No Cape Required
52 ways to unleash your inner hero
by Kristen Parrish
About The Book: What do Katniss Everdeen, Spider-Man, and Huckleberry Finn have in common? They’re heroes—and you can be just like them.
As children, we dream of throwing on a cape and changing the world. Then we grow up, we learn to see the flaws in our movie stars and athletes, and we accept that true heroism is not possible in the real world. You continue to dream, though. Isn’t that why you still love watching heroes on the big screen? It’s more than just wish fulfillment. You resonate with Superman’s justice and Dorothy’s courage because you have those same qualities within yourself.
In these pages, Kristen Parrish looks at the qualities of fifty-two heroes, and then shows how you can acquire every one of those qualities. No gamma rays or radioactive spider bites are needed. You can unleash your inner hero through prayer and practical action.
Men and women, boys and girls alike, will find role models within these pages. While others watch and dream on the sidelines, you can step out in faith, learning from heroic examples and praying for God’s help to make you who you were meant to be.
The Holy Spirit enables us to do great things. Find out how. No cape required.
When I first received No Cape Required I didn’t know how much I would like this devotional or even if I could recommend it to others. The cover is plain, the text is plain, it just didn’t look appealing, but as I opened the book and started to read it, my opinion changed.
Growing up we all have had a favorite hero, mine was Wonder Woman, and even as we got older, we are still into watching movies or TV shows with a hero as the main character. Our children even have a favorite hero. Ms. Parrish has taken 52 heroes from movies, TV shows and books and has written about what quality has made that person a hero, added bible verses, along with a prayer and a take action section to teach us how to have that quality.
There is more to a hero than a superpower, for example she uses Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer has a hero and Rudolph’s quality is leadership. Some people are probably saying really Rudolph, isn’t there someone else she could have picked, but it’s the point of how good of a leader he was and what kind of leader is God calling us to be. I highly recommend this book for women, men, children, as an individual devotional or as a family devotional.
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