Book Review: Faithful Is Successful: Notes to the Driven Pilgrim. USA: Outskirts; 2014.
Faithful is Successful (Grills et al, 2014), a collection of memoirs penned by individuals from a designated demographic: “successful Christian professionals,” explores the topic of success from the Christian worldview. This work leverages, most specifically, lessons learned from struggle and search on the topic, to explicate how success in vocation can and ought to be achieved. Inevitably canvassed subthemes include the definition in essence, the measuring stick(s) and expected exemplification of success. The latter, the authors suggest, a fruit one can only authentically interpret ex post. Overall, the undeniable page-turner is the refreshing honesty of each disclosure including contributions from a U.S Army serviceman turned hedge-fund co-founder in Africa and a respected artist working in Los Angeles, to name a few. Noteworthy is the fact that among contributors, authors Denholm and Grills, and editors Swamidass and Grills hail from the medical field. Not only them, but several of the authors have interfaced with the theme of this volume: “Caring in Conflict.” Whether at work or at home, interpersonal conflict has challenged some of the authors, and at times their families, as they negotiated their life journey’s in both old and new environments.
Grills, N, Lewis, DE, and Swamidass, SJ, eds. Faithful Is Successful: Notes to the Driven Pilgrim. USA: Outskirts; 2014.
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