Monday, March 16, 2020

The Shift by Keion Henderson

Life changes for every one of us. We marry or we divorce. We gain a new job or lose a treasured one. We experience the stress of getting from here to there. We must survive the meantime, the shift. Handled well, it can be a time of training as God gives us skills for the next season of life.

We can't always control our circumstances but we can control how we choose to respond to them. Henderson combines memoir and insights from the Bible to provide encouragement in times of transition. He describes his book as sort of a field guide for the journey. He covers areas like making decisions, overcoming temptation, facing disappointment, and more.

My favorite part of the book was the section on documentation. Henderson encourages us to keep a record of what God has done and the lessons we have learned. We'll have a record of God's faithfulness and it will be a life changing experience.

He includes questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. The questions are aimed at helping us shift our understanding and encouraging us to rely on God's guidance through His Word. “...God knows what you need. He will guide you through your process of development if you seek Him and obey His guidelines.” (107,108) While Henderson encourages us to move in the right direction, no specific strategy for it is provided.

Since Henderson had his dreams ruptured while in college, this is a good book for college age or young career age readers.

You can watch the book trailer here.

My rating: 4/5 stars

Keion Henderson’s life-changing words have inspired audiences around the world to take action. As a global entrepreneur, he is passionate about developing leaders, organizations, and teams for optimal success. Keion is founder of the annual L3: Lift, Lead and Learn Conference and Business Lab, a global coaching and accelerator program for entrepreneurs and corporate and ministry leaders. As an international speaker, Keion has traveled the globe to share proven strategies for business and leadership development. Keion has been a CNN Heroes Award nominee and recognized as one of John Maxwell’s Top 250 Leaders. He is the senior pastor of The Lighthouse Church where he leads to more than 10,000 members. His greatest joy is being a father to his daughter, Katelyn Henderson. They live in Houston, Texas. Author photo: Drake Studios.

Worthy Books, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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