Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Am Second Book Review

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Here we are, another book review!  I am six days into recovery for my first knee surgery and I sure have been grateful to have a stack of good books to read. I read "I Am Second" in two days. It was a memorable read. It's a series of testimonies of people coming to Christ, some famous and names you would know, and others not so much. Each story was honest, and if you are looking for flowery and sweet, you won't find it here. Instead you'll find what I like- some good confession told to give glory to God. People telling their stories of the Lord intervening in their broken lives, marriages, careers...it's one of those books I like to give new believers, because it's so raw and truthful, and the kind of book I like to give long-time believers who might be feeling a little stale. Fresh faith!  

Book Description

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.

I recieved this complimentary book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.


  1. Thank you for this book review. I read the first chapter on Amazon and just ordered a copy. God bless you for sharing :)

  2. I wanted to say thanks for reviewing my book, I am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives. I really appreciate your kind review. I also wanted to let you know that I have another book coming out on December 9 called Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First. The book contains 365 daily readings and prayers meant to inspire people to make Jesus First. I am organizing a Week-of-Second Blogging Campaign for bloggers like yourself. Please email at launch@iamsecond.com if you are interested in receiving a free e-version of the book and joining in the campaign.

    Doug Bender


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