In Recreated, Shane traces the hand of God’s work through some of the formative times of his life. These include adoption, being bullied, learning to forgive, relearning faith, and how Jesus can take a person’s past and recreate it from the ruins of defeat into a transformed new life with new meaning and purpose.
[This was originally part of an introduction I was writing for a new book I’m working on. My direction is a little different now, so I’m posting it here, slightly modified, because I thought it was still good.] My wife, Radene, is the most beautiful woman in my life. To me, she is the most attractive woman
This latest edition of Friend Requests is going to be a touchy subject, dealing with matters of the heart. In fact it is all about the heart. Is the heart a trustworthy thing? Should you follow it? But before I we dive into this question, let’s look at the popular idea of following your heartRead more
I’ve really wrestled with how to respond, what to say, or should I say anything at all. In light of the fresh wave of racial tensions that has swept our nation over the last couple of years, I’ve told myself that my friends know where I stand. My friends know I’m not a racist. ButRead more
Orlando. San Bernardino. Charleston. Newtown. Aurora. These are the ones I can name from memory. The list of communities continues to grow where mass shootings occur. The last several years have seen an astronomical uptick in this particular kind of violence, and I can feel something happening in my soul. I can sense a certain callousnessRead more
Just wanted you to now that I read your book and the whole time that I was reading it I felt like I was reading the story of my son who has not yet reached all of the milestones and things that you have. He is 15 years old! I am very thankful that you wrote this book Shane Callicutt because I feel that it will really help my son to see that there is a future ahead for him and not to feel down on himself or that the girl will never like him or that he'll never be popular or have friends or that he has to be loud and obnoxious to get noticed I thank God for putting this on your heart to write!!!!!! I also want to add that with all of the things that our family has gone through since October last year that God has turned us in the right direction by bringing us back to church, meeting the people that we have to help us grow in Christ and to have you write this book that shows we are not alone in our struggles and God will do what he promises all we have to do is let him in to take over! Bless You!
In a time where so many people feel there is no hope, when they feel like things will never change and they have no one to turn to, Recreated is an encouraging book of how Shane takes all the bad circumstances in his life and allows the Holy Spirit to work in his life to turn them around for him. He shows how God works in our lives to take the worst situations and not only teach us a lesson, but uses them for His glory in our lives. This book is a simple read for anyone and it does not make the reader feel like Christianity is being forced upon them, it just tells how the Holy Spirit worked in and through Shane's life to raise up a Godly man, son, husband, father, brother, and friend. It's a wonderful book with a really good message on ow Shane's life was "Recreated" by God and how your life can be also.
In a culture where being a victim is becoming a politically correct state of being, Shane speaks humbly and openly about his personal battle to rise above the apathy of falling into the identity of victimhood. He boldly shares the truth of the redeeming work of the Holy Spirit in his life. His story is refreshing, encouraging, challenging, and full of hope for each of us to find our own journey of transformation in the grace and love of Jesus Christ. His message is simple, direct, without religious overtones and Christian jargon. This is one of the best books I have read on the reality of being "in Christ".
The American culture of outrage is a bad portend of things to come. It’s more than a culture… it’s a pandemic of outrage. Today’s outrage is over the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. People are either outraged at the zoo for shooting the gorilla, or outraged at the parents of the childRead more
I’m not forty yet, but in August I will say goodbye to my thirties. I’m really not one to fret much about age. Thirty didn’t phase me. Thirty-five wasn’t that big of a deal. Forty isn’t going to bother me either. I even went and had blood work done last week, and I’m happy to report thatRead more
I’ve reserved my words on this topic to one-on-one conversations so far, but tonight I must break my silence. President Obama’s order to public schools today has simply broken my resolve to bite my tongue. I want to be clear and calm in what I say, so that there’s no room for misunderstanding, and no grounds toRead more
When Jesus was crucified, the Roman soldiers fashioned a crown of thorns and pressed it down upon his head. Those thorns pierced his brow, and the blood flowed down his face, into his eyes, soaking what hadn’t been pulled out of his beard. Those soldiers made that crown for the sole purpose of mocking Jesus. HeRead more
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