Nov 18 2017

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Book Review: True Identity by John C. Majors


True Identity by John C. Majors


True Identity by John C. Majors* (affiliate link) is all about helping teens understand who they are in Christ. From identity to mission, John Majors helps teens navigate purpose. I look forward to my teenagers reading it now that I’ve finished.

What I like

I like the author’s conversational style of writing. He communicates his message through stories and practical examples. He puts in humor, which is always a winner.

He addresses many difficult issues straight on and in a biblical and compassionate way. Transgender and same-sex attraction are two big topics that need addressing our world today. Because his focus is on rooting a person’s identity in Christ, the answers have a bigger perspective than simply how someone is feeling at the moment.

My favorite parts

I enjoyed the stories he shared about his own life. He didn’t always have it together. Life is a journey of growing in Christ. Through his life, the reader can find encouragement.

Final thoughts

My biggest takeaways:

  • Understanding who we are matters.
  • Our sense of self has many influences.
  • We have a purpose. When we have a Christ-rooted identity, we can fulfill our purpose knowing God made us the way we are for a reason.

I recommend this book for anyone who has a teenager in their life. (Don’t forget to read it first, there are good words in there for all of us to remember.)

Resources at the end of the book

At the end of the book are some recommended books like CS Lewis* and Oswald Chambers*. The author sites throughout the book the impact of good books. Good books are wonderful additions to the living-life-together mentors God puts in our life.


I was given a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House Book Publishers. My opinion is my own. Unlike a biased view of my kids (the best in the world), the review is my honest thoughts and reflections.

Links in this post contain affiliate links (marked with an asterisk). If you choose to purchase products mentioned on this page, I do benefit—at no extra charge to you. My intention is to bring to your attention products I recommend. Read my disclosure policy here.

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