Book Review: COMEBACK: Overcoming the Setbacks in Your Life

Everyone faces adversity in their lives at some point. Most people learn to take adversity for what it is – a temporary setback. Others allow the temporary setback to become a permanent fixture in their lives that hobbles them and keep them from ever reaching their potential. Pastor Rick McDaniel of Richmond Community Church in Virginia has written this book; COMEBACK: Overcoming the Setbacks in Your Life, to remind us that, with God’s help and our perseverance, all things are possible.

This quick, easy read explores the reasons why setbacks occur and what we should learn from them when they do occur. Once the setback is defined and spiritual guidance is laid out for overcoming the setback, McDaniel then provides preparation for making the absolute commitment to make a comeback. I stress the word “commitment” here. As the author points out, without commitment, there will be no comeback. The Pastor states, “You change your mind through knowledge, you change your heart through attitude and you change your future through commitment.”

Next we look at the components for making a successful comeback from any adversity. Then Pastor McDaniel includes an interview he conducted with former NFL quarterback, Frank Reich. Reich is known for two very well known football comebacks; once in college while at the University of Maryland and again as the backup quarterback that led the Buffalo Bills to victory over the Houston Oilers in NFC playoffs overcoming a 32-point deficit.

The book concludes with a collection of the author’s choice of the ten greatest comebacks in history. Of course this chapter will stir debate as most any top ten list would, but I have to admit there are certainly some great comebacks chronicled here.

Whenever adversity rears its ugly head, I try to recall the proverb many people mistakenly quote as an actual Bible verse. It is not from Bible, but is sound wisdom; this too shall pass. This is sound wisdom to live by when facing adversity as nothing will last forever. By making the right commitment and being diligent, we can make a comeback. This little book will point you in the right direction and help you along the way.

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About montyrainey

Public Speaker and District Manager. Mission: To empower and inspire others professionally, personally and spiritually to elevate their lives to a higher level.
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