Losing the Cape: The Power of Ordinary in a World of Superheroes

Losing the Cape: The Power of Ordinary in a World of Superheroes

by Dan Stanford


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How to be a hero when you’re feeling anything but super

Despite all the superhero hype, the problems and pain in our world aren’t going away. In fact, it often feels like the threats just keep coming. But the good news is that God has placed you here for such a time as this. And the even better news? You don’t have to get rid of your anxiety, debt, speech impediment, extra weight, health issues, disability—or any other weakness—to be used by God. What this world actually needs is less-than-super people making small but significant differences in their own corners of the world.

Through inspiring stories from the Bible and his own life, Dan Stanford demonstrates that with God availability is more important than ability. Losing the Cape is an invitation to start making the world a better place through your ordinary, everyday presence.

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ISBN-13: 9780802416889
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

DAN STANFORD is not a comic book superhero. The glasses make you do a double take but under his shirt is not a cool costume and cape. He doesn't have a catch phrase like "Up, Up and Yahweh!" and there's no blockbuster movie about his heroic deeds. He's an ordinary, decaf drinking, nap taking, Jesus loving citizen. But in spite of being ordinary, he married his true love, Suzanne and they have three dynamic boys: Caleb, Connor and Colton. Dan holds a Masters degree from Trinity International University and started The Well Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. To learn more visit www.danstanford.net.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Your Not-So-Secret Identity 13

2 When the Ordinary Rise 27

3 Underdogs Overcome 39

4 Not Just Heroes and Zeroes 49

5 Created for Adventure 59

6 The Her in Hero 71

7 Protect Your City 81

8 The Original Dynamic Duo 99

9 Justice Comes Down to Just Us 109

10 A Tragic Beginning 119

11 What's in Your Utility Belt? 129

12 Multitasking Is NOT a Superpower 137

13 Courage Is Contagious 143

14 Better Than X-ray Vision 149

15 The Original Superpower 157

16 The Power of Perseverance 167

17 Seeing the Invisible 175

18 Becoming a Powerful Symbol 187

19 Moving at the Speed of Light 195

20 Your Greatest Villain 209

21 The Power of Legacy 217

Notes 227

Super Discussion Questions 235

Acknowledgments 239

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