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inSignificant: Why You Matter in the Surprising Way God Is Changing the World

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  • Posted June 22, 2014

    I found this veery interesting, I was a teacher for almost two years.

    The teacher , in his own view had bit off more than he was expected to chew. But because of his persistance, amid the crtualty of the students, Gaind confidence in the class, and felt as time draged on he was making headway. I think that anyone that is prepariing to become a teacher, realy needs to read this book. No matter what field they are planning to ork in, this story will give support to the individual who thinks this is going to be a piece of cake, and find a mouthfull of mud. So be prepared.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    In this book, Chris Travis talks about the real power that God i

    In this book, Chris Travis talks about the real power that God is using to change the world—His love; and He is doing it through the lives of those who are willing to love the way Jesus loves. It calls for a life where we see our days through God’s perspective, being kingdom focused instead of self focused, and partnering with Christ to bring that kingdom here on earth. Travis states that loving the way Jesus commands can sometimes make one feel insignificant.

    After teaching for two years in Harlem at what the New York Post called “School From Hell”, Travis himself felt the slow death of his significance yet at the same time, he was compelled to love the way Jesus loved, which in retrospect meant dying for others and feeling the pain of loving a sinful world. He found that loving others God’s way makes our life more meaningful, no matter what we find ourselves doing day after day and sometimes longer than we desire.

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those who feel they do not matter in their little corner of the world or feel they have lost their purpose. This book is truly a practical approach to help anyone understand that they are significant to God and to the people He longs to reach.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    As someone who has personally experienced a truly horrible job -

    As someone who has personally experienced a truly horrible job - the kind that makes you dread the coming day and feel physical anxiety, fear and sadness every Sunday night - I could really relate to this book. This book is for anyone who has ever had to endure a tough - or downright miserable - experience. The type that keeps you asking, "why am I here?" and "why does this part of my life have to suck so bad??" This book shows how an everyday guy was able to get through some of the darkest days of his life and inspires hope that even in the worst of times, we too can find meaning and purpose in our lives. I really loved this book and recommend it to anyone who has ever questioned why bad things happen to good people.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    Great read! Check it out!

    Chris Travis's book, inSignificant, is one of the most inspiring and encouraging books I've read this year. Chris's conversational and descriptive narrative make your reading experience feel much more like a conversation over coffee with a good friend. Even though the book is an easy read, it is immensely powerful. This book tells the story of Chris's experience working at the most dangerous public school in Harlem. There are moments in this book that will make you cry and make you laugh, but most importantly, there are moments in this book that could change how you see yourself and those around you. I highly recommend this book. It's an easy read, powerfully simple and full of insights that will stick with you.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    Chris Travis is a real guy who encourages other real people. His

    Chris Travis is a real guy who encourages other real people. His style draws you in, his stories come alive, and his punchline makes a difference in how you think. If you've ever wondered if you were making an impact, or have known someone who doubts their own value, here's a simple remedy that is not a quick fix. But InSignificant is profoundly direct and eminently helpful. Really.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Chris Travis takes us with him on a two year journey into the mo

    Chris Travis takes us with him on a two year journey into the most dangerous middle school in New York City, and then shows us how God taught him many lessons through that experience. Chris is an outstanding story teller and I could not wait to read each chapter. Through Chris' amazing story, God used him to also teach you and me lessons about our significance. I am already looking forward to reading book #3!

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    A beautiful book

    Chris Travis has written a beautiful little book. I was reminded of some great films like To Sir With Love, Stand and Deliver and Freedom Writers. In other words, this book inspires. But it goes beyond mere inspiration and challenges us. You may feel insignificant. You may be insignificant. And God may be planning to use your insignificance to change the world. I had to stop reading several times to let my tears settle. It is hard to see a grown man cry and in this narrative, he hurts and cries. It is also moving to see how children strive to just get by in one of America's most dangerous middle schools There are a myriad lessons here. Sometimes life hurts and sometimes we learn the most about ourselves and what our lives mean through pain. Sometimes we have to be completely humbled before we can be completely used by God. I'd like to see a movie of this book. But the end the inSignificant story is still being written. We still don't know how it ends. Chris is changing the world and inspiring us to join him. And I, for one, would like to see inSignificant made into a film.

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