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What should we do when we feel stuck in life?You know how it feels. There's a hurt in your past that is hard to get beyond. There's a bad habit that's difficult to break. There's a setback that is just too tough to overcome.We all have our own unique situations in which we feel "stuck." Americans' favorite suggestions for how to fix our lives--self-help programs, self-esteWhat should we do when we feel stuck in life?You know how it feels. There's a hurt in your past that is hard to get beyond. There's a bad habit that's difficult to break. There's a setback that is just too tough to overcome.We all have our own unique situations in which we feel "stuck." Americans' favorite suggestions for how to fix our lives--self-help programs, self-esteem techniques, or simple willpower--leave many of us ceaselessly spinning our wheels and feeling just as "stuck" as ever. Vince Antonucci knows what this feels like, and he knows many who have struggled to fix their lives with these dead-end methods. He struggled to get past the pain of a neglectful and angry father. It wasn't until Vince decided to go through a recovery and rehab course, focused on God, that he learned ways to break free of that hurt and to live in God's future.Today, when someone walks through the doors of Vince's innovative church, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, he offers a Restore class as one of three core classes that every member takes. He knows how important it is to learn to break free of these old hurts and bad habits. The essence of that popular class is contained in this book.Move past your past, heal your hurts, and break your bad habits....

Title : Restore: Break Out of Your Past and Into God's Future
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ISBN : 9781496415776
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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Restore: Break Out of Your Past and Into God's Future Reviews

  • The Book Girl (Andrea)
    2019-04-19 19:38

    When I first saw Restore, I thought this is exactly the book that I need. There are a million things I'm struggling with right now, and I thought this book might help. I found this book to be fairly interesting. More importantly I found to be so helpful.This book is filled with personal stories from the author, but it also contains Biblical scripture. Which is something I look for in a book like this. Because it's not about what the person says in the book, it's more important with the Bible says about the problem. I don't look for the works of man.Inside this book there're 30 chapters, so you can read one chapter a day for 30 days. At least 30 days a variety of issues are addressed things like; forgiveness, learning to move on, recovery, and even addiction. I think everyone at some point has been affected by these issues. So I find that this book has a lot of relate-ability. The only thing I found weird in this book is the author's biography. Like many other people I find it interesting that he performs stand up in Las Vegas. But perhaps he uses this for witnessing. Overall the book is easy-to-read and well-written.Disclaimer: I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts are my own

  • Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
    2019-03-29 15:22

    I found this to be a fairly interesting book filled with personal stories from the author along with Biblical scripture. Their are 30 chapters, meant to be read over the course of 30 days. The author addresses a variety of issues in this book such as addiction and recovery to forgiveness and learning to move on. I think that everyone can relate to the topics of forgiveness and moving on and I found those chapters to be particularly interesting and helpful. In the back of the book, their is also an index for each chapter containing the Biblical scripture that is referenced in this book. The only thing I found a bit odd was when I was reading the author's biography at the end of the book he is mentioned to be a pastor and a leader of mission trips, but also a performer of stand up comedy in Las Vegas, which I found to be a bit odd. Overall, I enjoyed this book and it touches on a number of topics that most people can relate to. The author's writing is easy to read and combines a variety of different topics in each chapter.Thank you the publisher, Tyndale Momentum for sending me a review copy of this book.

  • Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
    2019-04-20 17:37

    * I received a copy from the Publisher for review. This does not affect my review.*This one really hit home for me. Not only did it show me just how much of an affect growing up without a father had on my life, but also how much I need to go to counseling and deal with things I didn't even know I was avoiding.

  • Nay Denise
    2019-04-05 20:16

    Received a copy from the Publisher for review.Vince Antoucci is a new author to me, but Restore is a book that captured my attention after reading the synopsis of it. It pulled on my heart to read and I must say I was not disappointed. Getting over my past has been a struggle for me and though I say I have given it over to God, I know I haven't done so 100%. This book is all out breaking out of your past and breaking into the future God has for you. It's a motivational book that will help you come out of the feeling of being stuck in life.Vince Antonucci is the pastor of Verve church in Las Vegas. In this book of 30 chapters he teaches how to move past your past, how to heal your hurts and break bad habits. Filled with scripture to give you a Biblical understanding and personal stories to help guide you in a Biblical manner with relate-able examples. He sets this book up as your own personal "rehab" to healing and moving forward with God as your main focus.Though this book is a heavy, it's lightened by Vince's humorous writing. The best way to read this book (in my opinion) is by reading one chapter a day, taking notes, highlighting and allowing the words to really sink into your mind. This is a great book to catapult you into the best God has for you by first letting go hurts, mistakes and regrets. Good read and totally recommend!

  • Caroline Ortiz
    2019-04-01 19:21

    A great book to read when you feel you need that push in life . That support ,that love and understanding on big changes in life or situation that's in your life. This book is good for those who are in need of rehab for drugs, alcoholic, family issues, self issues , work or anything you need to get that closure.I feel my brother who have lots of restoring to do should read this book . As I read this book we can relate to it because we have issues that we need to solve. My brother and I always bump heads for what reasons I honestly don't know. However my parent always tell me that he been like that since the day I was born.As I grew older despite all the stuff he have put me through while growing up . I always show my love to him and he sometimes act like everything is cool. Once he go and do what God knows what with his drugs. He is a totally different person . He feel I am trying to take my dad away from everyone and have my dad live with me. When it is all different topic. He assume things about me, talk about me without even knowing the truth about my life and it is constantly sibling rivalry between us. I am tired of him the ways he treat me and I want us to have a better different relationship int positively and loving ways . If he don't get sober for himself, and changes his action against . he wont be allow to be in my house and after he talk down on my daughter. he want allow to get that respect from her like he use to because I want my daughter to know in order for her to respect people if they give the same respect back. if not, then walk away and let them be. He is older then me and i am the baby of the family. I feel he has a lot going on within himself that once he see me its like a trigger that hits his brain and he attack me verbally. In people eyes I am spoiled, lazy, dependable, all negatives because of him telling people. We live in two different boroughs in NYC and don't talk only during family events.I see the problem and i have try to fixed it but it just not working. i figure he has to help himself and get clean. I hate drugs and drinking to unlimited. I try to help him and he said he dont want help. then he has to learn to help himself if he really want to.. I have habits like i love teach my kids and I read books these are my addiction's. I think my brother is like that with me because he feel like I am a threat to him because my parent always favor me more then him. I don't do drugs, i got my high school diploma, i got my college degree, i got a family of my own, i don't drink and if i do is only rare to 1 or 2 cups that's it. Other then that he drop out of school at a very young age , he never went to high school, ran away, got high at age 13 years old and drinking. He always hang out with the wrong one, and have put my parentnnt through stress and still do. Once my mom passed away 2013 he just got so much worst into drugs and still do cocaine and trust me it's sad to see my brother going through things I have no control over it because my dad was once a drug addict. he said you cant do nothing about it because it is up to the person themselves to changes. This book here will help you guide your way and make you see things in a different perspective way. You will see things and understand why it happens and how can you changes it. This book help me understand my brother more and see what he is going through. I use "Restore" for my own issues that I have to understand and why it happen in the first place with my brother . Can it be because he use to run after me when i was young and i make him cut himself with the old antenna. I always felt he always been negatives against me since i was young . A book that you can relate is a book that will help you accomplish. Read the book and you will see things in different view and help you in many ways .. Highly recommend

  • Benjamin Liles
    2019-03-22 15:35

    Where do I begin talking about a book that talks about receiving help and becoming the child of God that no longer lives to sin? I don't feel adequate enough to do so because while I live to the best of my ability to live and enjoy life as God intends for me, I still sin. It's not a willful act for me to just be all, "Yes, I will still sin and do it joyously to receive God's grace." No, that's not me. Paul said this: "We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath" (Ephesians 2:3). Now what I can say about Vince's book Restore is that he does a great job, in my opinion, to address the topics of addiction and recovery. Much more than that he talks about how God can heal the broken heart. I know I may say it on other books I reviewed, but Vince--in a way--comes across as though His heart is simply full of Jesus. If Jesus were in the here and now walking the streets of Vegas doing ministry, He would lead the charge of, "Come and let me make you whole. I am He who scripture declares from the first to the last." I'm not saying Vince is Jesus Christ, but I am saying Vince serves Christ to the best and fullest of his ability (so it seems). If I had to say it differently I would say Vince looks and comes across as a servant with a servant's heart to do Christ's will in his life. There, I simplified that. With Vince's way about things and in his own personal way, he comes across as being more than personal and touching. He also comes across as being sincere in wanting to show there's another way to live life. One that is fulfilled and made new; one that is joy-filled and restored by the hand of God.For me, as I read the book, I was trying to keep in mind not everyone is "put together." In some way most of us are broken. We don't see it or want to admit we are. We hide it: in a bottle, in meaningless relationships, in online pursuits, in drugs, or through watching too much television. But if we want to be set free from those old bonds, to no longer be enslaved by those things, it means something radical has to take place. Shame needs to be cast off and we can't simply do that on our own. Christ came to break the bonds of sin and death. He came as the master over sin and death, and He shows us by His willingness to die on the cross that only He could defeat them. With all of that said, what I can say about Vince's book is that if you allow God to invade your heart, to invade your mind, to do that radical life-changing restoration only God can, you will be changed. It means taking Christ as Lord and Savior. It means your faith has been changed from the things of this world, to the Son of God who takes away our sins. So, if you choose to read Vince's book Restore, come with an open mind about God being able to change you from the inside out. I received this book compliments of Tyndale in giving an honest review. All opinions are mine.

  • Clint Adams
    2019-03-28 17:30

    ***DISCLAIMER***I received a complimentary copy of this book for free from Tyndale House for review purposes.Vince Antonucci pastors an "innovative church" called Verve in Las Vegas, Nevada (p. 291). His book Restore is about the “journey to a restored life” (p. 9). He claims that God does the restoration for the individual but “we have a part to play” (p. 3). This borderline (if not definite) synergistic teaching seemingly makes God work on a quid-pro-quo level (which is contrary to what the Scriptures say since salvation is a gift, per Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8-9, among others). He organizes the book into six “steps” (essentially a section, each step supposedly leading to “freedom”), spanning thirty chapters (called “days” in this book). He claims that "Reading and really engaging in this book is going to cost you something" (p. 46). I find that interesting because aside from the time it took to read the book, it did not really cost me anything. Maybe the "time" is what he meant by that.As for my opinion of the book, I would not recommend it to anyone. At the book’s ending, in a section titled “About the Author”, it notes how Antonucci does stand-up comedy in Las Vegas. Instead of pastoring a church (which is what he does for Verve in Las Vegas, Nevada), he should stick to the comedy. While I certainly do not oppose a sense of humor, his humor bleeds everywhere in this book, making it hard to take him seriously even when he is discussing serious matters in both his own life and life itself. Other things that run rampant in this book include but are not limited to New-Age terminology (inexcusable since he is a Christian pastor), a minimization of sin (he often, but not always, refers to it as the “past” or a "mess", which is both vague and not entirely accurate), narcigesis (reading yourself into the biblical text), false teaching (the aforementioned synergism and his false concept of what Christianity really is; see page 66 for the latter) and logical fallacies (such as “tu quoque”; see day 4 in pages 37-43). If I am a Christian that wants to learn more about God’s Word and what true, accurate restoration is based on what the Scriptures say, I will not look to Vince Antonucci’s Restore. I may look to him for comedic relief, but I would definitely not look to him for anything of a theological nature. Aside from research purposes, stay away from this book.

  • Julia
    2019-04-20 20:16

    Restore: Break Out Of Your Past And Into God's Future by Vince Antonucci is easiest summed up by the title of the introduction: "Rehab... for the rest of us." This book is a 30-day journey through Vince's six step rehab program for "people with issues that are costing us but that aren't severe enough or socially unacceptable enough to send us to a facility." What exactly does this mean? If you have problems with cheating on a diet, this book is for you. Lie to your partner, family, friends, or even yourself? Read this book. Do you keep trying to change and stop repeating the same old bad habits, white lies, and small sins - only to find yourself falling back into the old patterns over and over again? You guessed it - this book should be next on your "must read" shelf.Whether you struggle with lying, unforgiveness, or just simply focusing on your own faults and feeding a negative self-image - Vince's candid honesty, quirky sense of humor, practical suggestions, and personal storytelling will help you to face whatever barriers are between your present identity and the you that God knows is hiding inside.This book is a great stepping stone to help you start on the path to remembering, embracing, and living out your true identity as a child of God - one who relies on God to carry the burden of your struggles and to rescue you from whatever faults, failures, and flaws are keeping you from living the way He intends. Use the messages found in this book to help you step out of your old patterns and habits and break free of the ties that bind you to the past. Recommended for everyone, because we all could use a little rehab from time to time. 5/5 stars.*Disclaimer: I received a free print copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*

  • Rivertree Reads
    2019-03-27 21:30

    This was a book of pure curiosity for me. I am not dealing with a bad, haunting past creating bitterness in my present day life OR a present day addiction - both situations for which the book was written. Throughout the book, author Vince Antonucci, a pastor in Las Vegas, shares his wrecked childhood and adult bitterness due to an abusive father whom he struggled to forgive. It could be called an addiction to unforgiveness. As a matter of fact, the book is really written for people struggling with an addiction. As the author shares his Christian experience, wisdom, and insights on how the equation “God + rehab = RESTORATION”, he does so in an easy to read and digestible 30-day style - one reading per day. Obviously, you can read at your own pace, which is how I made my way through the book. I found the organization of the book helpful in its 30-day readings, six “Steps to Freedom” groupings of readings, Moving Forward, and untitled appendix section that includes a discussion guide.The author lightens up this serious issue of addiction with plenty of doses of humor—from his own humor interspersed throughout the text to the occasional Top Ten List (11 in all), on topics such as: self-help books, signs you should be reading another book, and signs your inner child is upset. This feature adds to the book’s ability to help all who struggle with out-of-control behavior.As a final encouragement, don’t miss Vince’s “Letter I Wrote about Me, to Me, from God” in the appendix section. The author was directed to write his letter as part of a sexual addiction program he took NOT to deal with any sexual addiction but to deal with forgiving his father! It is a surprising twist in the author’s personal story but effective in assisting him on his forgiveness journey.

  • Lynn
    2019-04-09 22:22

    Vince Antonucci is like a breath of fresh air. His new book hits the hard topic of addiction and recovery but he broaches the topic with a way that everyone can relate to. Are you an addict? Of course we aren't! Are you sure? Do we turn to "things", "people", "chocolate", or "shopping" to ease our stress or to feel more joy in our lives? Do we buy one outfit and feel good, so we think if we buy two we will feel even better? Do we come home and binge watch our favourite tv show to numb the pain of the day? That my friend is an addiction. I will let Vince explain the rest. He keeps it real folks! He will tell you about his family, his dog and his life. He will tell you stories from the Bible in a way you can understand and relate to. He combines our daily habits, our stress and our joys and explains how whether it's a good day or a bad day there is only one way to go. One person to turn to. That's right....God! Seems so simple doesn't it? Yet why can't we do it? Vince will walk you through the steps, help you discover a new relationship with God. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's one that I think everyone can relate to. I felt a kinship with Vince. It's like he can see into our everyday struggles and joyous moments and can explain how and why we feel the way we do. A brilliantly written book that I highly recommend. I was so graciously gifted this book by Tyndale House publishers for my honest review.

  • SheilaQuach
    2019-04-11 23:15

    The stories within this book goes straight to the core of your heart. There is a piece of me in all of them. The explanation of insanity made me have a hallelujah moment. I mean why do we do something over and over, expecting something different to happen...yet we walk away feeling more and more empty inside? Only to get up the next day to do it all over again! I love the Top 10 lists he's added throughout the book and the extras in the back. The Notes are terrific because it gives verses and the exact location in the book it's referring to. But, my favorite is the discussion questions to use along with each of the 6 Steps. This would be a great book to read if you struggle with any form of addiction or have a loved one who does. I have highly recommended this book to our Celebrate Recovery group at our church. This book would also help someone who has been hurt, who is struggling with letting go. I plan to reread this book with my Hubby, because every day is a new day to make healthy decisions and we just can't do that alone without each other and God.Tyndale House Publishers has provided this book to me in exchange for this Review.

  • Bethany
    2019-03-30 16:28

    I was intrigued to read this book and it looked really good, in many ways it met the expectations I had for it but in other ways it fell rather flat. Some of the authors points were right on while others were a bit out there. I felt like the author had some good personal experience and experiences of others but some of his points felt off. The writing at times felt a bit choppy and didn't always flow very well but I liked some of his steps for being restored, he had some excellent points that were encouraging and well thought out.I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Cassandra
    2019-04-01 15:25

    I received a complimentary copy.Q&A-- What did you like about the book and why? The author chose to create a feeling within God that helps the readers to get a little less stuck in the moments of life.- What did you not like about the book and why? Not everyone will abide by or agree with the tips and facts, but it depends on belief. - What did you learn? You can break free even it it hurts and know that God is with you. - To whom would you recommend this book and why? Someone trying to get over an addiction or feeling of being locked in to life instead of living it.

  • Pam
    2019-04-01 18:23

    This book is about breaking bad habits (sins), dealing with part hurts, etc. The author talks about going to rehab to help him heal in forgiving his father for his difficult childhood. The lessons taught in the book apply to those who have problem areas they need to resolve in Christ to move forward in their lives and faith. The author is comedic. It is a way to lighten what could be a very tough subject. Overall I thought this was a good book.I received a free copy of the book from Goodreads but my opinions are my own.

  • Allie
    2019-03-28 20:17

    This book is defiantly a book that many people may like and others may not, the points in this book seemed a little to extremely off for me and I don’t think that people who aren’t religious are going to pick it up even if it is to try and branch out of their normal reading zone. The writing wasn’t the best yet wasn’t the worst I’ve read yet.

  • Jamie Holloway
    2019-03-27 20:28

    A great book for building better habits and relationship with Jesus.