Across North America and around the world, millions 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...bringing purpose and true joy to every secret place of life. Along with each story, there are also helpful insights from the Bible and authentic life application for you or a group of your friends to discuss.
Your story may not be included in this book...but you too can be a Second.
The Brainchild of an Amazing Website| Posted June 29, 2012
So if you haven't heard of www.iamsecond.org, you should really go check it out.
No. Go check it out now. And then come back.
Did you do that? Good.
So if you were observant, you noticed that I Am Second is basically an organization that celebrates our secondary nature and God's primary nature. One of the ways that they do this is by way of videos that tell about different people's testimonies, ranging from the celebrities to the kid next door. They're a great organization.
Last year, they released a book with some of the stories found on the site, along with some new ones (at least new to me - I hadn't seen them. But that doesn't mean that they weren't there haha)
This book has so many stories in it, all talking about how God comes into a person's life and RADICALLY changes them. The variety of people in the book is amazing - everyone from druggies to prostitutes to pastors to the 'average' American person. And the book focuses on how each person, no matter who they are, is in desperate need of God to survive.
I loved this book, and it's a fantastic reminder that we're all basically the same. The surface details may look different, but underneath it all, we're all a bunch of Lazarus'. We were dead, but by the power of God, we're alive.