More

Discovering the God of More When Life Gives You Less

Benny Perez

More is a message of “spiritual addition” for people who are in the midst of life’s “subtractions”—unemployment, divorce, illness, emotional, financial, or spiritual upheaval. In 2010, three days before Easter, Benny and his wife Wendy lost a child in the womb. Even worse, it happened right before their eyes during a routine sonogram. As they watched the heart monitor in horror, their child’s heartbeat fell and finally flat-lined. A day later, Wendy nearly died from blood loss after what should have been a routine follow-up procedure. Immediately after this incident, Benny had to preach ten messages to thousands of people on Easter weekend. More is Benny’s journey through this broken period, as he uses the biblical story of Paul’s shipwreck on the island of Malta (Acts 28-29) to show people how to kindle a fire for God even when all we can find, like Paul, is “wet wood on a stormy day.” Perez has walked through the valley, and has come out the other side—humbled, strengthened, and passionate about Christ’s ability to meet us in our darkest moments. In More, he offers hope, healing, and practical, “real life” advice from someone who has been there—helping those who have been shattered pick up the pieces once again.

Meet the Author

Benny Perez is the lead pastor of The Church at South Las Vegas, which has grown from 27 people to more than 3,500 since 2003. They are in close relationship with leaders such as Joel Osteen and John Bevere, both of whom will be writing endorsements for Benny’s book. Benny, his wife, Pastor Wendy Perez, and their three children live in Las Vegas.

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Excerpt

As I kept asking, “Why? Why? Why?” God kept simply answering, “I’m right here.” I kept thinking, “That’s not an answer,” but then I began to realize that it was. Jesus was in the midst of all that I was going through, right there with me, and it was not about “Why?”—it was about “Who.” When Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), He wasn’t bragging— He was proclaiming that if we want guidance, an answer, or to be rejuvenated in body or spirit, He is the one we must come to. It’s not a formula. It’s not a list of comforting platitudes. It’s about meeting the God of the universe face-to-face. I know that might not make sense to you where you are right now in your own life—in many ways, it still doesn’t make complete sense to me. I know what it is like to hurt and feel there is no answer to what you are going through. I know what it is like to be at the end of your rope. As you will see in the following pages, I know what it is like to lose and feel deep despair. But despair is not the end to the story unless we let it be. God has something more for you, and it isn’t tragedy, it’s joy. There is something beyond the storm—and it is definitely worth sticking around to experience. If you are facing a shattered time in your life, something that makes you feel like I felt that day as the heartbeat of our child went from perfectly fine to flat line, I want you to know there is something more on the other side. There is comfort. There is something beyond the grief. There is a God who not only knows exactly what you are feeling right now and empathizes with where you are, but also already has plans for seeing you through to the other side. And He won’t just see you through; He will see you end up better than ever if you let Him. There is a God of more when life gives you less.

Product Details

978 1 78078 105 1 Trade Paperback 192 pages $14.99

978 1 78078 205 8 eBook

Ship Date December 17, 2012. In-store January 15, 2013

Distribution Rights: Worldwide

BISAC: RELIGION/Christian Life/Spiritual Growth (REL 012 120)

Key Selling Features

  • themorebook.com
  • Foreword (on cover) by Jentezen Franklin, author of best-selling book Fasting.
  • A timely, in-the-trenches message for people going through tough times today.
  • Confirmed endorsements: John Bevere, Ed Young, Jr., and other high-callibre authors.
  • In-demand speaker traveling frequently throughout US and abroad.

Marketing

  • Pastor-targeted advertising campaign to build grass-roots church momentum.
  • Major social media campaign including launch team. Aggressive radio and television publicity.
  • Targeted publicity for major Radio and TV outlets.