Today I am reviewing Whatever the Cost: Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams and Living Powerfully by David and Jason Benham.
Here is a brief synopsis:
“Two nationally-acclaimed real estate entrepreneurs share biblical principles to revolutionize your work and family life, and give you the courage to stand up for what is right.”
This book follows the story of highly motivated and entrepreneurial twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, from their formative years and ventures into professional baseball to their rise as owners of a multi-million dollar business empire and securing an HGTV reality series.
It’s a journey where the brothers learned how they must die to their dreams not just once, but twice as they walked away from baseball before being called up to the Big Show and later as their TV series was stripped away from them just before airing when the network succumbed to media pressures surrounding their faith.
These experiences only helped them realize that the key to powerful living is found when you die to your dreams and face your fears, and choose to live powerfully through it all. The biblical principles they implemented to guide their work and families are revealed in practical terms to apply to our daily lives and give us courage to stand for what is right.
The book will expand on principles such as:
Show that You are Faithful in Little
Be a Fountain to Others and not a Drain
Produce More in Value than You Receive
Work to Your Ability and not Your Pay
Breathe Life into All Situations
Remember that You are Human Beings, not Human Doings
Hold to a Standard of Disciplined Living
Don’t Swing at Every Pitch
Find Your Greatest Blessings on the Other Side of Your Greatest Fears
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“Kingdom men are hard to find. A Kingdom man is a male who consistently functions under the comprehensive rule of God.” ~Dr. Tony Evans
This is a wonderful book, telling you everything you’d ever want to know about David and Jason, the amazing, talented, competitive Benham twin brothers… and Christian — they are both most definitely Christian men — who live their faith in everything they do.
These successful men have totally caught my attention with their story. I actually met the Benham Brothers at a family conference two years ago in Indiana — and yes, just like the book relates, they are wonderful, Christian men. This book follows their story — from their early years — into adulthood, as they play professional baseball, build a multi-million dollar business and prepare to appear on their own HGTV reality show (although it was cancelled before the first show was aired).
However, it wasn’t really any of these experiences — it was through the Biblical principles they practice that teach them how to face their fears and live a more glorious life. I was prepared to be bored (sorry guys)… but I never expected to read late into the night — until I had reached the end of the book. And even now, I plan to go back and jot down some notes from their book. There are inspiring quotes in each chapter, as well as appendices in the back of the book.
At the end of chapter one it says, “By the time you finish reading the book, we hope to compel you to trust Jesus with your life whatever the cost, to live powerfully for Him, and to provide you with biblical principles you can apply to your life the minute you put the book down”.
…that says it all.
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God bless you!
© 2015 DJ Mynatt