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Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First

Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First


by Doug Bender

Language: English

SKU: 2812840


Publisher:Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781400204809

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Description of Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First by Doug Bender

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.

Product: Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First
Author: Doug Bender
Binding Type: Hardcover
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 400
Weight: 1.25 pounds
Length: 8.4 inches
Width: 5.6 inches
Height: 1.3 inches
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date: December 2012
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5 StarsPerfect Resource for Your Spiritual Journey
If you are looking to find out more about who Jesus is, read this book. If you have recently placed faith in Jesus Christ and want to know how to take those next steps, read this book. If you are looking for a Bible reading plan for the next year, read this book. If you have been a believer for 35 years and looking to go deeper in your spiritual walk and knowledge of God, read this book. I am a pastor and, after reading this book, our church has made the decision to buy a case of these, in order to hand out to visitors and new believers. Having said that, I’d add one more to the list above: if you are a pastor and looking for a way to enhance your personal devotion and study of God, read this book. Authenticity has always been something I have valued among people, and when it comes to authors, particularly Christian authors, this is certainly true. Thus it gives me great pleasure to recommend Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First by Doug Bender. Doug has been a friend for several years now, and I was waiting to see his unique imprint on this book, that part where I read it and say, yep, that’s definitely Doug. I’ll be honest – I never saw it. The entire time reading this book, all I ever saw was an call to make Jesus first in your life, and 365 different ways in which we can live out being number 2. It is refreshing to see that the only message the author pushed was not his, but God’s. Doug Bender’s book teaches how to be second to God, and it is refreshing to see that authenticity lived out by the author. If you only buy (and read!) one book this year, make it this one. NOTE: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed above are completely my own.
Published 26 months ago by TAHart
5 StarsMore than a book, its a journey!
I first want to start out by saying this is not just another Christian devotional. Live Second:365 Ways To Make Jesus First is not merely a book you read. It is an interactive daily experience that will draw you nearer to Christ. This book is a practical guideline for a personal journey! In order for my review to be of value I feel you should know a little bit about me. I am 43 years old and have only been a believer for two years. I went to church as a child but as a lot of us I turned my back on God as a young adult and my life had to come crashing down for me to fully understand our need for a Saviour. For years people in my life people tried to get me to go to church and influence me, but it is not something that can be forced onto a person. It has to be a personal revelation. That is why I love this book so much. It allows for such revelation, reflection and growth. Based on my experience I would recommend this book to Christians and non-believers alike, regardless of where you are in your walk with the God. One thing I love about this book is that its author Doug Bender is one of the founders of the I Am Second movement. Just like the movement, this book shows you how to have an experience with God and not just read a book about people who experienced God 2000 yeas ago. Jesus is alive today and this book encourages you to fully come to know Him and how that relationship will change your life forever. Through a mixture of scripture exerts, Bible passage reading assignments, self and group discussion topics, watching testimonial films on IAS and social media interaction you actually see how Jesus has changed peoples lives while you are leaning how He will change yours. The book is a 365 daily read to be looked at as a marathon and not a sprint. Its uses daily Bible reading as a foundation. The best part is it doesnt provide the passages your for you. You actually have to pick up the Bible and find the passage yourself. If you prefer the NIV version versus the King James edition, go for it! That way you can have the best understanding of what it is you are reading. The book helps you to understand what your reading by presenting you with questions such as; What does the passage say? What does the passage mean? etc...It instructs you to talk with God though daily prayer. On some days it even suggests a daily prayer. Then it encourages you to live and tell and practice what you are experiencing and learning! This book is for anyone trying to figure out the meaning of life, trying to fix their messed up life or just trying to find "themselves" (that can only be revealed to them by God through Jesus). To quote the author Doug Bender; "Wherever you are, let this book take you one step further in your journey with God. I believe and hope this book will be much more than a daily reading, that it will be a guidebook for travelers, a handbook for seekers, and a motivational manual for the uninspired." No matter what you are looking for, what you will most definately find in this daily experience is love, hope and inspiration! I encourage you to get this book, then TELL IT, PRACTICE IT and LIVE IT. Its one thing to know about God by reading about people who had an experience with him. Its something completely different to actually have a relationship with him yourself in your life today! Thats what Live Second will help you do.
Published 27 months ago by Bryan Acton
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