You know him from courageous, and most recently the box office hit “War Room” but T.C Stallings is also a loving father, devoted Christian and now he’s the author of a book called “The Pursuit.”
In his new book entitled “The Pursuit” T.C. Stallings talks about ways to increase your relationship with God while talking about his spiritual journey to where he is today.
About the book
T.C. Stalling, who starred as Tony Jordan in the hit faith-based film War Room, shares an amazing and inspirational story of courageously pursuing his God-given purpose. Then in 14 days he will equip and encourage you to do the same! The only thing that can stop the plan of God for your life from succeeding is you. This is not because you have the “power” to stop God. Its because He does not force his divine will on anyone, and instead, graciously allows is to choose what we do with it. Stopping the plan of God from succeeding only happens one way-by not choosing to accept and pursue it. Why would anyone not want God’s plan for their lives? Maybe doubt, fear, and uncertainty? Some people do not even know that God has a specific purpose and plan for their time on earth.
The Pursuit contains 14 of 14 scriptures with 14 inspirational devotions, combined with real-life examples of how to apply each pursuit principle. Knowing that the one and only all-powerful God of the universe has designed an unstoppable plan for your life should cause you to chase after this plan with everything you have!
You are God’s creation. You have your God-given purpose that is waiting for you. Will you pursue it?
This book is a 14 day devotional to help you with your walk with Christ. I enjoyed reading about how his personal journey of faith became a tool for him to write this book. This book inspired me to make sure I follow the will of God in my life at all costs to trust the path that God has me on, do not doubt my journey with God, to make disciples as I go along the way and not to hold off what you can do today for tomorrow.
You will be encouraged as you reflect on the questions at the end of each devotional, and the heartfelt prayers conclude.
My favorite quotes
- Ask God to replace your plans for his plans
- Keep this in mind. Satan can’t stop you because he can’t stop God
- Prayer is one of the primary ways we pursue our God given purpose
Interview with Star of “War Room” T.C.Stallings
1.Tell us a little about yourself
A: I am an Actor, Speaker, and Author residing just outside of Los Angeles. I’ve been married 15 years to my beautiful wife Levette, and I have to awesome children, Christian (14) and A.C. (7). I’m originally from Cleveland Ohio. I graduated from Bedford High School in Ohio, then attended the University of Louisville on a football scholarship. I went on to play professionally and after 6 years of professional football, my passions shifted to acting–my second dream. A few years later, I landed my first film role in “Courageous” (2011), and have been acting ever since.
2. Tell us about the book.
A: The book is called “The Pursuit: 14 Ways In 14 Days to Passionately Seek God’s Purpose For Your Life”. It’s all about passionately doing the most important thing that any Christ follower must do–trade in our own will for God’s will; Our plans for His plans. The book begins with my own inspiring true story of giving up my plans for God’s plans and the amazing results that followed (although not without much struggle), then the book transitions into a 14-day devotional featuring some very key scriptures (and weekly challenges) aimed at not only revealing the importance of God-given purpose, but the devotionals also aim to biblically provide the motivation to PASSIONATELY pursue it NOW–without delay!
3. What inspired you to write this book?
A couple of factors led to me writing The Pursuit, but one major factors was PSALMS 139:16. This scriptures declares that before we were born God laid out our lives, “every moment” … EACH AND EVERYDAY…before we were ever born. This quickly grabbed my attention. As many of us can very easily live our lives according to our OWN goals, dreams, ambitions and desires (which is what I was doing!), this scripture should cause us to pause and re-think things. How can we follow OUR own plans for our lives IN PLACE of the plans that our God has ordained and purposed for us long before we were ever born? That’s a dangerous way to live, and it explains why many of us struggle and lives of confusion. When our plans take the lead, then we are no longer FOLLOWERS of Christ. WE LEAD AND CONSTRUCT OUR OWN PATH. We go where we want, and do what we want. This hurts our relationship with God and puts us on a dangerous path in life, a path that depends on US, not HIM. It was this simple revelation that was a big factor in me writing The Pursuit. I wanted to make sure all Christians knew this. I simply wanted to see those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, also understand that Christ must also be LORD-which means that He must always be in the lead and we always follow HIS PLANS. I was inspired to write this book knowing that it could lead to many people understanding what the bible says about seeking God’s purposes passionately, and making doing so TOP priority in life.
4. What message do you want to convey to readers?
A: I hope to help readers come away inspired, and excited to pursue what God specifically has planned for them. I hope they can rise above the “cliche” life of “be whatever you want to be” , and instead embrace that we as Christians are to “Being what God has MADE me to be”. I hope that readers come away with a clear understanding of how to hear God voice, his leading and promptings, and feel his guidance through DAILY prayer and bible study. I hope that when they read my own story and see how God led me in the handling of all my pain, triumphs, and tough times, that this inspires them greatly. And as the reader dives into 14 challenging days of quick but powerful biblical devotionals, that they will (daily) become more and more passionate about doing nothing but what God has called them to do. They will embrace the fact that they can wake up everyday knowing that no matter what is going on in life…if a person is in the midst of pursuing their God-given purpose in life, they can rest… knowing that they are right where God wants them to be. What a blessing to truly feel this way each day!
5. We loved you in War Room are you in more upcoming movies?
A: Thanks so much for the compliment and support of War Room! It was a very challenging role and was so honored to have been a part of it. As for future films, Be on the look out for God’s Compass, Unbridled, Riding Faith, and Heritage Falls, all films that will either release in 2016 or 2017.
6. Where can we purchase the book and any upcoming book signing we should know about.
A. You can get the book at most major book sellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, LifeWay and more, and online anywhere books are sold. Please keep up with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope and my website www.tcstallings.com for updates on everything in my little world. God Bless!