CJ Rapp. Not only does this book explore your rock solid identity in Christ, it also helps the reader identity patterns of thinking that threaten healthy self-esteem. For each daily devotional, questions have been included. These questions provide an opportunity for personal study or for sharing the journey with a small group. It’s perfect for women’s ministry groups to use as a six week study.

What inspired you to write I AM says, “You Are…” Understanding Your Identity in Christ?
One of the biggest challenges in my life has been overcoming insecurity and low self-esteem. In fact, my journey was long and difficult. My low self-esteem began during my teen years and remained into my thirties.

In my late twenties I began to follow Christ. I committed my life to Him and began to read the Bible. As I read, I discovered that His Word actually contradicted lies I had long believed about my worth and my value. His words were kind, compassionate, and full of love. The more I read the more I realized that God loved me and that he didn’t think I was stupid, ugly, or worthless. Instead His Word says that I am priceless, a masterpiece, a treasure, and I am His child. He even loved me enough to send His Son to die for me. That was shocking! The girl who grew up believing that she had little worth or value was passionately loved and desired by the Creator of the universe! It was life changing for me. Through my study, acceptance of His truth, and application of God’s Word I was set free. I like to say that God replaced the trash, my negative thoughts, with the truth or the treasure of God’s Word.

The more I read the more I realized I held the keys to freedom and healing in my hands. Not just for me but for other people just like me. Three years ago God impressed on my heart the importance of sharing my journey with others. My heart’s desire in writing this devotional Bible study is to help other people find the same hope, freedom, and healing that I have found.

Who is the target audience for I AM says, “You Are…”?
Understanding your identity in Christ is important for women of all ages. This devotional is written so women in all stages of life can relate to the topic of discussion. For example, day one is titled, I AM says, “You Are Significant.” Women of all ages need to know that they are significant to God’s plan.

What are some of the topics covered?
Each day begins with this identity statement, I AM says, “You Are…”  The thirty daily themes cover many aspects of our identity in Christ such as:

  • I AM says, “You Are loved.”
  • I AM says, “You Are beautiful.”
  • I AM says, “You Are unique.”
  • I AM says, “You Are forgiven.”

Do you have a website or blog for your audience to check out?
Yes! I have a blog site www.cjrapp.wordpress.com for women to interact and share their thoughts on the daily themes. Small groups and Women’s Ministries also have a tab on the blog where they can share their insights and ideas.

I AM says, “You Are…” Understanding Your Identity in Christ provides women with a glimpse of God’s heart for them. Embracing the truths from Scripture found in this book can help women overcome the low self-esteem that studies say over 80% of American women suffer from.

The quickest way to get your copy is to order from amazon.com. For more information about CJ Rapp visit her website at http://www.cjrapp.com. Don’t forget that this study can be used in small groups and as a church wide women’s ministry study.

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2 thoughts on “Understanding your identity in Christ: I AM SAYS, “YOU ARE”

  1. Dear Sister, Dear Brother

    On our website http://www.you-are.info you will find the new Tract “You Are”. Your Identity in Jesus Christ our Lord.
    I would be delighted if you could take a look at it.

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    The booklet “YOU ARE” is an evangelistic tract, which explains to the reader the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Specifically, it places an emphasis on recognizing and living the identity that we have in Christ. It is very suitable for evangelism and missions. It also helps believing Christians to find or regain the “right perspective.”

    Sadly, some Christians – still in search of recognition, appreciation, security and assurance – continue to walk right into the sin’s trap and as a result suffer from emotional wounds, depression, self-condemnation, guilt feelings and other symptoms of deprivation. This tract should help them to recognize how God really sees us, so that we might learn to live out of the abundance that we have in Jesus Christ. Time and again, the reader will find personal and beneficial words from the loving Father, which are edifying, comforting and eternal.
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    Peace and blessings for you
    in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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