..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Book Review: Robin Roberts: From the Heart

I like Robin Roberts. She is just salt-of-the-earth
kind of folk. When I tune in to Good Morning
I always look for her. I've
liked her all the more since her coverage
of Hurricane Katrina in her home town of Pass
Christian in Mississippi. I like her gentle
way of both having faith in God and sharing it
in such a personal, unassuming way.

Robin has written a book: From the Heart,
Seven Rules to Live By
In it she
shares parts of her life journey and the
principles that she lives by. This is not
Karl Barth kind of theology, it is the kind
of simple, hard won advice that comes
from keeping at things, striving to be excellent,
and just going on despite-the-odds.

Sometimes the most profound things are the
simplest. You will find no stunning new
revelations here, no earth-shattering new
discoveries, just the plain old tried and true
fundamentals written with Robin's down-home
flair and heartfelt love.

What I got out of the book was this:
Keep at it. Don't make excuses. Press
past your comfort zones. Don't blame
others. If you fail, pick yourself
up and keep going. Live by your faith.
Value your roots. Surround yourself
with the kind of people who will be
there when you fall.

We don't have to be famous to make a
difference, we just have to be faithful
to what God has called us to do.

So if you have a few hours, like I
did sitting in the airport, try
reading, "From the Heart:
Seven Rules to Live By."

published by Hyperion, 2007
ISBN 1-4013-0333-1

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