Change is in the air. We can feel it. But everything seems so uncertain and confusing... How can we make sense of it all? How do we move past the discomfort we are feeling and navigate toward meaningful change?
To help us through it, internationally acclaimed speaker Dan Assisi transforms an old story told countless times before into something new and deeply relevant to here and now. In Our Road to Damascus, Dr. Assisi uncovers 7 lessons from Paul's famous journey that will help us navigate the challenges we face and find the happiness we seek.
Paul of Tarsus' journey is not a religious story – it is a tale of profound transformation filled with symbolism and wisdom we can transfer into our lives. As we examine one of the greatest personal transformations in recorded history with fresh eyes, we learn of the challenges we will face in our life and begin to understand that these seemingly chaotic and unexpected events are actually different parts of a connected journey. At the end, we are left with a blueprint for change and personal growth that will stick with you forever.
Discover what lies ahead in your road to Damascus.
Idea: The author’s idea of basing this inspirational book on Paul's journey to Damascus is an effective one. The work’s emphasis on achieving meaningful change will be welcomed by readers seeking personal empowerment.
Prose/Style: Assisi is a relaxed, smooth writer, with a friendly tone and appropriately-placed humor. His clear, expressive writing demonstrates his talents in motivational speaking.
Originality: While much of the advice Assisi provides—including urging readers to embrace change and achieve greater self-awareness—is familiar, he uniquely utilizes Apostle/Prophet Paul as the impetus for the guidance he offers.
Character Development/Execution: The book is well organized, outlining seven lessons from Paul's journey. The biographical sections on Paul and his travels are often fascinating, especially to readers unfamiliar with the Christian bible.
Date Submitted: December 13, 2020
"A vigorously written and thought-provoking inspirational guide to changing your path in life."
"Assisi turns the underlying precepts of the Paul story—a tale of being “called to change”—into a series of lessons designed to address a broad array of human experiences, from coping with complicated relationships to dealing with grief. The result is a book that succeeds in the tricky feat of being intriguingly spiritual without being explicitly religious."
-- Kirkus Reviews
Our Road to Damascus has been selected as a semifinalist at the 2021 BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest.
The news came as a surprise for author Dan Assisi, who thought a book that crosses traditional genres (religion, spirituality, and self-help) would have little chance for recognition.
"As a new author, it is thrilling to have your book recognized -- especially when that recognition comes from such a well-known contest such as PublisherWeekly's BookLife Prize," said author Dan Assisi. "To think folks might like a book that takes a fresh look at a story that most see only as a religious one is very rewarding."
Our Road to Damascus has also been awarded a silver medal at the 2021 Illumination Book Awards.
Our Road to Damascus has been awarded the Silver Medal in the Self-Help category at the 2021 Illumination Book Awards!The Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview.