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No matter what adversity you're up against, there's great hope in this familiar saga. By emulating Joseph's extraordinary attitude and actions, you too can become unsinkable. Pat Williams has long been enamored with Joseph, one of the Bible's most intriguing and potent characters. By studying the dreamer's life carefully, Pat discovered a story so powerful, inspiring, and ultimately challenging, he found himself in awe.
In Unsinkable Pat pulls back the curtain of more than 3000 years to reveal a role model for the ages, an archetype of toughness, honor, grit, and greatness. "He lost his coat but kept his character," Pat writes. "He shaped his future instead of being shaped by it." With all that Joseph endured, his story could have had a very different ending, but he chose to stand firm, sprint from enticement, and adjust to adversity. From Joseph's story, Pat unlocks four "Life Preserver Principles": Always act responsibly. Run from temptation. Say "No" to despair Always say "Yes" to God. If you feel like you are sliding into your own personal pit, get a grip on Joseph's maxim for living above it all: "Whatever is bigger than I am, God is bigger than it is." Consider it your divine flotation device!
|Introduction: Lessons from a Guy Named Joe||15|
|Life-Preserver Principle Number 1||Say Yes to Responsibility Regardless of the Circumstances|
|1.||Use What You Have and Don't Worry about What You Don't Have||23|
|2.||Learn to Stay Cool When the Heat Is On||39|
|3.||Never Give Up!||57|
|Life-Preserver Principle Number 2||Say No to Temptation and Then Get As Far Away from It As You Can|
|4.||Keep Your Eyes on God||79|
|5.||Don't Fight Temptation--Run from It!||101|
|Life-Preserver Principle Number 3||Say No to Despair|
|6.||Believe in the Darkness What God Has Told You in the Light||113|
|8.||Find Comfort in Helping Others||145|
|Life-Preserver Principle Number 4||Always Say Yes to God|
|9.||God's People Always Win in the End||161|
|10.||Give God Control||173|
Posted July 8, 2004
I love the Joseph story, and the author of this work does too! The principles from the (seeming) tragedies in Joseph's life are woven into that which God meant for good. If you love the Joseph story, you will enjoy this book. The scholarship seems sound. However, do not pass on a couple of other Joseph genre works that are somewhat more universal in their scope of application, and a bit more user-friendly: 'With Joseph in the University of Adversity' (if you find it!!), and 'God Meant it for Good'. Great story; good book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.