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Thursday, February 13, 2014
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants; Malcom Gladwell
David and Goliath the epic battle of the bible! Everyone knows the story of an unlikely shepherd that changes the history of a nation and sets in motion things that forever altered history. With brothers twice his size and ultimately more skilled, a little shepherd boy steps onto a bloody battle field and destroys the enemy.
There are some who would argue the basis of this book - that struggle and adversity often create heroic people. However, I have to agree that circumstances that create stress in our lives often cause a person to strive harder for success - or cause a person to fold under the stress and settle for mediocrity. Some of the greatest individual and most influential people in history are those who's lives are less than perfect. Immediately upon beginning this book I began to think of Helen Keller - a young girl without the benefit of sight or hearing - in a time without modern conveniences and tools to make life easier. No one thought Helen Keller would do much or that she would be a success at anything. Yet with the help of just a few who believed in her and with a stubborn streak she mastered sign. Her life then inspired countless others to face and defeat the giants within their lives.
This book is written on this premise - that greatness is in the hands of the Lord and we must trust the Author for the strength to face and defeat the "giants" of our lives. Things that are meant to intimidate, destroy, devastate and defeat us can in fact make us great.
Thanks to B&B Media for this review copy.
ABBIE RIDDLE is the wife of Pastor Brent Riddle of Faith Baptist Church. She is home school mother of 5 small children, one abiding in heaven (Anna Grace, Chase "Rocky" Ryan, Justin Wyatt, Rachel Elisabeth, and heaven's baby: Caleb Levi). Actively involved in Women's ministry, she leads Bible Studies, is involved in the Faith Girls Ministry, Youth Awana teacher and Sunday school teacher. God has given her a heart to see women touched and transformed by the Word of God. To see women set free from the lies of society and established in the truth of their identities as Daughter's of THE KING. She is available for speaking engagements at women's retreats, and conferences. To schedule her as a speaker/teacher please contact Faith Baptist Church of New Boston, Texas. Click on Faith Baptist Church under "Our Friends".
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