They Popped My Hood And Found Gravy On The Dipstick
by: Todd Starnes
Mr. Starnes is the same humorous light hearted guy in person as he comes across in his book.
I found myself transported back to my past of big Southern fried dinners, sweet potato pies and buttery rolls. I blushed remembering the harsh and cruel comments I had endured as an overweight youth. I applauded Mr. Starnes challenged to Christian leadership on the subject of gluttony. After inhaling the book in one day, I thought about it for weeks. How ironic that I would be blessed to meet and hear Mr. Starnes speak, buy and read his book at a defining turning point of my own. His words were more than inspirational, they have become more like driving directions for my own future.
Thank you Mr. Stearns for sharing your life with a fellow Mississippian, writer and lover of sweet potato pie.
“I’m not sure why things turned out the way they did for me. I don’t have a clue, I know that it’s part of God’s master plan for my life, but honestly, I don’t know where I’m going next week, much less next year. But I do know this: we are called as His children to believe, to step out in faith, and trust that God will guide our path.”
Take Away Value:
Lyrics from, The Song of the Sparrow.
I sing because I’m happy I sing because I’m free, for his eye is on the sparrow, I know he watches me.
“The only reason I survive these past two years is because my relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Isn’t that true for anything we survive. This book isn’t for you if you don’t want to make a change for the better in your own life. Don’t even take a peek at it if you’re afraid it may help you overcome some obstacle in your life. I would label this with a sign which reads, “Beware of reading, Life-Changing decisions for the better, afterwards.”
Encouragement from Mr. Starnes at the Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference:
“Take the leap of faith from ordinary writing to an extraordinary life.”