I Am Redeemed
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We see our struggles and failures. God sees a new creation—redeemed and set free by His love.

After battling anxiety throughout his life, Big Daddy Weave’s Mike Weaver encountered the power of being redeemed. That encounter did not mean Mike would never again have troubles. He has faced the destruction of his home, loss in relationships, illness that nearly killed his brother and bandmate, and the spirit of suicide that tried to destroy the band. Through it all, the Lord revealed truths to Mike that radically altered his life and can do the same for you, all told in the powerful story, I Am Redeemed.



Meet The Authors

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Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver is a founding member and the lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music’s most beloved artists. The band’s numerous number one radio singles are the favorites of many, including “Love Come to Life,” “Redeemed,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Overwhelmed,” “My Story” “The Lion and the Lamb,” and “Alive.” Big Daddy Weave has released multiple full-length album projects, received numerous honors, and are widely known for their one-of-a-kind concert performances. Mike and his family live in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Jim Scherer

Jim Scherer worked as a creative executive at some of music’s most successful companies before founding Whizbang, Inc. Jim’s company guides the careers of music artists and facilitates the integration of music in the film, television, video game and advertising industries. He has managed Big Daddy Weave since 2001. Jim and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Praise for I Am Redeemed

Knowing Mike nearly from the time both of our groups started, I’ve only seen his heart for the Lord grow stronger. His transparency and depth speak with love. I encourage you to read what Mike has to share in I Am Redeemed.
Like Mike’s chart-topping proclamation in the song ‘Redeemed,’ his road-to-redemption story
through great personal challenge is equally inspirational. The music of Big Daddy Weave continues to impact count- less lives—and you’ll better understand why after you read Jim Scherer’s riveting account of Mike’s journey from self-loathing and questioning God to the liberating realization that we are all children of the King no matter what.
— MATT CROUCH | President and Chairman, Trinity Broadcasting Network
Mike has always welcomed me with the greatest warmth, kindness, and humor. This book does the same. It is life giving.
As with their music, the story that Mike Weaver shares in I Am Redeemed is one of grace, love, and redemption. As you read this book, I believe you will come away with a fresh and inspired view of how much the Father loves you and how His plans never fail. It’s an honor to know Mike and to have shared in some of the moments in the journey of Big Daddy Weave over the years. Their partnership with K-LOVE is a special one indeed, and for that we are fortunate and thankful.
— DAVID PIERCE | Chief of Ministry Partnerships, K-LOVE and Air1
Betty and I love to hear Big Daddy Weave sing ‘Redeemed.’ It thrills the hearts of everyone,
everywhere. Mike Weaver, the cowriter of that song, told me that when he was a boy, his dad was
greatly impacted by my mes- sages and our television broadcast. To God be the glory! Since then, God has used Mike’s testimony to inspire and encourage people around the world. I believe his journey, which Mike shares with vulnerability in these pages, will help readers find freedom from their past failures—and point them to our Great Redeemer.
— JAMES ROBISON | Founder and President, LIFE Outreach International, Fort Worth, Texas
Since first touring with Mike sixteen years ago, I’ve been honored to see the way he loves everyone he comes in contact with. Through I Am Redeemed, he is able to share his story and the journey of the powerful song ‘Redeemed.’ And all the while he points to the grace and love of Jesus in a way that only Mike Weaver can. Way to go my friend!
— REBECCA ST. JAMES | GRAMMY® Award–Winning Singer/Songwriter
I’ve always known Mike Weaver as a prolific singer. How refreshing to see that he is just as anointed as an author. I’m thankful for the way that he led me in worship through the pages of this book.
— DAVID NASSER | Senior VP of Spiritual Development, Liberty University
This book is a faithful reminder that even in our darkest days, God is still with us, helping us with the struggles that we may not understand in the moment. If we trust in Him during these challenges, His plans are always better than ours.
— ZACH WILLIAMS | GRAMMY® Award–Winning Singer/Songwriter
To the military veterans that Operation Restored Warrior (ORW) has the honor to work with, I often say, ‘The glory of your life is in direct proportion to the assault set against it!’That statement could not be truer for Mike and Jay Weaver. Through all that has been set against the Weaver brothers, the gift of their life-changing songs has been birthed.The world is a better place because of Big Daddy Weave and their music. If you read one book this year, make it I Am Redeemed. You will laugh and cry through it all, and you will be blessed and embraced by the loving grace of Jesus.
— PAUL LAVELLE | CMSgt, USAF, (Ret), MSC, and Founder of Operation Restored Warrior
I Am Redeemed is Mike Weaver’s beautiful and moving testimony to his lifelong walk with Jesus. We at World Vision are grateful for the thousands of lives he and his Big Daddy Weave bandmates have touched, sparking transformation not just for the children who are sponsored but also for the concertgoers who hear about God’s love for the poor. Mike honestly shares the ups and downs in his life, pointing to Jesus, who is ever faithful and has redeemed us and made us a ‘new creation’ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
— EDGAR SANDOVAL SR. | President of World Vision U.S.
In I Am Redeemed, we get a raw perspective from Mike Weaver, a man God uses to influence the world through his work with Big Daddy Weave. It is so refreshing to see his transparent, unfiltered journey of the internal struggles we all face and how God has redeemed them. It encourages me to know that if Mike came through those struggles praising God, so can I. This book will inspire you to press into the power and understanding of our precious Jesus.
— AUTUMN MILES | CEO Autumn Miles Ministries, Host Autumn Miles Show, Author of Appointed, I am Rahab, and Gangster Prayer



In I Am Redeemed, you’ll read how God’s faithfulness not only prevailed in Mike’s darkest battles, but how even today it grows, teaches, and blesses him. That same faithfulness applies to you. As you read Mike’s story, you will discover how precious you are to God, learn how to live in grace, and receive encouragement to go forward in peace as you declare, I Am Redeemed.


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