Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

See and Live the Real You

By Jud Wilhite; Bill Taaffe

Multnomah Books, Paperback, 9781601420725, 189pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2009


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.

About the Author
Jud Wilhite serves as senior pastor of

15,000-member Central Christian Church

in Las Vegas. He is the author of several

books, including Stripped: Uncensored

Grace on the Streets of Vegas. He and his

wife, Lori, reside in the Las Vegas area with

their two children and a slobbery bulldog

named Roxy.