There is nothing quite as compelling as a personal story-an account of someone's life, radically changed.
This book is filled with some of these amazing stories. Across North America and around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are proclaiming a new anthem: "I Am Second." No longer are they number one. These people have come alive to the truth that God has a plan for this world...a plan that specifically includes them. In this book you will discover their stories-some from notable people and some not so well known-who have had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ and are walking in radical obedience by putting Him first in their lives.
These stories are raw and real, dealing with the darkest moments of the human experience. Addictions, depression, infidelity, abortion, cancer, pornography, loneliness, jealousy, divorce, war...each story shows the redemptive power of Jesus who brings purpose and true joy to every secret place of life. Your story may not be included in this book...but you too can be a Second.
From the back cover:
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 true 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 life-changing power in putting God first and proclaiming, "I am Second."
From the front flap:
Meth. Racism. Prostitution. Fame. Divorce. Rejection. The challenges these men and women have faced are not new or easy or "religious." They are just real. Very, very real.
And they've found a hope that is equally real -- an answer to their frustration, their inability to change themselves, their self-destructive attempts to find peace and happiness.
They are here to tell you that change is possible. Joy is possible. It's not a crutch or a myth, because they are living it every single day.
If you or someone you love has forgotten that people "can" change, that peace "is" available, or that you "are" loved, be inspired. Be encouraged. Be reminded by this collection of true stories that there is hope for anyone. It is found in a relationship with God that makes him first in our lives.
Because there is so much freedom to be found in saying, "I am Second."