There are not many books that can be fun and witty while driving home profound truths into your soul, but Losing the Cape is one of those books. Whether you are a comic book fan, celebrity follower, or just a person living in the 21st century, you will undoubtedly appreciate Dan Stanford’s conclusions and comparisons of superheroes to our lives.
"While you may be ordinary in the world's eyes, you are extraordinary in the heart of God." - Dan Standford
Losing the Cape is about redefining what it means for us to be Superhero’s in a world that is lead by evil, fear, and the unexpected. We all want to make a difference, and the author shows us why God wants to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He does a beautiful job making bible stories and characters to be relevant for us living here and now. I believe anyone who would read this book would appreciate Standford’s insightful knowledge of things we do not know. Stanford is also refreshingly open about His life situations, stories, and scenarios that I believe every reader will relate to.
"Sometimes the greatest gift we can give someone is to see them. Heroes see the invisible." - Dan Standford
Want to be a Superhero?
The comic book superhero theme in Losing the Cape is seamlessly overlaid not only in his writing but even in the presentation of the book. You will see quick blurbs in each chapter with a comic book thought box, as well as having chapter titles that have references to superhero platitudes. As you read, it is almost like the book is about how to become a superhero, and each chapter gives you tools and knowledge to make the next step to becoming one. The emergence of overarching themes from bible stories and their applicability to 21st-century thinking and living is profoundly captivating from losing the cape.
"Sometimes the world just needs one or two brave individuals to go first." - Dan Standford
What does it look like to read Losing the Cape?
You will experience everything from nodding your head up and down as you deeply relate to the author, all the way to chuckling out loud from Standford’s quirky humor. You will have a couple of eye-opening jiffies, as well as some ‘ah ha’ moments as you learn some profound and interesting facts you may have never known. There may even be a small tear fall down your cheek as you realize how open the author is about his struggles and circumstances. Losing the Cape is also easy to read, and the chapters are no more than 3 to 4 pages. So prepare to laugh. Get ready to be enlightened. Buckle up to take a ride with Dan Stanford as you journey together to lose the cape and find great purpose in being ordinary.