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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fully Alive - Ken Davis

Many may remember Ken Davis from the Bananas Christian Comedy DVDs and he has branched out into speaking and now is president of Dynamic Communications International and has a daily radio show titled "Lighten Up!" He is a great story-teller and uses his humor to get his point across.  He states"
 Ï hope that sharing this story will help you recognize the staked God has driven in your life that can lead you to be Fully Alive." The book begins with a frightening story of how his granddaughter was lost in the woods for several hours as told from his perspective.
His transformation started with physical changes when he saw a picture of himself with his grandson,  and led to the other areas of his life as well.  A lot of other issues are covered in this book, such as spiritual and social..  There is a great analogy of looking through binoculars backwards.  Everything looks faraway and impossible.  We need to replace distant negative thinking with aggressive close up strategy.  There are quotes from the book "Younger Next Year" by Crowley and Lodge,  which had a profound influence on his thinking.  This is not an exercise or diet book,  but Ken does spend several chapters on the physical aspect and taking care of your body.  Live comedy available from kendavis.com\fullyalive.
Some great quotes "What makes you feel complete, satisfied, and convinced that you are doing what God put you here to do?" and "We were created to find the greatest joy and fulfillment by serving God and others with whatever gift God has given us."
In a chapter titled Finding your Sweet Spot,  related his own personal history of how he came to realize his gifts.  In a section titled Get rid Of Guilt,  "Hanging on to guilt is like staying in jail after you have been pardoned."
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to live fully alive,  and needs to be loosed of the chains of guilt, fear, and self image.

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