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You Rise Glorious

A Wild Invitation to Live Fierce, Free, and Unstoppable in a World that Tries to Break You, Shame You, and Tell You that You're Not Enough

Mike Foster

Category: Bible Studies

About You Rise Glorious

A powerful message of hope for anyone burdened by shame and for everyone who longs for a fresh, passionate, and fierce life.

  Now in convenient trade paperback and featuring a bonus section for guided reflection. This retitled edition of People of the Second Chance centers on HOPE. Every fierce and free life starts with that at the core. And every reader longs for a passionate and unstoppable spirit. This book will equip the reader to fight for hope and victory for others and also themselves.    

 Foster's examination of hope is one part challenge, two parts encouragement. He forces the reader to ask the following questions: How did I lose it? How do I get? How do I give it? Each question is broken down into core concepts that are essential to a life devoted to the power of fierce and free living: awareness, discovery, ownership, forgiveness, acceptance, and freedom.

Praise

“In my life, both personally and professionally, Mike Foster is a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement. You’ll find both of those things in this book. You’ll also find humility, wisdom, and compassion. And as always when it comes to Mike and his work, you will be met with grace.”
—Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much

“Mike’s words are soaked in a special blend of grace, compassion, and clarity for living in God’s love. Absolutely beautiful.”
—Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC

“Mike Foster has created a movement, and this is the official playbook. People of the Second Chance provides all of us an extra dose of hope and inspiration. Join the team, put on your jersey, get on the field, and be part of the second-chance community!”
—Brad Lomenick, former president of Catalyst and author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership


“Mike is your friend, whether you’ve ever met him or not. You can feel it on every page of this book, and Mike wrote it for you because he wants good for his friends. This book is a beautiful, healing thing, and I am so glad it exists.”
—Annie F. Downs, best-selling author of Looking for Lovely and Let’s All Be Brave


“What if we partied as much as we preached? This question from People of the Second Chance hit me like a ton of bricks, but it wasn’t the only knee-buckling moment in the book. A lot of people write about grace, but Mike Foster celebrates it, creating a raucous call to a party everyone is invited to. If you’ve ever wondered if second chances are real and available, read this book.”
—Jon Acuff, author of Do Over and Stuff Christians Like

“Mike Foster is a rare and necessary antenna for goodness and grace. Through this wonderful book that brims with vulnerability and wisdom, we can begin to wholly realize the concept of unconditional love. In People of the Second Chance, Foster so beautifully shares the greatest news anyone can hear: you are beloved.”
—Ryan O’Neal, Sleeping At Last

“Five stars! This is fierce and compassionate truth telling at its finest. People of the Second Chance is an incredible road map for fully experiencing the grace of God in a whole new way.”
—Jud Wilhite, senior pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas

“Each page of this book was designed to remind us of our incredible stories. It’s the voice of a man I trust whispering over our shoulders that our weirdness is wonderful and our quirks are among our most endearing qualities.”
—Bob Goff, Chief Balloon Inflator and New York Times bestselling author of Love Does


“Mike is this generation’s Brennan Manning. His passion for helping us live as God’s beloved is awe inspiring, and this manifesto for second-chance living is exactly what our world needs right now.”
—Gabe Lyons, author of Good Faith and founder of Q

“I loved this profound work of grace and the simple reminder that life can be cherished in the midst of our brokenness. People of the Second Chance will cause hearts to leap for joy as we imagine a world where our imperfect stories truly matter.”
—Rebekah Lyons, author of Freefall to Fly

“I don’t read many books but I always read Mike’s. This one leads us back to the core of who we are and how we should live. Filled with vulnerability, hope, and practical help, People of the Second Chance is a must-read!”
—Jeremy Cowart, founder of The Purpose Hotel, See University, and Help-Portrait


“The day I hit the lowest point in my life I made one phone call. It was to Mike. That phone call convinced me that I would rise again. And reading this book was like having that phone call all over again. This book is a manual for anybody who wants to rise again. I’m so grateful for Mike and this message.”
—Carlos Whittaker, a speaker and the author of Moment Maker


“People of the Second Chance is a profound and inspiring book that will stir your heart toward belief, bravery, and the life God dreams for you.”
—Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water

About Mike Foster

Mike Foster is the Chief Chance Officer at People of the Second Chance. He has dedicated his life to helping people relaunch their lives with a sense of hope and purpose. He has been featured on Good Morning America, The 700 Club, and in The New York Times.

Product Details

256 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 15, 2018

Trim Size: 6 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Press Release

Popular Speaker & Counselor Helps People Break Free from Shame and Find Purpose in their Pain

“This book is a beautiful, healing thing, and I am so glad it exists.”
Annie F. Downs, best-selling author of Looking for Lovely and Let’s All Be Brave
 
Mike Foster desperately needed a second chance. At 19, he nearly killed another man in a horrific boating accident on the Colorado River. “My actions on the water that day physically destroyed someone’s body. It was a horrific accident and I couldn’t take back what I had done. In my mind, my mistake was irreversible,” he says. After the accident he built a cage of shame and guilt around his life and cut himself off from the possibility of accessing God's grace and love.
 
In You Rise Glorious: A Wild Invitation to Live Fierce, Free, and Unstoppable in a World that Tries to Break You, Shame You, and Tell You that You're Not Enough (5/15/18, WaterBrook), Foster, founder of the People of the Second Chance ministry, shares his own life journey with fearless vulnerability to “expose the shame virus” and show others that they, too, can find redemption in their own stories.
 
“For me, living as second chance people means living with hope and embracing beautiful possibilities for our stories," he notes. "It is about living with courage and bravery, and to stop being such a critic of your life.”
 
With great compassion and clarity, he leads readers out of their own cages of shame, addictions, regrets, self-hatred, and fear. Foster freshly illuminates powerful truths from the parable of the prodigal son, helping people see themselves as Father God sees them: extravagantly loved sons and daughters of God who are loved because of who they are, not because of what they do or what they have done. He also expertly exposes numerous lies they may believe, such as “I am defined by my worst moment,” “I’m just a slave, not a true son” or “my life no longer matters.”
 
In today’s society, people naturally hide their weaknesses and the broken pieces of their lives. What makes Foster’s message so noteworthy is that he encourages people to celebrate their brokenness. He wants to help each person bring their unique stories (scars and all) into the light so they can bring life-saving love to others.
 
In You Rise Glorious, he shares several hopeful stories of second chancers such as Heavy, a former prison inmate. He and his fellow second chancers surrounded him with those who believed in him and prayed for him in the midst of barbecue chicken and balloons. Heavy shared his dream to be a writer and help other men not make the same mistakes he made. This hope-filled experience has empowered Heavy to move forward courageously and embrace his second chance. Foster and his team have hosted many of these “prodigal parties” around the country and equipped others to bring these hope and love to people in their own communities.
 
Foster sees God’s redemptive thread of love woven in the lives of those he is trying to help. “God has appointed the outsider, the misfit, the other as the primary mechanism for expanding the love inside our hearts. Loving the other is how we get more of him.”
 
You Rise Glorious will help prodigals and outcasts become hopesters who can use their true story to bring their God-given life-saving love to the world.
 
For more information including a download of the You Rise Glorious 5-Session Group Study, visit MikeFoster.tv.
 
More Praise for You Rise Glorious:
“Mike’s words are soaked in a special blend of grace, compassion, and clarity for living in God’s love. Absolutely beautiful.”
Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of Whisper and pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC
 
“Mike is this generation’s Brennan Manning. His passion for helping us live as God’s beloved is awe inspiring, and this manifesto for second-chance living is exactly what our world needs right now.”
Gabe Lyons, author of Good Faith and founder of Q
 
"He makes you want to love others and love them well. He makes you want to lead where leadership is needed." --Huffington Post
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Foster is the Founder and Chief Chance Officer at People of the Second Chance, an organization dedicated to helping people relaunch their lives with a sense of hope and purpose. As a spiritual entrepreneur, Foster has created movements, ministries and organizations that has helped millions. His Freeway curriculum has been used by more than 100,000 small groups. He regularly speaks at large events around the country such as Catalyst and Q and enjoys hosting RELEVANT’s Fun Therapy podcast. Foster has been interviewed on Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The 700 Club, The Eric Metaxas Show, and FOX 5 San Diego. He lives with his family near San Diego. Learn more at MikeFoster.tv
 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MikeFoster
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamMikeFoster
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/potsc


Notable Quotes from You Rise Glorious

Beating yourself up is not a fruit of the spirit.
 
That’s how we heal shame. Not by covering up, but by open­ing up and radically accepting one another.
 
Unconditional love breaks the spell of shame like nothing else can.
 
Fears of not wanting to be defined by our past pain often stand in the way of telling the truth.
 
Without the stains and scars, hope is an afterthought. Without our imperfections, there is nothing to place in the hands of God.
 
Your area of greatest pain brings out your greatest purpose.
 
He takes the hard things of our past—the losses, failures, and betrayals—and he turns them into our unfair advantage.
 
Every person you fight with, disagree with, laugh with or love is an opportunity to learn something about God.
 
Feed your ego on the unending love of God rather than the fickle opinions of others.
 
What would our faith look like if we partied as much as we preached?
 
My mission in life is not to be right, but to be loving.
 
Perfectionism only leads to things being less perfect.
 
Freedom means allowing your past to shape your future yet not control it. It’s an open door do the extraordinary life you are meant for.
 
You and I were created to be free and to embrace the undeniable fact that we are God’s beloved. And now it comes to a choice we must make every day to live as his beloved and join in the work of loving others.
 
Those who walk the path of desperation learn that true power comes from resting in God and seeking out others.

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