'There is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.'
John Calvin's words ring true in this moving story by former West Des Moines Dowling Catholic Athletic Director Steve Shanks, who 'strived against' God with atheist beliefs that led him into a God-made perfect storm.
In Take My Heart and Make It Break, readers will find a man who gets his dream job but then finds himself becoming bitter towards religion. He writes a caustic email that ends up in the inbox of a high-profile coach that he is about to fire...and then the email ends up on the ten o'clock news and on the front page of Iowa's largest newspaper.
It's a story of self-inflicted heartache, brokenness and salvation. For the reader, this book is living proof that life without God is a downward spiral and life with God is life at its best.
|Publisher:||Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
Table of Contents
The End of One Life 11
A Lukewarm Christian Becomes a Catholic School Administrator 17
A Voice in the Aisle 21
A Change in the Wind 25
Heading Toward the Cliff 35
Sealing the Deal with a Song 41
The E-mail 43
Paying the Fare 51
Picking Up the Pieces 63
Pieces of Grace 73
Sanding the Wood 77
The Destiny of Those Who Forget God 81
He's Not Done Yet 87
Getting Goosebumps 91
Of Salmon and Such 95