Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness

Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness

by Ben Courson

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ISBN-13: 9780736975841
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 16,623
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ben Courson is the founder of Hope Generation, has a global TV and radio program, and is a gifted and nationally renowned speaker. Hope Generation TV show airs in 180 countries around the world. Ben's humorous, uplifting, and high-energy style couples with a gift to communicate God’s heart in an impactful way. His ultimate mission is to generate hope in God to build a generation of hope in others. bencourson.com

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Optimisfits: Igniting a Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ms_B_ 5 days ago
I knew that I wasn't the target demographic for this book. Even still I did glean some great takeaways for myself. I've been looking for some books on hope specifically as well as not being afraid to be who you were made to be to pass along to the millennials in my life. This book makes the cut. I especially like Ben's writing style, it's almost like you're there having a conversation with him. I think this book will hold the attention and interest of younger readers long enough for them to get hooked on the message. It's a great jumping off point for the message of hope.
EmilyBoyMom 5 days ago
"Optimisfits: Igniting A Fierce Rebellion Against Hopelessness" is a call to reach towards something that seems to be in short supply: hope! Author Ben Courson explains what an "optimisfit" is in this funny, honest read. He shares stories of his Squad of very different friends and how they continue to enjoy this life to the fullest. Ben also provides anecdotes from people in history that he feels embodies the spirit of an optimisfit. The question then remains: are you willing to become a "hope dealer"? This book's message is something that will reach across generations. With record numbers of suicide, depression and anxiety that plague our world today, "Optimisfits" offers a better way to face struggles: honesty and vulnerability within safe circles. There are also encouragements throughout the book to remain different, to stand in our own uniqueness amidst assimilation, and to seek God's will for our lives, even when they do not look like the lives we envisioned. I have not read any of Ben's work before, but the idea that we can be open about where our battles lie, admit we don't have it all together and still be effective in God's community are important messages. We don't have to be perfect to make a difference or to offer hope. Often we think we are the only ones struggling and turn to isolation. This book will encourage the reader to seek friends who can support you through tough times, as well as happy times. There is also encouragement to seek, savor and enjoy the wonder that surrounds us in the world. Ben writes in a very down to earth way with a maturity beyond his years. He is connected to a generation that thinks outside the box, does not want to conform to the societal norms, and wants to make a true difference as a result of doing things differently. I noticed throughout the book that some see optimism as an idea that isn't based on the real world, you CAN be optimistic, while at the same time, admitting life isn't always perfect. It means latching onto the hope we have in Christ and pushing that hope outward, changing the culture in the process. I was excited to read an early review PDF thanks to Harvest House. All opinions are my own.