BRIAN SUMNER of Liverpool, England, came to America to pursue a career as a professional skateboarder for Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse. It was in his early 20s that He came to faith. Brian and Tracy were married after only four months, and within a year had their first child. Soon after this however, their marriage deteriorated, they divorced, and Brian was over living. As things began to fall apart, it wasn’t long before Brian began looking for answers, and soon both he and Tracy came to faith, were re-married and had two more children. Today, he Pastors in Huntington Beach, California, at Rock Harbor Church, and travels to evangelize, preach, and teach worldwide. You may have seen Brian, his wife Tracy, and their three children featured in testimonial videos by “I am Second” and Billy Graham’s “My Hope America.”
"Believe me, my wife and I wrote the book on how not to have a marriage. We took our vows after being together for only four months, were without faith, and had no clue about what this marriage union and covenant really meant. Soon after our first child was born, we were fighting like the worst of enemies. Eventually, as with so many marriages, we were divorced. Within the next few years, we hit our lowest point, but through looking for foundations of truth, we both had life-changing experiences through seeing Gods grace and mercy through the person of Jesus Christ. We soon remarried, had two more children, and began on a path to understand the keys to love, marriage, and faith. As we began to see the true purpose of marriage and the strains and struggles couples face when they don’t understand Gods call and The Great Commission, it became evident that it was time to write a book on how to have a biblical marriage. Our struggles with insecurity, jealousy, anger, frustration, lack of direction and more, only led us to look to God for answers." This 30-day devotional is aimed at revealing the promises we found in God’s Word. These promises are fulfilled as we reflect Him daily as two who have become one, sacrificially living for one another and dying to self. This book lays foundational theological truths, exposes common struggles, and provides practical applications. Marriage is the first ministry a spouse has after his or her walk with Jesus, and our goal is to strengthen that foundation as you humbly open yourselves to God’s Word, letting Him speak to you as He pastors the walk ahead. Over 150 pages, broken down into easy to read chapters, digging deep into scripture, experience, and the struggles and victories faced in marriage. Caution: This is not a casual read, it will challenge you to stand up for your faith, and fight for your marriage. To purchase personalized versions - CLICK BELOW!! Amazon Reviews: "As an older married Elder/Pastor I have read many books, articles and blogs on the subject of marriage over the years. What I most appreciated about this devotional was the continued use of Scripture and the personal transparency in the application of the biblical truths regarding marriage. I have and will continue to recommend this book to couples young and old." "My wife and I are going through this now. Brian does a great job at infusing God's word into every page--just how it should be. He makes God and the Scriptures the focus to a successful marriage. It not only has marriage application but it also applies to the every-day Christian walk." "Whether you've been married for a year or ten, this book is sure to encourage you both in your marriage and walk with the Lord."
"This is not your average, "make me feel warm and fuzzy" self-check of a book, but rather a "I need, and want to stand up" in my relationship, and "what I think I know, is likely not all there is to know" when leading, serving, sacrificing, forgiving, mending, and living out a passionately love stricken marriage." "This book has practical content that is extremely well written. Written by an author that has been through the struggles of marriage and based upon Bibical truth." "This book was such a blessing in my life! I started reading it as a tool to help me in my marriage. It covers so many parts of a marriage from understanding what God intended marriage to be, how we handle everyday trials, money, sex and forgiveness. It has helped us to better communicate with each other as well as bring prayer as more than just a last resort action. There were so many examples that helped me to better understand what my role as a wife should be. It's so easy to point the finger but reading the chapters on anger and forgiveness opened my mind and heart to seeing the grace God is constantly giving me and the grace my husband needs from me and I need from him and Him" "Such a great book!!! This is a great tool for every kind of relationship from marriages (new and old), friendships and even work relationships. I am stoked to have this to be able to read over and over again."
"Never Fails is a must read for both married couples and engaged couples. This book focuses on God's word and gives couples a new way of looking at marriage. Brian shares his struggles, challenges & successes he and his wife had in their marriage - which really captivates the reader(s) on a more personal level. The questions are probing, raw and deep. It brings up situations and tells stories that are about every day marriage. It's discussion points allow you to talk to each other about serious subjects without being hurtful or abrasive. This book is a great way to spend some time together with your spouse to develop a more God-centered marriage. I am sure it will bring new perspectives and views on issues that most wouldn't know otherwise (on their own). Definetly would recomend as a couple's activity."