Humanity’s Mid-Life Identity Crisis Rears Its Ugly Head in Book

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Author’s new release helps readers discover their true identity

For thousands, if not millions of years, man has been trying to answer one of life’s greatest, most crucial questions: “who are we, and why are we here?” In the boundless pursuit of humanity to define its identity, the resulting internal crisis threatens to bombard everyone with an entirely new series of challenges and difficulties. James N. Asante’s Who Am I? An Identity Crisis ($12.99, paperback, 1-60034-265-5) is a timely book that takes readers through the journey of discovering their true identity.

“Perhaps the most crucial problem we face today as humans is the restlessness of a world of men, women, and children who have lost their true identity,” the author says. “The book provides an in-depth knowledge about the human identity and how it is linked to all facets of human life and its effect on every choice one makes.”

Through many years of counseling, lecturing, and conducting seminars, Asante was struck by “the way human identity has been reduced to the functional aspects of life today—defining who you are by what you do.” It is this sort of disassociation from identity and latching onto temporal surroundings that creates a fissure of sorts in who a person really is—a fissure only remedied by a reorientation of identity as detailed in Asante’s book. “A feeling of an orientation loss is evoked anytime one is asked who s/he is. To know who you are is to know your reference point and to understand the basis of your existence,” he adds.

Over the years since becoming a Christian, James N. Asante has counseled, lectured, and conducted seminars on being Christlike and fruitful in life. He has been a senior lecturer for over ten years at Cape Coast Polytechnic in Ghana in addition to holding various positions such as department chair, dean, vice principal, and acting principal. He is a former board member of the governing council of Cape Coast Polytechnic. Asante holds a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Vladimir State Technical University in Russia and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Syracuse University. He has authored four books, including Overcoming the Grasshopper Complex. James and his wife, Olga, are the parents of three children and make their home in Syracuse.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,300 titles published to date. Retailers may order Who Am I? through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Who Am I? is available online through,, and


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