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If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection.
Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity—childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be Christian in a secular age.
This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.
I Am Restored is the heartbreaking yet liberating journey that led award-winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae to face the unhealed wounds of his past. With a hard look at common sources that cause us pain, Lecrae offers the practices he's found for healing the pain we all carry, and stepping into the freedom God calls us to.
The Audio Bible Study series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, I Am Restored includes high-quality, live audio sessions from the author that cover this important Bible-based topic. These sessions will reflect the ambiance of the unique recording locations, immersing the listener into the teaching.
Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed wounds—sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression—that threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized the wounds we all carry through life have the potential to be unlikely guides to healing and freedom for ourselves and others.
In this four-session study (study guide sold separately), Lecrae explains how this journey led him to realize that 'Christians operate in a functional state of chaotic living that has them bound and trapped in unhealthy patterns and habits without addressing deep root issues.' As a result, he began to develop some simple practices when the chaos strikes that have led him to greater mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This involved taking an honest and unflinching look not only at the 'chaos within' his own life but also the 'chaos without'—the hurt that so often occurs in culture, politics, family, the church, and other public spaces.
I Am Restored reminds us that learning to let go and forgive is the birthplace for the life of creativity and freedom that God has for each us. It is an inspiring charge to embrace the lasting healing and restoration that is available to each of us now through Christ. It is also an encouragement to grab hold of the life God has for us. For no matter what we've experienced, God is near, he hears, and he's not done with us yet.
Designed for use with I Am Restored Study Guide (sold separately).