There are stories and there are stories.

Some make you smile, others make you think. Some break your heart, others bring you joy.

When I picked up I Am Second, I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I scanned the list of names who contributed to this book, I recognized only a couple, and knew even fewer of their stories.

These are stories of broken people and healing. Powerful stories of people hitting the absolute bottom in their lives with absolutely no where to turn… save one.

As I read through the book, reading story after story of broken lives and healing, I had to stop and pray for the stories I knew personally which came to mind as I read. I prayed for my friends who were going through tough times, not unlike the stories in the book. It’s powerful to know that God has saved people from similar circumstances when they submitted to the One and they themselves became second.

This book comes with an excellent companion website, full of videos of the particular stories you read (accessed via handy QR codes or URLs) but also other recommended videos that did not make it into the book.

Pick up this book if you want to know that God is in the business of saving people. If you want to know for sure there is still hope in the world. If you want to know that even the most recognized, famous, richest people in the world face problems in their lives. Problems from which their money and fame could not save them because they were first above all other things.

Discovering it’s more than about themselves, they discovered the One who is to be first in their lives.

Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson.