Friday, April 17, 2015

Whatever the Cost, a review


I had heard of David and Jason Benham's story already, the two brothers who were in the midst of making a TV show for HGTV when it was cancelled at the last minute.  All due to the influence of the Gay and Lesbian community because of the Benham's religious beliefs.

But I admit I would not have agreed to review their book if I hadn't watched an interview with them on television.  For I figured this book was just about that story and I had read a great deal of it already.  After hearing them talk about their book on the TV show, I immediately checked to see if it was still available for review!

For this book is not just about the HGTV story.  It is about how God brought all their experiences together "for such a time as this".  After reading their story, you will know God did indeed have a platform for them to share their faith... it was just different than the road they thought it would be all along.

This is the story of their upbringing, their time as Liberty University baseball players, their desires to play pro-baseball, their business ups and downs, and basically how God was  at work in their life.

Sounds kind of boring, doesn't it?

This is one of the most fun autobiographical books I have read in a very long time.  They enjoy teasing each other and have an amusing way of describing their experiences.  Their co-writer on this, Scott Lamb, did an amazing job of corralling these two and their words together! I find it interesting that they were labeled "haters" by a group only because of their religious beliefs.  These two are love and joy personified.

One of the descriptions offered for reviewers says this book will:
  • 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

Who is this book for?  First and foremost, it is an excellent book to give to young men who need Godly role models.  Women... young and old... will enjoy it, too.  But there are not a lot of books (much less role models) for young men.

This book would also be good for anyone needing inspiration in today's world where Christian values are considered hate crimes.  How the brothers chose to handle this situation would be a lesson for everyone.

If you are going through a trial you cannot understand, you need this book.  If you wonder if God can still use you in spite of your failures, you need this book.  Fun to read.  Quickly read.  Highly recommended.

This book was provided by the publisher for review but the opinion is my own.

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9 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Sounds like a great read!

Deanna

Annabel Smith said...

This sounds excellent to me! And I am so glad that they were not "shut down" as obviously some hoped. God is victorious!

Sherry said...

adding it to my amazon 'wish list'...
thank you for the review. i heard a bit about the tv show situation but hadn't taken time to learn more.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

This sounds very interesting! But how awful it sounds to be a drain to others! Something to think about.

Terra said...

"Be a fountain to others and not a drain" I like that.

Heather said...

Just requested it from our library, thanks for your review!

Scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like a wonderful read.

Vee said...

Sounds most intriguing. It was interesting on my visit to Amazon to see what the book is being paired with.

Carol said...

I was thrilled to find that my library had this book!!! Thank you so much for recommending it!! It was beyond superb. (MD)