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Feeling Defeated? Grit Don’t Quit

I was recently gifted the book, Grit Don’t Quit: Developing Resilience and Faith When Giving Up Isn’t an Option, by Bianca Juarez Olthoff. And it couldn’t have come into my life at a better time.

I think we’ve all gone through times in our life when failure has threatened to keep us down. When getting back up after yet another fall feels seemingly impossible.

And I hate to break it to you, but we will all face failure at some point in our lives. Sometimes repeatedly. But the really amazing thing about failure is that it give us options:

  1. We can either let failure destroy our confidence and our faith and keep us from living up to our full potential.
  2. Or we call view failure as another chance.

Embracing failure is a concept that may be difficult to adopt at first, but when we can view failure as a learning opportunity and quickly get back up on our feet, we win. It’s also a chance to turn to God and say hey.. here’s my weakness. And it’s only through our weaknesses that we can turn to God and find His strength.

So.. are you going to change the way you view failure? Or are you going to let it hold you back?

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Grit Don’t Quit: Developing Resilience + Faith When Giving up Isn’t an Option

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Whether by choice or circumstances out of our control, we will have moments where we feel like we’ve been punched out, dragged down, or knocked out. What do we do in those situations? You must learn to persevere. Perseverance requires a deep sense of hope, and thought leader, pastor, and podcaster, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, knows that personally. But it’s not just any hope. It’s a hope firmly rooted in something other than mere wishes and finger-crossing. This is a hope we have in our future that is rooted in the One who can go beyond our wildest dream to accomplish more than we could ever imagine. However, we must be willing to do the work of cultivating grit throughout every circumstance.

Using the life of Paul the Apostle as a case study, Bianca shows how grit was the genesis of his transformation from a judgmental Pharisee to a world-changing follower of Jesus. In Grit Don’t Quit, Bianca will help you:

  • Identify how to cultivate perseverance
  • Discover the cost and benefit of resilience
  • Develop a theological framework for rebounding from loss
  • Understand how grit can change your life
  • Apply practical principles to increase emotional, mental, and spiritual strength

If we can prove to ourselves that the true power is getting back up, we can prove to others that success isn’t only for the smart, talented, or well-connected. No matter how many times we fall, our real power comes from when we get back up. Get up, live full, and die empty.


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Photo from Bianca Olthoff official site.

If you’re ready to dive into this amazing book, you can preorder here and snag lots of freebies! (Pub date is 8/29/23). Want to win a copy for your own shelf? You can enter a giveaway for Grit Don’t Quit here!

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