“Losing the Cape,” by Dan Stanford, is an empowering message to embrace our inner ordinary as extraordinary. In a society that pushes us to strive for general acceptance by taking on the form of multiple molds, this book encourages us to pull away from the pack with our own unique set of super-hero qualities.
“Before our parents ever saw us on an ultrasound screen, God saw every challenge and opportunity that we would ever face. ‘We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good words, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:10) You already have what you need. Where God guides, He provides. This is what God is hinting at when He asks Moses, ‘What is that in your hand?’ (Exodus 4:2)” – Dan Stanford, “Losing the Cape.”
This book a practical push forward for the everyday person. The pat on the back and small step in godly confidence that most of us need in our everyday, very busy, millennial lives. Stanford addresses issues of holding onto safety as a idol, being a good steward of the place that God has put us in and the people He’s placed around us, and how our faith in Christ an indwelling power of the Holy Spirit provides super-hero strength.
“We become out of balance when too much emphasis is placed on going to church rather than on being the church.” Dan Stanford, “Losing the Cape.
The analogies and references to many common super-hero stories made the topics addressed in this book refreshing and fun, and surprisingly easy to apply to everyday life …even thought we’re not actual super-heroes.
I highly recommend this book. It’s a quick read that made me laugh and challenged the organization of my daily thought life …which I greatly needed.
(I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.)