Who Am I?
Consciously or unconsciously, every human being asks that question. And every day, every culture is busy selling and supplying identities. The prompts come fast, hard, and loud from virtually every direction. You are what you do. You are what you have. You are who you know. You are where you live. You are what you drive. You are what you wear. Those are the things that fill our existential portfolios. We have all deeply invested in things that by their very nature can never deliver our true identity. But here's the good news! There is a true answer to the question.
This book is a journey through the first three chapters of the book of Ephesians. It looks at who we were created to be and how we lost ourselves by declaring our independence from our Creator. The bulk of the book unpacks the way Jesus restored us to our true identity and how staggering that identity is.
It is my deepest desire that this book will cause you to see the infinite worth of Jesus and allow you to love Him supremely and live for Him in the reality and security of who you are because of Him.
About the Author
Richard has been married to his beautiful best friend, Valerie, for 45 years. They have four absolutely brilliant children-Deborah, Sean, Ashley, and Nathan-and two grandchildren, Ever and Honor. He began his 40 years of pastoral ministry as the high school pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for eight years. Richard and Valerie moved to Grass Valley, California, where he served 13 years as lead and teaching pastor. He is the founding and lead pastor of Metro Calvary in Roseville, California (planted in 2004).
Richard is more amazed at and humbled by the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus than ever before. He is more in love with his family than ever before. He is more passionate about studying the Bible (just two semesters from getting his master’s degree in Biblical Leadership from Western Seminary) and teaching the Bible than ever before. He can’t wait to see what God is going to do in and through his life, family, and church, and he absolutely can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to use his first book.