I’ve been watching the I Am Second videos online for a couple years now. The storytelling through film is well done and the videos are usually very moving. I love that I Am Second is becoming a kind of movement where people use their life story to say that God is First…I Am Second.
I read the new book released by I Am Second. It is essentially a collection that recaps the stories told in the videos. Each chapter focuses on one persons story and typically goes into a little more depth than that persons video did.
For me it was kind of a let down. I’ve watched quite a few of the videos and felt like I already knew the story that I was reading. Unfortunately, I felt the writing was somewhat inconsistent from chapter to chapter so I was drawn into some stories more than others.
The other thing that was a little underwhelming for me was that you kind of knew going into every story what was going to happen. Some stories included twists that you may not have expected, but by the end of each chapter everyone found God, got their life on track and declared that “I Am Second.”
While I’m a huge fan of hearing and reading stories of personal redemption and faith, this book just didn’t quite do it for me. Even though I didn’t really care for the book, I don’t want to take away anything from the great message of I Am Second because I’m definitely a supporter of what they are doing.
*I was given this book to review by booksneeze.com. The opinions in this review are mine alone and are not the opinions of the publisher.