"Raw," "passionate," "real," "overcoming," and "victorious" are just a few words to describe the book you now hold in your hands! My spirit, heart, and personal mirror were transformed as I read the powerful book, I See Greatness in You, by my dear friend, Pastor Larry Ragland. I have long believed in the man, but by reading this book I believe even stronger in his burden to love the forgotten. This book is a masterpiece interwoven with pain, triumph, and purpose. It is a message for every person who has ever wondered if God could use the scarred. Larry proves that regardless of the rejection and hurt, our God can use you. Intertwined in these pages are stories that will stir your emotions, but also cause you to arise and confront what has held you back. This book will end the constant "Start Wars" and walk the reader into their divine purpose. As I have traveled this world ministering to the hurting, my only regret is that I wasn't able to give this book out to the tens of thousands I met who were searching for identity. This book brought one of my favorite Scriptures to mind as I read it: Job 13:15, "Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face." The theme of this book is simple--it is that the end of yourself is the beginning of God! One final word to the reader. Never count out the ones that God will use. He always uses the ones that defy man's wisdom and raises up those that he can trust to give him the credit.
Evangelist and Author, Remnant Ministries International
We rightly seek the truth of God that sets us free within sacred Scripture, and we develop the doctrines that guide our understanding of God, human life, sin, and salvation from the Word of God. However, Pastor Larry Ragland also finds his own life in the Word of God. He sees the hard, often brutal life he suffered within the stories and words of Bible heroes, each of whom was a sinner who suffered at the hands of other sinners. He also found the infinite transforming love of God in Jesus Christ, as well as in his wonderful wife and the other members of the church who loved him even as they loved themselves. Pastor Larry is the recipient of the two great commandments of love of God and neighbor, and he has allowed that love to turn him into a man who lives out both commandments of love for God and so many of his neighbors. I pray that every reader learns these same lessons for their own lives through this wonderful book.
--Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., PhD
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
The host of EWTN Live and Scripture and Tradition
I want to recommend Larry Ragland's newest book, I See Greatness in You! Larry has been a pastor for over twenty years, where he has excelled at building leaders. He is a dear friend and an incredible leader. This book will be mightily used in your life if you give it a try. Use this book like God has used Larry Ragland!
Founder of Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association