Do you know who you are? Often our self-perception, even as Christians, is fragmented or incomplete—we struggle to grasp the richly faceted identity we’ve been given in Christ. When our evaluation of ourselves, our sin, and our circumstances is misaligned with God’s view, we don’t live with the comfort and motivation Christ offers.
In this Scripture-saturated devotional, pastor and biblical counselor Paul Tautges provides 90 meditations on your complete identity before God in Christ. You are a saint in good standing before God, yet you are simultaneously a sinner who must battle with your desires and a sufferer who undergoes hardship. Day by day, discover how grasping this threefold biblical reality centers your thoughts and affections on the Savior and prepares you to stay on God’s good path as you live in a broken world.
Paul Tautges is a pastor, biblical counselor, and author of many books on topics related to Christian living, pastoral ministry, parenting, and counseling, including Anxiety: Knowing God's Peace. Paul is married to Karen, and together they cherish their ten children and a growing tribe of grandchildren.
"These meditations are crammed with the best of practical theology, and I know that each one has been put into practice by the author." –Edward T. Welch, Faculty and Counselor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)
"If you have ever wondered what it means to be 'in Christ,' my friend Paul Tautges offers a healthy guide that unpacks who we are as blood-bought children of God. And his new book Remade has arrived just in time, given the way so many people—Christians, even—are searching for their true identity. Paul explains how understanding our position in Christ not only shapes our future but also gives meaning and power to our struggle against sin and perseverance through suffering. This excellent volume is must-reading for anyone who feels they need help in becoming the person Jesus wants them to be. I highly recommend it!" –Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
"Few matters are more important to the Christian life than the matter of identity. We live best before the Lord when we know who and what we are in him. And this is exactly the subject of this lovely series of meditations from my friend Paul Tautges. As you read it, you will learn who you are in Jesus Christ, you will learn how he provides all that you truly need, and you will learn why it is fitting that you submit to his good and perfect will, even (or especially) when that will involves suffering and sorrow. This is a book that blessed me and one I am certain will bless you as well." –Tim Challies, Blogger, www.challies.com; Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto
"Remade offers biblically rich and relevant reflections on what it means to be a redeemed child of God. Readers will be comforted, instructed, and warmly invited to rest in the identity Jesus gives to them. I see Remade becoming a go-to resource for discipleship and small group contexts as well as individual study. Its devotions are concise yet substantive, and Paul’s frequent use of personal illustrations is incredibly refreshing." –Christine Chappell, Author, Midnight Mercies; Outreach Director and Hope + Help Podcast Host, Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD)
"Tautges serves as an outstanding guide as he helps us to meditate on treasured biblical truths that help us to grow in godliness. This book will help you to renew your mind, which will lead to a renewed and changed life." –Dale Johnson, Executive Director, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
"John Calvin said that nearly all our wisdom consists of knowing who God is and who we are. And knowing who we are—if we are in Christ by a Spirit-wrought faith—is complicated. For believers are sinners against God, saints in Christ, sufferers in a fallen world, and sons and daughters headed for glory. Paul Tautges helps Christians to meditate on these wonderful truths so that we can live in a way that fits who we are, a life worthy of our calling for the glory of God alone." –Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary