Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Never Give Up by John Mason

Never Give Up--You're Stronger Than You Think by [Mason, John]

You're Stronger Than You Think

Well, in keeping with my post earlier today about lists, this was a book that had quite a few lists scattered throughout.

Divided into basically 52 bullet point chapter, John talks about looking inward, looking outward and looking upward and the keys found in these three places to not giving up.

Some of his bullet points include: 

* For every reason there is to lie, there's a better reason to tell the truth
* Fear isn't reality
* No gift from God is insignificant
* Our words create our worlds
* Never start your day in neutral
* Find yourself by giving yourself to others
*There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going
*Rise by lifting others
*Stop every day and look at the size of God
*The Bible is a Book of directions, not suggestions
*God will use you right where you are today

There are 52 of these as titles for a two to four page chapter that delves into the idea a little more in depth. And yet, it's still kept short and sweet. I like the idea of this book because it does give so many good ideas, but to me, John doesn't overstate his points. However, to just sit down and read the book from cover to cover, it can feel like you are just barely scratching the surface of what you could learn. So I would recommend reading this book, more like one chapter at a time and letting it marinate in your heart and soul and mind before moving on.

I had never heard of John Mason before this book, but it appears that this was his 19th book and he has over two million books in print in 38 languages. I guess he knows the meaning of not giving up. 

I received this book from Revell Books and was not required to write a positive review. 

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