If you’ve grown accustomed to bad habits, written off lifelong battles as unwinnable, or believed that some destructive behaviors can never be changed, I get it.
I’ve been there.
Three weeks after Jesus saved me, I found myself with a clear glass pipe of crystal meth in my hand.
I took a hit, and in a moment, the drug’s rush was followed by crushing condemnation.
I know what it’s like to feel like a spiritual impostor. The truth is, we’re all in recovery, but we like to pretend we’ve got it all buttoned up.
Jesus has saved you, but there’s still a lot of transformation that God wants to do. You can change, but you can’t do it in your own power.
When I embraced God’s transforming power, He won the war over cocaine, whiskey, and my deadly choices.
He wants to do the same for you no matter what you battle!
"I love this book! Thank you, Karl, for so clearly underscoring the reality that Jesus is in the business of transforming our lives. We can indeed win our biggest battles. But we are not passive bystanders in our victories. The 7 Resolutions points to the reality of our part in receiving and experiencing God’s promises for our lives: decision and resolve. You will find, however, that these resolutions are not anchored in “bootstrapping” self-determination, leading to failure and frustration. No, they are expressions of our reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit to produce change and transformation. Thank you, my brother, for this treasured gift!"
"The Bible says in John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Karl addresses how that truth can lead his readers to real healing and growth instead of the world’s counterfeit. It’s refreshing to hear the truth."
"When Karl speaks or writes, I listen. He is one of the most authentic and inspiring men I know. He will light up your life in one second. I find myself smiling and excited about life every time I’m around him. Karl had me from the first page of this book. God has miraculously changed Karl’s life and He wants to do the same with yours. Jump into The 7 Resolutions and let God transform you into the person He created you to be!"
"This is the best book I have read that balances a life motivated by grace yet also shows the need for spiritual disciplines. It avoids the errors of legalism and also the opposite errors of permissive grace. Yes, it does show clearly where self-help ends and God’s power begins. Karl’s honesty and vulnerability about his own struggles makes this book welcoming, and hope filled. It provides specific direction for every one of us who long to see God’s continuing transforming power in our lives."
"Karl Clauson has spent decades helping people as a pastor and radio personality live out their new spiritual life and calling. The message of The 7 Resolutions comes from Karl’s study of the Word and thousands of conversations with struggling people. I strongly recommend this book to anyone living in the frustrating gap between where you know you should be spiritually and where you currently are at."
"In his wonderfully practical book, Karl offers deep insight and biblical wisdom for lasting change. If you’re looking for tools to defeat the lies in your mind and overcome negative patterns of thinking, run and get this book."
"From time to time a book comes along that offers more than a good story line or helpful insights. It feels anointed. That’s my sense of Karl Clauson’s The 7 Resolutions. It carries prophetic calls we desperately need today to counter the ever-darkening culture now challenging us. Its truth powerfully penetrates the “soft” Christianity and self-effort so many believers are mired in. It’s so on-target for our day. I cannot recommend it strongly enough... not just to read, but vital truth to gather around with others and master. It’s that needed!"
"The 7 Resolutions is written by a man who has been changed by the power of almighty God. It flows from the heart of a man who longs to see disciple-makers raised up and multiplying. You can feel Karl’s passion and his hunger for kingdom advancement on page after page. It’s one of those books you can’t put down and wish you had read decades sooner! If you thirst for first-century, New Testament, book of Acts Christianity, read the book. You won’t regret it!"
"Every one of us has heard the voice of the accuser . . . “you can’t,” “you won’t,” “you aren’t...” As broken people, it’s easy to fall prey to his insidious lies about our own failings and to descend into a pit of darkness that surrounds our soul. You can try to claw your way out on your own or you can grab the lifeline of God’s strength and His promises. This book is about pulling you out of that darkness—of remembering who God is and what He says about YOU. You can try to fix the issues you are facing on your own, or you can grab on to the One whose power and love can rescue you from any pit. The choice is yours, but this book will help you make the better choice. Read it—and resolve to let God take control."