Released in the UK March 2024
Released in the US March 2024
Trade paperback | 128 Pages
9781527110977 • £7.99 $9.99
BISAC – BIO018000
Emotional, engaging and raw, Sean DeMars tells his story of a life turned around. It is a tale of two families: one scarred by brokenness, another renewed by grace. As he shares his story, the tragedy and horror of his early years is replaced by glimpses of the beautiful life of restoration he now leads. This is the story of every sinner saved by grace; once a victim and rebel, now reconciled and redeemed.
Sean is the pastor of 6th Avenue Community Church in Decatur, Alabama. He has a wonderful wife and two amazing girls. The best thing about him is that he belongs to Jesus.
Sean and I could not have lived more different lives. And yet, God, in his mysterious providence, caused our paths to cross and become fast friends. Reading Sean’s story is a powerful reminder that in a world wracked with sin, God is at work making graves into gardens.
Matthew T. Martens
Author, ‘Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal’
Sean’s story is wild. Apart from experiencing God’s grace, I don’t know how anyone would believe it. Praise God for his work in and through Sean.
Editor–in–Chief, The Gospel Coalition; author, ‘Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation’
Wow. What a testimony of God’s grace! May the Lord use Rebel to Your Will to help those who may have experienced similar things to feel seen and to see the beauty, power, wisdom and love of our Heavenly Father.
Recording Artist and Bible Teacher
Sean’s story is moving and motivating. Sean tells his story in a way that makes much of God.
Associate Professor of New Testament and Systematic Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota