There will be a day when eight-year-olds won’t die in explosions. There will be a day when people won’t set off bombs in America or any nation in the world.
There will be a day when we don’t have to wonder “why”—and a day when all our tears will be wiped away.
But today’s not that day.
I’m thinking about writing a decent paper to be published for the school collection. It would be really cool if I could do something covering how great God is. But if it is title “God is Awesome” no one will read it. So it has to be about something that may not initially come off as Jesusy, but it totally drenched in the Gospel and Grace?
The Fight, John White
The Fight, John White
Kenny Silva has been through his share of success and failure over the course of his life. As he describes himself through his book, we see that he attempted to go to the Air Force, but failed his required physical test. This ruined him, but he wouldn’t let this failure define him. In the first section he shows us how we can’t have our identity in our failures. We all fail, but God will carry us through our problems to shape us to become more like Him. Silva wrote this book to help us through life. He sets the book up in sections; Identity, Career, Finances, Home, and Growth. Each section is filled with theological and practical tips to move forward in life while growing closer to God.
I thought this book was incredible; combining practical advice with scripture to propel us into an already ongoing life. Silva hits us with Scripture and experience to show us that we can’t just live without the thought of redeeming time; we are to use every moment to glorify God. This means our job hunting should be God glorifying. If you are about to graduate and go into the “real world”, or you are already there, this is a book for you. Read this book and use this book to help you grow closer to God, yourself, and others.
About the Author – from Amazon
Kenny Silva has held every odd job from touring musician to server in a pizza restaurant since his time in the Air Force. At age 25 Kenny launched his own real estate business. Today, he is a Master’s of Divinity student at Reformed Theological Seminary and spends his time reading, writing, selling houses, and ministering to young adults. Kenny regularly posts on topics including life, leadership, philosophy, faith, and culture on his blog at kennysilva.net . He lives with his beautiful wife, Suzanne, and their dog, Cooper, in Nashville, TN.
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Have you ever thought about the early apostles. Think about Peter for a moment. He had parents, just like you. Imagine him going to school and his parents going to parent conferences. The teacher would probably have a bad report for Peter. He probably would have been a teacher’s pet, but knowing Peter, he wouldn’t do it right. The other students would feel bad for him. He would always be that kid.
After he graduated he was probably still looked at this way, but then Jesus came along. Peter was selected to be the leader of the Early Church. He was one of Jesus’ faithful.
Just imagine how proud his parents were! I see them, side-by-side, looking at Peter. They have rosy-red cheeks and smiles reaching ear-to-ear. They didn’t think their child would ever amount to anything. When Jesus selected their son, they couldn’t be any more proud.
God is Good!