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I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives.

I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives.


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Countless stories. One incredible ending.

A major league baseball player. a Tennessee pastor. A reality TV star. a single mom. A multi-platinum rocker. What do these people have in common? They’ve all hit bottom. And none of them stayed there.

Famous or unfamiliar, these are the stories of real people who reached the end of their strength, the end of their control, and found the most surprising truths. It taught them not to rely on self or substance but to lean on the only completely reliable source of love, hope, and freedom: the God who created them. Shocking in their honesty, inspiring in their courage, these testimonies are critical reminders that no one is too far from God to find him.

Join these and thousands more who have discovered the lifechanging power in putting God first and proclaiming, “I am Second.”

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ISBN-13: 9781400205769
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,041,104
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Dave Sterrett is a speaker, missionary, and ambassador for I Am Second. Dave also serves as an adjunct professor of New Testament, Philosophy, and Apologetics at Liberty University. He is the author or coauthor of several books including Why Trust Jesus? (Moody Publishers), “O” God (WND Books), and the three-part novella series coauthored with Josh McDowell, The Coffeehouse Chronicles (Moody Publishers).

Doug Bender is an I Am Second writer and small groups coach. He developed many of the small group tools found at and has coached 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 and pastor in countries such as Ethiopia, Colombia, and the US. Doug and his wife, Catherine, have four children: Bethany, Samuel, Isabella, and Jesse.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 15

Rock Stars and Jesus: Brian "Head" Welch 19

I Saw the Sign Daniel Montenegro 35

Resist the Devil Josh Hamilton 45

Biggest Winner Michelle Aguilar 61

Porn Again Pastor Nate Larkin 77

Life on the Streets Karen Green 91

That Kid in the Corner Michael W. Smith 109

My Other Father Shannon Culpepper 121

The Affair Jeff Cheryl Scruggs 133

Through Pain or Love Vitor Belfort 153

Driven by Hate Ken Hutcherson 163

Crazy Beautiful Thing Whispering Danny 179

Skateboard Love Brian Sumner 195

Faith and War Chris Plekenpol 209

If Tomorrow Never Comes Tamara Jolee 225

Death and Football Bradie James 239

Surfing with Sharks Bethany Hamilton 247

Riding with a Mask Laura Klock 259

Gridiron Battles Sam Bradford 269

Booze and Batteries Norm Miller 277

Who Is First? 289

How Do I Become Second? 291

Acknowledgments 299

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