The Purpose of Chosen

I worked on a pre-launch with Dayna Bickham, and was able to read her book as a result of meeting her through that project.

The Purpose of Chosenuses some very familiar historical texts from the Bible’s account of David, Goliath, and King Saul to encourage and motivate the reader.  I had an opportunity to read an advance copy of the book before it was published, and I freely admit that (for me) it’s difficult to be impartial, because I love the underlying story.

The most often neglected dimensions within the tale of the boy who became the warrior king of Israel are the consequences {a man of war cannot build God’s house} of that lifestyle of violence and warfare.  While these are not specifically dealt with, there is a sense of responsibility and accountability for dealing with our own issues that I sincerely hope will grab the readers’ attention.  If we refuse to feed our ‘baby giants,’ then perhaps we won’t have to slay them later.

Without leaning too far toward those favored areas where I hold partisanship, the things that were most valuable in this volume for me are the elements of practical application. I think Dayna has done a remarkable job of identifying the areas where we can experience a personal transformation in our lives, and yet she leaves room to share this experience across all ages.  (Perhaps that’s the most appealing value of this book.)  To summarize a few pillars and anchors that are waiting for the reader who will embrace the values she espouses:

You were designed to fulfill “the dream.”  You were made to accomplish more.

Keys and keepsakes are markers in life that propel us through the hard times.

When we fight to win, we can overcome the obstacles that present themselves.

Seize the moment.  Change your life.  Change the world.

Arm yourself.  Slay “your” giants.  Do not delay.

DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

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