Integral Living

If You Know Who You Are You’ll Know What To Do: Living with Integrity by Ronald J. Greer intrigued me just by the title. You know how it is sometimes. You see the title of a book or movie; or you see the cover of a magazine with a byline that grabs you attention and so you buy it (or borrow it) and begin reading. Sometimes that pays off and you end up satisfied and having learned a little more. Sometimes it is a bust and you regret snatching up that book, DVD, or magazine without a little research.

I am happy to say that this book is worth the read. The author has broken into two sections – “Personal Integrity: A Life of Wholeness” and “Moral Integrity: A Person of Values.” He uses personal stories as examples and simple language to state exactly what the title says “If you know who you are, you’ll know what to do.” If you know that you are child of God, then it is simple to understand that you are to live your life as Christ would have. Your life must be maked by compassion, truth, character, courage, relation, fidelity, and respect. I would encourage everyone to read this short book and use it as a gauge of whether you live your life with integrity.

I read this book as part of the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program for 2012. The book is published by Abingdon Press and can be purchased at


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