|About the Book|
The truth is I meet a lot of people that seem to sense that something is missing in their relationship with God. Through my years in ministry, I’ve encountered many men and women who, at some point in their journey through life, have becomeMoreThe truth is I meet a lot of people that seem to sense that something is missing in their relationship with God. Through my years in ministry, I’ve encountered many men and women who, at some point in their journey through life, have become frustrated with what they rightfully perceive as a disconnect between the type of life and faith that they read about in the Bible, and what their lives look like on a daily basis… And many of the Christians I meet are just as stressed out, wrung out and burnt out as the people who don’t follow Jesus.Written in a casual, easy to read style, I Get It! takes an honest look at Jesus’ declarative statement, “I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could have life to the fullest,” (John 10:10b CEB) and compares it to our lives. Over and over again God’s word promises a satisfying, abundant life with characteristics like peace, joy and contentment as an everyday part of life. So here’s the million-dollar question:If God says that kind of life is what we can have, should have, and that He wantsus to have, then why don’t people have it? Why don’t you have it?Stevens builds a biblical case for what the promises of God are, and why they are the key to the abundant life Jesus promises us. He then explains the obstacles we face, and why most people don’t seem to “get it.” Finally, Stevens lays out easy to follow steps for what people need to do to “get it-” to live in the promises of God.Dr. J. Clay Stevens is Lead Pastor of Cross Culture Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a B.A. in biblical studies from Luther Rice College in Lithonia, GA, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in expositional preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. As a pastor and writer his personal mission statement is: “To bring glory to God by leading people from where they are to where God wants them to be.” Clay is passionate about communicating God’s word in a way that transforms lives. An avid golfer and collector of guitars, Clay and his wife, Cindi, have three grown sons and five grandchildren.