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Lead Me: Finding Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Children, and Faith

Paperback |English |0525653317 | 9780525653318

Lead Me: Finding Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Children, and Faith

Paperback |English |0525653317 | 9780525653318
Overview
The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home. "Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone."--"Lead Me" by Sanctus Real Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, "Lead Me," almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt's good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially too? In Lead Me, Matt identifies the tension many men experience when trying to balance work and home life. With bracing honesty, vulnerable storytelling, and practical application, Matt challenges you to be faithful both to God's vocational call and to His call to lead your family well. Discover the extraordinary joy of actively and intentionally pursuing your wife and children. Matt reminds us that it's messy. It's difficult. And it's the most rewarding thing you can do, beyond following Christ.
ISBN: 0525653317
ISBN13: 9780525653318
Author: Matt Hammitt
Publisher: Multnomah
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2020-02-11
Language: English
PageCount: 224
Dimensions: 5.45 x 0.57 x 8.18 inches
Weight: 7.2 ounces
The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home. "Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone."--"Lead Me" by Sanctus Real Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, "Lead Me," almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt's good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially too? In Lead Me, Matt identifies the tension many men experience when trying to balance work and home life. With bracing honesty, vulnerable storytelling, and practical application, Matt challenges you to be faithful both to God's vocational call and to His call to lead your family well. Discover the extraordinary joy of actively and intentionally pursuing your wife and children. Matt reminds us that it's messy. It's difficult. And it's the most rewarding thing you can do, beyond following Christ.
Editorial Reviews


"As I finished reading the last sentence of Matt's new book, I felt humbled and in awe of the genuineness, realness, and loving heart of my friend. This transparent and inspiring book verbalized so many things I have felt but have never talked about--the tension between work and family, marriage challenges, family life, anxiety, and hearing a call to 'come home.' It put a lump in my throat and made me laugh out loud (many times!). Matt has challenged me to be not just a man of polished presentations and good intentions but a man of authenticity and action. This intimate and exposed look into Matt's and Sarah's personal, professional, and spiritual lives gives me the courage and hope I need to be the man, the husband, and the father I've always wanted to be for my wife and kids."
--Kirk Cameron, television and film actor and producer


"A gritty, authentic read about a courageous man who chose to step up and double down on loving and leading his wife and family spiritually. This is an epic book that every man, married or single, should read and have for his journey of becoming the man God created him to be. Buy an extra copy for a friend. . . We all need the kind of practical encouragement that Matt brings."
--Dr. Dennis Rainey, cofounder of FamilyLife


"I grew up being inspired by the honesty of Matt Hammitt and Sanctus Real's lyrics. Their words and melodies met me in places of anxiety and doubt, while leading me back into the arms of Jesus above all else. At its core, this book carries the messages of the music we all love dearly. The transparency in Matt's (and Sarah's) storytelling is captivating as both a reader and a longtime fan turned friend. And as first-time parents, my husband and I have been encouraged and challenged by
Lead Me to keep Christ at the forefront with every step we take for our marriage and family."
--Jamie Grace, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter


"I've enjoyed Matt's friendship for many years, and I'm grateful that he's sharing his story with great honesty and transparency. The valleys in life can produce character and perseverance, and you'll be challenged and encouraged by the character that's on display throughout this book."
--Luke Smallbone, for King & Country


"Matt and Sarah are dear friends. I've followed the challenges their family has faced so gracefully in recent years and felt compelled to know the rest of their journey. For me, reading this book unlocked such a beautiful picture of a man choosing his family--embracing that no mission, platform, or opportunity is more important than the mission at home. It has reminded me as a husband and father not to miss the most important responsibility that God trusted to me alone. This story is powerful and will move you to tears and to action."
--Andrew Erwin, filmmaker, I Can Only Imagine


Matt Hammitt is a singer, songwriter, and speaker. He was the lead singer for the band Sanctus Real from 1996-2016. Matt is the recipient of three Dove Awards and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. After leaving the band, Matt joined the FamilyLife speaker team and is a keynote speaker and performer at marriage and men's conferences across the U.S., including Kirk Cameron's "Living Room Reset" events. Matt lives in Tennessee with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

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Overview
The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home. "Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone."--"Lead Me" by Sanctus Real Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, "Lead Me," almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt's good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially too? In Lead Me, Matt identifies the tension many men experience when trying to balance work and home life. With bracing honesty, vulnerable storytelling, and practical application, Matt challenges you to be faithful both to God's vocational call and to His call to lead your family well. Discover the extraordinary joy of actively and intentionally pursuing your wife and children. Matt reminds us that it's messy. It's difficult. And it's the most rewarding thing you can do, beyond following Christ.
ISBN: 0525653317
ISBN13: 9780525653318
Author: Matt Hammitt
Publisher: Multnomah
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2020-02-11
Language: English
PageCount: 224
Dimensions: 5.45 x 0.57 x 8.18 inches
Weight: 7.2 ounces
The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home. "Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone."--"Lead Me" by Sanctus Real Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, "Lead Me," almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt's good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially too? In Lead Me, Matt identifies the tension many men experience when trying to balance work and home life. With bracing honesty, vulnerable storytelling, and practical application, Matt challenges you to be faithful both to God's vocational call and to His call to lead your family well. Discover the extraordinary joy of actively and intentionally pursuing your wife and children. Matt reminds us that it's messy. It's difficult. And it's the most rewarding thing you can do, beyond following Christ.
Editorial Reviews


"As I finished reading the last sentence of Matt's new book, I felt humbled and in awe of the genuineness, realness, and loving heart of my friend. This transparent and inspiring book verbalized so many things I have felt but have never talked about--the tension between work and family, marriage challenges, family life, anxiety, and hearing a call to 'come home.' It put a lump in my throat and made me laugh out loud (many times!). Matt has challenged me to be not just a man of polished presentations and good intentions but a man of authenticity and action. This intimate and exposed look into Matt's and Sarah's personal, professional, and spiritual lives gives me the courage and hope I need to be the man, the husband, and the father I've always wanted to be for my wife and kids."
--Kirk Cameron, television and film actor and producer


"A gritty, authentic read about a courageous man who chose to step up and double down on loving and leading his wife and family spiritually. This is an epic book that every man, married or single, should read and have for his journey of becoming the man God created him to be. Buy an extra copy for a friend. . . We all need the kind of practical encouragement that Matt brings."
--Dr. Dennis Rainey, cofounder of FamilyLife


"I grew up being inspired by the honesty of Matt Hammitt and Sanctus Real's lyrics. Their words and melodies met me in places of anxiety and doubt, while leading me back into the arms of Jesus above all else. At its core, this book carries the messages of the music we all love dearly. The transparency in Matt's (and Sarah's) storytelling is captivating as both a reader and a longtime fan turned friend. And as first-time parents, my husband and I have been encouraged and challenged by
Lead Me to keep Christ at the forefront with every step we take for our marriage and family."
--Jamie Grace, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter


"I've enjoyed Matt's friendship for many years, and I'm grateful that he's sharing his story with great honesty and transparency. The valleys in life can produce character and perseverance, and you'll be challenged and encouraged by the character that's on display throughout this book."
--Luke Smallbone, for King & Country


"Matt and Sarah are dear friends. I've followed the challenges their family has faced so gracefully in recent years and felt compelled to know the rest of their journey. For me, reading this book unlocked such a beautiful picture of a man choosing his family--embracing that no mission, platform, or opportunity is more important than the mission at home. It has reminded me as a husband and father not to miss the most important responsibility that God trusted to me alone. This story is powerful and will move you to tears and to action."
--Andrew Erwin, filmmaker, I Can Only Imagine


Matt Hammitt is a singer, songwriter, and speaker. He was the lead singer for the band Sanctus Real from 1996-2016. Matt is the recipient of three Dove Awards and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. After leaving the band, Matt joined the FamilyLife speaker team and is a keynote speaker and performer at marriage and men's conferences across the U.S., including Kirk Cameron's "Living Room Reset" events. Matt lives in Tennessee with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

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  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.

Note: Some electronic material access codes are valid only for one user. For this reason, used books, including books listed in the Used – Like New condition, may not come with functional electronic material access codes.

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  • Stevens Books offers FREE SHIPPING everywhere in the United States for ALL non-book orders, and $3.99 for each book.
  • Packages are shipped from Monday to Friday.
  • No additional fees and charges.

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The usual time for processing an order is 24 hours (1 business day), but may vary depending on the availability of products ordered. This period excludes delivery times, which depend on your geographic location.

Estimated delivery times:

  • Standard Shipping: 5-8 business days
  • Expedited Shipping: 3-5 business days

Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
All orders are shipped with a tracking number. Once your order has left our warehouse, a confirmation e-mail with a tracking number will be sent to you. You will be able to track your package at all times. 

Damaged Parcel
If your package has been delivered in a PO Box, please note that we are not responsible for any damage that may result (consequences of extreme temperatures, theft, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding shipping or want to know about the status of an order, please contact us or email to support@stevensbooks.com.

You may return most items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Items returned to us as a result of our error will receive a full refund,some returns may be subject to a restocking fee of 7% of the total item price, please contact a customer care team member to see if your return is subject. Returns that arrived on time and were as described are subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned to us that were not the result of our error, including items returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address, will be refunded the original item price less our standard restocking fees.

If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

  • Item(s) no longer needed or wanted.
  • Item(s) returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address.
  • Item(s) returned to us that were not a result of our error.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.


Shipping Cost


We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). In other cases, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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