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You are NOT who you think you are. In fact, according to best-selling author Craig Groeschel in Altar Ego, you need to take your idea of your own identity, lay it down on the altar, and sacrifice it. Give it to God. Offer it up. 

Why? Because you are who God says you are. And until you’ve sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be. 

When we place our false labels and self-deception on the altar of God’s truth, we discover who we really are as his sons and daughters. Instead of an outward-driven, approval-based ego, we learn to live with an "altar" ego, God’s vision of who we are becoming. 

Discover how to trade in your broken ego and unleash your altar ego to become a living sacrifice. Once we know our true identity and are growing in our Christ-like character, then we can behave accordingly, with bold behavior, bold prayers, bold words, and bold obedience. 

Altar Ego reveals who God says you are, and then calls you to live up to it.

©2013 Craig Groeschel (P)2013 Zondervan

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Great encouragement

It’s wonderful having a book read by the author and Craig Groeschel is an exciting reader.
This book is a faith encouragement and will be read again - so you should do yourself a bit of favour and read it.

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  • Mike Henry Sr.
  • 11-05-2013

Challenging and engaging

What does Craig Groeschel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was good having the author read the book. It made the transparent parts of the book believable.

What did you learn from Altar Ego that you would use in your daily life?

I was reminded and challenged by the idea that I'm an ambassador for Christ and that makes me the highest ranking official of His kingdom in my sphere of influence.

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  • Olivia
  • 27-07-2021

Simple and Anointed

At first I found that even that is very inspiring and very well narrated it was nothing really new. to me. I have been a Christian for 36 years , however sometimes is not about the new but about the anointing of the author. Pastor Craig. is an annointed man of God that you want to listen more than once.

I re-listened the book and found it more inspiring the second time. As Christians we need continual reminders of our identify and character in Christ. It is easy to fool ourselves with head knowledge when we actually need to live it.

May favorite chapters are the ones on boldness.

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  • Jerry Milligan
  • 22-07-2021

Abundant blessings beyond belief

This was my third book to listen to, By Craig Groeschel. I started the year thinking my business growth was limited. I wondered whether or not I would be able to meet my personal and business goals. My life seemed stagnant. I have faith but, this book taught me to be bold in my faith. Through Christ, I have had the most abundant year of growth I could ever expect. I have boldly asked God to bless us and change my heart so that I would expect His blessings. He has do e just that. I have shared my testimony with my business coach, who I never discussed Christ with, because he asked me what I was doing differently. I explained that I was simply asking God to lead me and bless my business. Thank you, Craig, for restoring my faith and giving me the courage to be bold in my faith.

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  • Adam Evans Smith
  • 16-06-2020

Seriously good

This book is seriously good. I decided to quit smoking after reading it. Praise God!

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  • Wendy
  • 04-06-2020

Heart , Mind, Eye and Ear opener

Enjoyed the reading by author. A must read.
Share with others to bless them. God make me Bold for Your Glory

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  • Maggie
  • 27-02-2020

Loved It ✨ Awesome Book

Amazing book on spritual growth!

Will be listening to it again.

Thank you Pastor Craig.

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  • Melissa L.
  • 09-11-2018

Be sure To Listen from the Beginning to the End!

Wisdom on a fast track!
Pastor Craig gives many rewards a long the way. To get them all, you'll need to listen to it all the way through! It's So Worth It!

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  • Joey Berrios
  • 10-09-2015

Great Book for Becoming a Better Person

Amazing book! Loved every part of this book and look forward to reading again. Would highly recommend to others who are struggling with being put into a "box" by others.

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  • Clay Maynard
  • 14-10-2021

Awesome

I loved this book. very encouraging and lots of amazing stories. uplifting message. I recommend this book for everyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-06-2021

Not what I was expecting

Not what I was expecting when buying this title. The title suggest you will be reading or listening to a confrontation to those who manipulate or use church and the altar to promote themselves instead of Jesus. But this is common with the author.
Instead, is a book about self esteem and and coming to Jesus and seeing ourselves as God sees us.
Didn't hurt to read but this book is not about Altar Ego at all

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  • Enthusiastic Reader
  • 23-05-2021

Excellent!

Each chapter has lots of nuggets of wisdom. It flows well and the narration kept my attention. He is refreshing honest. His vulnerability, his laugh out loud humour (in parts) and sprinkled with stories where Craig has witnessed God moving in people’s lives makes this empowering book for me a joy to listen to. Great read.

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