The Cost of Winning: Coming in First Across the Wrong Finish Line

The Cost of Winning: Coming in First Across the Wrong Finish Line Review

Life is not a contest. Why do we make it one and, in the process, make ourselves unhappy and distant from the Lord? Bestselling author Dean Hughes suggests some ways to "get out of the game," shedding a lot of what doesn't matter and focusing on what does. "When I stand before the Lord to answer for my life," he writes, "I'm certain that He is going to ask me a very different set of questions from the ones the world asks me. It seems important, during life, to 'win' at all sorts of contest: better job, bigger house, more important church calling, children with greater achievements. But I think the Lord will want to know whether I was kind and humble and whether I looked out for people in need." Dean offers some practical suggestions that will help us think more clearly about our priorities and act in ways that will make us truly happy because they will draw us closer to Christ.

Title:The Cost of Winning: Coming in First Across the Wrong Finish Line
Edition Language:English

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    Some years ago, shortly after I returned to motorcycling, I was riding from Branson, Missouri back home to Texas. Somewhere along the road, I was enjoying the fresh air and scenery, when slowly a car ...

  • Michelle

    I was really excited when this book came out. I have somewhat more mixed feelings about it now. For one, the author is a self-confessed "Type A" male. He admitted his problems to be things like gettin...

  • Rick

    I enjoyed the rather informal style of this book, which I found more like a peek inside the ruminations of the author's mind than an expert preaching or teaching on the topic - just the thoughts and e...

  • Roger

    An excellent book that made me stop and ponder how I behave. Through personal experiences and excellent insights the author give a compelling reason to live a better life.We get so caught up in "winni...

  • Linda Swain

    I found this gem on the discount table at Seagull a few years ago. After I devoured it, I went back and bought my husband a copy. I wish I'd bought ten more to give away. Dean Hughes writes about all ...

  • Kylie

    I really enjoyed this book, it was exactly what I needed right now, and a great way to start the new year. It kept me thinking throughout the course of reading it and throughout the days inbetween. It...

  • Audrey

    Really good at the beginning and at the end, but slow in the middle, this book has a great idea to offer. All of us struggle with competiveness towards others and it manifests itself in jealousy, prid...

  • Christina

    I read most of the book feeling like it would get a '3-star' rating from me. It had some very insightful ideas that made you stop and think, but the same ideas were repeated chapter after chapter with...

  • Laurel Harness

    This book was really good and had the basic premise of be good and be kind. It was written by an LDS member so there are alot of Mormon references but can be interpreted in any type of lifestyle. I lo...

  • Jill

    I really liked this book, especially how informally it's written. It reads more like a conversation with the author than a lecture. He reminds us of what's really important, how simple the principles ...