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Jump by Steve Harvey

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

The opening poem sets the tone for what ensues as the pages turn. In an age where everyone is “seeking” and “coverting” the life of abundance, according to Steve Harvey, all you need to do is JUMP.

Using little anecdotes and personal experiences, Steve pushes the reader towards taking the leap of faith and fulfilling long forgotten dreams. There are quotes that are sure to resonate with many. Steve makes no bones about quoting his own failures and that’s what piques the interest. However, the overt references to God and what is said in the scriptures, made the book a tedious read(for me). I am all for jumping, but for me, the leap of faith is based on my confidence – in my own abilities to weather the storm.

Read if you are Steve Harvey fan!

 

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Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master's degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika's articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror and Daily News and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com. She is actively involved with SAARC Women's Association of Sri Lanka. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. Her short stories have been published online and she is also working on her own novel. Artika has published My Little Sikh Handbook and is currently working on her second children's book, with Sikhism as its central theme. You can reach Artika at bakshiartika@gmail.com .

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This entry was posted on March 19, 2017 by in Book Reviews, Contemporary, Self Help and tagged , .
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