With sharp insight and deep compassion, Clayton King identifies the ten big lies we commonly believe, each rooted in the fear of losing something. He blows them apart, one by one, with God's truth, allowing readers to take back control of their hearts, minds, and actions. Covering such pervasive problems as loneliness, resisting forgiveness, shame, human suffering, self-image, sexual sin, and more, Clayton shines a light on all those things that are holding us down and clears the way for the faith that sets us free.
In "Stonger", I explore what it means to see God's strength made perfect in our weakness. I unpack the paradox of how the Christian life is centered around Jesus becoming bigger, us becoming smaller, and how the hard times we face don't make us happy, but they can keep us humble and make us holy.
I look at Jesus, Paul, and Stephen (the first Christian martyr) as examples of how God uses weakness to display the gospel to the world. Along side the theology of embracing suffering for a greater good, I tell the story of how I lost 9 family members in 12 years (an average of one death every 16 months), how my mother and father died 18 months apart, and how I preached my Father's funeral on Father's Day. How fitting that I will release Stronger on Father's Day, exactly three years from the day I buried my dad.
This book is both raw and redemptive, brutal and hopeful, and I pray that God breathes on it in order to help many of His children face their fears with faith. I poured out my heart and soul on these pages. I now offer it to you in hopes that you will be inspired to see that when you're hurting, God is not punishing you for failure, He is pruning you for fruitfulness.
What would today’s world look like if teens embraced love as the gospel defines it? Answering that question is the life mission of Clayton King—a pastor and professor set out to prove that there is a better way, a way that is more pure, more satisfying, and more fulfilling than any “love” that society is selling. The True Love Project is a call to embrace the true love that God has intended for us all.
A book of candid prayers for teen guys is the latest addition to the popular One-Minute Prayers series. Rich with examples that reflect the challenges young men face today, this collection of prayers encourages teens to be direct and transparent in their encounters with God.
More than 150 prayers will lead young men to
- be honest before God, knowing they are heard
- reach out to others with empathy
- experience God's forgiveness
- discover and celebrate their uniqueness
- direct their actions and attitudes toward God's purposes
Like a heartfelt conversation with a close friend, this book will keep young men talking to God about everything that matters to them as prayer becomes a natural and necessary part of their lives.
The divorce rate in America is at an all-time high and researchers tell us that a broken marriage is the greatest cause of anxiety and depression in our culture. This book was written as both an encouragement and a warning. We want to encourage couples that are married to take practical, Biblical steps to strengthen their relationship, and we want to warn those who are not married yet to ask the right questions before they tie the knot. By asking tough, important questions early on, you can avoid big surprises once you've already made the vow. Just because you love someone does not mean you are compatible nor does it mean it is wise, or the will of God, for you to marry them.
To be honest, this book is a loving punch in the face, meant to both challenge and encourage those of us who know Jesus to stop being shallow, childish and spoiled, and to get serious about laying our lives down for Jesus Christ. It explores the paradox of finding your life by losing it and being first by being last. It's a theological exploration of what it means to live a life in light of the cross of Christ, dying to your sin and your selfishness and being made alive to a greater reality - that Jesus is worth living and dying for. It includes stories of martyrs from the past, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as modern day martyrs from India, Jamaica, and other nations who have lost everything for the sake of knowing Jesus.
“Some people feel like God only speaks to the religious elite or the super spiritual, but this book proves that God speaks to ordinary people, if we are willing to train our ears to hear His voice and our eyes to see His activity. It includes deep Biblical insights along with amazing stories of God's providence, including seeing God raise a baby from the dead in the Himalayas, Clayton's afternoon with Billy Graham, and a crazy story that involves a severed human arm that was miraculously re-attached!
Science has proven that it takes 7 weeks for the human brain to form a new habit, so Clayton and his wife Charie have written a 7 week devotional for folks who want to get serious about spending time in God's word. This is a great book for students, adults, new believers and serious disciples. It deals with selfishness, insecurity, fear, forgiveness, brokenness, anger, and grace. It is designed to help you spend time alone with God and build a vibrant relationship with Christ while reflecting on His word and the gospel.
How do you know when you've met the right one? How far is too far sexually? How do you know when you should break up? How old is old enough to date? This book by Clayton and Pastor Steven Furtick is a Biblical and practical look at love, dating, marriage, romance, sex, and purity. It is designed as a month long devotional that will speak to students, singles, and married couples that are looking to prepare for marriage or strengthen the marriage they are in. Funny, challenging, and honest, it holds nothing back!
This is Clayton’s first book, written after 15 years of ministry and traveling the world. It begins with his childhood as an adopted son on a farm, moves into his salvation and call to ministry, and chronicles the most amazing and weird experiences of his life. It includes being mistaken for Garth Brooks, being kicked out of a Motley Crue concert, sharing the gospel with the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, nearly dying of malaria in Kenya, and being chased by the Russian Secret Police in Moscow for climbing on statues of dead Russian presidents. It includes pictures, too. You will laugh and cry and probably read the whole book in one sitting.