The Significant Life
By George M. Weaver
Published by PC Crosslink Publishing
REVIEW: My husband and I recently met attorney George Weaver in the Atlanta area. We saw firsthand how passionate he was about the message in his debut non-fiction book. After hearing him speak I was excited to read about significance. I was pleasantly surprised by this engaging, powerful and moving message. It was amazing to learn about the lengths humans will go to in order to be recognized. It’s mind boggling.
The subtitle to the book is “overcoming your fear of being unnoticed and forgotten. On the flipside this author shows readers how the Christian faith fills the void in us and satisfies the longing in our soul.”
“The author breaks down his book in three parts the first section titled The Apparent Insignifance of the Individual person. Section two Efforts at Significance.
Section three the consequences of the Significance of the Individual person. …Free to be humble, forgive and love others, free to enjoy the purposes of life.”
The author states …”Each of us feels deeply that there is a singular importance to his or her existence that must not be lost”
I liked the research this author has done and his sources; one of them is Sociologist Charles Derber, he states, “Who has recognized that the competition for attention is one of the key contests of social life.”…this “Attention plays a role in social interaction as does money in the economy, people hunger for it and suffer terribly from its deprivation.”
I also liked the scriptures references throughout this book talking about God and how valuable we are to Him. For example; Exodus 17:7 “Our significance flows from the character and attributes of God.”
The author includes questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. There are between 5 and 12 questions per chapter. This book can be used in a couple of different ways. One for personal use in your devotional time. This makes for a good quite time and/or a group study. This could be a good book to do in your book club as well. The questions would work well in that setting too.
This is a must read. I highly recommend this encouraging read. It had me look at significance in a whole new light. This book’s a keeper and this author is one to watch!!
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