Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Overcome by Clayton King

In Overcome: Replacing the Lies That Hold Us Down with the Truths That Set Us Free, Clayton King introduces us to his personal efforts to overcome some of the most powerful lies that can hold us down and keep us from realizing the Truth of God's presence in our lives.

Here, Clayton has selected ten common and powerful lies that we allow ourselves to believe everyday - God is mad at me, I am unloved and alone, things will never get better, good people don't suffer, and more - and breaks each one down to show us how the lie works by infiltrating, insinuating, intimidating, and re-creating your reality.

Once we see how the lie works, through powerful real-life examples, Clayton shows us the Truth that each lie hides, and reveals how to uncover and reinforce that Truth in order to break the cycle of lies that we're stuck in.

I really appreciate Clayton's candid personal approach - he has no problem admitting his own weaknesses as encouraging for our journey. I also found the "Next Steps" reflection/journaling section at the end of each chapter to be helpful.

I'd recommend this book to any Christ follower who is having a hard time letting go of the lies that stand between them and their personal relationship with God. 5/5 stars.

*Disclaimer: I received a free print copy of this book from Baker Books for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*

About The Author (copied from back cover):
Clayton King is founder and president of Clayton King Ministries as well as Crossroads Missions and Summer Camps. He is professor of evangelism at Anderson University and pastor at NewSpring Church, one of the largest churches in America. The author of over a dozen books, including Stronger, King regularly speaks to tens of thousands of people all over the globe. He and his wife, Sharie, have two sons and live in South Carolina.

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