Brian Rosner: How to Find Yourself

How to Find Yourself

Crossway, 2022

By Brian Rosner

WHO:  Brian Rosner, principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. 

HE SAYS: “This book looks directly at our cultural moment and the identity angst that seems to have engulfed our age.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book critiques many aspects of modern identity while building connections between how we think and how the Bible indicates we think.

THE PROGRESSION: In Part 1, “Looking for Yourself,” the author investigates the issues surrounding questions about identity formation today. Part 2, “You Are a Social Being,” looks at how the people around us help form our identity. 

In Part 3, “You Are Your Story,” the author examines the ways in which societal narratives we inhabit develop our identities. The book concludes with “The New You,” a section that presents an alternative way of developing personal identity, one that is promoted by the Bible

“Who are you? What defines you? What makes you, you? Most importantly, where are you looking to find yourself?”