I Am Not But I Know I Am by Louie Giglio

I Am Not But I Know I Am

We wear ourselves out trying to be smarter, bigger, the center of attention. But dynamic communicator Louie Giglio's latest book puts success back in perspective. When John the Baptist said that he must decrease while Jesus must increase, he was expressing the secret to astonishing freedom...and incredible rest. This book will teach you the rich, meaningful lifestyle of being small. Free from the worries that used to strangle you, you'll radiate ...

Details I Am Not But I Know I Am

TitleI Am Not But I Know I Am
Release DateMay 1st, 2005
PublisherMultnomah Books
GenreChristian, Nonfiction, Religion, Faith, Christian Living, Christianity

Reviews I Am Not But I Know I Am

  • Kaysi
    Totally loved this book. To be honest, it took me a while to get into it, simply because I've heard excerpts from the first few chapters SO MANY TIMES it wasn't as striking to me as it should have been. However, once I got past the familiar parts, I loved it. I feel like I've been learning so much of what Giglio shares in this book ~ the whole concept of what I've heard referred to as "appropriate smallness" ~ over the past several months in my l...
  • Nina
    This book was a fairly quick and easy read, but a great reminder that we are all just small parts in God's big story. The story is not about me, in fact the author states that we all should have name tags reading, "i am not" in order to remind us of our smallness in relation to The Great I AM. I was also challenged more and more with trusting God. That He is who He says He is, which is way bigger, more powerful, and in control of every little det...
  • Adam B.R. Clarke
    I Am Not But I Know I Am by Louie GiglioA review by Adam B.R. ClarkeI have to say I was a little disappointed about this book. I found it to be a little repetitive in its content, and too simplistic. After watching the Passion Talk DVD’s, it seemed like I heard this before. If I hadn’t watched the series first, the book probably would have had more of an impact.The main point to take from the book is that when God declares himself “I Am” ...
  • Grace Todd
    "Like me, you have walked through places so deep and dark that your faith is rattled at the core- the place where we secretly and not so secretly, wonder, if God is so great, and the loving I AM, why doesn't he intervene, stop the suffering, end the pain, restore what's lost, halt the March of death? If you haven't come to such a place, you will. Sooner or later we all find ourselves at the midnight crossroad- a crisis of trust, when the sky turn...
  • Sam Lonberg
    Really liked it. I really needed it at this time, and it talked about issues I am going through right now. I am always amazed at how God uses people, books, TV, and other things to speak to us at exactly the right time!
  • Carol Priest
    The most life changing book I have ever read!
  • Clare Khan
    I would probably have given this book 4 or even 5 stars, had I not already watched his DVD "Indescribable", because a lot of what Louie speaks about in this book was also part of that DVD.Facing a difficult season at the moment, and for the last few months, this book served as a reminder that God is "I Am", and within that Name, all of that brings a truth and a reminder that God is with me.One of the frustrations I found of this book, however, wa...
  • Tim Genry
    I Am sent me but I am not I Am ... but if I’m willing to humble myself He can make me look like I Am even though I’m not. And such is the mystery of God when Moses says, “Who should I tell them sent me?” Thousands of years later we struggle with remembering I am not God but I Am is.
  • Elizabeth Oster
    Awesome read!!This book is awesome!! It helps you get the right perspective in life. I will be keeping this to read again and again!!
  • Inex Palit
    Very good reminder about how small we are as human and how Big God is especially in a scheme of things. I give it 5 stars because it's exactly what I need at this moment.
  • Samantha
    This book is a mindset changer.
  • Jordan Holoman
    I think Giglio found every possible way to convey the same thought over and over again. The message was nice, but I wish the writing had been more stimulating.
  • Bobby Benavides
    A solid read. Giglio is such a fantastic communicator.
  • Michael Andrzejewski
    The small book with the quirky title, I Am Not but I Know I Am, written by Louie Giglio and published by Multnomah Publishing attempts to champion the virtues of humility while glorying in the enormity of God. For some, maybe it succeeds. For me, it failed miserably.My introduction to Giglio came via the first chapter of I Am Not but I Know I Am, which read much more like fiction than it should. I confess that I know nothing of his church nor the...
  • James
    Before Giglio was in the public eye for his views of public morality he was the driving force behind the Passion movement which has created some the most popular worship music in the last two decades. He is also the pastor of Passion City Church in ATL. He wrote I Am Not But I Know I AM: Welcome to the Story of God   in 2005, and Waterbrook Multnomah has just re-released it for another run.The title describes the books central theme. I Am that...
  • Rick
    If ever there was going to be a perfect blend of blog and book review, today is that day, my friends. It would be like getting just the right amount of fudge on your ice cream, not so much that you're licking fudge off your spoon long after the ice cream is gone. But not so little that you're left eating plain vanilla ice cream at the end of the bowl. That would just be sad. Louie Giglio, author of I am not but I know I AM can come pray at my ina...
  • Christy Bower
    This book changed me. I needed to hear the core message of the book, which is that God is I AM and I am not God. It’s about making ourselves small and making God big. We can either be the star of our small story or be a small part of God’s big story. This simple change in perspective helps us to die to ourselves—our desire for self-promotion, self-determination, self, self, self. When we die to ourselves on a daily basis, we enter into what...
  • DJ
    overall, i like where Giglio was going with this. he challenges the pride and self-centeredness inherent in pursuing materialistic versions of success- like fame and money. parts of it reminded me of This is Water, a book i recommend highly.Giglio's point seems to be, all glory to God alone. a fast, easy, passionate read. but i had some concerns while reading it...make God bigger, yourself smaller. a culturally specific message, which makes sense...
  • Shola
    As much as I've looked forward to the reading of this book, i was very disappointed. I tried to enjoy the book, but i just could not. This is my first time reading a "Giglio Louie" book and am totally turned of. Never heard him speak before but am sure he has made an impression to some audience. I find this book very tedious to read and redundant, it sounded more of a literary to me, not sure if its a fiction or non-fiction, i could not place mys...
  • Joel Jackson
    Louie Giglio offers readers a concise theology of God and our relationship to God. His premise is that the story of all creation is truly God's story and we are a part of His story. God created the cosmos and all that is in it for His glory. In this regard, we have to stop thinking of ourselves as the center of the universe or even of our own little world and instead accept God's invitation to fulfill our purpose in Him. In sharing this, Giglio d...
  • Georgia Herod
    I did a doubletake when I first saw the title. A couple of readings later, I “got it.” I am not . . . but God knows my name. I am not . . . but He has pursued me in His love. I am not . . . but I know the Creator of the universe. I am not, but I know I AM!In his unique style, Louie Giglio draws readers into God’s story by encouraging us to admit and embrace our “smallness” in contrast to God’s greatness. Then we can choose to live wi...
  • Jamie
    Used this one for my quote series: “It’s time for you and me to live as those who can never be the same because we have encountered both the great power and the great love of I AM. And in the days to come, when you’re questioning, needing, searching, wondering, asking, and struggling, you will find HIS sufficiency at the end of every desperate prayer. When you cry out all the things that you are not, you’ll know HIS answer is, “I AM.”...
  • Travis
    I just finished reading Louie Giglio's book "I Am Not But I Know I Am". I have enjoyed watching and listening to Mr. Giglio and find him to be insightful, entertaining, and thought-provoking. In this book he tackles the subject of the magnitude and magnificence of God and the smallness of man. In his creative and exuberant style, Mr. Giglio uses personal experience and Biblical storying to make the point that God is the almighty Creator who is be...
  • S.H.
    This book has a really fabulous blend of both Biblical Truth/New Perspectives, and glimpses into the author's own personal life to cement the teachings within this book even further. This book was also a great reminder that, yes, I am very small in the grand scheme of things, and I was not meant to write my story solo. In fact, I am not in control over my own story at all! I am not. But I know I AM. And I AM is welcoming me to glorify Him, and to...
  • Rachel Nichols
    I loved this book. It was reminding us that we are just a small part in God's big story. Louie Giglio challenged any sort of pride and selfishness that we might have. The biggest point that hit me in the book was in everything we do do it to the glory of God and make Him bigger and us smaller. We are small and insignificant but not so small that God doesn't care about us. Even when we do ridiculous things He is still there, and He is still the I ...
  • Luke
    This was a simple read. I thought Giglio does a good job at putting into perspective just how amazing God is. He does this through his simple message of I am not but I know I AM. Which is his way of saying we are very small and God is massively, all-powerful, all-knowing, creator of all things. We can find our significance in the fact that we don't have to be all things to all people and in fact can never be such. But the fact that we know I AM f...
  • Jeffrey Weir
    This was my first book to read by Louie, though I've heard several of his sermons. His writing style and his speaking style are so similar and therefore easy to follow. The title of the book says it all, and he gives some great perspectives on how God must increase and I must decrease. By no means does Louie intend to make us feel worthless; rather his point is that we are part of God's story, not vice versa. I have a mind for science, so I loved...