I’ve been a student of American history since my first visit to an historic house museum in third grade. I could almost hear the chatter of the generations who once lived there, and I’ve been hooked on history ever since. It’s both an overused cliché and an underappreciated gift that there is never an end […]
Believe for It: Passing on Faith to the Next Generation beautifully recounts the pivotal experiences in CeCe’s life that have shaped her faith. From her childhood in Detroit and the miracle of motherhood to her award-winning music career, CeCe brings readers along for a story full of heart, passion, and wisdom acquired from her walk with God.
The Grammy award-winning artist shares stories of her life and career and lessons she’s learned along the way, including:
- Growing up in a musical family with 9 siblings
- Starting a church with her husband
- Planting faith through the Word of God
- Pushing through obstacles that prevent faith from being passed down
- Fostering emotional health—mind, body, and spirit—in order to pour into others
- What it means to be engaged in a community of faith
- How to nurture the faith of younger generations
Inspired by Generations—her popular show and conference—CeCe includes thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter to help readers foster their own intergenerational conversations.
Full of heartfelt and profound teachings, Believe for It offers readers a glimpse into the life of legendary gospel singer CeCe Winans as well as an opportunity to grow in their own faith and wisdom as they pursue a closer relationship with the Lord.
Praise for Believe for It:
“CeCe Winans and her family are treasured friends in ministry with me, my children, and she was especially a great friend over the years with my deceased wife, Lois Evans. The Kingdom work I have witnessed them leading and being a part of has spanned decades in multiple generations. That is the heart and biblical wisdom of what CeCe shares in Believe for It. My prayer is that this book helps people see what God can do through intentionality in family, church community, and fervent prayer.”
—Dr. Tony Evans, President, The Urban Alternative, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
“My friend CeCe Winans is a gifted and beloved Gospel recording artist, and she has written a new book that is refreshing and needed today. In a culture that is heavy-laden with failed marriages and broken homes, CeCe writes about the hope that Jesus Christ brings into family life when parents and children honor the Lord through obedience to His Word. Her own story will inspire and capture anew what happens when Christ is put at the center of our hearts and homes. No matter what has happened in life, it is never too late to ‘Believe for It.’”
—Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse
“I believe in the power of what God can do through family. What my friend CeCe Winans has done in ‘Believe for It’ shows how God uses generations to pass down faith.”
—Bishop T. D. Jakes, New York Times bestselling author
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About the Author
time. On her way to countless GRAMMY, Dove, and Stellar awards, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists. She founded Nashville Life Church with her husband, Alvin, in 2012.
In 1999, CeCe began to make her mark with the written word when she published her first book, On A Positive Note. CeCe has authored or co-authored four books, including a Moonbeam Gold Medal Award-winner, a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold recipient, and a Teacher’s Choice Award-winner. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband. Believe for It is her first book in over 14 years.
Table of Contents
1 Generations 1
2 Church Is Necessary 23
3 You've Already Got It 45
4 Putting in the Work 87
5 You Need the Holy Spirit 89
6 Pouring from a Full Cup 109
7 It's All About Relationship 129
8 Facing Adversity 153
9 Passing the Baton 175
10 Believe For It 195