Positive thoughts and practices are the
weights that keep us sharp and toned.
What is the Pay It Forward Series you ask? It’s a series I created where I introduce you to a company or brand that I’d like to bring awareness and give exposure to. As Entrepreneurs, we have to be helpers one to another, and it’s my desire to pay it forward using my platform to support amazing people and brands.
For this episode, I’d like to introduce you to Daniel Holder. Daniel and I went to college together at Alabama State University. With his positive spirit, he always made you smile and greeted you with a big hug as he passed by on the yard and was not in uniform. (United States Air Force. Thank you for your service).
Daniel and I were always cool, especially because we were both in Greek life, (Sorority and Fraternity) where we often all supported each other’s events. Needless to say, Daniel is a great guy. Plus, he named one of his daughters Abigail, so he’s a great and smart guy :)
So when he reached out to me, asking if I was interested in reading his book, “I Am Church,” and if so, would love to hear my thoughts, it was a quick “Yes.”
I am all for supporting my good college peers and the greatness they have happening. Being able to play a part in supporting their success is always a wonderful opportunity.
Now, after saying yes, I let him know, “I’m not a fast reader so ummmm…you’re going to have to give me some time.” lol. I’ve learned to love to read. However, making time for it, is something I’m still working on.
I received his book along with a nice shirt (that good t-shirt material!) VERY quickly in the mail.
So, let’s get into my thoughts:
1) At first, to be completely honest, by looking at the title, “I Am Church,” I thought this book was going to be SUPER churchy and religious. I went in quite skeptical, but I kept reading. I’m so glad I did.
2) It’s an easy read. You know how some books are like the “King James” version of the bible? You know you read that page but you didn’t understand or retain ANY of it?!
Well, that’s not this book. It read like we were just in a nice casual conversation. I appreciated that.
3) I loved the “Questions to consider” at the end of every chapter. After reading each chapter, there are a few questions charging you to put what you’ve learned into action. That was very beneficial.
4) Last, I loved the apology at the beginning and your daughters’ story about their grand mom (Read the book and you’ll understand :) ).
So, If you’re asking yourself, is this my kind of read?....
If you know that your purpose is so much bigger than you…absolutely!
If you enjoy when someone shares their authentic and transparent life experiences to help you along your path in life…absolutely!
If you enjoy continuing to strengthen your relationship as a child of God and learning how to lead by example in your community…absolutely!
Daniel, thank you for sharing your experiences and converting them into text so others can be inspired and blessed by your journey.
Daniel’s website: https://holderministries.com/
Daniel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holderministry/
** If you’d like to be featured on a future “Pay It Forward Series,” email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org