Happy to Do It, written by Diamond Executive Director, Randy Draper, challenges readers of all ages to value life because of personhood rather than success.
After clearly recognizing that not all readers may be Christians, Draper comfortably moves forward, proving that it doesn't take being one to learn from his inspirational collection of experiences. While covering topics such as attitude, worry, and rejoicing, Draper maintains an enthusiastic tone, sprinkled with humor.
"Being a Christian isn't a way of doing certain things; it's a way of doing everything." With this quote alone, Draper is able to sum up the purpose of Happy to Do It: to show what it truly means to serve others. Throughout his book, Draper stands by what he says, mapping out various situations that show Christ's unconditional love for us, and how it is a constant struggle to act as He did.
Happy to Do It comes highly recommended to Christian readers in search of inspiration. With an addictive sense of desire to serve others as Christ served us, Happy to Do It will have readers begging for opportunities to prove their newly developed mindsets. – Caitlin M. Vukorpa, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
In his premier publication, Happy to Do It, Randy Draper candidly shares how devastating and life-changing circumstances that could have easily destroyed him, his marriage, and his walk with the Lord all ultimately worked together to accomplish just the opposite—a strengthened and renewed commitment to maintain a Christ-centered perspective in all of life’s circumstances. Randy explains how, through challenge after challenge, he came to draw strength from this simple commandment: “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.”
As a successful entrepreneur, speaker and author from Dallas-Ft. Worth, Randy’s book truly can be judged by what’s on its cover—a contagiously joyful fluorescent green smiley face. Chapter by chapter, Randy knits together humorous and heart-warming stories to present the simple yet profound importance of attitude—that it truly has the power to change everything!
Happy to Do It shows readers that true happiness is found in servant leadership. Randy learned this first-hand from his father, pastor and past president of LifeWay Christian Resources, Jimmy Draper and from his polio-stricken Grandmother Draper. “She had every reason in the world to complain, but always chose to see things from God’s perspective and to view things positively,” Draper writes. “It was from her that I learned my joy is not in what I have or don’t have, but in the depth of my relationships.”