In his book, Losing The Cape, Dan Stanford seeks to open our eyes to the ways in which God works through ordinary people to do the extraordinary.
In the words of nineteenth century evangelist D.L. Moody, “There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.” It’s often the little things that have the greatest impact. (taken from the Introduction)
The book is written in a conversational style which flows easily, making the book hard to put down. The author fills the pages with superhero illustrations, inspiring stories and quotes. Scriptural truths are presented to challenge us to to move out of our comfort zones.
Many a potential hero was disarmed by the promise of a Lay-Z-Boy. Comfort often trumps conviction. What will it take to get you off your chair? (taken from page 94)
Much the way superheroes protected their cities, there are those we are called to serve. We may not be able to change the entire world but there are those we can surely impact. We are reminded that we have been strategically placed in our neighborhoods, in our churches, and in our jobs. There are people we are intended to impact, to share our lives with, to help and to protect.
I found the chapter on the Power of Legacy to bring challenging reminders:
“Every generation passes things along to the next generation.”
“Legacy is one of the ways we outlive ourselves.”
“The most important thing we can pass along to the next generation is a robust relationship with God.”
This is a book for every one of us. We all need to be challenged to see and use our God-given potential and abilities to their fullest. It is as we embrace the ordinary that God will enable us each to do the extraordinary in our little corner of the world.
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