I Am Number 8 Book

Foreword by Joel Osteen

I Am Number 8 by John Gray

Discover God’s invitation to greatness and how He is working behind the scenes on your behalf.

Like many who felt invisible, King David also felt seemingly insignificant. He was born a number 8—which felt like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored King of Israel. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king.

John Gray shows us through his own authentic and vulnerable story, as well as King David’s, that even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.

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I Am Number 8

by John W. Gray III

If God can take David--the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family--and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans He has for redeeming your life.

David was born a number 8--a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number 8 seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.

When God sends out an invitation to greatness, His directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.


About John W. Gray III

JOHN GRAY is the associate pastor of America's largest church, Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. He preaches at Lakewood's midweek service, where the attendance averages over 9,000 people a week, in the last several years. He was one of the host for the new talk show The Preachers and was recently named to Oprah’s Super Soul 100; A collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. In April his new show The Gospel According to John Gray will debut on OWN in April 2017. He resides in Houston with his wife, Aventer and their son John W. Gray IV, and daughter, Theory Aspyn-Sky Gray.

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