When I received this book I didn’t know quite what to think. It isn’t a traditional book you sit down and read, like a novel or even a Bible study. This book is completely interactive. Some of the questions in the book:
The period of my life that felt most out of control:, I think of Jesus most often when:, If I envy or miss anything about the non-Christian life it is:
From page one, it is a book that will encourage you to think about things you may not have before. So often we take our faith for granted and really aren’t sure why we believe or do certain things. I’ll have to admit, in the section where it was asking me what I believe and why, I was a little unnerved because I wasn’t sure why. I grew up in the “church” so a lot of the beliefs I have were taken for granted. I just believed it, but I didn’t know why.
I found this book to be a blessing because it caused me to think a little more about my faith and why I do or don’t do some things. It also helped me delve into my past and bring to the surface some decisions or choices I was holding on to that I needn’t. (is that really a word?)
I highly recommend me myself & I AM by Matthew Peters and Elisha Stanford for it’s therapeutic qualities; it has to be healthy to take time every now and then to look, contemplatively, at why we are who we are. The Bible is clear that forgiveness is good for the soul, well maybe, so is a little introspective look inside the soul.
me myself & I AM is not a hard book to read but it does take some commitment. It will take time, if you really put thought into it, to go through the book and answer honestly all of the questions. It isn’t a long book, but it is a book that has the potential to be very powerful –if you let it.
Think about it, when was the last time you asked yourself what you would say to an atheist if asked to explain why you believe in God and how you know He is real? How would you explain to a friend the moment in your life when you changed from knowing about God to knowing Him personally and choosing to follow Him?
I recommend picking up this book and going through it because knowing why we believe is important. It helps give us confidence when we speak to others about how awesome God really is.
This book would make a great “get to know you” conversation starter for a Sunday School class or a Bible Study. It also would be good to use this Christmas at the beginning of a Christmas party as an ice breaker. Not all of the questions are deep and theological, there are plenty of sections in there that people on any spiritual level can answer.
Understanding ourselves better will help us to understand our relationship with our saviour, Jesus Christ, better.
For a chance to win a free copy of this book, leave a comment with your best ice breaker or conversation starter for a Christmas party, Sunday School class, or any group event.