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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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What a powerful book that truly touched my heart and encouraged me and I’m positive it will touch all who read.

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Worth 17years of Gods story to be written

Thank you John for such a beautiful and Godly book. I can relate on so many points you have unpacked in this book. I have faithfully serve and worshiped my King in all seasons of life and ministry and under the authority of His leaders. I love how much of what you have written explains why I am who I am in Christ, I know my heart and love for others have at times confused those who think pushing your way to the front is the way you get to wear your going. But I just keep moving forward and listen to Gods calling and everything works out for His glory in the end, taking ground, building the kingdom . I love how God can walk with the fatherless, who cold be discounted and forgotten and make such a impact in the life that's willing to be His child and provide a life we could never have dreamed would be ours. Much blessing to you and your family. God is good

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  • Cheri Thompson
  • 01-06-2017

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
  • 02-06-2017

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
  • 01-06-2017

Awesome Message!

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

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  • 20-09-2017

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
  • 04-08-2017

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
  • 16-05-2017

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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  • Renee McDonald
  • 20-09-2018

I Am #8

Once I started listening to this book I l couldn’t stop listening! Yes it was that good & the reason why I couldn’t stop listening is because it spoke about me to a T. Thanks Pastor John Gray for writing this book.

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  • Candice D. Watts
  • 11-09-2018

Thank you

Excellent. I AM A #8 Too. Thank you for writing this book & being Transparent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-2018

Great book

God bless you John Gray, you had me laughing and crying at the same time.
Great book.
I am number 8.❤️

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  • D. Cash
  • 20-08-2018

This is a book that I will read multiple times

I love his raw honesty, his huge demeanor and yet how vulnerable he is. This book overwhelmed me with emotion, I saw/draw similarities in my own life. This is a powerful testimony to the power of God in those people who are in the shadows. I will never discount another person because of their situation in life. God has us here for a reason, we just need to listen to that voice within us.

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  • Carmen Carrol
  • 20-08-2018

Wow Amazing story!

I listened to this in one day, from beginning to end Pastor's John's amazing story was overcoming, some of which I can identify with being the eighth child, always felt on the outskirts, never fitted in. It was narrated excellently and overall captivating, funny in parts and some serious transparency.

Loved it . It brought a lot of reassuring answers to questions I've had to the forefront using the story of David being the marginalised so. A great read if you're looking for answers on life's unanswered questions on where you might fit. 10/10

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  • anya
  • 26-06-2018

Amazing

loved it I am truly a number 8 this book mirrors my life
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  • Helen campey
  • 19-06-2018

simply brilliant!

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

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  • Cynthia Chukwu
  • 26-02-2018

Heartfelt

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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  • olive
  • 05-10-2017

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-05-2017

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-2017

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!