Who Do You Think You Are?



Part of the “Living Free” series

Do you have a negative self-image, think you are a failure, or think your life doesn’t have a purpose? If so, you may feel trapped by these feelings, even though you have tried to think positively or build up your “self-esteem.”

This practical, cross-cultural Bible-based book will help you deeply understand God’s love, forgiveness, and purpose for your life. As you read its biblical insights, you will begin to experience the freedom, peace, and joy that God intends for your life.

Doug Britton, M.Ed., MFT. LifeTree Books. Paperback: 5½ x 8½. Wire “spiral” binding. 218 pages.

Click here for Table of Contents


How to Get the Most from this Book

Examine Yourself

1   Is “Loving Yourself” or “Self-Esteem” the Answer?

2   Is Your Self-Image Based on Your Success?

3   Is Your Self-Image Based on What Others Think?

4   Is Your Self-Image Based on Outward Appearance?

Recognize Who You Are in Christ

5   You are God’s Child

6   You are Loved by God

7   You are a Citizen of God’s Kingdom

Find Freedom From Guilt and Shame

8   Accept God’s Forgiveness

9   Overcome Perfectionism and Inappropriate Guilt

10 Practice Humility and Contentment

Discover Your Purpose

11 Live Life as a Spiritual Adventure

12 Be a Difference-Maker

Putting it All Together


Small Group Leader’s Guide

Tips for Leaders

Step-by-Step Meeting Plan

Discussion Questions


Who do you think you are?

Do you think you are not as good as others? Do you live with a sense of failure, or do you struggle with a negative self-image or “self-esteem”?

Do you wonder what your purpose in life is? Do you think your life doesn’t matter — that what you do doesn’t make a difference to God or to anyone else?

Do you live with regrets? Are you tormented by bad decisions or missed opportunities?

Do you live with guilt? Do you often think about mistakes you made or terrible things you did?


Have you tried “solutions” that don’t work?

When people think poorly about themselves, they often think the solution is positive thinking or building up their “self-esteem.” They may try to build themselves up by earning more money, becoming popular, gaining a position of power, buying a new car, wearing expensive clothes, or working out to appear more attractive.

But these “solutions” don’t work in the long run. Even if they make you feel good about yourself for a short time, you end up feeling just as bad inside as you did before — or worse. You might feel hopeless, sure something is drastically wrong with you.


There’s a reason these solutions don’t work

In these pages, you will learn the real solution — to deeply understand who you are in Christ, what it means to be forgiven and loved by God, and what your purpose in life is. It is only in our relationship with God that we discover our true meaning and who we are.


Learn to see yourself through God’’s eyes

Discover what it means to be God’’s child and to know his love, forgiveness, grace, and purpose.

  • Escape the world’’s false solutions for negative “self-esteem.”
  • Find freedom from guilt, condemnation, and regret.
  • Grasp the wonder of who you are in Christ.
  • Discover God’’s purpose for your life.

God doesn’t want you to go through life hanging your head because of your failures. Instead, he wants you to be excited because you are his child. He loves you and has exciting plans for you.

May God grant you a deep understanding of his love and your value to him as you read, and may you discover God’s plan and purpose for your life.


Who Do You Think You Are? is reader-friendly

This book can be studied by individuals, small groups, and marriage classes. Its twelve chapters are ideal for a twelve-week study. It also can be used for a six-week study by reading two chapters per week.

Each chapter is interactive, with many “make it personal” questions to help you put its biblical advice into practice.

A small group leader’s guide is included at the end of the book. It includes instructions on how to lead groups, as well as chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, so there’s no need to buy a separate small group leader’s guide.



In this book you will learn how to live according to God’s Word. When you read it, you will discover it is:

Bible-based. This book is solidly Bible-based, with every chapter showing how to apply the Bible’s truths in your life.

Cross-cultural. Since the guidelines in this book are based on God’s Word, they apply to every group and culture.

Practical. Readers are given clear, practical steps they can take.

Reader-friendly. Many techniques — from a simple, straightforward writing style to breaking the text into small, easily digested portions — make the books easy to read.

Comprehensive. Numerous questions and dilemmas are anticipated — and answered.

Interactive. Personal application questions throughout the books get readers involved.

Action-oriented. Readers write action plans as they go through each chapter.

“Three-in-one” — great for small group studies.This book has all the information you would expect to find in three separate books:

  • Book — with practical, Bible-based information,
  • Workbook — with “personal application” questions scattered throughout each chapter.
  • Small group leader’s guide — with guidelines for small group leaders and chapter-by-chapter discussion questions at the end of the book.


This book was written by Doug Britton, MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist). Doug, President of LifeTree Institute, has been a Bible-based Marriage and Family Therapist for over thirty years.

Doug has helped hundreds of thousands of people as a therapist, clinical director of a treatment center, seminar speaker, radio-co-host, and author of over twenty books that show people how to apply God’s truths in their daily lives.

He has also trained counselors, small group leaders, pastors, and mentors, showing them how to share practical, effective ways to apply the Word of God in all areas of life.

Doug has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and has edited and published three professional publications. His wife Skeeter has been a homemaker, landscape designer, journalist and novelist. She also has taught marriage and parenting workshops, and holds degrees in English and Landscape Architecture.

Doug draws from his counseling experience and his own struggles and victories when he writes.

More importantly, he draws from the Word of God, offering readers Bible-based, practical, cross-cultural tools, insights, and guidelines they can use in their daily lives.

Discounts for quantity purchases

Your discount coupon is based on the value of your total purchase. When you check out, you will see your discount and how to enter your discount code.

  • $50-99      = 10% discount
  • $100-249 = 15% discount
  • $250-399 = 20% discount
  • $400-599 = 25% discount
  • $600-899 = 30% discount
  • $900+       = 35% discount


Privacy Policy: When you place an order, you automatically go to a SSL secured page before entering your credit card account number and expiration date. We will never sell or otherwise disclose your email address or other personal information without your explicit permission.

Shipping Charges: Shipping is by USPS First class or Priority mail. There is a $3.50 charge for the first book, and $1.00 for each additional book.

Non-USA Sales: At this time, we only ship to the United States. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Returns and cancellations: You may cancel an order any time before it is shipped and receive a full refund of your payment. If we already have shipped the books, you may return them within thirty (30) days of the delivery date for a full refund, minus our original shipping cost. All returned books must be in original condition. Before returning books, please use this contact form to request a return authorization number and shipping address.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This