In David Fosters Accept No Mediocre Life, the author encourages readers to live beyond labels they are saddled with from youth. His inspiring message is that you are good enough to excel.
The book is broken down into four commitments: excelling at being who I am; excelling at being where I am; excelling with what I have; and excelling while I can. Each commitment has three chapters dedicated to specific aspects of that commitment. This book is packed with action steps and wisdom from a man who has clearly been there. David Foster is the founding/senior pastor at Bellevue Community Church in Tennessee, hosts a radio talk show, and together with his wife teaches seminars across the country.
Citing vast and varied sources, Foster weaves together an entertaining and transparent look into the life of one man set on breaking down the barriers imposed by others. With skillful use of poetry and alliterated prose, Foster adds a delightful counterpoint to his heavy message. This pastor is truly listening to the heart of God. These are the words of a shepherd to his sheep, a welcome beacon of light in the mind-numbing darkness of the world.
My skeptical reservation to pastors whose words are more inspired by books of quotes and illustrations than God was broken down by Fosters sincerity and timely message. This is no hodge-podge of stories lumped together to meet a deadline, this is an inspired work which will further the work of the kingdom through the lives of the saints. At one point Foster asks the reader for their trust, but not too soon to make it seem a sympathetic ploy, just in time to reveal to me that he had indeed, earned my trust. I highly recommend this book for its laugh-out-loud, shout-amen likeability, wisdom, and practicality. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book Previews.com
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