Answering difficult questions, Do You Know Who I Am? by Angela Thomas discusses the fears, failures, and struggles women encounter along their faith journeys. The main theme is illustrated in Genesis 16:13, which says: “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the one who sees me.’” In this passage, Hagar realizes God is the only One who knows the depths of her soul and her desperate needs. Just as God saw Hagar for who she was, He sees women today for who they are.
Thomas explains that God is the only One who can answer every identity question and also understand every struggle women face because He is their Creator, the great I AM. His many strengths fill each woman’s weaknesses, making her complete in Him. Among several other attributes, God is worthy, comforting, sufficient, generous, and He never grows weary.
Thomas writes with an authentic voice and makes a series of biblically sound assertions. As a national speaker and Bible teacher for more than twenty-five years, she is able to communicate complex concepts clearly. Her tone is very conversational, which makes the book easy to read and to apply in daily life.
Each of the twelve chapters begins with a Bible verse and ends with a petition written from the Lord’s point of view to explain how His attributes prove He is trustworthy. Throughout the book, Thomas uses a series of personal stories to illustrate her ideas and she frequently quotes Scripture for emphasis. As a once-single mother, a divorced Christian leader, and a patient diagnosed with cancer, she is able to empathize with a variety of readers’ needs. Her personal experiences give her credibility and a genuineness.
Overall, Do You Know Who I Am? not only explains the secret struggles of faithful women, but it also explains how they can take action to change and become better believers. It delves into the concept of a Christian woman’s identity in Christ, focusing on God’s all-knowing nature that surpasses the bounds of human understanding. Thomas approaches difficult questions from a unique point of view and conveys a strong understanding of abstract concepts. I would recommend this book to women of all ages for individual or group study. – Kara Hackett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
In Do You Know Who I Am? And Other Brave Questions Women Ask, best-selling author and popular speaker Angela Thomas delves deep into the hearts of women and the identity struggle they too often face. Sincere and frank, the book debunks the common lies women buy into, including “I am invisible,” “I am undisciplined,” “I am ordinary” and “I am afraid to dream.” The book reinforces that God does not need or use perfect people to accomplish His will and explores the self-effacing question every woman longs to have answered – Can I be honest about who I am and still be loved and accepted? Utilizing a biblical study on the character of God, the author reveals that God has a unique plan for all women just as they are and that the secret to knowing oneself lies in intimately knowing God.