Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Review: I Am Second by By Dave Sterrett and Doug Bender
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.
As a member of the I Am Second page on Facebook (found here) I was excited to see this book become available for review on Booksneeze.com. I had already viewed the videos of Brian "Head" Welch and some of the other people who had been included in the book, and was really impressed by what I saw. The videos may be viewed here. Now, on to the book...
The book is a continuation of the stories on the videos, it gives a more in depth view into the story behind the video, although I do recommend watching the videos before the read the book, you could do it the other way 'round if you wanted. Either way you will be touched by the stories. The testimonies. Of these people.
I am Second is a book that while sharing the stories of others, reminds us of the bigger picture. It instills the knowledge, the wisdom, that this life is NOT about me.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read in general, and to those who like to read biographies and autobiographies in particular.
Note: I received this book free from the publisher through the booksneeze.com book review bloggers program. I am not required to give a positive review, just an honest one. The opinions expressed are my own.