I think that about covers it. Don’t you?
Recently I have been impacted by three books, each answering one or more of those questions. Two of the authors I know personally, giving me the benefit of seeing behind the curtain. I promise you, what is written on the pages is on display in real life.
My hope is to whet your appetite, so you can grab these books for yourself and be nourished as I have been.
Who – The Who is Bruce Boydell (and yes I know, you rock-n-roll groupies).
I have known and loved Bruce and his wife Joan for almost 25 years. So when he asked me to endorse his upcoming autobiography, I jumped at the chance. And now I have the privilege of commending Bruce and his book to you.
His book is titled, “Right Full Rudder – Courage to change course.”
This book is not a filtered social media post where he only shows us the “best of.” Bruce has humbled himself and allowed us to see the good, the bad, and the ugly as he outlines his fascinating life.
Our passports will get a stamp from exotic places in the world as well as a fresh look at the familiar. He’ll share his watch from both a nuclear and vintage WWII submarine. His surprising command for an immediate, radical change in course not only saved countless lives, but became the catalyst for the myriad of life lessons he shares in this book.
You’ll marvel at how his ‘misshapen’ sinus cavity prevented a serious brain injury and death from a motor vehicle accident.
That same accident powerfully illustrates the importance of our obedience to God’s call, even in the smallest of things. He and Joan felt God asking them to fast, which they did just days before his accident. Because of his obedience, his intestinal tract was empty, which prevented massive infection and probably death from an abdominal injury that went undiagnosed while they tended to his head injury.
We are told in Hebrews, “Remember your leaders…Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” As a man running hard after God, Bruce has laid bare his failures and triumphs. There is much to glean from watching what led to his successes, as well as learn the hard-won lessons from his failings.
I’ve told you the Who. Now you get to read for yourself the intriguing what, when, where, why, and hows. I promise you, Bruce has a faith worth imitating.
PS – this would make a great Father’s Day gift!
You can find Bruce on his consulting website Lifespan or you can email him directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell him you heard about it here!
Stay tuned. Two more books to come…