Saints

Becoming More Than "Christians"

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"Saints is a clarion call to look past ourselves and to the only one who offers us the good life."--Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up

"While the word Christian seems to mean a lot of things to a lot of people, Saints calls us back to following our one and only, Jesus Christ."--Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands and author of The Daniel Dilemma and What's Next?

"In a time when so many young men are deconstructing the sacred, Addison has leaned into it. I am challenged, corrected, and lifted by Saints."--Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and ridiculously proud mother


The Bible uses the word Christian to describe followers of Jesus a grand total of three times. But there's another identifier that fills the pages of the New Testament--a word we've mistakenly reserved for the halo-wearing elite, losing something profound in the process.

Saints.

Wrapped in this ancient word is a divine invitation to discover who God created you to be and awaken to the life you were meant to know. Using Scripture and stories from his own experience, Addison Bevere makes a compelling case that the life you desire is found in the mystery of this sacred identity.

If you want to exchange lifeless religion for the wonder of following Jesus, this book will spur you onward in your journey.


Endorsements

"As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a saint. I ran around our house with a slip on my head, hoping that if I could be good for one day then someday I might be good for more. It didn't quite turn out that way. Fast-forward fifty years and my firstborn has taken pen in hand to invite us into this wondrous life of more. He is a deeper thinker and writer than his mama. Obviously, I am proud. But it's more than that. In a time when so many young men are deconstructing the sacred, Addison has leaned into it. I am challenged, corrected, and lifted by Saints: Becoming More Than 'Christians.'"

Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and ridiculously proud mother

"All I can say is 'Wow'! I expected an excellent literary work because Addison has excelled in academics all his life. But this 'Wow' speaks to the depth of knowledge, strength of wisdom, and keen insight found in Saints. Get ready--you will be confronted, encouraged, and challenged. It's obvious God has given Addison a voice, one that calls all generations to a higher level of living. As a father and fellow minister, I couldn't be prouder."

John Bevere, bestselling author and cofounder of Messenger International

"Addison Bevere has a great mind and a good message. Through Saints, he encourages us to put on our identity as a saint and live in a relationship with Jesus. Saints is an authentic look at what faith can be."

Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always

"Our lives are missing something as we traverse this world looking for fulfillment. We know that we are made for more than what we see, taste, and touch. In a profound and practical way, Addison Bevere points us to the only answer--Jesus. Saints is a clarion call to look past ourselves and to the only one who offers us the good life."

Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up

"Addison has done in Saints what every author endeavors to do--combine literary excellence with a truly original message. His writing is rich with new metaphors and creative illustrations, and his fun, often conversational delivery will keep you turning the pages till the end. His ability to mine new language and insight for the church will no doubt empower a generation to become what we're made to be--saints."

Cory Asbury, artist and songwriter of Reckless Love

"I read Addison Bevere's new book, Saints, with joy, and I tell you that it is jam-packed with insights about becoming the person God intended you to be. This book will challenge you, test you, possibly offend you at points--as every good book should--and cause you to think differently and be different if you act on what you read. Saints is on my list as highly recommended to my friends. Addison is not only a brilliant writer; he also gives us a brilliant message, one that is needed at this moment."

Rick Renner, Bible teacher, author, and founder of Renner Ministries and Moscow Good News Church

"Anyone worried about the spiritual health of millennials will be more than reassured by Addison Bevere's Saints: Becoming More Than 'Christians.' With depth, humor, wisdom, and insight into God's Word, Addison more than lives up to the legacy of his faith-filled parents, John and Lisa Bevere. While the word Christian seems to mean a lot of things to a lot of people, Saints calls us back to following our one and only, Jesus Christ."

Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands and author of The Daniel Dilemma and What's Next?

"I truly believe that God's plans for each of us are far greater than we could ever ask, hope, or imagine. In Saints: Becoming More Than 'Christians,' Addison will encourage you to stop fighting for victory and start living from the victorious destiny we already have through Jesus."

Christine Caine, bestselling author and founder of A21 and Propel Women

"Addison and the entire Bevere family have been close friends and colleagues for some time. I am honored to endorse Addison's new book, Saints. You will be encouraged, surprised, and blessed by his writings. I cannot wait to see where this project will lead and what doors the Lord will open moving forward--the sky's the limit!"

Havilah Cunnington, author, minister, and founder of Truth to Table Ministries

"As I began reading Saints by Addison Bevere, I realized I was going to have to think more deeply about my relationship with God. This book has a classic feel and needs to be read by everyone who wants to take their life with Christ to another level!"

Dennis Rouse, senior pastor of Victory World Church and author of 10

"Addison Bevere has a unique voice in this generation. His new book is a force to be reckoned with in a world that misplaces its identify."

Heather Lindsey, author, speaker, and founder of Pinky Promise

"Everything changes when you go through this step-by-step journey of becoming a saint and exploring God's otherness and what it means for our lives. Whoever reads this book will be transformed in their thinking and reshaped into their true spiritual identity."

Rabbi Brian Bileci, Simchat Yeshua Messianic Fellowship

"Sex! Success! Unending cash flow! Okay, so Saints might not be zeroing in on those salable topics, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised with what you find. To be honest, I wondered if this book would feel uberspiritual. You know, the kind that is so heavenly minded it feels no earthly good. I sure was wrong! So treat yourself to a good read. Empower your life with Saints!"

Justin Mayo, executive director of RedEye.org and YouthMentor.org

"Today, in a world obsessed with the status quo and fleeting vanity, we find ourselves in the middle of a historic identity crisis. Thank you, Addison, for quieting the noise of our culturally imposed, self-focused self-image and echoing what the Scriptures loudly declare--we are saints!"

Scott Lindsey, executive director of Faithlife (Logos Bible Software)

"In Saints, Addison Bevere brilliantly invites a generation that often reduces Christianity to moral codes or religious rituals into a far more compelling experience of truly knowing and following Christ. The power in his call to live as saints is underscored by the authenticity of his own intense pursuit of God and passion for truth. I'm honored to call him a friend and grateful for this important message."

Dominic Russo, founder of 1Nation1Day and Missions.Me

"With fresh illustrations and biblical insights, Addison opens our eyes to the thrill of being transformed by God. Read Saints cover to cover for your sake and because our generation desperately needs to see Jesus in us!"

David Perkins, lead pastor of Radiant Church


The Author

  1. Addison D. Bevere
    Joel Yanke

    Addison D. Bevere

    Addison Bevere is a man who appreciates the simple things in life--time spent playing with his four kids, late-night conversations with his wife, interesting words that no one uses, a meaningful day of work, and, of course, a good book. Addison is also the COO...

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