About the BookThe DNA of greatness is inside us all. It comes from God. But life has a way of convincing us otherwise. Larry's unique style weaves his experiences into the lives of some of the most famous Bible stories. You'll see, the greatest heroes in the Bible had to find their way to greatness, too. This is not just Larry's story. This is your story!
Five words that would change a life forever: I See Greatness in You.
No one had ever spoken those words into the life of Larry Ragland, leading him to spend his entire existence believing the opposite was true. But the moment he heard those words, everything changed. For the first time in his life, something deep within him was released. Those five words ignited the secret potential within him that had been crushed and buried.
That same potential is within you as well. It's in us all, but only a few ever see it.
The DNA of greatness is placed inside all humanity from the moment of conception. It comes from God. We are created in His image and likeness; therefore, greatness is our destiny. But life has a way of convincing us otherwise.
You will read a story of abuse, devastation, rejection, and shame. But you will also read of miraculous revelation, renewal, and rebirth. This is a story of great loss--and incredible restoration and redemption.
Larry takes you on a journey to finding your personal greatness. His unique style weaves his experiences into the lives of some of the most famous Bible characters, helping you to connect with them in a new and fresh way. As you'll see, the greatest heroes in the Bible had to find their way to greatness, too.
This is not just Larry's story. This is your story! The greatness is in you ... you just need someone to see it.
"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