Is your life limited by labels the world and other people have used to define you?
Labels you have internalized and apply to yourself every day. Labels like Afraid. Or Addict. Orphan. Damaged Goods. Failure. Maybe even Religious. These labels might be sewn into your life with such tight little stitches that they feel like a part of you. They feel like they define you. But that’s a lie. If you let Him, Jesus can remove those old labels and tattoo new ones onto your soul. Then you’ll begin to see yourself as God the Father sees you. The limits will be lifted, and your life will be transformed. It’s the truth. Join Pastor Derwin Gray on a fascinating journey into what can happen when you offer your head, your heart, and your hands to the only one who can offer you truly limitless life.
|Contributor(s)||Derwin L. Gray , Mark Batterson|
|About the Contributor(s)||Derwin L. Gray
Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church (TC), one of the fastest growing churches in America. TC is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with three campuses near Charlotte, NC. Pastor Derwin and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 22 years and have two children: daughter, Presley, and son, Jeremiah. He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart (2010, and Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future, (2013.)
Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Recognized as “one of America’s 25 most innovative churches,” NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark’s blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including New York Times bestsellers The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children. You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson
|Release Date||Sep 3, 2013|
- Review by Debra Elliott
- Review by Heather
"A label is a soul-tattoo that is ingrained deep in our hearts, so much so that it determines how we see ourselves, And how we see ourselves determines how we live... A destructive label leads to a destructive life. There is a soul thief, a dark enemy, who wants to nail ruinous labels to your heart so that he can steal your life. Jesus wants to give you life giving labels that release your potential for the good of the world. " -Derwin L. Gray
Not only are there wonderful scriptural refrences and excellent devotional material to meditate on, Derwin ends each chapter with an action to challenge you to DO SOMETHING. Derwin will move you to "marinate" on a thought, or sieze a moment for transformation as you read this book.
Derwin affirms who it is that Messiah says you are. Loved, Chosen, Free, Forgiven... and encourages you to live under those labels. This book is an excellent source of encouragement and exhortation to live an abundant life.
"We begin to see ourselves as God sees us and when that happens, everything changes. Life becomes limitless." (Posted on 8/31/2013)