I originally bought this book at the recommendation of Michael Hyatt. I’m learning a lot from his website and podcasts and took him at his word that this was a good book. And he is right. The basic genre is, “Get off the couch and start serving humanity.” I like this. You could say that this is what most of my blog is about. But what I found most encouraging from his book was a mixed bag of things the author had done that were small, but missed the mark. But also huge things he had done that also missed the mark. And then how he used them as learning experiences.
I found this to be particularly encouraging because so often I think to myself, “If I had just done this big mission trip, it would have turned everything around and I’d be a better Christian.” The author did the big mission trips. The month-long mission trips. The throw-away-your-career mission trips that last for a year. And they were amazing. But something was still missing. It was like he was telling me that the fact that I feel something missing doesn’t make me less valuable. It just means I need to be “wrecked” some more.
There were some chapters which were slower than others. Some life stories that were more impactful than others. But overall this book is excellent and does a great job of first motivating us to move, and then dispelling a lot of the obstacles we put in our way.
Overall, I highly recommend this book. You can buy it here. That is not an affiliate link. I will have those one day, but I’m still working out the details.
Have a great day, everyone. And don’t forget:
We were all built to be heroes.
It’s about time we started acting like heroes.