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True healing starts within.

Filled with practical tools and insights from Scripture and psychology, the Confronting the Thief Within kit is an invitation to stop trying so hard to change and to surrender your wounds and struggles to the healing power of God. As God transforms your view of yourself, others, and even God, you will experience true inner freedom, better relationships, and life to the fullest.

Confronting the Thief Within is one pastor’s story of how people pleasing, anger, and trying to earn God’s love drove him to the point of breakdown and burnout – and how reclaiming his identity as a Child of God, Person of Worth (COGPOW) transformed his life from the inside out.

With courageous vulnerability, Wes Olds details his journey of confronting the wounded parts of himself and relying on the power of Christ to heal him. His story will help you recognize your own inner thief, understand why you do what you do, and claim your identity as a COGPOW.

The Kit includes:

  • One paperback copy of the CORE BOOK, Confronting the Thief Within by Wes Olds
  • One digital (EPUB) copy of the CORE BOOK, Confronting the Thief Within by Wes Olds
  • The SERMON SERIES, which contains an outline that can be used for a five-week sermon series, based on the material from the book, Confronting the Thief Within by Wes Olds.
  • A STUDY GUIDE which can accommodate your personal journey or a group study and is broken into five-week segments.
  • DIGITAL ASSETS for promoting the campaign to your church and community
  • Information on discounts for buying bulk copies of the book
  •  A JOURNAL for Confronting the Thief Within by Wes Olds

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Wes Olds

Wes Olds is the Lead Pastor of Grace Church, a multi-site congregation with three locations in South West Florida. He is a graduate of The University of Kentucky and Asbury Theological Seminary. Wes serves as a coach with Spiritual Leadership, Incorporated (SLI) and as a board member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. He is a recipient of the Lily Foundation Award for Clergy Renewal and co-author of the study series and book A Grace-Full-Life. He is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and has served on a variety of leadership boards and teams in Kentucky and Florida.

Prior to coming to Grace Church, Wes began a multi-cultural, urban church called The Rock-La Roca United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. While there, he co-founded Lexington’s chapter of “Room in the Inn”, a city-wide ministry of hospitality and shelter for homeless men. Before that, Wes was a youth pastor at three United Methodist churches, an instructor at Asbury University, and writer for Group Publishing and United Methodist Communications.

Wes is married to Becky and they have one adult son named Caleb. Wes loves music, enjoys fishing, driving his Mustang, sports, and travel to historical sites where he actually reads the plaques!  


Bonnie Crandall

Bonnie Crandall is a Licensed Clinical Counselor. She worked primarily  with educators, doctors, and clergy. She is also an impactful retreat leader and speaker. Bonnie created a new counseling approach to self-imaging and wholeness she calls COGPOW. It stands for "Child of God Person of Worth."



What people are saying...

Wonderful, vulnerable, purely written, honest beyond words. I'm loving reading it. This book will save many lives. Thank you.

Ruth Truman, PhD
Ruth Truman, PhD
Author, “How to be a Liberated Christian"

Most books can be spun out in six months to a year or so. A few take half a lifetime to bring to birth. This one you hold has taken a lifetime and a half. Wes Olds and Bonnie Crandall offer well over a century of very costly pearls straight from the Kingdom of Heaven here. Sell whatever you must and purchase this treasure.

J. D. Walt
J. D. Walt
President & Sower in Chief, Seedbed, Inc.

Primarily drawing from God’s Word, Wes Olds unveils his healing journey with the help of kind guides, moonflowers, the Rocky Mountains, Al-Anon wisdom, punching bags, and the Hokey-Pokey. There is nothing inauthentic here – Wes’ raw honesty and real experiences with a loving God offer hope to all of us.

Ellen L. Marmon, PhD
Ellen L. Marmon, PhD
Professor of Christian Discipleship, Asbury Theological Seminary

Here is a book that blends clinical counseling theories and Biblical principles with a focus on seeking wholeness. It is based on a counseling method that renews the mind and spirit.  Read and learn how you can also come to understand that you are a “Child of God Person of Worth;” This will be an insightful guide to help you come to a more wholistic self-understanding.

Fred Van Tatenhove, PhD
Asbury Theological Seminary

Confronting the Thief Within describes the powerful story of Wes Olds’ journey from combatting self-criticism to embracing his identity as a COGPOW (Child of God Person of Worth). This inspiring book is full of insights applicable to other COGPOWs who desire to grow in relationship with the God of the Universe, Jesus Christ the Son and the Omnipresent Holy Spirit.

Debra Wallace-Padgett
Debra Wallace-Padgett
Resident Bishop, Holston and North Alabama Conferences, The United Methodist Church
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Discover the power of Christ to heal you from the inside out. Experience life to the fullest.

The Confronting the Thief Within kit will help you stop trying to earn God’s love and start claiming your identity as a person of worth, so you can live with more peace, love, and joy every day.

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