Out of The Crowd

Out of The Crowd

by David W. Jones
     
 

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

There is a view of life,
that where the crowd is,
the truth is there also,
and that the truth,
in order to have merit,
needs the crowd on its side.

However, there is another view of life,
which holds that wherever the crowd is,
there is untruth...

Soren Kierkegaard

The purpose of the book is

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Overview

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

There is a view of life,
that where the crowd is,
the truth is there also,
and that the truth,
in order to have merit,
needs the crowd on its side.

However, there is another view of life,
which holds that wherever the crowd is,
there is untruth...

Soren Kierkegaard

The purpose of the book is to help individuals come out of their crowds and into their calling, not just for the hope of each life, but for the sake of the world. Change on a large scale starts in a very small way. I call it the Rosa Parks Philosophy. When she chose to take a stand by keeping her seat, the world started to change. A great movement began with one person. Scott Peck referred to the power of the individual this way,

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual.... For it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497457027
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/07/2014
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

David Jones is the pastor of Orlando Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Florida and author of eight books and collections.

David grew up in the shadow of a textile mill in South Carolina where his father worked as the plant manager. In the mill village he learned about hard work, league softball, church picnics, neighborhood hospitality, and front porch story tellers. At age nineteen, David got his first job running a church youth program and took his father's work ethic and sense of the southern parish into the pastorate. Along the way, he met Carrie Richards from Ada, Michigan and convinced her to give up cold winters for hot summers and join him on the coast of South Carolina. Today, they live outside in Orlando Florida where David is the pastor of Orlando Presbyterian Church (orlandopres.org).

Here is how one reader described David, "Very few storytellers are the storyteller that David Jones is. He spins a tale to make a point and, in doing so, reveals truth through laughter. The tale becomes the memory tool so that the "ah-ha" moments become imprinted on your mind and can be retrieved for future inspiration."

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