Revelations 12:11 states that, “They overcame by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.” I Am Second: Real Stories Changing Lives is definitely a book about and for overcoming all obstacles and experience the life-transforming power of the Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ. This book is a collection of stories of notable people from different walks of life and how their lives were changed by an encounter with Jesus. These stories are real, gripping, true-life narratives of how different famous people overcame various problems to the glory of God.
These stories are powerful yet polished. Sometimes, I felt they were a little too polished and perfectly presented. While I did enjoy reading them, it feels like there is a lot of production that went into writing them to the point that some of the power of these personal stories can be missed. Most of the stories, I was able to find a video counterpart on the I Am Second website, and these stories reflect the same production that the videos received. Overall, the book was alright. I teach high school English and have recommended this book to a couple of my students.
I received my copy of this book for free through the publisher, Thomas Nelson, in return for writing a review over it and its contents. I was not required to give a favorable; the opinions stated are my own.