Who Am I? Solving the Identity Puzzle (Download)

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In Who Am I?, Martyn Iles, the Executive CEO of Answers in Genesis, confronts the cultural shift towards self-created identity with truth and hope from God’s Word. This book is a double-edged sword of biblical truth meant to penetrate and dispel the deception covering our culture. Whether used in family devotions, Bible study groups, or evangelical events, Who Am I? empowers readers to reclaim a biblically rooted understanding of identity. Graphically designed to appeal to this generation and easy to read, this critical Christian resource points readers towards the transformative work of Christ on the Cross.

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Who Am I?

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Podcast Interview Excerpts with Martyn Iles

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SKU K370-4
Manufacturer Master Books
Title Who Am I?
Subtitle Solving the Identity Puzzle
Contributors Martyn Iles
Page Count 208
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

Who am I? This question holds great significance, and the answer is defining a generation and impacting eternity. Martyn Iles, the Executive CEO of Answers in Genesis, masterfully equips this generation with truth and hope providing a compelling biblical apologetic on this issue of identity in his book, Who Am I? 

The freedom to create or choose your own identity is being normalized by our culture. This self-created worldview leads to self-worship. According to Iles, this age of identity “is immunizing a generation against a sense of their sinfulness and desperate need before God. It is telling them to take that for which Christ had to die — their “true selves” — and to embrace it, live by it, and be proud of it. This is a message that ensures people will never get over the threshold of God’s kingdom because they will never be poor in spirit. It is condemning a generation to hell.” Pg 32 

“As you read this book, you’ll dive deep into Genesis and God’s design for mankind. Martyn pulls out eternal truths that the church has long taught and known and applies them anew for a lost and confused generation. And he does so in a way that points to Christ and His completed work for us on the Cross.” Ken Ham, Founding CEO of Answers in Genesis 

Read Who Am I? to anchor yourself and your family in the gospel. While the world chooses to indoctrinate even the youngest students to dismiss God’s law, this graphically engaging and easy to read, Christian resource will arm you with the pure wisdom of the incorruptible Word of God. Use Who Am I? in family devotions, Bible study groups, and evangelical events allowing the double-edged sword of the Bible to penetrate and remove the veil of deception covering our culture. 

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Identity
    • The Inward Look
    • The Big Mistake
    • In The Beginning, GOD
  • The Identity Puzzle
    • Piece #1: Made - Genesis 1:26 - "Let Us make Mankind"
    • Piece #2: Display - Genesis 1:27 - "So, God created man in His own image."
    • Piece #3: Eternal - Genesis 2:7 - "The LORD God...breathed into his nostrils the breath of life"
    • Piece #4: Dust - Genesis 2:7 - "Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground"
    • Piece #5: Dominion - Genesis 1:28 - "...and have dominion"
    • Piece #6: Gender - Genesis 1:27 - "Male and female He created them."
    • Piece #7: Fallen - Genesis 5:3 - "Adam...fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image"
    • Piece #8: Restored - 1 Corinthians 15:49 - "...we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven"
  • The Solution
    • So, Who Am I?


“Actors learn to swap identities with each new role. In today’s selfie world, young people today think they’re starring in a movie about themselves, trying to figure out what character to play. “Who am I” brilliantly reminds us that as image bearers of God, our identity is secure. Learn how each of us are set apart, cherished, gifted and commissioned to enter the stage of the world, right on cue, and live out the role of a lifetime.”

Kirk Cameron, Actor, Filmmaker

“Not too many have their finger on the pulse of a generation, as does Martyn. And there are not many with the godly eloquence and passion needed to communicate to them. May God bless this vital publication and use it to extend His Kingdom.”

Ray Comfort, Founder & CEO, Living Waters

In Whom Am I?, Martyn Iles grounds human identity in the biblical portraits of mankind found in Genesis and the New Testament—as creature, image-bearer, and dominion-wielder, as well as in his fallen and restored states. Expressive individualism has taken Western society by storm and has led to confusion, identity crises, depression, anxiety, misery, and even suicide—especially among young people. The only remedy for this dire situation is the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ, the true Man, who restores us to our true humanity, grounds our identity in Himself, points us away from ourselves toward God and others, and reconciles us with the triune God in everlasting bliss. In this engaging, relevant, and thought-provoking book, Iles boldly tackles controversial issues of anthropology from a biblical perspective—from work to gender identity and confusion, to the distinct roles of men and women. My prayer is that the Lord will mightily use this work to bring the gospel to the next generation!

Joel R. Beeke, Chancellor and Professor of Homiletics & Systematic Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

"Many in our generation are not merely in confusion about their human identity and gender, they are in rebellion. With bold and uncompromising conviction, Martyn Iles calls us back to the only possible standard by which we can properly understand ourselves and our life's purpose: The nature and character of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures."

Israel Wayne, Author, Conference Speaker and Founder of Family Renewal, LLC

"Martyn Iles masterfully applies the Word of God to the many questions swirling about in our 'Age of Identity.' Who am I? compels us to find answers, not by looking inward, but by looking outward and upward. As a former public-school teacher of 13 years, I can attest to the detrimental impact Gender Ideology has had on our youth; this book provides biblical answers to the questions on identity and invites the reader to take another look, not at self, but at God. Iles hits the nail on the head with this desperately needed and timely message of finding one’s identity in Christ!"

John Stamper, Author of Conflicted: Pulling Back the Curtain on Public Education, author, teacher, homeschooler, and podcast host

"Martyn Iles has an almost unrivalled gift of showing how the Bible's teachings are vitally relevant for our times. Who Am I? is a key book for this generation of youth to read. It's also the book for parents, teachers, and pastors to read in order to properly guide the youth through a confusing period of their lives, a confusion not helped by living in an even more confused age. Who Am I? shows how secular humanist ideas of human identity are fundamentally misleading and must inevitably result in confusion and despair. By carefully working through the Bible, Iles shows in the clearest terms what the truth is about who we are as human beings and, importantly, as males and females. Iles' book will arm a generation of youths with the means of resisting secular humanist and woke indoctrination and set their lives on the foundation of truth. Church study and youth groups in particular will be blessed by Iles' book. I have no doubt Who Am I? will play a significant role in turning the tide against the secular humanism of our age."

Dr Stephen Chavura Ph.D., Author, Commentator, Historian

"From the beginning Satan has enticed mankind with the lie from Genesis 3, that humanity can usurp the creator God and His rule over all. In the present moment, our society inhabits a Romans 1 existence, where the creature is worshipped rather than the Creator. Martyn Iles reminds believers that this deception is as old as creation and that the fraud of self-identity is streaming through our culture yielding the fruit of chaos and death upon those who like Eve succumb to Satan’s treachery. This book is to remind us that ultimately God’s Word and our divinely created identity are essential in the battle against evil. It is encouraging and informative and calls us to remember that we should not be disconsolate while living in this world, as God’s Word abides in us and through Him, we have overcome the evil one."

Philip Webb, The Master’s Seminary, Hymns of Grace

Thought provoking & humbling
Review by Laura
We have all heard “you are a child of God” or “you are God’s prince/princess” etc. That is not what this book is about. While those are true things, they just puff us up with pride & entitlement. The search for our identity in most cases starts with looking at our feelings or desires. What could be more disastrous considering how wicked our hearts are? The focus of this book is to look at our identity starting from the very beginning of the Bible. When you take a look at creation, we are actually a created being made from dust. Our true identity should lead us to repentance. From there God can start to change our hearts from being made in the image of man to one that truly reflects His image. This is a book that I believe everyone would benefit from reading & we should read it every so often throughout our lives.
Mind Shifting
Review by Yulia
Wow! This is so different from any book I have read before, aside from the Bible, of course.

This book truly provokes mind shifting from our understanding of identity, which is human focused, to God’s understanding of our identity, which is based in God and His image. This is so good, I want all my family and friends to read it. This is, also, so needed for the time we live in. This book will surely stop the confusion we are experiencing, especially in the USA.

Highly recommend it!
Review by JoyfulMommy
In a time and culture when people are encouraged to look to themselves for truth, this book clearly lays out from Scripture the foundational error of that thinking and points us to God’s Word as the only authority that will enable us to lead a life of stability and contentment in who God created us to be.

Ken Ham states it well in the foreword:
“As human beings under the curse of sin, when we look to ourselves for identity and truth, the result is confusion and chaos. Indeed, apart from God’s Word, there is only chaos! But God has not left us without an identity. We don’t need to look inside ourselves to find who we really are; we need to look outside ourselves to the Word of the One who created us. It’s there we find who we really are — and more than that, it’s there we find our meaning, our purpose, and our hope for now and eternity.”

Written in an engaging and easy-to-read, conversational style, this book leads us to think biblically about ourselves and helps us piece together eight “puzzle pieces” that help us to answer the question of our identity. Ultimately, it leads us to rejoice in a God Who loves us so much that He provided a way to be restored to fellowship with Him in perfect holiness and righteousness one day in heaven, while striving to grow in the knowledge of Him while on earth so we can be faithful “image-bearers” displaying His holiness and righteousness to the world around us.

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