Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Power Based Life, by Mike Flynt

Mike Flynt is a former college football player. He was kicked out of college after too many fights, and he later returned to play out his senior year at the age of 59 (becoming the oldest person to do so in NCAA history.) He committed his life to Christ, and to helping others realize their own personal dreams and goals, no matter what they may be. This book is a realization of his desire to help others by showing them how to tap into their own "power base," and live the life that they were called by God to live.

At its heart, The Power Based Life is one big pep talk, and a good one at that. Flynt uses numerous personal stories, sports stories, biblical references, and other illustrations (I'm still thinking about his little story about Sylvester Stallone) to take the reader through twelve different steps to both figure out what you were called to do, and to do it. His advice is both practical and inspirational, and it will have you fired up and excited to go out and chase your dreams.

When I first starting reading this book, I was excited about the message, but not quite as excited about his style of writing. As I got into it however, the writing didn't matter anymore, because his enthusiasm and passion rose above it. I finished it in a matter of days.

I truly loved this book, and gained much from its pages. It's a book I would recommend to anyone struggling with "finding" themselves, and it's a book that I will read again.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”