What if we saw adversity as a positive thing? What if we could learn from it instead of wallowing in it? These are the ideas of Black in his book The Blessing of Adversity.
What I liked about this book was how he shares his stories and how he learned from them. One story that he shares is being picked last and instead of feeling sorry for himself he decides to better himself. I also liked that at the end of every chapter he leaves "An Action Plan" with points to remind you of what the whole chapter talked about and how to apply it. Another great thing about this book was how Black backs up his ideas with the Bible.
This book comes at a great time when so many are losing their jobs. It can be easy to think what is wrong with me and feel sorry for our situation. However if we can do what Black suggest in this book and better ourselves we will only come out stronger.
Overall this was a great book for encouragement. It has many aspects that we could all learn. I would recommend this to anyone looking for some encouragement when they feel worn down. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for review from Tyndale House Publishers. This review is my honest opinion.