Ellis Lucas saw no hope of salvation or meaning in life or the world around him. Isolation, uncontrollable anger and violence, abandonment and feeling unwanted, a lost and broken soul, inebriated by drinking from deceptive cisterns and poisoned waters of this passing age! His life had spiralled and into years of addiction, a violent car wreck, almost losing his life in a house fire, mounting debts, jail, a broken marriage and finally a choice; life or death? As he was ready to surrender. Only then did he begin to see the signs around him—even in the cat he swore he’d kill—that there was purpose and promise. Like clay, we are crafted by the hands that hold us, cherish us and mold us, but we also make our decisions in a world full of vices we find hard to escape from. The Potter and The Clay is an extraordinary and poignant testimony of a father to his son, but it is also the remarkable story of one man’s crafted deliverance into the hands of God and how providence can turn ashes and the wreckage of a life into a work of heavenly art.
“The Life of someone like Ellis Lucas normally doesn’t get written in books—instead, it’s “written” on the garbage heaps and junk piles of blighted urban areas—the saddest parts of our cities which record the tales of those who’ve totally given up to alcoholism, defeat, drug addiction, and a lot more. But not Ellis. Today, his life has become a gift to Life itself.” – Mike Schwager
Are you are struggling with your faith, feeling lost, and not wanted?
From the author of the highly acclaimed The Potter and the Clay, Ellis Lucas reveals the story behind the story—from personal salvation to family reconciliation. Wanted is an inspirational account of transformation filled with personal and spiritual truths, and the stories of people Lucas has helped to find their own salvation in God. Wanted is a beautiful testimony related through a constant flow of Scripture. Like a mighty river filling the hearts of its readers, you will be refreshed and encouraged to step deeper into the river of God’s amazing love and the truth of his Word. This book invites the reader to come home to Jesus Christ and to enter that secret place of the humbled heart where Jesus waits for each of us. We can often rush ahead in life without seeking God’s words—motivated only by habitual, selfish plans and desires. Lucas provides solid, scriptural reasons to follow in Jesus’ footsteps with true-life stories to inspire the reader to seek out God and make healthy choices.We are all prone to pride and hard-heartedness and Wanted will teach you that nobody is without hope, whether though addiction, abuse, abandonment or disillusionment in life. It will also challenge all Christians to do everything they can to reach out to those who are considered by many to be unreachable. We are all WANTED.
“The personal testimony of Ellis Lucas, and the testimonies of others he shares, give living proof that God loves YOU; regardless of where you have been, what you have done, God not only loves you and WANTS YOU, He is able to take your life and totally turn it around, and make you a living witness of His Love and His Grace, and His Power to change the life of anyone who comes to Him.” – George W. Westlake, Jr, D. Min.
“The purpose in my writing this book is to expose the fallacy of Satan’s intentional mental warfare designed to crush the spirit and decrease the stability of our minds.” – Ellis Lucas
The Potter and the Clay, and Wanted deal with one of the greatest humanitarian crises of modern times, the human suffering left in the aftermath of addictions and postmodernism. Namely, abuse, abandonment, isolation, loneliness, depression, and suicide that far too many people now have endured.
My books reflect those profound learning lessons that so many people struggle with regarding how deferring to Jesus Christ will indeed serve as our one true life preserver when sinking in the murky waters of hopelessness. But also, the empowering we can experience when we put our trust in Him who suffered for us all – and sincerely from the heart. In this empowerment – we are enabled to overcome impossible situations, pain, sin, and failures. God can replant, nurture, and cultivate the essential seeds for purpose and passion deep inside our sanctity, restoring perpetual meaning through the accumulation of life’s heartbreaking wounds and adorning scars.
These precious crowning jewels reveal an irresistible never before seen beauty deep within our own sanctity, like a handwritten letter from God addressed to the world and engraved on the tablets of our hearts, a story that is designed to immortalize the culmination of that for which we all were born and created to fulfill.
“My story is one of great pain,” says Ellis, “and also great healing. Moreover, my strong belief is that suffering has been my greatest teacher through the eyes of perspective and was undoubtedly the gateway to the transformation that occurred in my life and can be for others – as God’s gift not only to us as individuals, but to inspire us to INSPIRE OTHERS and INSPIRE the world!” These books will leave you awe-inspired and uplifted as you discover that you, too, are loved and known, that you are invaluable and very much needed for such a time as this. That you belong and above all, you are WANTED!