Friday, June 20, 2014

Rethink Success in Light of God's Definition


Heather Choate Davis contrasts God's idea of success with the model we often present to our children.  Why do we value constant, visible achievement over the inner life of finding God's calling for our lives?  What might our children grow up to be without SAT, ACT, AP, mandatory 4-year degrees, constant pressure to achieve material success.....?

Elijah is used as an example to counter our cultural view of success, thus the strange title.  This is recommended reading for parents and teachers, as well as young people.  I received a free review copy from NetGalley.