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Book Review of The Power of Adversity,
This review is from: The Power of Adversity: Tough Times Can Make You Stronger, Wiser, and Better (Hardcover)
The Power of Adversity is an electric book revealing Al Weatherhead's story from `angry young' to motivational speaker. The theme and focus of this book is to change your perspective on adversity.
This is not a Christian book, though it reveals how using the wisdom principles of the Bible to begin to view the many hard times of your life to your benefit.
It includes one interesting view on the story of the fall of mankind found in Genesis stating that because of the fall, mankind would suffer adversity. In it's basic form, this is quite true (though there is much more to say about the fall.)
Reading this book reminded me of an instruction I gave my sons during their `growing' years. I tried to convey them three principles for life: 1) Know where to go when you find yourself in trouble - God; 2) The concept of `delayed gratification'; and 3)As a child of God - all events in their lives were covered under Romans 8:28, meaning no matter the problem - God would work it to their favor.
This book would fall under the latter of the three instructions. It provides good instruction on how to view adversity and offers the authors real life testimony as a witness.
Al Weatherhead's life story is woven throughout the book with instruction to the reader of how the many adverse events in his life reshaped his perspective.
Written in a very fast paced, non-stop fashion, this book is a shot in the arm for those who may be walking under the `why me' cloud. I would recommend it for anyone needing a jolt in their thought pattern.
The review copy of this book was provided free of charge by the author and was donated to the library of Westwood Baptist Church.
Reviewed by: Keiki Hendrix
Reviewed for: Al Weatherhead