12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower

12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower

by Jr. Charles C. Hagan

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12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower by Jr. Charles C. Hagan

The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact on the world. Titanic has spawned books, plays, poems, films, drama films, songs, concerts, musicals, novels, video games, newsreels, slideshows, multimedia works, and works of art. It has been noted that Titanic spawned the largest number of songs regarding any disaster or event in American history. The event became a popular theme for balladeers, blues, bluegrass and country singers in the Southern United States. British songwriters commemorated the disaster with appeals religious, chauvinistic, and heroic sentiments.
One person has suggested that the reaction to the Titanic can only be compared to the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. The three most written about subjects since April 1912 are Jesus, the American Civil War, and Titanic. The story of the RMS Titanic has been interpreted in numerous ways-as a symbol of technological hubris, a classic disaster tale, an indictment regarding class divisions of the society at that time, a kind of morality play, a romantic tragedy, and somewhere between a Greek and Elizabethan tragedy. There have been so many books written about the Titanic that there are very few that will tell you anything new, but every now and then you find an absolute gem. Charles Hagan's book adds to the Titanic story with his 12 Titanic Lessons for Christians! There are danger lessons, time lessons, and motivational lessons all culled from the disaster that was Titanic!

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ISBN-13: 9780975949030
Publisher: Legacy Residential Partners Inc
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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12 TITANIC LESSONS FOR CHRISTIANS: LESSONS TO MOTIVATE, CHALLENGE AND EMPOWER 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Janet16 More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for those looking for inspiring reading about being prepared what God / Jesus might say about it, while weaving the story of the Titanic as an example. In four separate parts, each part split into chapters, the author talks about the misfortune of the Titanic, the lack of heeding the iceberg warnings. From the crew not being trained for the event of a sinking ship, the wealthy passengers not heeding the direness of the situation, and the captain not leading when he was needed most the author gives examples of how of this plays into our lives. Aside from talking about the Titanic to illustrate these life's lessons, he also mentions more recent examples. Besides talking about the failure of those on the Titanic to save the passengers, the author gives scripture verses to further illustrate each of his points. For instance, he talks about heeding warnings and not depending on your wealth to save you and how scripture has given us the same life's lessons and how it plays a role in our lives. This is a very easy to read book. I liked how the author had clearly researched the events of the Titanic and its tragic end, making so that I learned a few things I didn't already know. The author does an excellent job of talking about the Titanic and how the mistakes of those aboard can apply to our lives. Whether Christian or not, Im sure people will find this to be an insightful read.
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that the reason I first chose this book to read was due to the title and cover page. A picture of the sinking Titanic with crosses in the distant fog were on the cover which caught my attention and the title hooked me. I had to know how the author would use the Titanic to teach Christian values to readers. After reading the book, I have to say that he did manage to do it, although some of the ideas are a bit too preachy for my taste. The author sets the book up into twelve lessons, each starting with the historical information in the lesson and then a section about how it pertains to Christian values and beliefs. It ends with some scripture that coincides with the lesson. The author often adds other “modern day parallels”, as he calls them. The historical aspect of this book was very interesting because I’ve always had an interest in the Titanic and the author seems to have done his homework. I also often enjoyed the scripture and Christian lesson and could see how he brought them together. This book is great for someone who enjoys history as well as religion. There are a few very minor editing problems but nothing that interfered with the book. I read it on my ereader and the format worked very well. Overall it was definitely a different type of book to read as well as interesting.
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“12 Titanic Lessons for Christians” is a faith-based self-help book that arranges its advice and insight around one of the most memorable historic events of all time: the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. The book begins with a timeline and trivia about the Titanic to set the stage, and then moves on to lessons the tragedy offers to Christians, how to make “mid-course corrections,” and how to remain motivated and become empowered in your faith. For instance, in one chapter, the book discusses the danger of neglecting warnings—the Titanic received between two and twenty-nine warnings, and they went unheeded and led to tragedy. The author ties this to God’s warnings in life about sin, hell, and other issues, and how Christians must heed them to avoid tragedy of their own. It also ties the hidden bulk of the iceberg to spiritual landmines in life, and how Jesus Christ can serve as a lifeboat. “12 Titanic Lessons for Christians” is well-written and well-organized. The logical flow of information and insight combined to become something really inspiring—the author leads from a specific danger itself, to the message Christians can take away from it, to a modern-day parallel, to specific scriptures and the lessons they hold. Often, it’s important to use analogy, metaphor, or allegory to understand faith, and the author fully explores and applies the lessons the Titanic has to offer, from the danger of trusting in wealth to the hubris of believing anything is indestructible. I would recommend this book to Christians who are looking to become more devout and keep on the right path of faith; the author approaches his subject from an entertaining angle, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less profound or sincere.
georgiabeckman More than 1 year ago
This is a really great read. I thoroughly enjoyed the correlation that Charles Curtis Hagan, Jr. made between the Titanic disaster & our Christian lives. Although the Titanic tragedy is something that certainly any person living today has heard of, you will find some very interesting facts about it in this book. The author has obviously done his research on the topic & then flawlessly delivers lessons that show us not only how this event could have been avoided completely, or at least with a hugely different outcome, but he then reminds us how we should take heed to warnings that are clear to make a mid-course change in life when necessary. If the ship is sinking, we need not stay on board. We have a lifeboat. I sincerely appreciated that he penned this thought: "Just the fact that we are alive and breathing should be good enough to feel grateful." He reminds us that we are not always going to be on the mountain top. There will be valleys, snares, turmoil. But one thing is sure, our God does not change. His word does not change. We must diligently pursue God to know our course, to change course, or to abandon ship if necessary. I am feeling encouraged, refreshed, empowered & thankful after reading this book. It was a great reminder to take a step back & survey the situation, rely on God & make necessary changes all along life's way.
JaxGrampy More than 1 year ago
“12 Titanic Lessons for Christians” by Charles C. Hagan, Jr. is a rather clever guide in which the author uses historic facts concerning the sinking of the Titanic as parallels to biblical exhortations pertinent to 21st Century Christians. Beginning with a comprehensive recitation of well-documented facts about the timeline of the Titanic’s brief existence, Hagan establishes the 12 lessons to be learned from that disaster, which he subsequently uses to reveal lessons of great value to Christians today. Nearly a fourth (1/4) of the book is required for Hagan’s documentation, which includes a great many internet links for those who wish to learn more about the Titanic’s fateful history. Hagan has presented his analogies in plain language, supported by scripture quotations, in such a way as to be easily understood and readily accepted. “12 Titanic Lessons for Christians” is entertaining, accurate, educational and extremely useful for Christians of all stripes and flavors. I propose that this will constitute a superb addition to your library, and one you will undoubtedly refer to often.