I have been sharing your book Identity wars with a number of my friends. Everyone of them have identity issues. Some come from a very abusive background and grew up looking for worth in all the wrong places. Another friend used drugs and attempted suicide and still has some serious concerns. One other has issues with power, position, money, education. Another person who is a Roman Catholic, called me yesterday and told me she was reading the chapters I am translating into Spanish, even though she is not a reader and has no interest in things we believe as Seventh-day Adventists. A young woman who stayed with us a few days has lots of problems as well. I was sharing with her the comparison you made in your book between Lucifer and Absalom, and she was really touched by it.
I have just spent a lot of time with this book translating it into Thai. It explains in detail the importance of the Father-Son relationship as THE model relationship for all the created beings of the universe. Why is it that God created the universe through His Son? Why must we go through the Son to approach the Father? Why is Christ the Wisdom of God? Why is the government on Christ's shoulders (Isaiah 9:6)?