Audra Krell

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David and Goliath New Book Review

David and Goliath New Book Review

Absolutely loved Malcolm Gladwell’s new book David and Goliath. It opens with the original Underdog vs. Giant battle from 3000 years ago in Palestine. Quickly, the stories explode and bridge to present battles we all face on a daily basis. Whether it be sibling rivalry, surviving culture and/or running a business, David and Goliath brings an offering, a gift which gives the ability to see life in a different way.
One of the best quotes is from a man with Dyslexia. “Dyslexia…forces you to develop skills that otherwise might have lain dormant. It also forces you to do things you might otherwise never have considered…”
I ask you this Christmas, what is your Dyslexia? What (or who) is it in your life that you consider to be a great hinderance? A God-given something that may never change? But most importantly, how can you consider your greatest thorn in a new light?
Read David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell to find out.
*Thank you to The B & B Media Group for providing this book to review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to give a favorable review.*

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13 thoughts on “David and Goliath New Book Review

  1. The professor really appreciated the insight here! Excellent Review. Has this been made into a movie?

  2. I just saw this at the bookstore, today, as I was wrapping up my Christmas shopping. Thanks for the review, friend.

    I would have to say, my Goliath (perhaps there have been many) would be my battle with self image/food. The most recent Goliath, of course, is this adoption journey. I feel as small and ill equipped as David was, but thankfully I realize that I am equipped as much as I need to be, and God is doing the fighting.

    • I really think it’s a lovely gift to yourself or others! It’s entertaining and yet makes you think, about a lot of things.
      I’m encouraged that you’re in a David and Goliath battle Gretchen, fully living, fighting with all you’ve got, wrestling for God, not against Him. I know your outcome will be the same as it was in Palestine all those years ago, in God’s economy, the underdog is always the eternal winner. Much love to you as you continue to fight the good fight.

  3. Thanks for the review. I didn’t know he had a new book out. I’ve never read a bad one from him!

  4. I just started reading this book and love it. Really does make you stop and think that our greatest so call obstacles can be our greatest strengths. Lots to think about!

  5. Well Audra you did your job well, will have to get this book. Love the few thoughts you shared. It is true when you have a learning disability you do find other ways to do what comes easy for others. I did that for years before I even knew I was doing it. Now that I have the knowledge I am able to help others in this area. I do much better with verbal interaction then written ones. thanks for the review.

    • Hi Betty,
      Merry Christmas my friend! Thank you for stopping over. It’s always amazing to me, the things we do to modify our challenges, and then someone puts “words” or a title to it, and we’ve been doing it for years. I really hope you enjoy this book. Happy New Year to you and yours Betty!

  6. I’ve loved Malcolm G since reading the Tipping Point in my 20s. This new publication may be my favorite to day. Happy New Year!

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