For Ben, these things are foreign concepts. He’s used to comfort, ease, and plenty. But life gets real pretty fast when he is dragged along on a break-neck journey through a monster infested Peru. The narrow, naive perception of reality he relies on for peace is shattered, and he is forced to choose: risk personal danger to help Daniel, or avoid conflict and let him face peril alone.
For most of those living in developed countries, it’s easy to encase ourselves in a comfortable, distracted existence—one that keeps us insulated from our own cowardice, indifference to the suffering of others, and general depravity.
In the past two posts (which you can find here and here), I discussed the necessity of hardships (1) for the formation of true character and (2) as a means of bringing us to the end of our self-will. To this I would add that hardships are often designed to make our weaknesses evident, and usually require us to act in courageous, other-centered ways.
How have your responses to trials enabled you to overcome fear and die to self?
Daniel and the Sun Sword is now available for PRE-ORDER!
1) If you live in or around Dothan, AL:
Those who are local, please INDICATE where you would like to pick up your order:
♦ The Launch Party in Late JULY. (This will be the earliest you can get the book) or…
♦ Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic at 101 Medical Drive, 36303 or…
♦ First Presbyterian Church at 3012 West Main St., 36305.
2) If you live out of the area, click HERE to order on Amazon.
♦DON’T GET CONFUSED: The book will be available in July, but on Amazon.com and on B&N.com you’ll notice that the official “release date” is listed as November 3, 2015. This is due to Mysterious Publishing World Rules. As the name implies, they’re very mysterious. You WILL receive your copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword by the end of July or early August if you order through Amazon.
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