I Found Love by Doug Bender (Book Review) 10

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I Found Love
True Stories of Discovering Love, Belonging, and Friendship
(An I Am Second Book)
#IFoundLove #IAmSecond
I got an email from Doug Bender with I Am Second, and was so excited to hear that his I Found Love book was ready to be released. Seeing some info on him starting to write the book previously, I couldn’t wait to be able to read it. I love the I Am Second movement. We all need to remember to put God first and step behind Him in life. I am proud to be second, and always love to hear stories from celebrities, sport people, and common folk on how God worked in their lives.

I received the e-version of the I Found Love Book and started reading right away. There are different stories in there about love, belonging and friendship. From many different types of people, but all with the same core value of God’s love. Reading Danny Gokey’s story of worrying about his faith, realizing that he’s just a normal guy with problems like the rest of us. Seeing that he was more worried about God’s love, than anything else, made me respect him even more.

There are so many great stories, and teachings in this book. I love that Doug uses his strengths to help others and share things like this. Be sure to check out the I Am Second website. Leave a comment below, and tell me which of the stories meant a lot to you. Also, enter to win a ebook version of I Found Love below. Thank you for stopping by, and I’d appreciate it, if you could share this review post. 🙂

Check out the new book: I Found Love: The True Stories of Discovering #Love, #Belonging, and #Friendship. Written by I Am Second author, @DougBender Also, enter to #win a copy! #IFoundLove #IAmSecond Share on X

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About the I Found Love Book:

Inspiring real-life stories about the transformation that happens when people put God first and themselves second. Offering moving accounts of their search for fulfillment and wholeness, David and Tamela Mann, Jason Castro, Stephen Baldwin, Carrie Underwood, and others remind us that our hearts will never be satisfied until we love God before all else. 256 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

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Product Details:

Publisher : Thomas Nelson (January 12, 2021)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 1400210380 / ISBN-13 : 978-1400210381
Item Weight : 12 ounces
Dimensions : 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
Best Sellers Rank: #43,777 in Books
#162 in Conflict Management / #167 in Family Conflict Resolution / #328 in Christian Family & Relationships


Note From the I Found Love Book Author:

As the author behind the I Am Second books, I Am Second, Live Second, and I Choose Peace, I am excited to announce our newest book: I Found Love: The True Stories of Discovering Love, Belonging, and Friendship.  -Doug Bender (Author, I Found Love)

This book contains inspiring stories of people who searched everywhere for fulfillment and belonging but found it only when they put God and his love first in their lives. God offers a relationship filled with purpose, acceptance, and peace—the only relationship where you can find unconditional love and unshakable, authentic identity. The stories I’ve included are of people who discovered that with Jesus placed first in their lives, they became known, valued, and loved.

  • David and Tamela Mann, Jason Castro, Esther Fleece, Danny Gokey, and Sean Lowe needed love when they found Someone who would love them forever.
  • Beth Nimmo and TJ Stevens, Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood, Chad Robichaux, Michael Ketterer, and Jessica Long needed belonging when they found Someone who called them family.
  • Remi Adeleke, Stephen Baldwin, Ryan Ries, Michael Kent and Tiffany Whittier, and Rudy Kalis needed friendship when they found the greatest Friend

Moving, compelling, and profoundly inspiring, their stories will reveal that you can only find true love, belonging, and meaningful friendship when you discover your true identity in the radical love of God. I invite you to reshape and retell your story by discovering the perfect love of Jesus and embracing your authentic identity.

About the Author:

Doug Bender is an I Am Second writer and small groups coach. He developed many of the small group tools found at iamsecond.com and has coached churches, organizations, and individuals to use I Am Second groups to share the message of Jesus with their friends and family. He also works with I Am Second’s parent organization, e3 Partners, as a church planter and pastor in countries such as Ethiopia, Colombia, and the US. Doug and his wife, Catherine, have four children: Bethany, Samuel, Isabella, and Jesse.

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Barb Webb
3 years ago

Absolutely love uplifting books! Will be adding this to my must-read list for the year!

Linda Kinsman
3 years ago

Sharing heartfelt stories is such a fantastic way to put people at ease.

3 years ago

I’m lucky to be second too! I look forward to the stories in this book.

Heiid Bee
Heiid Bee
3 years ago

This sounds terrific! i love the whole I am Second program, I think I even have a t shirt somewhere. I will have to check out this book!

Grace Hodgin
3 years ago

This sounds like a very inspiring book. Nice to see so mant celebrities supporting and expressing their faith.