Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fully Alive by Ken Davis

Are you comfortable? Have you become comfortable with being comfortable? Have you lost your joy? Do you want to soar again like an eagle?
Davis writes, “No matter how old you are, no matter your past circumstances or physical condition, you can live fully starting today.” (17)
He writes about his own wakeup call, when his young granddaughter went missing. He shares his own, “Noooo,” experience when he saw a photo of his overweight self. He shares the importance of exercise and his own journey to fitness (losing 60 pounds). He includes a section on the importance of friends, the encouragement and support they provide.
Even more important, Davis reminds us, is our spiritual life. Like Paul, we are to know Christ and the power of his resurrection. (Phil. 3:10) Davis shares his own experience of deepening his relationship with Jesus Christ.
He shares his experience of journaling. (”Dear Diarrhea...” - you have to read the book.) He relates the importance of expressing loves, yet making sure we understand we never expect human love to supply what only God's love can.

“When we are fully alive we function at the capacity we were created for in every area of life. We operate on all cylinders – mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually – doing what most glorifies God and brings Him joy.” (100)
It is not about us. It is about God. “You will never glimpse life at its best until you draw from an inspiration bigger than yourself.” (101) Glorifying God is the bottom line. “The glory of God is man fully alive.” (100) “So stand up! Fix your eyes on the goal, start moving, and keep moving.” (136) Make it your goal in life to glorify God by living fully alive.

Do you need an encouragement to get going, to be fully alive? Regardless of your age, this book will do it.

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Ken Davis is a best-selling author, frequent radio and television guest, and sought after speaker. He and his wife live in Franklin, Tennessee, have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Thomas Nelson, 225 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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