Just had the pleasure of reading this book! When Jim Gray sent It to me, I was surprised to find out that the story hit closer to home than I expected. It’s about Bruce & Heather Moore of Christ Fellowship in Tampa and the amazing way that God’s Story can because out story. Check out the description:
Many of us have wondered, is this really how my life is supposed to be? Maybe your life’s story is marked by poor decisions or the hurtful actions of others. How can you turn things around? Is God still interested in using you? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”
Rewritten guides you through five life opportunities to exchange your story for God’s story. When you become the person He designed you to be and accomplish the tasks appointed to only you, you will experience the greatest fulfillment you could ever know and bring hope to a broken world.
Bruce & Heather Moore made the most extreme decision of their lives by leaving a large suburb church to rebirth a dying church with one year to live. They have seen the radical transformation of a church and the stories of countless lives rewritten. Bruce serves as Senior Pastor at Christ Fellowship Tampa and they have a very active preschooler.
Here are some quotes that moved me:
You might think that this sounds impossible to achieve, but God has already placed a story of hope and potential within you.
The space between emptiness and living to your full potential is the very space God works in.
God is always inviting people into a greater story than they are currently living. Jesus met a woman whose story was broken.
The story of the gospel does not just end with Jesus’ victory over sin and death; it also includes His restorative work in our lives.
Because we are created in God’s image, it also means every person who has ever lived and every person yet to be born possesses value simply because he or she lives and draws breath.
Compassion for others begins in the heart of God and is woven into the fabric of who we are as His image bearers.
God wants to rewrite your life story, not merely so that you can live the life you were created to live but so that a broken world can see something of God in you.
Don’t allow the wreckage of unforgiveness to eat up five, ten, or even twenty years of your life. Jesus gives us four steps to move forward in forgiving others: “To you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. ”
God often uses difficulties and His Word to prepare us and change us so that we gain a greater understanding of His purpose for us and identify His assignments.
Cultivating generos-ity as a lifestyle has less to do with how much money you have and everything to do with how much you trust God.
When God enters into the ordinary details of our lives with all His power, might, and glory, something extraordinary happens. The moment becomes holy and life defining.
God’s comfort to us is ultimately a gift given with the responsibility to pass it on to others in need. Our lives are meant to be stories that represent God to a broken world.
I loved reading most of this book because it became an experience. It’s not just a “how to” or a Christian “inspirational” book. This book is meant to be worked through. Grab a pen and a pad (or iPad in my case) and genuinely, sincerely work through God’s story as He is rewriting it for you!
Full disclosure, i was a fan of the whole book. The last bit of the book somehow turned into a time management lesson that didn’t really fit for me. I felt like I was reading a chapter from a different book and it was weird because it was the last chapter. It should have made me want to go gung no for my new rewritten life, instead the last thought made me want to delegate something.
Overall though, check it out. It’s worth it! Here’s a link to Rewritten
P.S. this way my first all iPad blog post. Hopefully, more will come!