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Restoration: New Interview with Lecrae

Music | September 22, 2020 | Doug Bender

Lecrae has long been known for his profound lyrics and smooth beats, but now this award winning hip hop artist (2 Grammy Awards, 8 Dove Awards, and numerous others), has an album that’s pure heart. Restoration, his tenth studio album released last month, lays bare his struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, faith and more. I sat down with him to learn more about what was behind such a confessional album.

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I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett

Countless stories. One incredible ending. What do these people have in common? They’ve all hit bottom. And none of them stayed there. Famous or unfamiliar, these are the stories of real people who reached the end of their strength, the end of their control, and found the most surprising truths. Join these and thousands more who have discovered the life changing power in putting God first and proclaiming, “I am Second.”


Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First by Doug Bender

Many have stepped forward and proclaimed, “I am second.” People who’ve come to the simple realization that when God comes first in their lives, everything makes sense. But living second is not easy. It takes grit and humility, submission to God’s will, a willingness to listen and serve, an openness to God’s healing and call. Live Second is a daily guide to help you become the new, inspired, God-honoring creation he made you to be.


I Choose Peace: Raw stories of real people finding contentment and happiness by Doug Bender

Peace. We are all looking for it. We all need it. Yet for many, it remains just out of reach. But peace can be found. I Choose Peace tells the stories of people who searched everywhere for fulfillment and wholeness but found it only when they put Jesus first in their lives. Raw, compelling, and profoundly inspiring, the stories in I Choose Peace remind us that no matter your struggle, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you, you can still choose peace.