7 Tools Book Club: Identity

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7 Tools Book Club

We’re jumping into the discussion of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential by Zan Tyler. The 7 Tools Book Club is always open for anyone who wants to join! Start here with all the details of the 7 Tools Book Club and then catch up on any of these posts you might have missed:

Chapter 2: Identity

Random. Zan describes random in this chapter as being out of context or detached. Our society is a casualty of randomness and our families have been lost in the midst of the chaos.

God created the institution of the family before the Fall. He put children into families to give them identity. Why?

… a child needs to know who he is in a larger context than himself. pg. 29

Ever get frustrated with the genealogies in the Bible? The repeated listings are records for families. It shows the priority that God has placed on families. Over and over again, people are grouped and  counted by their families.

Zan talks more about family identity in this short video:

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How are you using your family to give identity to your kids? Tell us about it. Jump into the discussion in the comments and/or link up a post of your own on chapter 2.



  1. I love that video clip!

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