Book Review: “Defying Normal” by Skip Heitzig With Jeff KinleyOctober 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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From the back cover: Find a hill worth dying on
How many of us lead lives of quiet desperation–and don’t even know it? Caught between the shifting moral landscape of our culture and a burning desire to make our lives count, too often we settle for less. God has so much more for us than conformity to the status quo–if we will only take the necessary leap of faith.
In Defying Normal, pastor Skip Heitzig offers such a challenge and provides practical, Biblical advice for pursuing a life of faith and transformation in uncertain times. Drawing on the life of Daniel–a nonconformist agent of God in a time and culture in desperate need of truth and light–Defying Normal dares you to embrace eight God-centered traits that will help you soar above the norm and live your faith in a bold and winning way.
You don’t have to blend in or give in to find and fulfill your purpose and impact your world. In fact, it can happen only when you defy what is popular and rise above the crowd to a new normal.
Who ever said that we have to do what everybody else does? Pastor Heitzig reminds us that “Paul said, ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’ By “Transformed” he meant utterly changed. Call it an extreme makeover.” Pastor Heitzig looks at the life of Daniel who, with his three friends, were nonconformists to life in Babylon and made great changes and shows us how we can do the same. There are eight God-centered traits that Pastor Heitzig focuses on: Self-Control, Faith, Humility, Integrity, Dependence, Courage, Hope and Balance. If we can be transformed then we can go out and transform where we live just like Daniel and his friends did! I think that everyone should have a copy of this book and it would make a terrific gift for friends and family so that they could be transformed as well.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”