I had it all backwards. The main thing was not my love for God, but his love for me. And from that love I respond to God as one deeply flawed, yet loved. I’m not looking to prove my worth. I’m not searching for acceptance. I’m living out of the worth God already declares I have. I’m embracing his view of me and in the process discovering the person he created me to be.
In Eyes Wide Open, Jud Wilhite invites you to discover the real you. Not the you who pretends to be perfect to satisfy everyone’s expectations. Not the you who always feels guilty before God. Not the you who secretly feels God forgives everyone else but only tolerates you. Not the you who looks in the mirror and sees a failure. The real you, loved and forgiven by God, living out of your identity in Christ.
A travel guide through real spirituality from one incomplete person to another, Eyes Wide Open is a book of stories about following God in the messes of life, about broken pasts and our lifelong need for grace. It is a book about seeing ourselves and God with new eyes–eyes wide open to a God of love.
Jud Wilhite serves as senior pastor of Central Christian Church. Thousands attend Central’s campuses along with a global community who attend online. Under Jud’s leadership, Central is dedicated to helping people find their way to God. He is known for his conversational approach to teaching the Bible and his passion to help others know God and love him more. As Senior Pastor, Jud’s role is to be the spiritual leader of the Central family, the primary Bible teacher, and the communicator of Central’s mission, vision, and values.
Jud is the author of several books including Eyes Wide Open: See and Live the Real You, Uncensored Grace and Deadly Viper Character Assassins with Mike Foster. He and his wife, Lori, reside in the Las Vegas area with their two children and a slobbery Bulldog named Roxy.
All proceeds from the sale of Eyes Wide Open at Central go to support the ministry of Central Christian Church.