Nathanial Garrod

Review (AND GIVEAWAY!) : The Truest Thing About You by David Lomas

TruestThingCover2DIt is easy to lose ourselves to the daily-ness of our own lives, between scrolling through Twitter feeds, flipping through newspapers, commuting to work or school and engaging in more flexible schedules than ever before. Schedules where work/life balance exist less and less, and our days blur together slowly as our lives sift past us.

Caught in the maelstrom of everything coming at us, it is very apparently easy for us to lose ourselves, to lose who we truly are to the beating of the drums around us. An entire industry of self-help books has been devoted to finding who we are and what that means. There are even a number that have come out in the past year by Christian authors, indicative of the fact that Christians struggle with identity just as much as non-Christians.

The Truest Thing about you opens with a gracious and kind letter of introduction from Francis Chan, providing some context for the first book from San Francisco pastor David Lomas. Through the course of the book, we learn that Lomas, pastor of a church that started out of the Castro District in San Francisco, originally hails from Bakersfield, California and has reflected significantly on identity and what our identity as Children of the King is.

Lomas’ book starts off with small pieces, using each chapter as a building block. His paragraphs are short and mighty, well spaced on the page to give a reader a moment to allow the weight of his statements. Lomas pulls at the dissonance he seems to have felt at one time and that we have all felt, the confusing of who we are when we live lives that require us to be many things – brother, friend, student, teacher, employee, co-worker, customer, etcetera.

Through personal experiences, ancedotal stories and common examples than probably even young children could understand, Lomas builds to the Truest Thing about us, and the importance of what we should be basing our identity around.

Lomas pulls in relevant texts from the Bible, most memorably some references to Genesis and who God made us to be, Christ’s submission to be baptized by his cousin John, and the instructional teachings of Paul. The book seamlessly excavates these texts and makes them important and relevant to ones life.

The Trust Thing About You: Idenity, Desire and Why it all Matters (ISBN: 978-0-7814-0855-4) by David Lomas is published by David C. Cook and available in paperback for $14.99 at a bookseller near you OR you could win a free copy in the giveaway.

I have three copies of The Truest Thing About You by David Lomas that I will be giving away for free (cost of shipping, if necessary, included).

How to Enter

There are three ways to enter.

1)Comment below before 5pm on Friday, February 14th 2014
2) Share this post on Facebook
3) Like this post on Facebook

Do all of the above and you could have three entries! I will put all the names of entrants in a hat and draw names in a live recorded video blog post that will be posted this weekend. Good luck!

22 Comments on “Review (AND GIVEAWAY!) : The Truest Thing About You by David Lomas

  1. Andrew Brown
    February 12, 2014

    Excited to read this! Hope to win it!

  2. Nic Ferguson
    February 12, 2014

    Our identity in Christ is a major issue that I speak to my students about regularly!

  3. Tiffany
    February 12, 2014

    Looks like a great read

  4. Elizabeth Lecavalier
    February 12, 2014

    A friend strongly recommended to me this book–speaks about the correct order of transformation: Gospel works should be grounded first in Gospel Identity.

  5. Becky Allred
    February 12, 2014

    Looks like a great book.

  6. Matt Clark
    February 12, 2014

    I would love to read this book. I believe the true Christian identity is something that gets too little coverage.

  7. Chad Wagler
    February 12, 2014

    This book looks so good!

  8. TRACY LEIGH POWERS
    February 12, 2014

    I would LOVE to Win this!!! Super-Excited about Reading!!! PTL!!!

  9. Joseph Villa
    February 12, 2014

    This looks a like a great read and a reminder that all of us need to hear.

  10. Anita Merino
    February 12, 2014

    Look great to read

  11. Staphanie
    February 12, 2014

    Identity is something we struggle with. This sounds like a great book!

  12. David Fisher
    February 12, 2014

    A timely book. I was saying to a Christian sister the other day how with today’s technology it is so very easy to forget God and all the proper priorities.

  13. Terry Lu
    February 12, 2014

    I heard nothing but great things about this book! and I have had the honor to minister with many for Reality SF.

  14. Eleonora
    February 12, 2014

    I love to read!!!! Hope to get one of the copies

  15. Paul Mitchell
    February 12, 2014

    Looks good

  16. Patty Lucas Cannon
    February 12, 2014

    Would love the opportunity to read The Truest Thing About You, in hopes it could personally help me in finding my identity of who I am. Thank you for the possibility of getting a free copy. God Blesses those who bless others.

  17. JR
    February 12, 2014

    love to review this book.

  18. Cat Travis
    February 12, 2014

    Sounds like I book I need to be reading,

  19. Sarah Salter
    February 12, 2014

    Interesting! And a giveaway?! Even MORE interesting!!

    In related news… I’d still love for you to weigh in on the convo on The Groves. 🙂

  20. Margaret Fraleigh
    February 13, 2014

    Looks like a great book

  21. Frank Tan
    February 13, 2014

    Count me in for the opportunity to get a copy of this book

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