Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure / Digital original - eBook
Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure / Digital original - eBook  -     By: Daniel Hochhalter
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780781411998
ISBN-13: 9780781411998

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In 2008, after seven years of preparation, Daniel Hochhalter permanently failed his PhD, leaving him with no refunds, no transferable credits, no recourse to appeal or try again, and no hope of gaining the qualifications needed for his desired career. Then he lost his job. Devastated and in crisis, with no Plan B and no clue how to redeem his future, he looked to the twelve disciples and discovered that—despite their gaping faults and sins—God still loved them and used them to change the world.

With fresh warmth and wisdom, ample hope and humor, Losers Like Us skillfully intertwines Dan’s own story with theirs to show how our worst mistakes and greatest failures bring us to a place of teachableness, egolessness, brokenness, and empathy—the very qualifications required to receive God’s love and grace, and to manifest his kingdom on earth.

Author Bio

Daniel Hochhalter lives with his wife and two wiener dogs in Portland, Oregon, where his only true credential is that the Lord loves him. Dan has a B.S. (Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA) and an M.Div. (George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Newberg, OR). He does not have a PhD.

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"God seems to have a soft spot for the ordinary, broken and failed people of the world. We fight those labels with everything we have, but in the end we always seem to end up in the same place. In Losers Like Us, Dan Hochhalter takes a raw and honest look at a journey from failure to freedom. But Losers Like Us is more than that—it is an invitation to discover that freedom for yourself."
Rick McKinley, Senior Pastor, Imago Dei Community

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  1. Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I, Too, Am A Loser
    January 13, 2015
    Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Losers Like Us.
    I have long known that I am broken. I would have never thought to call myself a LOSER; yet, like the apostles, I am.

    I find some books fun to read. I find some books helpful to read. There are some books I think will be helpful to others. But, every so often, I find a book that is life changing for me. Losers Like Us is one of those books.

    One of the first books that opened my eyes in this way was Charles Swindolls The Grace Awakening. Losers Like Us does it again. The author takes each of the apostles and describes why they had no business being chosen by Jesus as one of the twelve. He could have chosen almost any individual from Biblical history, but because these twelve spent the most time living with and around Jesus, these twelve serve as perfect examples of who not to choose as a disciple. There were the nobodies, the do nothings, the followers, the faithless. Each, in their own way, were losers. Yet, Jesus chose them, not by default, but individually, to be leaders in the early church. Similarly, there is no reason that God should allow me to serve Him, but he does.

    That is the significance of this book, God can take individuals, regardless of how broken or lost they are, and remake them into His image. Whether it be an unscrupulous tax collector, an unknown named James, or two apostles that we know nothing about other than they appear in lists of the twelve that spent three years with Jesus.

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    This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
  2. Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I, Too, Am A Loser
    January 13, 2015
    Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have long known that I am broken. I would have never thought to call myself a LOSER; yet, like the apostles, I am.

    I find some books fun to read. I find some books helpful to read. There are some books I think will be helpful to others. But, every so often, I find a book that is life changing for me. Losers Like Us is one of those books.

    One of the first books that opened my eyes in this way was Charles Swindolls The Grace Awakening. Losers Like Us does it again. The author takes each of the apostles and describes why they had no business being chosen by Jesus as one of the twelve. He could have chosen almost any individual from Biblical history, but because these twelve spent the most time living with and around Jesus, these twelve serve as perfect examples of who not to choose as a disciple. There were the nobodies, the do nothings, the followers, the faithless. Each, in their own way, were losers. Yet, Jesus chose them, not by default, but individually, to be leaders in the early church. Similarly, there is no reason that God should allow me to serve Him, but he does.

    That is the significance of this book, God can take individuals, regardless of how broken or lost they are, and remake them into His image. Whether it be an unscrupulous tax collector, an unknown named James, or two apostles that we know nothing about other than they appear in lists of the twelve that spent three years with Jesus.

    ______________

    This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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