Monday, December 3, 2012
Book Review - Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First
Athletes and actors, models and musicians, pastors and politicians … many have stepped forward, looked in the camera, and proclaimed, “I am second.” But most in the I Am Second movement are not celebrities. They are ordinary people—and they’ve come to the simple realization that when God comes first in their lives, everything makes sense.
But living second is not easy. It takes grit and humility, submission to God’s will, a willingness to listen and serve, an openness to God’s healing and call.
Live Second is a daily guide to help you. With 365 readings, prayers, actions steps, and an invitation to join other Christ-followers online, what you hold in your hands is a tool built with truth, scripture, and a sure path to put Jesus first every day.
The Christian life is not meant to be easy, just worth it. Live Second is exactly what you need as you become the new, inspired, God-honoring creation he made you to be.
About the Author
Doug Bender is an I Am Second writer and small groups coach. He spends his time developing many of the small group tools found at iamsecond.com and coaching churches, organizations, and individuals to use I Am Second groups to share the message of Jesus with their friends and family. He also works with I Am Second’s parent organization, e3 Partners, as a church planter in countries like Ethiopia and Indonesia. Doug is married to Catherine and has a one-year-old baby, Bethany.
My Take on the Book
If you have ever wondered how you could bring yourself closer to God, but come up empty this book will help refill you body and soul. Each day this book provides the reader with some great things to think about personally to help you come closer to God. Each day you are given a passage to read and ways in which you can talk to God about the issues that you may be dealing with in regards to the topic. The book is easy to read and engaging to read. I loved the QR codes that will take you to video clips that deal with the same topic in which they are found and all reflect real people with real concerns and issues that you can relate to completely (or at least I did). This was a powerful book, and though I am only a little of the way through I can already tell that this is going to be something that I will continue to follow day after day!
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