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The God of the Second Chance Hardcover – June, 1997

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Basing his message on the story of the prodigal son and other writings of Scripture, Greg Laurie offers the best news imaginable: The God Of The Second Chance has already taken care of your pardon! In The God Of The Second Chance, Christian readers will discover how to obtain and experience forgiveness. Why do we wander away from God in the first place? For the same reasons the Prodigal Son in one of Jesus' most famous parables did. We are drawn away by the world. We aren't completely surrendered to God. We have failed to move forward in our faith. But like that well-loved parable, our story can also have a triumphant conclusion, marked by repentance, reconciliation, and rejoicing. As Laurie writes in In The God Of The Second Chance, "During his ministry on earth, Jesus was referred to as 'the friend of sinners'. . . Jesus was, and still is, the best friend sinners have ever had. He extends a hand of friendship to us right now and, if we will notice, that hand bears a wound in it -- a wound he received when he went to the cross to demonstrate his incredible love for us. You can take hold of his hand today. " The God Of The Second Chance is "must" reading for all Christians regardless of denomination, sect or church affiliation. -- Midwest Book Review

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Turn around and come back...

Maybe you’ve been avoiding God. Maybe some pain has been driving you away. Maybe you’re not sure you can trust Him. Or maybe you’ve just gotten lazy. Bit by bit you’ve strayed—and now you've blown it, and you wonder if God even wants you anymore.

In this encouraging book, Greg Laurie shines the light on an often-forgotten facet of God's character: He is the God of the second chance. He waits eagerly for your return. Your heart may be hard, your life may be shattered, but God is waiting for you with open arms.

He will welcome you home. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: W Pub Group (June 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849913322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849913327
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,994,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Who Is Greg Laurie?

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people.

Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America, and consistently ranks among the most influential churches in the country.

In 1990, Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, more than 4,219,000 people have attended Harvest Crusades events around the United States, and in Australia and New Zealand. More importantly, more than 350,300 people have registered professions of faith through these outreaches.

Laurie is the featured speaker of the nationally-syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 500 radio outlets around the world. A New Beginning is also one of the most popular Christian podcast downloads on Apple's iTunes Store.

Laurie was also a guest on CNN's Larry King Live in August of 2005, and he has appeared on many other television news programs. Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Laurie serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, among others. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.

In addition to speaking and assisting other ministries, Laurie has authored over 65 books including Hope for Hurting Hearts, For Every Season, The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Signs Of The Times, and God's Design for Christian Dating,What every Christian needs to know, to name just a few. His books have been translated into many languages, including Korean, Latvian, Portuguese, German, and Spanish.

His autobiography, Lost Boy, was released by Regal Books, is one of the best selling Christian biographies in recent times. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter, has won a number of awards at film festivals around the world.

He has written study notes for two Bibles in the New Living Translation: the New Believer's Bible and The Seeker's Bible. He was also the editor for the recently-released Start! Bible in the New King James Version, published by Thomas Nelson.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By linda on October 18, 2013
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Greg Laurie is one real true Christian, and completely understands and knows how to tell another human about life, and how to start over.
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