The central, core premise of What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? is that we are all worshipers. The problem is that we are either off the track into false worship, or we are moving on the proper path with true worship. This comes out, for example in the area of anger, where Welch perceptively challenges the reader to “[t]rack down your anger and you will discover what you worship” (44). He goes further, pushing us to examine why we fight and quarrel and what this says of us; “Underneath our quarrels are our desires — the things that we love. And whenever we love our desires, we hate God” (46). Needless to say, the author wants his readership to take the issues seriously, for only then can we begin to find remedial help.
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? can be a useful tool for not only 15 to 25-year-olds, but folks in any stage of life. It would be ideal for youth group studies, as well as counseling session. Welch has done a fine job of giving people a valuable book to help them successfully answer the critical questions of life, and come out on top. I highly recommend the book.
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Questions of Life
Edward T. Welch
New Growth Press (2011)