If God could transform David---an overlooked, undervalued eighth son---from a shepherd boy to a king, imagine what he can do for you! Affirming that your heavenly Father sees your hidden value, Gray assures you that even in your darkest moments God is cultivating your gifts to help you become what he's calling you to be. Hardcover.
If God can take David--the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family--and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans He has for redeeming your life.
David was born a number 8--a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number 8 seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.
When God sends out an invitation to greatness, His directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.
JOHN GRAY is one of the associate pastors of America's largest church, Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. He preaches at Lakewood's midweek service, where attendance averages 9,000 people a week. He was one of the hosts for the new talk show The Preachers and was recently named to Oprah's Super Soul 100, a collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. In April of 2017 his new show "The Book of John Gray" will debut on The Oprah Winfrey Network. John resides in Houston with his wife, Aventer and their son John W. Gray IV, and daughter, Theory Aspyn-Sky Gray.