With my life being all kinds of crazy I am terribly late in posting this book review. This is another book where I knew nothing of John W. Gray III but I fell in love with the book description. The full title is I Am Number 8:Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God.
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.
John Gray in this book gives us a detailed look at the life of David and what it means to be a number 8. In Biblical numerology 8 is the number of new beginnings. John reasons that being a number 8 is cause for celebration. He states that number 8’s have a God ordained future, created for God’s purpose, and it is a purpose bigger than yourself. You may not know you are a number 8, you simply know that you have always been different from everyone else.
- Celebrate others successes
- Love to learn
- Don’t mind waiting
- Never stop
- Trust God
- Live a life of prayer and praise
- Learn from every failure
- Are disciplined
- Love God and others
- Their heart beats for God
- Live passionately
- Were born royalty (often hidden), but have a destiny
“God’s about to reveal to you a purpose so necessary, so critical, so essential that he had to hide it behind pain, grief, and misunderstanding in order to protect it until this very moment”