- Gregory E. Sterling, the Reverend Henry L. Slack
Dean and the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School
Fred's mission is clear to spend the rest of his life telling people about God's grace. In this book,
Grace Revealed, Fred shares people's stories of suffering, addiction, abuse, and loss, which prove to be the ultimate opportunity for God to display His incredible gift of mercy and redemption. These stories will inspire you to look at your own life and see just how powerful God's grace really is!
- Kevin Palau, president, Luis Palau Association; author of Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live out the GospelIt is common in recommending a new publication to refer to the book as a real page-turner, suggesting that once begun, the reader will not be able to put it down. But because I loved the narratives in Grace Revealed, I occasionally had to put it down. The stories were as painful as they were personal, the revelations as raw as they were revealing. I came to care about these people, and my caring demanded not only my attention but my time. As a pastor, I am in the grace business, believing that good things really do happen when people cry out for it and accept it. I can picture them singing the words of an old Christian hymn, I love to tell the story; It did so much for me. Because it did. And with Fred's help, these men and women in crisis have now told their inspiring stories.
- William A Ritter, pastor emeritus, First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Michigan
Fred Sievert has made the biblical concepts of grace, forgiveness, and healing come vividly alive through these real-life experiences of people and their journeys from confusion, pain, and despair to hope, joy, and new life. One cannot come away from Grace Revealed untouched by the way God individually and creatively works in people s lives. Fred's ability to incorporate Scripture, commentary, and the opportunity for personal reflection will leave readers feeling both challenged and inspired to find ways in which God's grace touches them. This book will offer encouragement not only to those of deep faith, but, more importantly, to those who question God's love and ability to intervene. --- Rev. Rebecca Mincieli, senior pastor, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, Massachusetts
Fred Sievert is on a mission to demonstrate the grace, mercy, and power of God, and he does a masterful job in this second book of his. I found it thoughtful, emotional, inspiring, motivating, educational, informative, theologically and biblically sound, and presenting enlightening research. Grace Revealed is a powerful and memorable book to which many will relate, providing sound advice to those in pain, who hurt, are helping those who hurt, or want to understand a way to help. When I finished, I sat quietly in awe of the message, what people have endured, and how, with God's help, they turned their lives around.
- Steven Darter, president, People Management SMD; author of Lessons from Life: Four Keys to Living with More Meaning, Purpose, and Success and Managing Yourself, Managing Others: Learn How to Improve Effectiveness, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction
Grace Revealed is far more than a theoretical discussion of Grace it is a workbook for everyone who experiences pain, addiction, fear, or resentment. In other words, it is vitally relevant to each of us. Fred Sievert combines a pastor's knowledge of the Bible with real-world trauma to see how grace heals and restores fallen spirits, whether by their own action or abuse from others. It is a message of hope and love the pure love of Christ. Read it to be inspired. Read it to find grace in your own life. --- Jerry Borrowman, best-selling author of sixteen biography and historical fiction books
We are all playing the game of 'You Bet Your Life'. You can believe what you like, but you must accept the consequences. In Grace Revealed, after years of misfortune and pain, men and women write about how they came to bet their lives on Jesus. Their stories are both amazing and transformative. --- Peter G. Hawkins, investment advisor
About the Author
In his career, Fred enjoyed many successes but also had to deal with much stress, many challenges, and even some serious setbacks. Through it all, he credits his success to a reliance on daily prayer, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Fred has had many nonfiction essays and articles published in the past, most often about his own providential and life-changing encounters with God. In 2014, he published his first book, God Revealed: Revisit Your Past to Enrich Your Future.
He views his thirty-five-year business career as a mere prologue to what God is calling him to do today write and speak about his faith.
Throughout his adult life, Fred has been active in his church and has served in numerous lay leadership positions. He and his wife, Susan, have five grown children and three granddaughters and reside in East Falmouth, Massachusetts