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A Greater Story

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A very encouraging and hopeful memoir from an author whose story is unlike any other. I cheered him on at his victories and groaned in understanding at his struggles. We are all uniquely gifted to live out our God-given potential, and it is supposed to look different for each of us. What a great reminder from Sam! What a great inspiration as well!
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Sam Collier has a story to tell. He has a voice people listen to and his life is one to learn about. He does an amazing job of weaving the history of his family and how has arrived at this point in the story. I had vaguely heard of Sam and his twin sister and was excited to read this book. Worth the time; he gives the reader an interesting take on his beginning and how he was raised. How his parents dealt with his adoption and searching for their biological family. Sam has a unique view of handling this type of beginning. He could have chosen a different opinion and had a hardened heart but instead he knows God has a greater plan. He uses this to inspire everyone he comes in contact with pertaining to their own story and how God has a plan for them too. I received this advanced reader ebook from the publisher and these are my own words.
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Wow! A greater story by Sam Collier is a compelling story of how God knit together the details of a young man's life. Each detail of Sam's life worked to prepare and equip him to live in the fullness of all God has for him.  Sam writes in a conversational tone that makes the reader feel as if you were sitting across the table from Sam sharing a cup of coffee and learning about each other's lives. This book had me drawn in from the very first paragraphs. I simply HAD to keep reading! I was encouraged and challenged to surrender to A Greater Story. #AGreaterStory
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This book is good for everyone to read.  One man describes his life's journey, from being given up along with his twin sister as they were babies, to navigating life with their adoptive parents and finding his life's purpose.  The book was very informative, full of God's word and extremely encouraging.  This is definitely going up as one of my top yearly reads.  

I received a copy of this book via netgalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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I honestly don't know where to start, this book gave me so much to think about to ask and to feel. 
Sam has an incredible story to tell and tells it beautifully. From the first page to the last word I was hooked, if you need to find a reason to believe in yourself this book will give you the tools to discover things you never knew you needed. 
Sam talks about how he and his twin sister were adopted as babies to finding their birth mother through Steve Harvey. 
Sam is such a positive and amazing person you will enjoy this book
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A Greater Story
This is an interesting read. God has His hand in our lives, for our entire life. Don't try to go it alone!
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I haven't quite finished this book, but I can say it's a good one to get. I think anyone between the ages of 16 through 50 will benefit from reading his story. The things that he goes through and the lessens he learns, relates more to this age period. 
Sam reveals what it's like to live knowing him and twin sister's birth wasn't wanted, They were abandoned at birth by their biological mother. But God knew in His infinite planning just where Sam and his sister would fit in. God starts with their adoption to a wonderful white couple, who despite the adoption agency objections (because of their parents drug background) wanted them. And in every yea and nay Sam experience after this, he finds God is always with him. I enjoyed reading his story.
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I had the privilege of reading a pre-release copy of this book.

The two great themes in this book that resonated with me were family and destiny.

I was brought up with the idea that “family takes care of family.” The author observes that “‘Family'” doesn’t always mean ‘blood'” and recalls his and his sister’s introduction to their adoptive parents -  “Everything is gonna be okay. You are one of us now.”

The belief that we are born with a purpose is pervasive. Actually doing something about that belief is the trick that so few seem to get, despite all the volumes written and speeches given on the topic. We brought our children up to do two things: find out who God made you to be and what God made you to do; then be that person and do those things.

The author exemplifies our common struggle with the pursuit of dreams by sharing his early determination to follow in Michael Jordan’s footsteps with a career in basketball - despite his small physical size. His mother had other ideas and steered him into music where he dreamed of signing a record contract. But God had another idea as He directed Sam’s steps to accept a portion as youth choir director, where he was introduce (unwittingly) to MLK’s niece - who was so impressed with his skill and dedication teaching her daughter that she invited him on tour with her family!

"For one reason or another, God has decided to take us low before going high. We find our way in the pasture, the alleyway, the back of the room. While many of us know this is true, we still tend to fight it. Our ambition or desire to be great often blinds us from the beauty of staying low. Humility is God’s weapon of choice for sculpting his greatest vessels.”  

Highly recommended for all believers, readers and seekers.
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I had the privilege of getting an early copy of Sam’s book, A Greater Story...and I am so glad I did. Sam Collier is an amazing storyteller. Reading his words felt like hanging out with a good friend...a good dose of humor, Grace and truth. Sam is masterful at walking you through the story of his life but still making it applicable to you. If you are trying to figure out which way is up, what’s next or just in need of some encouragement this is the book for you. After all when your story connects with God’s story it leads to A Greater Story!
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