Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Am Second: A Book Review

About The Book:



Countless stories. One incredible ending.
A major league baseball player. a Tennessee pastor. A reality TV star. a single mom. A multi-platinum rocker. What do these people have in common? They’ve all hit bottom. And none of them stayed there.
Famous or unfamiliar, these are the stories of real people who reached the end of their strength, the end of their control, and found the most surprising truths. It taught them not to rely on self or substance but to lean on the only completely reliable source of love, hope, and freedom: the God who created them. Shocking in their honesty, inspiring in their courage, these testimonies are critical reminders that no one is too far from God to find him.
Join these and thousands more who have discovered the lifechanging power in putting God first and proclaiming, “I am Second.”
About The Authors:
Doug Bender is an I am Second writer and small groups coach. He spends his time developing many of the small group tools found at iamsecond.com and coaching churches, organizations and individuals to use I am Second groups to share the message of Jesus with their friends and family.  He also works with I am Second's parent organization, e3 Partners, as a church planter in countries like Ethiopia and Indonesia. Doug is married to Catherine and has a one-year-old baby, Bethany.
Dave Sterrett is a speaker, missionary, and ambassador for I am Second. Dave also serves as an adjunct professor of New Testament, Philosophy and Apologetics at Liberty University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Why Trust Jesus?, "O" God, and the three-part novella series coauthored with Josh McDowell, The Coffeehouse Chronicles.
My Review:
I am always inspired to hear the background stories of Christians who are in the public eye, like singers, athletes, business people, etc. One recent campaign to show people that they need the transforming power of Jesus in their lives, is I am Second. I have seen a number of videos on Youtube in the last year, and recently has an opportunity to review a compilation book, with the same title.
This book is packed full of inspiring stories of people whose lives have been changed forever because they received the power of Jesus. With each story you read you will laugh, cry and ultimately be praising the Lord for these amazing transformations. You will be reminded of the fact that it does not matter what you have done, or where you have been, God loves you and forgives you and wants to have a relationship with you, you just need to say yes. My favorite stories where those of Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs, Michael W. Smith, and Josh Hamilton. There is a story for everyone, and is age appropriate for high school and older. 
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase I am Second at your favorite book retailer from Thomas Nelson
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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