God has a plan to make you stronger--and it's not what you think.
When we think of success, we think of words like bigger, more, and better. Bigger paycheck, more security, better reputation. But what if God's perspective on success is radically different from our own? What if the things we seek to avoid--pain, suffering, weakness, insecurity--are the very things he uses to mold us into his image?
With insights born from his own difficult journey, Clayton King offers a truly liberating understanding of weakness and suffering--not as God's punishment but as his pruning. Revealing the God who is a companion in our most difficult seasons, King shows us that when we are in Christ, our deepest pain becomes the source of our greatest power, and our times of testing become our strongest testimony.
If you struggle to make sense of this broken world or your own seemingly hopeless situation, you'll find in this book not only hope for a brighter future but purpose in the imperfect present.
"This book is more than a page-turner. It's a game-changer. It's courageous. It's bold. It's vulnerable and funny and redemptive. It's a revolutionary way to see suffering."--from the foreword by Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and The Grave Robber
"What a rare and beautiful gift it is for a man to fully open his broken heart. My friend Clayton does just that in this book. He helped me see God isn't breaking me but actually making me."-- Lysa TerKeurst, president, Proverbs 31 Ministries;New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes
"Clayton is one of the most gifted gospel communicators I've ever known--one of my preaching heroes. But this book is not a message, it is the revelation of his soul."-- J. D. Greear, PhD, author of Jesus, Continued...: Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better than Jesus Beside You and Gospel: Recovering the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary
Clayton King is founder and president of Clayton King Ministries and Crossroads Missions and Summer Camps, teaching pastor at NewSpring Church, and professor of evangelism at Anderson University. The author of over a dozen books, King regularly speaks to tens of thousands of people all over the globe. He and his wife, Sharie, have two sons and live in South Carolina.