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Brant Hansen is an author, radio host, and advocate for healing children with correctible disabilities through CURE International. He's won multiple awards for Personality of the Year for his radio show, which airs on more than two hundred stations nationwide. His podcast with his friend and radio mostra'n més producer, The Brant and Sherri Oddcast, has been downloaded more than ten million times. The author of The Truth about Us, Unoffendable, and Blessed Are the Misfits, Hansen lives in South Florida with his wife, Carolyn. mostra'n menys

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My favorite word is JOY, so I knew that I needed to read a book that has the subtitle 'Experiencing Real Joy in a World Gone Mad'. I am so glad that I did! Author Brant Hansen shares 26 encouraging essays, using life experiences and Bible scripture to illustrate his beautiful reflections on joy, goodness, and God's love.

'Life is Hard. God is Good. Let's Dance.' is my first introduction to Hansen and it's made me a fan! I was captivated from the beginning and felt as if we were sharing 26 personal conversations. He is a gifted storyteller who isn't afraid to use humor and a little sarcasm to make his point, and I also love the fun doodles that are sprinkled throughout the text.

Hansen's faith and sincerity are deeply inspiring and his positive attitude is contagious! I encourage everyone to read 'Life is Hard. God is Good. Let's Dance.'

I received a complimentary copy from FrontGate Women's Blogger Network. There was no obligation for a positive review.
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fcplcataloger | Jan 28, 2024 |
The truth about us is that we are not all "basically good, deep down inside." We are flawed, sinful humans. Yet we tend to believe at some level that we are better than average. We are biased towards ourselves, whether we consciously recognize it or not. Starting with this and going on to other cognitive biases, radio show host Brant Hansen challenges us to examine the way we view ourselves and the world around us and to maybe, just possibly, admit that we're not "good" and that we need help from the only One who is.

This book intrigued me, entertained me, and challenged me. He has a way of getting to the heart of the matter, and he infuses insight and humor into the points he makes along the way. Early in the book Brant describes various studies that show how our brains work. I was fascinated, and at times astounded, by these studies. It's surprising, really, to learn how little we actually observe and retain, and how we can fool ourselves. And yet, when someone who isn't me forgets something important, how often do I give them grace?

Though I have more of an inferiority complex in some of the areas he talked about, there were some that were right on point for me. One easy example is about driving speed. I am one who tends to think that if I come up on you on the road, you're driving too slowly (and sometimes you're also ruining my day). But if you come up behind me, or pass me on the road, you're driving entirely too fast. Clearly my chosen speed is the perfect speed (and no, it's not usually exactly the speed limit), and while I don't usually think about it more than in the moment (and no, I don't get road rage), I can easily recognize this bias in myself. This book changed my viewpoint in a lot of areas, hopefully for the better.

One of the biggest take-aways from this book is the need for humility. We're truly not as amazing or good as we think we are, but that's okay! It's good news, and understanding how it's good news can be very freeing. I think everyone can benefit from this book, even those who hear about it and think they don't need it, or think about others they know who need it. In fact, maybe the ones who are thinking those things are the people who need to read it the most. No matter who you are or what you're thinking about this book, though, I suggest you check out The Brant & Sherri Oddcast.
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Kristi_D | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
At a time where men and masculinity are practically being vilified, radio show host Brant Hansen shares some insight on what it really means to be a man, at least from a biblical point of view. But that doesn't mean this book holds nothing of import for women. More than simply what to look for in a man, or what to help our significant others or sons strive to be, some of what Brant discusses in this book can easily be applied to women, too.

I think that what sticks out to me the most is the idea that passivity isn't as victimless as we might think. By living a life of lethargy, with no ambition, we can fail to be who God wants us to be for others out there. As Brant says, no one is exactly like me, with my life, my experiences, and my placement in the world; if I don't do what I was meant to do, who will? It does make me re-think how I spend my time.

While, overall, I didn't necessarily connect with this book as much as I did Brant's previous books, that's not surprising, given the topic. Still, I'm really glad I read it, and especially that I listened to the audiobook, as Brant's humor comes out all the more when he's speaking the words. I've long enjoyed Brant's humor and greatly appreciate his wisdom and insight as well. I recommend this book for men and women alike, though I'd imagine it makes a lot more sense for Christ-followers. Not that it's a requirement, by any means, and is especially not for Brant's podcast, in his podcast, The Brant & Sherri Oddcast, which I also recommend.
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Kristi_D | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 22, 2023 |

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