We all have one—a secret name that is. The Bible tells us so. Yet few of us know ours. Ignorantly, we’re stuck, caught up in the “name game.”
Using the story of the biblical patriarch Jacob as a backdrop, author Kary Oberbrunner calls us to stop accepting the world’s labels and start wrestling with God to discover our true identity. Jacob spent years living out the meaning of his earthly name: “deceiver.” Caught up in pretending to be someone he wasn’t, he was unaware that God would build a nation through him, unaware that Jesus would be one of his descendants, unaware of the lands he would inherit. Then he heard God speak his true name and the future God had for him unfolded.
Oberbrunner reminds us that we’ll be unable to discern what God wants to build through us until we discover how God has seen us all along. In Your Secret Name, readers will find the courage to abandon what they know in order to become who they were born to be.
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