Whenever I study for a sermon series, I spend a lot of time far in advance of that sermon series doing research, reading books, thinking, reading articles, reflecting, reading more books, writing, and reading even more. I usually gather all of the resources I use together into a bibliography for each series. In the past I’ve shared those bibliographies here for those who are interested (access “Bibliography for the Theology of Suffering and the Life of Joseph” and “Bibliography on the Trinity”).
Here is the resource bibliography that accompanies our recent series, “Who Am I?”, on grasping our sense of identity with God through Christ. Although I utilized many commentaries for specific weekends of this series, I did not include those in this bibliography, limiting it to books specifically related to the topic of identity. The books I found particularly helpful are marked with an asterisk.
Christian Identity – Bibliography
Jerry Bridges. Who Am I?: Identity in Christ. Adelphi, MD: Cruciform Press, 2012.
Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016.
Eric Geiger. Identity: Who You Are in Christ. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishers, 2008.
Timothy Keller. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters. New York: Penguin Books, 2009.
*________. Making Sense of God. New York: Penguin Books, 2016.
C. S. Lewis. The Four Loves. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1960.
Loyola McLean and Brian S. Rosner. “Theology and Human Flourishing: The Benefits of Being Known by God.” In Beyond Well-Being: Spiritual and Human Flourishing. Ed. Maureen Miner, Martin Dowson, and Stuart Devenish. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012.
Raymond Martin and John Barresi. The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self: An Intellectual History of Personal Identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
John Ortberg. The Me I Want To Be. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.
J. I. Packer. Knowing God, 20th anniversary edition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.
John Perry. A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 1978.
Marilynne Robinson. Absence of Mind: the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.
*Brian S. Rosner. Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity. Biblical Theology for Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017.
Klyne R. Snodgrass. Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018.
John R. W. Stott. The Cross of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006.
*Charles Taylor. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
________. Modern Social Imaginaries. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.