Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church in Central Arkansas, listed by Outreach magazine in 2009 as America's fastest-growing church. Today, it includes nine campuses and over twenty weekend worship experiences. A former professional golfer, Rick is one of the founding directors of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an organization designed to plant churches and impact the world through missions. He speaks across America and around the world, sharing his passion and vision for authentic Christianity. He lives in Arkansas with his wife, Michelle, and their children.
Be Real: Because Fake Is Exhaustingby Rick Bezet
Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church in Arkansas. Since 2001, New Life has grown to include nine churches with over twenty services and an online service. Rick speaks all over the world, inspiring and training church planters and leaders, but his heart is always to see the next person encounter Jesus. This passion led to the development of the Arkansas Dream Center, which serves thousands of individuals and families daily in local communities. Rick is a founding board member and overseer of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an organization dedicated to planting life-giving churches across the nation.
Rick and his wife, Michelle, have four children and have been married for over twenty-five years. They live in Arkansas.
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Warning! This book will mess with you! When I read this book, I was thinking, "Yeah, there are fakers all around me; boy do THEY need this book!" But then I started digging into thinking through areas of my life where I've been faking it, or where I've been self-deceived or not honest about things I deal with, and I realized that this book is not just for everybody else. It's for me, too. It's an easy read, good for anybody. It's really good for helping you understand what some Bible stories mean, especially for people like me who don't easily "get it." This is a very practical book - has humor, is punchy sometimes. It helped me understand that God doesn't "have it out" for me. God's not trying to destroy me. I like that. Overall, I would recommend this book to anybody who needs a fresh perspective on the character and nature of God and a fresh understanding on how God views us. So good, so good!