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Book Review: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

In his newest book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell takes this familiar, age-old story and provides a fresh perspective from which we can all learn.  He presents us with David, having a disadvantage against Goliath; but perhaps a desirable one.  In compensating for David’s perceived weaknesses, he focuses more on his strengths—his God and his sling.

Gladwell points out this truth: sometimes what is learned out of necessity can be more powerful than what is learned easily.  In short, one lesson we can learn from the life of David is this: “Conventions are made to be challenged.”

- Jason Shuler


Book Review: Sunday School in HD

Sunday school classes create an environment for people to implement what is preached from the pulpit. Sunday School at Eastland is a dynamic environment where people are challenged to grow and are held accountable. In fact, we believe four of the five purposes for the church are accomplished through Sunday School: evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship (worship being the primary objective of the church service). Sunday School in HD is a great read for those who are looking to improve their Sunday School program and reignite passion for nurturing spiritual relationships and stirring people to act on the Great Commission.

- Daniel Fleet