Confessing Jesus: The Heart of Being a Lutheran
With so many things the world tells us to define ourselves by, we seem to understand who we actually are less and less and less. But the answer to the question "who are you?" is simple, and it can be found by digging into God’s Word and discovering what it truly means to be a child of God.
Author and historian Molly Lackey walks through every aspect of who Jesus is and how He takes our brokenness, selfishness, and arrogance, and redefines us as redeemed, whole, and perfect in the eyes of the Lord. Understand what is at the heart of the Lutheran view of Jesus and grasp onto the promises of salvation. Hold onto this as your primary source of identity.
Perfect for group or individual use, each chapter has a Q&A at the end, and includes a leader guide.
Praise For Confessing Jesus:
“A lot of energy is being spent in our current culture to know one's identity. Things become even more problematic when individuals turn inward for answers. This is why Mrs. Lackey's book, Confessing Jesus, is so incredibly pertinent, timely, and helpful. With a refreshing writing style, combined with a deep knowledge of scripture, culture, and history, Mrs. Lackey turns a searching culture outward to the who, what, where, when, and why of Jesus. But how does confessing Jesus address identity? Mrs. Lackey wonderfully answers this in the pages of Confessing Jesus, saying, "to know ourselves, we must first know Christ." Indeed, Mrs. Lackey's gem-of-a-book gets all of us to the core of our identity - hearing and knowing how Jesus defines us.”
- Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Minot, ND and author of Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs and Minute Messages: Gospel-Filled Devotions for Every Occasion
“Socrates faced death, saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Molly Lackey helps us live life (as well as face death) by examining ourselves in light of who Christ is and what He has done for us. Plumbing the central truths of Scripture in eminently accessible fashion, she leads her readers to know themselves as God knows them in Christ. She faithfully teaches that life examined in light of Christ is worth living now and for eternity.”
- Rev. Dr. Kevin Golden, Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Seminary St. Louis
About the Author:
Molly Lackey is a wife, author, and historian. She was a teenage convert to the Lutheran Church, who immediately fell in love with the original Evangelicals’ teachings and history. She has a bachelor of arts in history, German, and Latin from the University of Alabama and a master of arts in early modern European history from Saint Louis University. Molly enjoys drawing, reading, and drinking tea with her husband, Jonathan.