We live in a world of fakers. Rather than being real with each other, we present a carefully crafted persona that hides our faults and magnifies our good qualities. But inside we long to be loved, warts and all.
We long to stop hiding from each other--and especially from God.
Pastor Rick Bezet clearly calls us to lives built on authenticity, showing that the way to true freedom lies through reclaiming our hearts, reviving our souls, and renewing our minds in light of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Through biblical stories and often-humorous personal examples, Bezet encourages us to live with passion, integrity, and perseverance. He releases us from the spiritual death that comes with pretending and leads us into a new life characterized by transparency rather than fear.
"Get ready for some gut-wrenching self-examination. Rick will help you discover the powerful truth: You can't please everyone--but you can please God!"--from the foreword by Craig Groeschel
"I highly recommend Be Real to you and to anyone feeling lonely or overwhelmed, caught in a trap, or sidelined by life's unfortunate events."-- John Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author;founder of EQUIP
"With candor, clarity, biblical truth, and a bit of Cajun humor, this book will put life back into your soul and take you on a journey to a closer walk with God."-- Chris Hodges, pastor of Church of the Highlands;author of Fresh Air
"With humor and transparency, Pastor Rick challenges you to throw off every hindrance and embrace change so you may step into all that God has purposed for you."-- Christine Caine, founder of The A21 Campaign;bestselling author of Undaunted
"Why do people wear masks? Why is authenticity such a challenge for Christians? These are important concepts that my friend Rick Bezet addresses in Be Real. I'm convinced that if pulpits and pews were filled with honest people, the church would be healthier. We must learn to be real--with God, ourselves, and others."-- James Robison, founder and president of LIFE Outreach International
"I recommend this book to believers new and old who are looking to shed their masks and live a life of unshakable confidence and unending potential."-- Matthew Barnett, cofounder of the Los Angeles Dream Center