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Ben Courson’s new book, Optimisfits, is full of hope for you, and I have to say this has been one of the most highlighted books that I have read so far in the 30 Second Book Club because there were so many things that spoke to me! Check out the full interview here:
In his book he talks about:
The Bible was given to us so that we might have hope.
Therefore, and this is really important, if you read the Bible and walk away with less hope rather than more hope, it’s a giant exercise in missing the point (56)
If you are afraid of failure you’ll never realize your dreams […] the best stories are about perserverance in the face of challenge […] God loves you right where you are, He loves you just as much when youre at your lowest moment as He is at your peak performance. (103)
An entire ocean of water can’t sink a ship, unless it gets inside the ship. (125)
If you want to defeat your fears, you don’t have to do anything. You just need to let God love you, for when you recognize how deep His love goes, you’ll find that fear must vanish in the face of such overwhelming love. (162)
The meaning of life in one sentence
He created you for the highest of all purposes: to enjoy the joy of being enjoyed by God.
How to get closer to God
You can’t. God is inside you, so how can you get any closer than that? You just need to let him love you. (226)