I highly recommend this new book by Ron Highfield (Pepperdine University). The subtitle is: Embracing a God-Centered Identity in a Me-Centered World
The author shows how a distorted view of God’s nature inevitably sets us up for a power-struggle with Him, one in which we are prone to rebel, submit (in an unhealthy way) or draw away. This distortion affects not only our relationship with God but with others.
Here is an interview with the author.