Finding Acceptance, Love, and Worth
Redman helps women find their true worth in the eyes of the Father who knows their names
Redman readily recognizes that no matter how good and whole we are, there are days when we all feel misunderstood, blamed, forgotten, and rejected. She wants readers to recognize these feelings for what they truly are—the enemy’s attempt to make us feel anonymous, illegitimate, and unfit to be recognized by our Heavenly Father. In the face of the world’s damaging message, Redman boldly declares that if we are God’s child, He has lovingly called us and chosen us for His glory. God bestows great worth and significance upon His children, and it is within His grace alone we will find meaning and purpose.
Evangelist and author Beth Redman shares her heart through poignant, vulnerable stories from her own life when she experienced the rejection of her father. Using scripture and tender assurances of God’s love, God Knows My Name reminds readers that God created them and loves them deeply despite their flaws and failures. Redman wants readers to know with certainty that God’s love is not the whimsical, uncertain love that is often shown to us by our earthly family and friends, but a deep, unfailing love that allows us to find our sense of worth in Him despite what others think about us. This encouraging book lets readers know that they are not alone in their struggles and that they are significant to God because He has chosen them for His glory.
Redman takes the reader through the truths found in God’s Word to show them that are known intimately by God. Not only is He our Creator, but He knows our pasts, our choices, and even our future. Loving His children unconditionally, God helps and defends us from the enemy’s lies throughout every event of our lives and wraps us in the assurance of His unfailing and eternal love. Redman wants women to know that God’s Word allows them to know and love God as intimately as they are already known and loved by Him.
Ultimately, we are not defined by what others think of us when they hear our names, or what our earthly parents say about us. Instead, we find definition in the authority and power and compassion of the God who loves us. It’s time we heard His voice the loudest.
About the Author:
Beth Redman is an evangelist, songwriter, singer, and author of several books, including Soul Sister and Beautiful. She is also the co-author, along with her husband Matt, of the book Blessed Be Your Name. Recently, Beth and Matt received the Dove Award for the Worship Song of the Year for “Blessed Be Your Name,” which they wrote together. Their combined song-writing skills also produced the popular worship songs “Let My Words Be Few,” “Facedown,” and “You Never Let Go.” The Redmans and their five children live in Atlanta where they serve as part of a team leading Passion City Church with pastors Louie and Shelley Giglio.
In all honesty, I have only had time to scan this book quickly, but again I think it is a book that I definitely will go back and take my time through. What woman has at times thought that they don't measure up in looks, in career, in the home they have or the clothes they wear or in life in general and then lives out her life according to those thoughts, but the author wants us to know that our worth is not in anything the world has to offer, or in other's opinions, but our worth is in a loving God who knows us and wants us to know Him. From what I have scanned and read so far, Beth Redman has written a very encouraging book that continuously points us to God and scripturally how He feels about us even as she shares some hard times in her own life. And then she encourages us to respond to God, to His heart and in turn to love Him.
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