Released in the UK March 2020
Released in the US March 2020
Trade paperback | 176 Pages
9781527104808 • £7.99 $9.99
BISAC – REL012120
It is crucial to know who we are. The world loves to label us – by our gender, by our ethnicity, by our job – but as Christians our identity is not in those labels. We are ‘in Christ’. We are united to him by faith. Knowing who we are in Christ gives us the security to be able worship him and to live for him. This devotional digs into what that means, how it impacts our lives, and why it matters most who God says we are.
Jean Gaffin (1936–2019), home maker and Christian school business manager, taught Bible studies and spoke at women’s conferences for many years. She was married to Richard Gaffin, Jr, with two sons and a daughter who predeceased her, and nine grandchildren.
I never knew Jean Gaffin personally. I live thousands of miles away from her on the other side of the world, but I knew her reputation. She was a woman who loved the word of God, and she led other women in her church and elsewhere to delight in it too. This book is evidence of her love for Christ and the Scriptures.
Author & Pastor’s Wife from Dubai
One of the hardest thing about reading this book prior to publication is that I cannot rush out and buy multiple copies for friends. But this is exactly what I will do when Jean Gaffin‘s wonderful tribute to our life in Christ — with vivid reminders of her life in Christ— arrives in print. Christian Focus has done the church a great service in presenting a book so full of Scripture, so full of doctrine, and all so accessible for readers of all ages and study groups alike. A true treasure!
Chad Van Dixhoorn
Professor of Church History and Director of the Craig Center, Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, Pennsylvania
With her characteristic warmth, wisdom, and wit, Jean Gaffin’s ‘Who He Says I Am’ explores the riches of the believer’s identity in union with Christ by faith. Each chapter touches on a different aspect of Christ in us, the hope of glory, and in that context encourages women primarily, and all believers generally, to live out of this reality, just as Jean did throughout her life. May this book lead many to glorify Christ, who ‘deigns to make us one with him’ (Calvin).
R. Carlton Wynne
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
With biblical wisdom coupled with an endearing modesty and practicality it takes us to the heart of living the Christian life. And, truth to tell, Who He Says I Am is simply a transcript of the Christ–reflecting life Jean Gaffin herself lived, as a woman who knew where her true identity was found.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi