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In the preface of his book, To Identity and Beyond: Play the Long Game, Advance God's Kingdom, Enjoy Abundant Life, Matt Pavlik writes: “In my practice as a clinical counselor, people come to me in crisis. They think their crisis is being unhappy with how their lives are going. My first objective is to help them know their real struggle.” He explains the different forms of crisis and invites readers to embrace the challenge of allowing their lives to be transformed from within through a real encounter with Jesus. He invites readers to beat crisis by accepting the challenge of the metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly, and deftly shows them how this transformation can happen.
To Identity and Beyond is an inspirational book that helps readers redefine their identity from God's perspective, understand what reality is and how to accept it, and to transcend it in a way that leads to deeper levels of understanding their unique gift from God and their vocation. In the heart of this book is the rarely asked and rarely answered question: What am I here for? The author shares unique stories of Andrew, Samantha, and Olivia, and uses the storytelling craft to demonstrate the transforming power of the encounter with Christ. This is a book that offers readers the instruments and tools they need to redefine who they are and their purpose in this life. When you finish reading this book, you will have a completely new approach to life, a unique way of looking at crisis, and a unique style of transforming crisis into opportunities for growth. It is rooted in biblical wisdom and filled with insight. In a conversational style, Matt Pavlik walks with readers on their search for life, purpose, and true happiness.