Thursday, January 26, 2012
I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives by Doug Bender & Dave Sterrett
We all have had moments of selfishness. Moments where we've put ourselves on a pedestal and claimed that we were #1. This book recounts numerous stories of how people who considered themselves #1 hit rock-bottom. Once this happened, they were forced to cry out to God. And each of them met God face-to-face in the midst of their despair. Some were even Christians before they entered their valley, but came out on the other side with a true sense of what having a relationship with Jesus Christ is all about. They found that it's not about being being first in their life. It's about being Second and allowing God to take first place.
This book is full of uplifting stories of God's mercy and grace. From a divorced couple who were remarried several years later after God revealed His plan for them to reconcile to a guitarist in a popular band who gives up his career to be a stay at home dad and follow Christ, there is at least a few stories that you can relate your own life to.
The book contains pictures of the different people whose stories are in the book, which was really nice. And, at the end of each chapter, there are pictures of people with similar stories and the websites address to view videos of them telling their stories online.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.