Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Great Eight

Scott Hamilton’s The Great Eight was a pure joy to read.


Two one-liners, alone, are worth the price of the book, if they lodge in one’s psyche:


“…The only true disability is a bad attitude…”.  Immediately a Proverb popped into my mind, “

NIV Proverbs 18:14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?


            “…the longest distance between two points is a shortcut…”.


How many of us in life wander along with a bad attitude while casting about for the nearest shortcut only to end up mired in a deeper mess than when we started!


Certainly there are those in life encumbered with greater handicaps than Scott and who triumphed.  But, there are scores of men and women with far lesser burdens, save the burden of the bad attitude and a shortcut mentality.


Take Scott’s advice on these two!


But best of all, to this reviewer, was Scott’s willingness to express the one decision which not only gave meaning to everything else, but enabled him to bring everything into a laser focus: his encounter with the Creator of the Universe in the person of Jesus Christ.


Reflect on Scott’s encounter with the Ruler of all, Jesus of Nazareth!

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