I got this book in the mail this afternoon, and I have already finished it. I couldn’t put it down. The book “I Am Second” is filled with stories of hope, of eventual joy and peace, and of the power of Jesus to change lives dramatically when we put Him first in our lives and make everything else “second”. I was absolutely intrigued from cover to cover.
The stories are well-written and compelling, and they are all so unique not only in their circumstances but in their diversity of characters. Some are famous, some are lesser known. Some are athletes, and some are ministry leaders now because of their life stories. All of the stories point to Jesus and His transformational power that is astounding.
One story in particular that really spoke to me was the story of Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs–a couple who got divorced, found the Lord individually, and eventually remarried. What a powerful example of God’s incredible life-changing power!
By reading these very real, very honest stories, God’s strength, love and power is made so evident; my heart was filled with hope, with love, and with awe at the God of the Universe who loves us so much that He brings us out of our despair in order to bring us freedom. His grace is abundant!
I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone… who is in need of some encouragement, or perhaps needs to see examples of how God works in His children. If you love reading true stories, you will love “I Am Second.”
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Have you ever been on the “I Am Second” website? I LOVE it. Had no idea there was a book. Will definitely have to pick that up sometime.
Yes, I had been on there to hear my favorite radio host (Brant Hansen)’s story months ago! And I went today to see one of the videos mentioned in the book…SO great!
Thanks so much for your review, Brennan and Lisa. Since you enjoyed the Scruggs’ story so much . . . please pray for them. Their daughter was involved in an accident about a month ago where she lost an eye and a hand. They continue to give God glory and put Him First in the midst of this huge challenge. Info at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/laurenscruggs.