Replacing the Lies That Hold Us Down with the Truths That Set Us Free
"If you've ever been caged by a lie, this book is for you. If you've ever run in circles after a falsehood, this book is for you. But if you've ever had the desire to break free and rise above--this book is most certainly for you."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker; lead pastor of National Community Church
At the base of every broken life, every dysfunctional relationship, and every bad choice is a lie we believe. And at the root of every lie is fear. Fear of not having enough, fear of missing out, fear of being alone. The good news is, once we can identify and name our fears, we can defeat the lies that control us and live out the more abundant life Christ promises us.
With sharp insight and deep compassion, Clayton King identifies 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 us to take back control of our hearts, minds, and actions. Covering such pervasive problems as loneliness, unforgiveness, shame, human suffering, self-image, sexual sin, and more, King shines a light on all those things that are holding us down and clears the way for the faith that sets us free.
"I love how Clayton highlights the lies that are holding us back and equips us with truths to move forward. Overcome will empower you to break free from the devastating entanglements of the enemy!"--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Reading Overcome is like walking up to a door, turning the knob, and entering a new world of hope, healing, and possibilities. You are going love this book."--Derwin L. Gray, lead pastor of Transformation Church; author of Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future
Clayton King is founder and president of Clayton King Ministries as well as Crossroads Missions and Summer Camps. He is professor of evangelism at Anderson University and pastor at NewSpring Church, one of the largest churches in America. The author of over a dozen books, including Stronger, King regularly speaks to tens of thousands of people all over the globe. He and his wife, Sharie, have two sons and live in South Carolina.
"If you've ever been caged by a lie, this book is for you. If you've ever run in circles after a falsehood, this book is for you. But if you've ever had the desire to break free and rise above--this book is most certainly for you."
Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker; lead pastor of National Community Church
"I love how Clayton highlights the lies that are holding us back and equips us with truths to move forward. Overcome will empower you to break free from the devastating entanglements of the enemy!"
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Reading Overcome is like walking up to a door, turning the knob, and entering a new world of hope, healing, and possibilities. You are going love this book."
Derwin L. Gray, lead pastor of Transformation Church; author of Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future
"Over the past few years of leading Catalyst, overcoming issues, lies, and barriers has become a central skill for me as a leader. During that time I've watched as Clayton has been doing that very same thing, with great success. I just wish he had written Overcome earlier so I would have had this amazing playbook to help me along the way!"
Tyler Reagin, executive director of Catalyst
"If you have experienced life for any time at all, then you know the battle that rages in our minds is very real. I am so thankful for Clayton, who has provided us with a biblical game plan to identify the lies we tell ourselves and a framework to process the toughest faith questions we face. This book is a brilliant resource that can lead us to life-changing breakthroughs as we seek to renew our minds and become more like Christ."
Chris Brown, Ramsey Solutions
"Overcome is probably Clayton King's best book to date, and that's saying something. In it he plays the role of a spiritual counselor. He helps the reader identify the spiritual lies that have held us down and articulates the spiritual truths liberate us from those lies and their devastating consequences. If you are a Christian who wants to live a freer and truer life, this is the book for you."
Bruce Ashford, provost and professor of theology and culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Every Square Inch and One Nation Under God
"Listen carefully to my friend Clayton King as you read his wonderfully written and practical book Overcome. It will help you overcome fears and misperceptions that afflict all of us as he deals with real-life issues punctuated by real-life examples. One of my favorite sections of the book discusses suffering. King says it well: 'If your suffering won't go away, it might as well go to work.' I love that! Listen to this and many other practical points that can help turn your life around and help you overcome!"
Dr. Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention
"Most people wouldn't dare walk into a UFC octagon and take on the world's toughest, meanest opponent. Yet every morning when you wake and your feet hit the floor, you've stepped into the cage fight of your life! It's the truth of who you are and where you're headed against the lies of what you aren't and where you'll never be! Clayton King's life bears the scars of a man who has taken on life's lies. His testimony is a trophy of victory. What are you waiting for? The bell has rung! The fight is on! Read Overcome; you'll tap into the power that will have lies tapping out!"
Tony Nolan, evangelist, author, and mentor
"We Christians all too often fall prey to 'axioms for living' disguised as reasonable presuppositions that could not be further from the truth. In this book, Clayton reveals them for what they are--deceptive lies--and points us to the truth and grace of Christ that challenge us to live instead by authentic faith."
Evans P. Whitaker, PhD, president of Anderson University
"I highly recommend reading Overcome. Clayton is a tremendously effective and authentic communicator of God's Word. We've all bought into the lies that have held us down, and as Clayton states, 'It's like chasing a unicorn.' Overcome is transparent and presented in a way that links us to the practical biblical truths that set us free. I have been blessed by reading it and know you will be too."
Bruce Frank, lead pastor of Biltmore Church
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