I was a chubby kid that grew up in a Pentecostal preachers home. I was constantly teased, bullied, beat up, and humiliated. After almost committing suicide, I found hope. This book was written with the objective of helping readers understand that the past is over and your best days are yet to come. You cannot change the past, but there is a way to deal with your painful memories and emotions that exist deep inside the small crevasses of your heart. Isaiah 43:1819 (NIV) says, Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. You can release the past and step forward to a brighter future! Dont let low self-esteem from a bullys powerless words limit you any longer. You have greatness inside of you and can achieve your greatest dreams and desires.
Bullied to Blessed is an invitation to each of us to choose the empowered, overcoming mind of Christ rather than a victimhood mentality in all areas of our lives. Weaving his personal journey together with faith building Scriptural Truths, Dave first personalizes the importance of intentionally keeping right thoughts and words before us then he makes the Biblical principles contained in the various aspects of his story accessible to the reader. This book will challenge you, encourage you and ultimately call you to live a richly blessed life.
Senior Pastor Rez Church
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About the Author
David Besch has been successful in banking and finance for more than 20 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Evangel University, and his Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. He was raised in the home of a Pentecostal preacher in the farmlands of Wisconsin where he was bullied as a young boy for being a chubby, shy, church boy. Through a lifetime journey and research of various leaders and mentors including his father, he overcame low self-esteem, shame, and anger, and loves to share with others how to go from being bullied to being blessed. David went from being a short, chubby, tuba player in the high school band, to making a college football team as well as being a competitive bodybuilder.
He has been involved in worship and music ministry his entire life, and has a heart for those who have been bullied. David resides in Colorado with his wife Steffani where they have been involved in marriage counseling and have worked with youth together at Rez Church. David has sat on the board of directors for Project Self-Sufficiency and currently is the Board Vice President of House of Neighborly Service in Loveland, Coloradoa non-profit that assists the homeless. He has three sons and a daughter-in-law, and enjoys all Colorado outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, skiing, and hiking with his family.