Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Review:Whatever the Cost by David Benham and Jason Benham

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the Icon Media Group, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

“Two nationally-acclaimed real estate entrepreneurs share biblical principles to revolutionize your work and family life, and give you the courage to stand up for what is right.”

Whatever the Cost  cover


This book follows the story of highly motivated and entrepreneurial twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, from their formative years and ventures into professional baseball to their rise as owners of a multi-million dollar business empire, and securing an HGTV reality series. It’s a journey where the brothers learned how they must die, to their dreams not just once, but twice as they walked away from baseball, before being called up to the Big Show, and later as their TV series was stripped away from them, just before airing, when the network succumbed to media pressures surrounding their faith. 

These experiences only helped them realize that the key to powerful living is found when you die to your dreams, and face your fears, and choose to live powerfully through it all. The biblical principles they implemented to guide their work and families are revealed in practical terms to apply to our daily lives and give us courage to stand for what is right. The book will expand on principles such as:
- Show that You are Faithful in Little
- Be a Fountain to Others and not a Drain
- Produce More in Value than You Receive
- Work to Your Ability and not Your Pay
- Breathe Life into All Situations
- Remember that You are Human Beings, not Human Doings
- Hold to a Standard of Disciplined Living
- Don’t Swing at Every Pitch
- Find Your Greatest Blessings on the Other Side of Your Greatest Fears


We started the week with a baseball book and we're ending the week with one, great planner, aren't I, to welcome the Boys of Summer? LOL

This is a VERY important book to have older teens and college age kids to read. Not only does it offer superb life advise, it offers examples of how fame can not only be fleeting, but offers temptations to walk away from your Christian beliefs and morals. Over and over Jason and David held fast and God rewarded them every time. The book is an excellent way for parents and teens/college age kids to discuss how when we get what we think we want in life, it may not be what we truly want, or that God feels we need in our life, and it is up to see his hand at work, and take the path he is offering us. The book gives kids a very solid example of what true role models SHOULD look, and act, like in today's modern world! 

Adults will find the situations and messages equally encouraging, as well. Their business concepts and principles, that they have used are very sound and they offer great advice to those starting their own businesses, of who need to revamp them and get on a path for success. It is also encouraging to see how the dream you thought was always yours, may not be the one that God has planned for you, and how finding that path may lead to what you truly desired after all! The book is a very fast and easy read, and I encourage everyone to read it too! 

About the Authors:

David and Jason Benham, former professional baseball players, are also nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. The twin broth-ers' business success earned them a reality show with HGTV, set to air during the 2014 fall season. Due to their commitment to traditional and biblical values, however, the show was abruptly canceled. The Benhams immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural fire-storm, but they refused to back down and decided to stand and fight for what they believe.

The brothers' first company was recognized as one of Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies, and they've been awarded Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, Wall Street Journal's Top Real Estate Professionals, and Business Leader Media's Top 50 Entrepreneurs. They were also named Franchise 500's Top New Franchise.

Appearing on CNN, Fox News, TheBlaze, ABC's Nightline, Good Morning America, and others, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe. After their show was canceled the Benhams trended nation-ally on social media, and more than 51 million tweets about the Benham brands have been delivered to Twitter streams (@DavidDBenham and @JasonBBenham).

David and Jason are happily married, and their families live on the same street in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their wives, Lori and Tori, homeschool their combined nine children and are passionate about serving in their community. Visit their website: for more info.

1 comment:

  1. They sound like incredible guys. I bet that was a very inspiring book.


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