Live Second, 365 Ways to Make Jesus First is a devotional book by Doug Bender, published by Thomas Nelson. This book consists of 365 daily readings and is divided into 12 sessions. The whole book challenges you to make Jesus your number one priority in your life. It includes topics like Discover God, Pass it on, Jesus Says, Go Local, Go Global and I Commit. Each week starts with a video that you need to watch over the internet and is followed by reflecting how you identify with the person on the video. The people in the videos come from all walks of life (actors, athletes, musicians, pastors, politicians, and more); Every testimony is powerful as we get to see how God has transformed their lives. Then there are a series of questions which helps you understand what it says, what it really means, talk with God and followed by action items under the live it, tell it and practice it sections. The book is meant to challenge one’s thinking and present way of life, so it is best if it is used for group discussions and accountability sessions.
The book was unlike most devotionals I had seen. Every chapter is short but it contains many questions about your life which needs answers. If you are ready for some life changing answers, this is the book you should read. I personally didn’t like the book very much because it wasn’t what I normally would read. I feel that the book is suited for new believers and non-believers as well. Though it certainly challenges me to really look into the different areas of my life and to put Christ first.
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