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Summary

If God can take David - the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family - and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans he has for redeeming your life.

David was born a number eight - a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number eight seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.

When God sends out an invitation to greatness, his directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number eight out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.

©2017 John Gray (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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loved it I am truly a number 8 this book mirrors my life
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simply brilliant!

Johns book spoke straight to my heart from the very beginning. Thankyou Go, thankyou John X

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this is a great book. I got it after watching a sermon from John Gray. He really tells life stories that remind you that God"s never done no matter what field you find yourself. he's also really funny:)

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Oh my goodness I love this book!

What an absolute joy this book has been. Inspiring, uplifting, motivating and encouraging. John your honesty, warmth, humour and love of The Lord is palpable in every page. You have handed me such valuable tools in this work and my relationship with Him grows deeper and stronger. Thank you so very much.

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Inspiration, practical, cross cultural & spiritual

John Gray uses humour to mask really impactfull advice borne through overcoming personal adversities. He has no Holly than Thou tone, but a tone of someone who has and is going through challenges to become the best gift God made him to be in a world full of hurt. I recommend this eBook even to persons of other faiths and cultures, for pain and overcoming it has no boundaries.

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More than what I expected!

John Gray beautifully dissects the life of David and shows parrallels between David's life and ministry and his life and ministry. Filled with humour and honesty, this book blew me away and made me realise that my time in the field is just as (if not more) important as time in the palace. God has a plan for your life! In every season He is equipping you for where He's taking you! My first audible read and it was such a great one!

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  • Cheri Thompson
  • 01-06-17

Answers to many questions

This was such a profound book for me because it answered questions that I had resolved to just trust God with the answers. I have such a better understanding of how much my childhood was a blessing for me. Why I have this heart that I have, why I have had to travel this, sometimes, treacherous journey. The regrets are much less; in fact, my entire perspective changed: 8 is great!

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  • jlkordz
  • 02-06-17

Amazing read! I couldn't put it down.

John Gray's practical approach to life's lessons was illuminating, and encouraging. I enjoyed this book in its entirety.

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  • Kynni
  • 01-06-17

Awesome Message!

I am so glad that Pastor John Gray read his book. Awesome book to read.

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  • 20-09-17

Outstanding and me to the "T"

I dont even know where to start. Basically the content, and pretty much the whole entire concept of John's book, related to me without missing a beat. I loved the delivery of; the comedy, the history, the biblical analogies (mainly relating to David), the intermost personal secrets that were divulged, and many other things that really made this one outstanding read (or listen in this case). In short, for someone like me, listening to this book was one true analgesic to my life's pains and uncertainties. Thank you for this, Sir John Gray. You have really turned on some lights in this Number 8's mind. May God continue to bless you, profusely! I will, and already have, continue to recommend this book to many.

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  • No body you know
  • 04-08-17

This book is AMAZING! I always knew I was an 8!

I have always believed and trusted in God- but often wondered why I was more happy secluded , alone and why I felt greatness coming but it wasn't my time yet. Now it has a name, I have an identity, I am NUMBER 8!

The book was fun, touching, held wonderment and insight, I think I knew deep somewhere, but am so happy it was put into words.

THANK YOU JOHN GRAY! Please don't wait another 17 years 🤗

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  • SweetestToftheM
  • 16-05-17

Amazing and Inspirational Book!

I will definitely listen to this book again! I haven't experienced a book this touching and practical in a long time. Will be buying the hard copy too for recording the questions at the end.

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  • Shelia Nixon Reeves
  • 15-08-18

So Inspirational

So happy my sister introduced me to the works of Pastor John Gray. He is such an amazing preacher. Very inspirational and down to earth. It would be a much better world if everyone of all colors had his outlook on things!

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  • 09-08-18

I am an 8

Reading this book I found myself relating to so many things that I deal with on a daily. I was able to see that I am not alone with certain emotions I embark upon. Great read Pastor Gray, dont let another 17 year's past before we get another one. lol
Blessing's to you and your family
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  • P. L. Bolden
  • 08-08-18

Great read and encouraging journey of Hope

This was a wonderful book that I really enjoyed at my own pace. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Evette Teran
  • 08-08-18

AMAZING!!!!

Loved this book!!!! This book gave me insight on my purpose. I was able to reflect on my life which in turn gives me a clear view of where I'm heading. Thank you John Gray for your obedience!