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How to be a hero when you're feeling anything but super
Despite all the superhero hype, the problems and pain in our world aren't going away. In fact, it often feels like the threats just keep coming. But the good news is that God has placed you here for such a time as this. And the even better news? You don't have to get rid of your anxiety, debt, speech impediment, extra weight, health issues, disability—or any other weakness—to be used by God. What this world actually needs is less-than-super people making small but significant differences in their own corners of the world.
Through inspiring stories from the Bible and his own life, Dan Stanford demonstrates that with God availability is more important than ability. Losing the Cape is an invitation to start making the world a better place through your ordinary, everyday presence.
I received this book in a prize bundle for Father's Day from my local Moody Radio station. That being said my review is from the stand point of someone who has no money invested in this product.
I started reading the book out of curiosity. I wanted to understand the view points of Dan and what he considered ordinary. What started with reading for view points turned into thought provoking reading.
Pastor Dan has a very good talent of writing to keep you interested. There is so much that I would love to say about things written in the book, but I will refrain from giving away information in the hopes that you purchase the book and read it for yourself.
This would be great for dads, pastors, young men, or even as a small group read. Pastor Dan shares some of his life experiences that you find yourself cheering him on as you read and then stop and think hey I have experienced some of those very things myself. There is laughter, and heart break both with in the pages of this book.
As I said I received my copy free of charge, however I would purchase this if I were to lose my copy. I read with pen and highlighter in hand and have marked so many encouraging places in the text.
Pastor Dan even took time to personally respond to a e-mail, after I had completed the book.
I wrote an endorsement for this book, and I am thrilled to recommend that you read it.
The world needs more normal people and fewer superstars. Most of us idolize superstars and want to be a superstar. But rather than getting better, the world keeps getting worse.
But what if we stopped chasing stardom, and just started loving our families and neighbors? Just think of what the world would be like if everybody did just that? It would be world changing.
And crazily enough, this "loving one another" thing is what Jesus taught us to do.
So lose the cape (or stop chasing it) and just start loving others, for it is only love that will change and save the world.