4 Books to Read About Identity



Who are we? What are we meant to do? What is our purpose? Why are we the way we are?

I think if you have been alive for more than 10 years you have had these thoughts. I know I have. I have read a few books that have really helped me discover who God created me to be and dig deeper into my personal healing, growth, and glow up! 


Wild and Free - Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan

This whimsical read pushed me to confront the narratives I had been believing about myself. That I, as a person, was just entirely too much to handle. I had to wrestle with the fact that not everything said about me was TRUE and I got to discern what of God and what was sent to me. I recommend this if you have ever felt like you just don't quite...fit. 


She's Still There - Chrystal Evans Hurst

I had no idea that the daughter of Tony Evans had been through such a hard time. She is so authentic about where she fell and how she got up. It is so inspiring especially coming from the daughter of a well known pastor. Also- she writes like she is having coffee with you at starbucks. Great read. BONUS: She is an african- american author. If you are looking to up the diversity in your reads, she is a great place to start. 

The Me I Want to Be - John Ortberg

I think we have all at some point felt like who we wanted to be and who we were were not quite in alignment. It can be so hard to get from who we are to where we want to go. It can feel impossible at times. John really deep dives into GROWTH and how and what to do to actually shift your life. Loved this bible based read. 

Twenty Two- Letters to a young woman searching for a young woman searching for meaning - Allison Trowbridge

I was originally gifted this read to review by a PR company and I was nervous because it is meant for a 22 year old. ( I was 22 6 years ago). But oh my gosh it ended up being just what I needed. Allison is a phenomenal story teller who somehow gently forces you to look at what you think you want and what you REALLy want. She opens up a beautiful dialogue around the "shoulds" we accept and lies we believe. SO good. 


What good books have you read about identity? Let me know in the comments.


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