❰BOOKS❯ ✸ Unashamed Author Lecrae Moore – Royalweddingnews.co.uk

Unashamed chapter 1 Unashamed, meaning Unashamed, genre Unashamed, book cover Unashamed, flies Unashamed, Unashamed 5d2ca1627395a If You Live For People S Acceptance, You Ll Die From Their RejectionTwo Time Grammy Winning Rap Artist, Lecrae, Learned This Lesson Through Than His Share Of Adversity Childhood Abuse, Drugs And Alcoholism, A Stint In Rehab, An Abortion, And An Unsuccessful Suicide AttemptAlong The Way, Lecrae Attained An Unwavering Faith In Jesus And Began Looking To God For Affirmation Now As A Chart Topping Industry Anomaly, He Has Learned To Ignore The Haters And Make Peace With His Craft The Rap Artist Holds Nothing Back As He Divulges The Most Sensitive Details Of His Life, Answers His Critics, Shares Intimate Handwritten Journal Entries, And Powerfully Models How To Be A Christian In A Secular AgeThis Is The Story Of One Man S Journey To Faith And Freedom


10 thoughts on “Unashamed

  1. says:

    WOW THIS BOOK.If you couldn t tell by my incessant updates with every nugget of wisdom, this book was incredible I ve been a pretty casual listener of Lecrae s music but always a huge fan of the person he is and what he stands for This book just gave me insight into what he actually went through growing up and makes his testimony that much powerful I cried quite a few times as so many things and phrases and ideas hit home.I m seriously so blown away by this book and I REALLY WANT YOU TO READ IT.


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    I never been a huge fan of Lecrae In fact,I thought He was very overrated,besides a few songs I heard from Him.However this book convinced me to give his music a second chance Being raised rough with only his mother,He turned to drugs,sex,alcohol,etc to fill the void of having an absent Father Constantly reprimanded to get his life together,before he became another statistic By the Grace of God,his entire life changed drastically when He encountered Jesus for the first time Now he uses his music to get people to turn to Jesus for fulfillment I loved everything about this book,but the main aspect was how authentic it was Lecrae was not a self righteous hypocrite trying get people to change their life,but a fragile person that need the same Grace we all do Battling legalism taught him to approach people with Grace,rather than to point fingers Vivid testimonies,touching photos and a remarkable novel I am a picky rater in general,but picky with Christian based novels because of the cliches and unoriginal content Yet this exceeded my expectations,very impressed


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    Lecrae is an interesting person, and this is an interesting book I have been ministered to greatly by the artists of Reach, including Lecrae Contrary to the many who have seen his progression as a move away from faith, I have been encouraged by his evolution from youth group rapper to frontline missionary I have also enjoyed listening to his music as it has progressed greatly from Rebel to CC3 I wasn t around for Real Talk, I m a band wagoner.In Unashamed, Lecrae tells his story It is a story that many young, black men are living, but it is still a story to which all can relate He tells of growing up fatherless, enduring physical, emotional, and sexual abuse living in San Diego with gangs and north Dallas without many people who shared his color and culture He tells about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, his pressuring a girl to have an abortion, and his desires to end his life But through it all, he tells the story of a great God that had a plan and a purpose for Lecrae Moore And his struggles did not end when he became a believer What I found most encouraging, probably because it was relatable to me than being a fatherless black boy on the streets of San Diego, were his struggles after becoming a believer His immature interactions with unbelievers, his legalistic and self righteous deeds to improve his status with God, his difficulty in being a loving see gentle and respectful husband, the persecution from within the visible church he endured when following the Lord in a manner that didn t match their expectations, etc., all are struggles to which I can relate to one degree or another And seeing how he endured them, moved past them, and used them as means to love God was a great encouragement.Lecrae lays himself bare, and he does so to the glory of God He doesn t glorify his sins or his struggles, as so many radical testimonies often do He doesn t credit himself with his successes and salvation He doesn t encourage people to follow him seriously, there are than enough Lecratians, already Rather, he looks back and recognizes that he was chief of sinners and that sin cost the Lord his life that he was saved and blessed by the glorious, unmerited, undeserved, immeasurable grace of God and he points away from himself and towards the person of Christ and says, Follow him Honor him Praise and glorify him If you love hip hop, pick this book up If you love rags to riches success stories, pick this book up If you love hearing someone extol the virtues of our great God from the first page to the last, definitely pick this book up You ll be glad you did.I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.


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    Rating 3 of fiveI voted for this book in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards There s no obvious reason I d vote for some christian crapola over the memoir of Gloria Vanderbilt and her gay son Anderson Cooper, except I really can t relate to rich people s problems any On the dull side, frankly.Lecrae s problems aren t dull They include a laundry list of every social ill I ve been able to dream up He ticks every box and then, one fine day, gawd reaches down and saves him My eyes rolled so hard I was dizzy for a week.But I voted for the book because I felt the sincerity and passion and belief oozing from every bit of this story.


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    Unashamed, for me, was a story that encouraged me immensely Lecrae s story is not fiction, but it is the story of his life, and all that he s gone through He grew up fatherless, and got into drugs and alcohol He ended up getting so depressed he tried to overdose on pills Yet, through it all, God was working and IS working in his life It s amazing to see what Lecrae has come out of A few content details younger readers should know Talk of attempted suicide Talk of abuse Lecrae experienced Lecrae got so mad he wanted to kill someone but he ended up driving himself to the hospital and admitting himself into rehabIt was amazing getting to read a personal, raw account of how God saved a man s life I will be reading this again and again It s so cool to see how far Lecrae has come His songs are powerful as well, and though I don t usually prefer loud rap music, his lyrics don t hide anything Thank you, Lecrae, for sharing your testimony of God s faithfulness in your life, and for being unashamed.Soli Deo Gloria.


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    What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of Those things result in death But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord Romans 6It was like a blindfold fell off my eyes I d been celebrating the things I should have been ashamed of, and I had been ashamed of what I should have been celebrating I had been set free, but I was still living like a slave to my old life and old habits and old ways I had been liberated from slavery, but slavery had not been liberated from me I saw Jesus as my Savior, but not my Lord I thought because God had given me grace, I could do whatever I wanted But doing whatever I pleased was only going to bring death Surrendering to God was the key to receiving life I have been a big fan of Lecrae for several years I have gone to several of his concerts that are high energy What I enjoy about his concerts that families come together, they dance, and they hear the word of God I would go further to say that his music can be a whole sermon That his theology is sound He is working out his salvation by surrendering to who God is and who he Lecrae is not This is his story How he grew up in fatherless home, a mom that never gave up on him, and how he came to know the truth How he fights temptation and pride His struggle with acceptance and how the Gospel truly saved him How is music as revolved to not being relevant to us but how we are relevant to the Gospel embed embed to his music and be encouraged by his story and be unashamed by the Gospel It is only by being unashamed of the gospel can we live freely By engaging the culture for God s glory, we make the gospel available That is the journey that the Lord has given to Lecrae A Special Thank You to BH Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.https sundaygatherings.wordpress.co


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    God bless em This book challenged my opinions and biases of lots of stuff, especially my feelings about CHH No one can say that Lecrae hasn t been through his fair share of fighting off the genre boxes, not after reading this Unashamed is deeply, sometimes painfully, honest I can t connect with much of his experience, but his insight on struggling to be a Christian with a body, with a mind that has never been baptized, this was resonant in my heart, and powerful This book was actually bought to be a gift to someone else, someone who needs to hear this message than I did I hope he does.


  8. says:

    I loved this book What a great autobiography There were some great quotable quotes in this and even though I am so not a fan of rap, I could identify with many of the things he said in these pages Reading this makes me want to go check out his music.Lecrae Moore s autobiography felt authentic as he detailed his upbringing and his sense of abandonment His need for expression was well written I also liked that he is Unashamed and boldly makes his faith a visible part of who he has become so far He also didn t come across as preachy, judgmental, and condemnatory.


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    I enjoyed reading or rather, listening to Lecrae read this book It is a deeply personal account of the rapper s journey to faith and his journey in faith It is an autobiography of sorts, mostly focusing on how Lecrae came to faith and why he does ministry the way he does.The book finally hopefully puts to rest why the rapper insists on being referred to as a rapper who happens to be a Christian instead of the generic Christian rapper You see, Lecrae s relationship with rap and hip hop predates his conversion What happens at his conversion, he explains, was a change of worldview, not a change of trade or talent.The best way he knew to express himself is through rap, and just because he became a Christian doesn t mean he raps because he is a Christian He raps despite being a Christian It is a subtle difference, and many might miss it I hope Lecrae will forgive many of us for missing that difference.Being a personal account, Lecrae does not shy from revealing gory details about his past failures What stood out is the fact that his sinful life does not just precede his conversion, but transcends it I was comforted by this, especially considering the many times I have found myself sinning after my conversion than before I relate, Lecrae.Even so, I couldn t help but feel like Lecrae was defending himself in this book He was succumbing to the pressure to explain himself and why he is the way he is I am no judge of whether this was warranted, but I am grateful he did it.I also couldn t help but feel that, for someone whose mantra in life is about not living for people s acceptance, by writing this book he seemed to still want us to get him, and, in a way, accept him.The only significant doctrinal qualm I had with the book is in Chapter 10 Kicking Down Hell s Door Lecrae uses Matthew 16 18 to segue into why he feels called to reach the culture He infers from Jesus words upon this rock I will build my church that this is speaking about Jesus building the church upon the rock of the culture Well, that s quite a stretch and I didn t buy it.This was a good read I recommend it.


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    My prayer is that you ll make music too Maybe not with your voice, and maybe not on a stage, but hopefully with your life Lecrae grew up in one of the toughest crowds, his earthly father left him at a young age and he was exposed to all sorts of immoralities constantly Music quickly became one of the many things that helped him cope with loneliness and heartache but in every situation he was influenced by, his craving for acceptance was critical It took Lecrae years to realize that it if you live for people s acceptance, you ll die from their rejection His heavenly Father was there every step of the way and God s story for him was bigger than his urge to fit in God embraced him and all his impurities and saved him from the life he thought he could never escape He is now sharing through his music that We all bring our sacred callings into a world that God created and called good and that has been tainted by sin, but where God wants to use us to impact for His glory I loved learning how Lecrae is now living not for himself, but for his Savior, completely unashamed.


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